Exam Period for 2020 Fall Finals is Thursday, December 10th to Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020.
Due to concerns about COVID-19 and the goal to increase social distancing, a small number of exams will be held on campus. Instructors will be communicating with students through email or Blackboard to make alternate arrangements for final exams.
The 2020 Fall Exam schedule is now available. Please refer to the exam policies and procedures below if you have any questions.
Mid-term and final examination scheduling policies and procedures are in the undergraduate Academic Calendar on page 480. Academic Integrity and examination conduct regulations can be found at:
It is your, the student's, responsibility to ensure that you are available to sit for exams during the entire exam period for the term corresponding to your courses.
- Two or more exams at the same time. Please note having two exams in one day is not considered a conflict.
- Three exams on the same calendar day. A calendar day is defined as 00:00-24:00.
In the event of a conflict as defined above for a Peterborough exam, please reach out to the academic department to arrange for an alternative writing date for one of the conflicting exams. In the event of a conflict for a Durham exam, please contact Joan Sirtonski for alternative arrangements.
Inclement Weather/Exam Cancellations
In the event of inclement weather, students should refer to myTrent for updates.
Q: (student) If exams are not cancelled, but I cannot safely drive to campus, or I am late due to transportation delays, what should I do?
A: Contact your instructor to make alternative arrangements. Students are advised to leave plenty of extra time to drive to campus for exams, especially during inclement weather.
Q: (student) Will cancelled exams be rescheduled?
A: Cancelled exams will be rescheduled to the last day of the exam period. Students should not plan to travel prior to the end of the exam period.
Q: (employee) If exams are cancelled, do I have to come to/stay at work?
A: Yes, unless advised otherwise by your supervisor due to safety considerations. It is your responsibility to contact your supervisor.
Q: (invigilator/instructor) What are my responsibilities if exams are cancelled or the university is closed during an exam?
A: If the university is closed due to inclement weather that results in buses being cancelled and travel advisories issued by the OPP while an exam is underway, instructors or invigilators are responsible to bring to the attention of students the location of emergency transportation and/or accommodations provided by the university, which will be broadcast via the Emergency Communication System. If the university is closed due to any other reason, instructors or invigilators are to follow the directions broadcast via the Emergency Communication System and provide that information to their students.
Students who are registered with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and have exam accommodations must first notify their professors of their accommodations through the SAS Portal. Students registered with Student Accessibility Services requiring accommodated time and other exam accommodations for an in-person exam, may email their Professor to request to write the exam online, or in the event their accommodations are not transferable to a remote environment, request an alternative assessment.
Please note that the Centre for Academic Testing and the Durham Exam Centre are temporarily closed for in-person examinations through to January 2021.