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 2020 final exam schedule (pdf)

Fall 2020 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.
Nov. 30, 2020
CEEG 290
ECON 202
GEOL 204
201, 202, 211, 212
MWF 11:30 a.m.MWF 12:50 p.m.
TR 11:20 a.m.
TR 2:30 p.m.
Dec. 1, 2020
MWF 7:30 a.m.
POLS 296
ECON 101, 203
MATH 303
MWF 8:50 a.m.
MW 8:00 a.m.
MF 8:00 a.m.
WF 8:00 a.m.
WF 7:00 p.m.
W 7 p.m.
GEOL 203-03/04
Dec. 2, 2020
MWF 3:30 p.m.
M 3:30 p.m.
W 3:30 p.m.
F 3:30 p.m.
TR 7:40 a.m.CHEM 205
CSCI 475, 479
ECON 280
MECH 213, 403
POLS 140,170
MR 7:00 p.m.
R 7:00 p.m.
CEEG 492
MATH 192
Dec. 3, 2020
TR 12:40 p.m.
ENGR 100
MWF 10:10 a.m.
MGMT 101
MW 7:00 p.m.
M 7:00 p.m.
GEOL 203-01/02
MATH 227
SIGN 101-01
CSCI 311
ECON 241
ENGR 212
MECH 405
PHYS 211
POLS 120
SIGN 101-02
Dec. 4, 2020
MWF 4:50 p.m.
MW 4:50 p.m.
MF 4:50 p.m.
WF 4:50 p.m.
TR 9:30 a.m.BIOL 205
CSCI 203, 204, 315
CEEG 340
ECON 210
No exams
Dec. 7, 2020
ECON 204, 304
ENGR 226
FOUN 098
RESC 098
MWF 6:00 p.m.
TR 4:20 p.m.

MWF 2:10 p.m.

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.

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, 340, 492
  • CHEM 205
  • CSCI 203, 204, 311, 315, 475, 479
  • ECON 101, 202, 203, 204, 210, 241, 280, 304
  • ENGR 100 (paper due), 212, 226
  • GEOL 203, 204
  • MATH 192, 201, 202, 211, 212, 227, 303
  • MECH 213, 403, 405
  • MGMT 101 (no final exam)
  • PHYS 211
  • POLS 120, 140, 170, 296
  • SIGN 101-01/02

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