Updates

Updates

Remote access for Fall 2022

If you are a student seeking remote accommodations for Fall 2022, please contact us via email to inform us of your need asap, preferably by July 1, 2022. It will be imperative that you include the following information.

  • Are you seeking such accommodation for your courses and/or your work environment? Please specify if you are a TA/TO, etc. 
  • How is your request related to COVID-19? Please provide relevant and timely diagnostic documentation from a qualified, licensed medical provider. Note: Accommodations are based on your student health, and is not based on the health diagnosis of others.
  • Contact information, including phone and email, student ID# and UMass email. 

Sign up for your final exams by Monday, November 21, 2022.

Final examinations begin on December 14, 2022.

To schedule your finals exams, please login to Clockwork via the Disability Services website at www.umass.edu/disability/ and select the large “Clockwork” icon then select “Book a Test.” The process is nearly identical to regular exam bookings, with one exception. After you select “Book a Test,” you will need to select “SCHEDULE A FINAL EXAM” from the left-side menu.

Be aware that the DEADLINE FOR SCHEDULING ALL FINAL EXAMS IS Monday, November 21st, 2022. There will be no exceptions to the deadline, so please plan accordingly. The final exam schedule is out now, so there is no reason why exams request should come in late. You will receive an email confirmation of all booked exams. If you encounter any challenges using Clockwork, please be sure to inform me of your final exam needs by sending along your final exam schedule with your ID#, the dates/times of scheduled exams and faculty member’s full name via email at dsexams@umass.edu by Monday, November 21th, 2022. The earlier you contact me, the better.

We know final exams can be overwhelming and we wish you all the best of luck. Let’s work together with patience, kindness and understanding during this difficult week while we are administering your final exams. We are all here to assist you in any way that would make it less stressful for all of you. The majority of exams will be administered in small classrooms in the Bartlett Hall or Herter Hall Academic Building.

Be sure to bring your student ID.

All coats, backpacks, purses, phones, hats, etc. will be kept at the front of the classroom.

Please refrain from wearing baggy clothing and be sure to silence all electronics.

If you have a University exam conflict on the same day, please contact the Registrar’s Office and see which exam you should take first. 

If you need to take an exam on another date or time than the original exam date/time, please contact your professor and email me the approved confirmation email form your professor.

Students enrolled in courses with conflicting scheduled exams or who have three or more exams scheduled in one calendar day should submit the Final Exam Conflict form in SPIRE by visiting Student Home > Final Exam Conflict. The registrar's office will review your exam schedule and notify you and your instructor when a make-up exam is warranted based on the policy.

Final exams start at the same time as the regularly scheduled exams except for the 3:30pm & 6:00pm Finals that begin at 3:30pm will be administered at 2:00pm, and Finals that begin at 6:00pm will be administered at 4:00pm, so please plan accordingly.

It is expected that you schedule your exam for an overlapping time period with the class. If you need to re-schedule an exam or take the exam at a non-overlapping time, you will need to speak with your instructor and have them email their permission and confirmation of when you are allowed to schedule the exam to dsexams@umass.edu, before you can confirm your final exam booking. Students in the 2:00pm exams are not allowed leave the classroom until 4:00pm, and Students in the 4:00pm exams are not allowed to leave the classroom until 6:30pm. All finals exams will be scheduled for: 8:00am, 10:30am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm

If you have any questions, send an email or stop by. Best wishes!

Trisha Link, Exam Proctoring Coordinator