Final Exams

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

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 2023 final exam schedule (pdf)

Fall 2023 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 7, 2023

MWF 1 p.m.
M 1 p.m.
W 1 p.m.
F 1 p.m.
MW 1:30 p.m.
MF 1:30 p.m.
WF 1:30p.m.

BIOL 202
CSCI 306
ECON 101,328
TR 8:30amWR 7 p.m.
W 7 p.m.
Dec 8, 2023
TR 3 p.m.

MWF 9 a.m.
MW 8:30 a.m.
MF 8:30 a.m.
WF 8:30 a.m.

BIOL 203
ECON 202
ENGR 212,226
FOUN 098
RESC 098

No Exams

Monday Dec 11, 2023

ECON 127
MATH 201,202,211,303
POLS 140-03/04

MWF 3 p.m.
MW 3 p.m.
MF 3 p.m.
WF 3 p.m.
TR 10 a.m.MWF 4 p.m.
TR 11 a.m.
Tuesday Dec 12, 2023MWF 11 a.m.
ACFM 322
CHEM 205
ECON 204
ENGR 240-02/03
POLS 120-01/02
MR 7 p.m.
R 7 p.m.
PHYS 211
MWF 8 a.m.
December 13, 2023
TR 1 p.m.
T 1 p.m.
R 1 p.m.
MWF 12 p.m.
MW 12 p.m.
MF 12 p.m.
WF 12 p.m.
ACFM 362
CHEM 212
ECEG 205
GEOL 204
MATH 245
POLS 170-01/02
MW 7 p.m.
M 7 p.m.
December 14, 2023
MWF 10 a.m.
MW 10 a.m.
MF 10 a.m.
WF 10 a.m.
M 10 a.m.
W 10 a.m.
F 10 a.m.
MGMT 101
MWF 2 p.m.

CSCI 203, 204
ECON 203
POLS 210-01/02

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 up to find the exam date and left 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:

  • ACFM 322, 362
  • BIOL 202, 203
  • CHEM 205, 212
  • CSCI 203, 204, 306
  • ECEG 205
  • ECON 101, 127, 202, 203, 204, 328
  • ENGR 212, 226, 240-02/03
  • FOUN 098
  • GEOL 204
  • MATH 201, 202, 211, 245, 303
  • MGMT 101 (due by the end of the exam period)
  • PHYS 211
  • POLS 120-01/02, 140-03/04, 170-01/02, 210-01/02
  • RESC 098

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

Contact Details



Office of the Registrar
102 Marts Hall