December Exam Schedule

December Exam Schedule

The Mid-Year Test and Exam period will be held from Saturday, December 10 – Thursday, December 22, 2022.

The last day of Fall/Winter classes for Undergraduate students is Thursday, December 8, 2022.

How, and where, do I check the exam schedule?

  • The Mid-Year test and Exam Schedule is now posted.
  • Check on your phone! Download the WesternU Mobile app, sign in and check your personal exam schedule. Available for Android and iOS
  • Don't have the app? Check your personal exam schedule at


What is the difference between a mid-year test and a final exam?

In the context of the posted schedule:

  • The Registrar’s Office schedules mid-year tests (during the December time period) and final exams only
  • Mid-Year Test: For the purpose of this schedule, a mid-year test is a test that takes place in December for a full-year course
  • Final Exam: For the purpose of this schedule, a final exam is the evaluation that takes place at the end of a course (December final exams are scheduled for half-year courses). 


What do I do if I have time conflicts?

  • If you have two final exams scheduled in the same time slot (e.g. 2 exams scheduled at 2:00pm on the same day) – this is considered a “Direct exam conflict”. In mid-November, you would have received an e-mail to your Western ( account, outlining details on how to proceed, and the appropriate people to contact.
  • If you have multiple tests/exams within a short timeframe (e.g. 3 or more exams/mid-year tests scheduled within 3 consecutive periods* or 23 hours) – this is considered a “multiple exam situation”. Students with conflicts and/or a multiple exam situation tied to flexible submissions were notified by the Office of the Registrar regarding their options for resolution, as this information will be posted on the Registrar’s website. Students who have any of these type of conflict(s) (in-person with online or take-home conflict, online conflicts, and take-home conflicts) and who wish to explore alternative scheduling options, should consult with their Home Faculty Academic Counselling Office to discuss other possibilities.
  • Further information regarding conflicts see exam conflicts.


What can I do on the day of an exam if I have an emergency?

  • Where possible, students should inform their instructor prior to the date of the exam.
  • Contact your Home Faculty Academic Counselling unit immediately, and be prepared to provide supporting documentation. If your emergency occurs on a weekend, contact your Home Faculty Academic Counselling unit on the subsequent Monday morning.
  • If you have a medical concern, and are visiting an off-campus physician, please ensure you bring a copy of the Student Medical Certificate to your Home Faculty Academic Counselling unit. This documentation will be required to determine if a make-up exam is warranted.
  • Re-writing exams, or having the value re-weighted on a retroactive basis, is not a standard policy – and is typically determined through academic counselling. Should you decide to write your original exam, please be prepared to accept the mark you receive.
  • Note: Self-reported absences are no allowed for scheduled final exams or mid-term exams scheduled during the December exam period.

Find more information see examinations.

Study Spaces

Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar has arranged for the following study room to be open December 10 to 22, 2022 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m each day:

AHB 2B02

B&GS 0153

B&GS 0165

MC 17

NCB 293

NCB 295

P&AB 117

P&AB 34

SEB 1056

SEB 2100

UC 2105


Western Libraries

Weldon & Taylor will have extended hours

  • Weldon 8:00am-3:00am (Dec 7-19th)
  • Taylor 8:00-12:00am (Dec 7th-19th)

Law, Business, & Music will run on normal hours.

All of the different library hours can be found on the Western Libraries’ site 


Exam Central Study Halls

Other locations around campus:

  • SSC SS Reading Room 1051 (only for SSC students)


(4th Floor by the Political Science department) - Has two booths and is quiet. 3rd floor booths are generally quiet.

  • Thames Hall- outside health services, plenty of tables. Upper floors have a bunch of study nooks.
  • Engineering (3C + Chakma) - All four floors have study spaces. 1st floor has the least, but 3rd and 4th floor are the quietest. There is a brightly lit area for reading on the north end of the 3rd floor.


The cafeteria area is generally quiet (or silent depending on who is there)

  • FIMS (2nd Floor overlooking the Atrium) - quieter in the evenings
  • HSB - the cafeteria is quieter in the evenings; Genlabs are generally quieter
  • Physics - the lower level atrium is usually quiet and has a few tables
  • Talbot (1st Floor) - Has tables and chairs and is generally quiet by the evening
  • Arts & Humanities Building - booths on the main and second floor but the second floor is quieter
  • Huron, Brescia, & King’s libraries (open to all Western students)