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Exams

Next Examination Period: December 5 - December 16, 2017


Exams are almost here! Below you will find important information to help set you up for success.

Remember that taking care of your physical and mental well-being leads to more effective studying and thinking. There are a number of support options and resources available for you on-campus via Take Care RU.

Good luck with your exams!

Exam Schedule

Look carefully at the Examination Schedule to ensure that you have no conflicts in scheduling (i.e., more than one examination scheduled at the same time). Should you discover a time conflict in your examination schedule, you should report it immediately to your program department and your instructors for resolution. The deadline to meet with your professors regarding conflicts is Friday, November 17, 2017.


Important notes:

  • Pulling fire alarms or falsely notifying bomb threats will result in the severest penalties allowed under the Academic Integrity Policy.
  • You are responsible for ensuring you are in the right place at the right time to write your examination ("exam").  Check the exam schedule regularly for any changes.  The latest updates and revisions to the Examination Schedule will be posted here. Before the exam period, please read the Examination PolicyPDF.


Academic Integrity and Conduct

Any behaviour that undermines the University's ability to evaluate fairly students' academic achievements, or any behaviour that a student knew, or reasonably ought to have known, could gain them or others unearned academic advantage or benefit, counts as academic misconduct (Policy 60: Academic Integrity). The range of penalties include a zero on the exam, an “F” in the course and/or expulsion from the University. All findings of misconduct will include a Disciplinary Notation on your internal academic record. You are responsible for being familiar with the Academic Integrity Policy. For more information, please visit the Academic Integrity Office website.

Guidelines for proper conduct in exams, and penalties for misconduct are listed in the Examination Policy, Academic Integrity Policy, and the Student Code of Non-Academic Conduct. It is your responsibility to read and understand them. See below for specific exam procedures.

Students Registered at Academic Accommodation Support

You must submit your final examination accommodation requests before the start of the final examination period. For detailed information, including how to book your exam, visit the Test or Exam with Accommodation website. The final date to book an exam is Friday, November 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm.

Illness or Personal/Family Emergency

If you are unable to write an exam due to illness or a personal/family emergency, you must notify your instructor and your program department by telephone or e-mail as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours from the start of the exam. You must provide your instructor and your program department with a completed Student Medical Certificate within 72 hours from the start of the missed exam. Have your physician complete the form in as much detail as possible and then provide the completed form to your instructor and your program department.

Evening Sections

If you are enrolled in any evening sections (701E, 711E, etc.) and the class is not listed on this Examination Schedule, you should confirm the exam date, time and room with your instructor.

Coats and Bags

As a pilot at the Mattamy Athletics Centre this year, you can keep your bag under your desk, your coat on the back of your chair, and wear your hat (baseball hats backwards), subject to discretion and inspection. Your watch must go in your bag.

Your professor may have different rules for exams held in classroom on campus, so security bags for your valuables will be available on campus, in case they would like you to keep your bags at the front of the room.

The University takes reasonable steps to minimize the risk of students' personal items being lost or stolen; however, we cannot guarantee that no loss will occur and are not responsible if it happens despite those reasonable steps. Students are advised to take advantage of the measures available to them to safeguard their belongings.

Special Locations

Room KHW073 is the Lower Gym in Kerr Hall West. The easiest way to find it is to enter through the northwest corner of the Quad and go downstairs.

Room KHW271 is the Upper Gym in Kerr Hall West. The easiest way to find it is to enter through the Quad using the double diamond staircase on the west side.

MAC frequently asked questions.

