Final Exams Fall 2021 - Important Information

December 6, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

This message contains important logistical information and reminders related to campus services during the upcoming final exam period. In the event you have Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) proctoring final exams, please kindly forward this notice to your GSIs.

Fall 2021 final exams will take place over a five-day period (Monday, December 13 - Friday, December 17), with four exam periods scheduled each day as follows:

  • 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Final exam locations are published at (search for a class to view its final exam date, time, and location(s) in the left-hand sidebar of the class details page). Enrolled students and instructors may also view final exam details in CalCentral. Please note there will be no final exams in the Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) Fieldhouse. Questions about the class schedule or academic calendar may be directed to

Academic Accommodations
If you encounter a student with accommodation needs, please visit the Academic Accommodations Hub for information on accommodations and supportive measures.

Classroom Access and Maintenance
All exam venues will be checked prior to final exam week to ensure that rooms are in acceptable condition for test taking. Blackboards will be cleaned and other elements that could impact exams will be addressed.

Per usual exam protocol, buildings with final exams will be locked at 10:00 p.m. or at the end time of the last final exam in the building. Please direct questions to

Night safety services will be available during the final exams period. To access these services, call (510) 642-9255 or visit the Night Safety Services website.

A/V and Technology Services
If you plan on using classroom technology during a final exam and would like to meet with a technologist, test your media, or familiarize yourself with the equipment, you may request these services via the online request form from Research, Teaching, and Learning or by emailing

Day-of-Exam Assistance
If you have an issue on the day of your final exam, please contact the following for assistance:

Classroom Technology Support:
Research, Teaching, and Learning
(510) 643-8637
Available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Classroom Issues (e.g., lockout, maintenance):
Office of the Registrar
(510) 642-2800
Available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Facilities Services
(510) 642-1032
Available before 8 a.m. and after 8 p.m. (i.e. after hours) 

Building and/or Room Lockout:
Facilities Services
(510) 642-1032
Available during scheduled exam times only

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