Upper-Year News
Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
Important Dates
December 5-20
Final examinations in Fall Term classes and mid-year tests in multi-term classes

December 21 (4:30 pm)
The Arts and Science Faculty Office shuts down for the holidays
January 1   
The Winter Term begins
January 2 
The Arts and Science Faculty Office reopens
January 7
Winter Term classes begin

What You Need to Know About Exams

  • You must bring your student card to write an exam (without it you will be fined a $50 fee per exam)
  • The only calculator you can bring to an exam is a Cassio 991
  • Click here to see what items are allowed in the exam hall
  • More information on exams can be found on the exams office website

Want to double check your  exam schedule ?

If you are seriously ill on the day of your exam, the Faculty Office recommends that your do not write your exam at that time, because that will be considered a valid attempt and your grade will stand. If you find yourself in this situation, you can make a request for academic consideration using one of the following forms:

Self-Declaration for Brief Absence Form (up to 48 hours)
You can use the Self-Declaration request form for an illness or other serious extenuating circumstance that is not expected to last more than 48 hours. Your instructors will automatically receive an email from the Faculty Office notifying them of your request. In this case, deferred examinations may be scheduled as early as the day after your consideration period ends, up to the end of the subsequent term. Accordingly, please do not make any travel arrangements prior to reaching your instructor(s). Please check your email for details and instructions.

Short-Term Extenuating Circumstances Form (more than 48 hours, up to 3 months)
You should use the Academic Consideration for Short-Term Extenuating Circumstances request form (more than 48 hours and up to 3 months) if you are experiencing extenuating circumstances that can be expected to last for more than 48 hours, and no longer than 3 months. In this case, the University requires supporting documentation. Your instructors will receive an email from the Faculty Office notifying them of your request and verifying receipt of appropriate documentation. Given the volume of requests during the exam period, there may be a delay in the notification.

Please note that for both types of requests, it is  your responsibility  to follow up with your instructors to arrange the appropriate consideration.  It is up to your instructors, however, to determine the date of the deferred examination , in accordance with their departmental policy on deferred examinations, if applicable. Deferred examinations may be scheduled within 48 hours of the regular exam and up to the end of the subsequent term. Any further extensions based on continued or new extenuating circumstances will require a written appeal to the Associate Dean (Studies).
If you experience a sudden serious illness during an exam,  you must notify an Examination Proctor prior to leaving the examination hall , or prior to exiting the examination session of an online proctored examination. If you decide to continue the exam or leave without notifying a proctor, the examination will be considered a valid attempt, and the grade obtained in the exam will stand.

Call or go to Student Wellness Services  (LaSalle building, 146 Stuart St, 613-533-2506) if your stress or anxiety about exams is overwhelming and you are struggling to cope. Student Wellness Services has both drop-in and booked appointments set aside with an advisor specifically for this purpose, so please make sure to ask for an "Exam Stress" appointment (with Katie or Gail).

We wish you all the best on your exams!
Applications for Queen's Cares participants are open until filled! We have a few spots left!

Engage with diverse communities, develop skills and gain experience outside the classroom over the February Reading Week. In addition to local partnerships, this year Queen's Cares will be working with community organizations in New Orleans and Ecuador!
Find out more and apply at here .
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity Fund

The Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity Fund provides support to faculty members, staff and all students who wish to organize and/or attend conferences or workshops, as well as support for those who seek to invite visitors and organize events to enhance teaching, learning, and research environments, with respect to equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigeneity. For more information and to apply click here .
Summer Research Opportunities in Europe

Queen's University provides science students with an opportunity to internationalize their studies through the Ontario Baden-Württemberg (OBW) and the Ontario Rhône-Alpes (ORA) Summer Research Programs (SRP). SRP participants head off to Germany or France to conduct research with faculty at a partner university for 2-3 months over the summer.

The benefits of the SRP are numerous:
  • students gain international experience,
  • are provided financial assistance,
  • are exposed to different technologies and research practices,
  • and conduct research in a new cultural and academic setting.
The benefits of having contributed to an international research project in a globalizing world cannot be overstated!
The internal Queen's deadline for interested OBW SRP candidates is Friday, December 7, 2018 at 4:30pm. ORA SRP applications are due Friday, January 18, 2019. All applications and supporting documents must be brought into the International Programs Office (IPO) by these respective deadlines. Full program details, links, and application procedures can be found here .
Exam prep resources from Student Academic Success Services
 Need to make a plan for exams?
Try the exam study schedule (Fall 2018) as well as the study plan to help get you started.

Unsure of how your marks are adding up?
Fill in the grade calculator and find out exactly where you stand in each course before heading into exams.

"Study smarter, not harder" is th e cliché- but it's true!
Use just about everything they have on effective, efficient exam prep right here.
Happy Holidays

Best of luck on your exams! We hope you enjoy your winter break and are looking forward to seeing you in the new year. Please pay attention to  upcoming dates and deadlines .  
The Arts and Science Faculty Office will be closed for the holidays from December 21 to January 1 and will re-open on January 2nd at 8:30 am.
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