MAC Court is the Coca Cola Court on the 2nd floor of the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

MAC Arena is the Mattamy Home Ice on the 3rd floor of the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

The Study Room is the Blue and Gold Room on the 3rd floor of the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

MAC 4th Floor is all the way up on the top floor of the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

Identification

You MUST bring your OneCard for your exam. If you have lost or forgotten it:

  • If it’s during business hours, get a free, temporary ID card from the OneCard Office, Room JOR-02, lower ground floor, Jorgenson Hall.  This temporary ID is good for one day only, or over the weekend if obtained on a Friday.
  • After business hours, you can use a government-issued photo ID card (health card, drivers licence, passport).
  • After business hours, if you have NO identification, it is up to the professor if you can write the exam.  They may allow you to write it conditionally, for example, provided you bring them your ID within 72 hours.
  • If you have lost your OneCard, you can obtain a replacement for a fee.
Exam Procedures and Notes
  • You must be enrolled in the course to write the exam

  • You may not enter the exam more than 30 minutes after it has begun, leave the exam within the first 30 minutes, or leave the exam within the last 15 minutes

  • Maintain all academic integrity standards during an exam

  • Turn off and place all cell phones, watches, personal audio equipment and other electronic devices in your bag at the MAC, or in a security bag if your professor instructs you to use one in KHW 271 (Upper Gym) or classroom

  • If your instructor asks you to use one, place your wallets and electronic devices in the security bag, seal and place under your desk.  Bags are available on campus in the foyer of the following six buildings: SHE, ENG, VIC, TRSM, KHE (first floor)
  • You may only have materials on the desk that are designated by the instructor, such as pens, pencils, or in some cases, formula sheets and calculators. No pencil cases are permitted on the desks

  • Place your OneCard student ID on the upper right hand corner of the desk

  • Turn your baseball cap backwards. Remove hats with large brims

  • No food is permitted during the exam, unless medically required. You may bring water in a see-through plastic bottle (any colour) without labels

  • No talking, except to speak to an invigilator or professor

  • Raise your hand to ask a question, use washroom, or request additional supplies from an invigilator or professor

  • In the case of an emergency, leave all exam materials on the desk and follow the instructions of the invigilator
Commuter Hostel

If you are a commuter student looking for short-term accommodations on campus, the Commuter Hostel located in the International Living and Learning Centre (ILLC) may be a great option for you.

Undergraduate and Graduate Classes

If an examination is cancelled and rescheduled, please visit www.ryerson.ca/registrar or call our main phone line at 416-979-5000 to find out the new time and location.

The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education Classes

Final examinations for courses offered through The Chang School are held in the last class of the semester in the regularly scheduled classroom. Chang School students are expected to be familiar with and comply with all Ryerson University examination policies and procedures, including presentation of photo identification, academic integrity standards, and the Student Code of Conduct.

  1. Alternate Locations and Dates:
    In the event of a disruption of a final exam, The Chang School will have assigned each class either:
  2. an alternate exam location where students will complete the interrupted exam. However, if the instructor determines that a new exam must be written, students will be advised to return on an alternate exam date.

    or

    an alternate exam date when students will return to a designated classroom to write a new exam. This alternate exam date is necessary because, in the event of a disruption, it is not possible to relocate all exams being written on that night.

  3. Procedures for Disruption of a Chang School Exam that has Commenced:
    Exams may be disrupted by one of the following events and Instructors/invigilators should refer to the appropriate evacuation procedures:
    • fire alarm: A fire alarm results in immediate evacuation of the building. If Security determines that the alarm is false, students and instructors/invigilators may re-enter the building and complete the exam. This disruption may take approximately 10 to 15 minutes. If Security advises that the building cannot be re-entered after a fire alarm, students will be advised to either go immediately to the assigned alternate exam location to complete the exam or return on the assigned alternate exam date to write a new exam.
    • building evacuation: In the event it becomes necessary to evacuate a building, Security will go from room to room advising instructors/invigilators to evacuate. The instructor/invigilator will either advise students to go immediately to the assigned alternate exam location to complete the exam or return on the assigned alternate exam date to write a new exam. This relocation may take approximately 30 to 45 minutes.  
  4. Communication to Students:
    If information regarding a re-scheduled exam is not available at the time of a building evacuation, as soon as the information is available from the Chang School regarding the rescheduling of the exam session (day, date, time, room), probably by the following business day, the information will be added to the Chang School website, www.ryerson.ca/ce.  If the information does not appear by the next business day, students may contact the Chang School general telephone number at 416-979-5035.