Final Exams

Final exams represent the culmination of a semester of hard work, groundbreaking discoveries and new experiences.   

Your exams will be held in your regularly assigned classroom for each course/common hour unless otherwise stated by your instructor. The schedule has been arranged to avoid conflicts.

If you have three or more final exams that begin and end within a 24-hour time period, you may ask to have one exam rescheduled. Consult the associate dean of your college.

Fall 2019 final exam schedule (pdf)

Final Examination Schedule


Final exam
date and time

8 a.m. -
11 a.m.
11:45 a.m. -
2:45 p.m.
3:30 p.m. -
6:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. -
10:30 p.m.
Dec. 12, 2019
CEEG 350
ECON 304
MATH 226
MECH 405
PHYS 211
POLS 140
MWF 3 p.m.
MW 3 p.m.
WF 3 p.m.
MF 3 p.m.
MW 8:30 a.m.
WF 8:30 a.m.
MF 8:30 a.m.
MWF 9 a.m.
R 7 p.m.
MR 7 p.m.
Dec. 13, 2019
MWF 10 a.m. CEEG 320
CSCI 203
ECON 237
ENGR 100
GEOL 203
213, 313
THEA 145
FOUN 098
MATH 245
RESC 098
No Exams
Dec. 16, 2019
CEEG 290
ECON 103, 258
MECH 222
TR 8 a.m. TR 1 p.m.
T 1 p.m.
R 1 p.m.
M 7 p.m.
MW 7 p.m.
Dec. 17, 2019
MWF 11 a.m. BIOL 205
CSCI 204
ECON 210
MECH 252
TR 2:30 p.m. MWF 12 p.m.
TR 11 p.m.
Dec. 18, 2019
MWF 8 a.m. MWF 2 p.m.
M 2 p.m.
W 2 p.m.
F 2 p.m.
CSCI 475/479
ECON 257
ENGR 212
201, 202, 211
MECH 355, 403
TR 9:30 a.m.
Dec. 19, 2019
MWF 4 p.m.
TR 4 p.m.
W 7 p.m.
WR 7 p.m.

MWF 1 p.m.
CEEG 490

No Exams


The center blocks represent the start time of your regular schedule class or common hour. To determine the date and time of your final exams, locate your class start time within the grid and follow the block left to find the exam date and up to find the time. Exams for courses with common hours will be determined by the common hour time, not the lecture time. In some cases, common exam times have been arranged for multi-section courses; these are designed with the subject code and course number.

Examinations will be held in the regular assigned classroom for each course/common hour, unless your instructor notifies you otherwise.

The schedule has been arranged to avoid conflicts. A student who has three final exams that begin and end within a 24-hour time period may ask to have one of the exams rescheduled. The student must consult with the associate dean of their college.

Below are the courses that have been identified as having their own time blocks:

  • BIOL 205
  • CEEG 290, 320, 350, 490 (due by the end of the exam period)
  • CHEM 212-03/04
  • CSCI 203, 204, 475, 479
  • ECON 103, 210, 237, 257, 258, 304
  • ENGR 100 (due by the end of the exam period), 212
  • FOUN 098
  • GEOL 203, 204
  • MATH 201, 202, 211, 226, 245
  • MECH 213, 222, 252, 313, 355, 403, 405
  • MGMT 101 (due by the end of the exam period)
  • PHYS 211
  • POLS 140, 170-02/03
  • RESC 098
  • THEA 145

Final Examination Policy

The University faculty adopted on Dec. 6, 2004, the following policy regarding final exam scheduling.

The faculty recommends that all classes be concluded with a final examination that stresses the integration of the course materials unless inapplicable to the course matter.

  1. From 7 a.m. the day following the last day of classes to the end of the period of final examinations, no student events of any kind other than voluntary review sessions may be scheduled either officially or unofficially, including: additional class hours, meetings, seminars, social events, athletic games, professional interviews, special programs or any examinations beyond the final exams scheduled through the registrar's office.
  2. The dates for final examinations are given in the University calendar. In no case may a final examination, including a take-home examination, be administered or be due in advance of the time appointed for the final examination. Students are expected to lodge a complaint with the dean of the appropriate college should their instructor violate this regulation.
  3. Individual faculty members may not reschedule final exams for individual students without approval of the associate dean of the student's college.
  4. A student may be excused from a final examination in the case of serious illness or other grave emergency. Such excuses can only be authorized by the associate dean of the student's college. In such cases, make-up examinations will be given at such time as the instructor appoints.
  5. Students who wish to reschedule an exam in order to participate in a culminating academic event or culminating varsity-level athletic event may be allowed to do so upon the agreement of the associate dean of the student's college and the faculty member whose exam conflicts with the event. In order to be eligible for this accommodation, the student must be an active participant in the event, the event must be scheduled by a non-Bucknell organization, and there must be no suitable alternative to the event.
  6. The University policy regarding the last week of classes and the final examination period will be posted each semester on the registrar's office webpage.

If you have any questions, please contact Vince Pellegrini, assistant registrar for academic scheduling, at



Office of the Registrar
102 Marts Hall