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In Case of Final Exam Storm Delays and/or Cancellations

Please read all the way to the bottom for important information.

Please go to the full Final Exam Grid to review the exam schedule for any updates or changes, here.

Attention all Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, Faculty and Staff. Please review the following information regarding the rescheduling of Final Exams.

Rescheduling of final exams due to Official Snow Delay or Cancellations

This policy and utilization of the Final Exam Make-up day goes into effect ONLY if the University OFFICIALLY delays OR cancels exams. Check your own University voicemail, Emergency Alert Notification or call 874-SNOW (4-7669) for the official delay or cancellation announcement.

Providence Campus: Thursday, December 19 is the designated make-up day.

Kingston Campus: Saturday, December 21 is the designated make-up day in the event that there is a delay, which requires cancellation of one of two exam slots or cancellation of all final exams on a given day.

Final Exam Rescheduling: Kingston and Providence Campuses

So what really happens if we do have a cancellation or delay during exams? We realize that many students, faculty and staff have made travel arrangements well in advance of December 21. If you choose to do so, you may utilize "Take Home" exams or other assessment methods that do not require you to meet on-campus on December 21 with your students.

If you decide to utilize an examination method that will not require classroom time on December 21, you will need to contact your students individually regarding your decision. Enrollment Services will assist students in contacting instructors by listing the course in the Exam Grid with the instructor name, email and campus phone number and the statement; "Contact Instructor". We are not able to provide any other instructions to the student in this listing due to the potential for confusion and/or error.

In order to coordinate this efficiently, Enrollment Services will need information from all affected courses no later than 12:00 Noon on the following business day of the cancellation. In the event of cancellation or delay on Friday, December 13 or Friday, December 20, notification must be made by 4:30 p.m. on the day the Friday Exams are canceled.

If you need to offer an exam on Saturday, December 21 or if you want to utilize a "Take Home" exam or other assessment method, please contact Ken Sisson at 874-4480/ Please be prepared to indicate instructor's name, subject, course number, section, campus phone number, and email address. This method is one way we can ensure notification to all students regarding your decision to change the examination method. We will also announce the need to check the online schedule for any additional instructions. We strongly encourage you to personally contact students through Sakai, a listserv, or other communication method that you have previously determined with your students.

Please note, if the University officially selects to use the December 21 (Kingston Campus) and December 19 (Providence Campus) as Final Exam Makeup dates, grades will be due Monday, December 30 at 12:00 p.m.

Currently, grades are due by Friday, December 27 at 12:00 p.m.


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