Final exam regulations

Final examinations at the university level follow strict rules and procedures. You must be familiar with these regulations to succeed in your final exams. Be prepared and you will avoid unnecessary frustration and stress.

If you break any rules you can be charged under the Academic Code of Conduct, fail the course and have the infraction noted on your student record. Please review the types of offenses under the code.

Writing final exams on campus

Plan to show up on time for your exam. You can confirm where your exam is taking place via the Student Hub. Log into the Student Hub with your netname, select “My CU Account”, select “Academic” and then “View exam schedule.”

What to bring

  • An official piece of photo identification. If you don’t have a student ID card, bring any government-issued ID, like a driver’s license or a healthcare card.
  • Your own materials for writing the exam (pens, pencils, etc.). Sharing is prohibited.
  • A thick sweater, if you wish. You may not wear your jacket during your final exam.
  • Your own tissues.

What is not permitted

  • Consuming food or drinks is not permitted during the exam.
  • Hats are not allowed, with the exceptions of religious head-coverings.
  • Electronic devices (cellular/smart phones, smart watches, etc) are NOT permitted inside the exam room. 
  • With the exception of going to the bathroom, students are not permitted to leave the exam room for other reasons (e.g. to pay for parking)

On arrival

Please form an orderly line outside the exam room so the invigilator can confirm your attendance. Once inside the room, wait your turn (only two to three students at a time) to place your belongings at the front of the room and then take your seat. Keep your mask on.

Once you finish writing your exam

Please raise your hand and wait for the invigilator to call you to the podium to submit your exam and then collect your belongings (only two to three students at a time).


Contact the Exams Office at

Be sure to review all the Final Examination Regulations in section 16.3.7 in the undergraduate calendar. 

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