Final Exams Fall 2019 - Important Information

December 9, 2019

 Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education

 

Dear Colleagues,

This message contains important logistical information and reminders related to campus services during the final exam period. In the event that you have Graduate Student Instructors proctoring final exams, please kindly forward this notice to your GSIs. Additional information will be sent to those with exams taking place in the Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) Fieldhouse.

SCHEDULE
Fall 2019 final exams will take place over a five-day period (Monday, December 16 - Friday, December 20) with four exam periods scheduled per day:

8:00-11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
3:00-6:00 p.m.
7:00-10:00 p.m.

Fall 2019 final exam locations are published at classes.berkeley.edu (search for a class to view its final exam date, time, and location(s) in the left-hand sidebar of the class details page). Enrolled students and faculty may also view final exam details in CalCentral. Questions about the schedule or the academic calendar may be directed to scheduling@berkeley.edu

If you encounter a student with accommodation needs, please refer to the Center for Teaching & Learning website for campus policies and guidelines.

CLASSROOM ACCESS AND MAINTENANCE
All exam venues will be checked prior to exam week to ensure that rooms are in acceptable condition for test taking. Blackboards will be cleaned and other factors that could inhibit exams will be addressed.

Staff will be assigned to ensure that buildings hosting final exams are opened and locked at the appropriate times. All key-carded buildings will be locked at 9:00 p.m. unless the normal schedule exceeds this time. Please direct questions to hotline@berkeley.edu.

SAFETY
Additional Community Service Officers will be assigned to patrol venues where evening final exams are taking place. Night safety services will be fully staffed. To access these services, call (510) 642-9255 or visit the Night Safety Services website.

AV/TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
If you plan on using classroom technology during a final exam and would like to meet with a technologist, test your media, or familiarize yourself with the equipment, you may request these services using the online request form from Educational Technology Services or by emailing avsupport@media.berkeley.edu. Please note that the Hearst Gyms and RSF provide limited internet access and no classroom technology. 

ASSISTANCE DAY OF EXAM
If you have a problem on the day of your final exam, please contact the following for assistance:

AV/Technology Issues:
Educational Technology Services
(510) 643-8637
Available 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Classroom Issues (lockout, maintenance, etc.):
Office of the Registrar
(510) 643-7490
Available 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

After-hours Classroom Lockout or Maintenance:
Facilities Services
(510) 642-1032
Available before 8:00 a.m. and after 8:00 p.m.

Building Lockout:
UCPD
(510) 642-6760
Available 24 hours

Best regards,

Catherine P. Koshland
Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education

 

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