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.

Spring 2021 final exam schedule (pdf)

Spring 2021 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.
May 14, 2021
TR 3:20 p.m.CSCI 203
ECON 203
ENGR 229
MATH 303
POLS 140-
MWF 1:50 p.m.
M 1:50 p.m.
W 1:50 p.m.
F 1:50 p.m.
No Exams
May 17, 2021
CSCI 206
ECON 204
MATH 202, 212,
MECH 302
MWF 11:10
MGMT 101
MWF 4:30 p.m.R 7:10 p.m.
WR 7:10 p.m.
May 18, 2021
MWF 8:30 a.m.GEOL 204
ECON 202
MATH 112
MECH 222
PHYS 212
TR 10:20 a.m.MWF 5:50 p.m.
MW 5:30 p.m.
MF 5:30 p.m.
WF 5:30 p.m.
ENGR 101
May 19, 2021
MWF 3:10 p.m.TR 8:30 a.m.
MATH 201, 211
CHEM 211, 230
ECON 222
MATH 240/241
MECH 202
MW 7:10 p.m.
MWF 7:10 p.m.
TR 12:10 p.m.
TR 5:10 p.m.
May 20, 2021
MWF 9:50 a.m.
MW 9:30 a.m.
MF 9:30 a.m.
WF 9:30 a.m.
MWF 12:30
BIOL 121, 208
CSCI 205, 476
POLS 140-
W 7:10 p.m.
ENGR 222
GEOL 250
MECH 220, 353
May 21, 2021
M 7:10 p.m.
MR 7:10 p.m.
GEOL 203
TR 1:30 p.m.
T 1:30 p.m.
R 1:30 p.m.

CEEG 242
CSCI 308
ECON 101, 224
ENGR 214

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:

  • BIOL 121, 208
  • CEEG 242
  • CHEM 211, 230
  • CSCI 203, 205, 206, 308, 476
  • ECON 101, 202, 203, 204, 222, 224
  • ENGR 101 (not offering an in-class exam), 214, 222, 229
  • GEOL 203, 204, 250
  • MATH 112, 202, 211, 212, 216, 222, 240, 241, 303
  • MECH 202, 220, 222, 302, 353
  • MGMT 101 (due by the end of the exam period)
  • PHYS 212
  • POLS 140-01/02; POLS 140-03/04

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