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Winter 2011 Examination Schedule


Undergraduate Examination Period: April 18 - 30

Graduate Examination Period begins April 11


Please note : The pulling of fire alarms and/or the false notification of a bomb threat will result in the application of the severest penalties allowed under the Student Code of Conduct.

  • You are responsible for ensuring you are in the right place at the right time to write your examination ("exam"). You should check the exam schedule regularly for any changes.  The latest updates and revisions to the Examination Schedule will be posted here. Before the examination period, please read the Examination Policy.
  • Look carefully at the Examination Schedule to ensure that you have no conflicts in scheduling (i.e., more than one examination scheduled at the same time).  Should you discover a time conflict in your examination schedule, you should report it immediately to your program department and your instructors for resolution.
  • If you are unable to write an exam due to illness or a personal/family emergency, you must notify your instructor and your program department by telephone or e-mail as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours from the start of the exam.You must provide your instructor and your program department with a completed Student Medical Certificate within 72 hours from the start of the missed exam. Have your physician complete the form in as much detail as possible and then provide the completed form to your instructor and your program department.
  • All forms of academic dishonesty are considered serious offences within the University community and if you commit such an offence you run the risk of a range of penalities including a failure in the course, a disciplinary notice on your academic record/transcript, a disciplinary suspension, withdrawal or expulsion from the University.  It is important that you read and understand the Student Code of Conduct.
  • If you are enrolled in any evening sections (701E, 711E, etc.) and the class is not listed on this Examination Schedule, you should confirm the exam date, time and room with your instructor.
  • Please note that Room KHW073 is the Lower Gym (West Kerr Hall), GYM is the Upper Gym (West Kerr Hall).
  • MTCC is the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Ryerson University does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external sites.
    The closest subway station to the MTCC is Union Station. You can then walk indoors using the SKYWALK to the MTCC. MTCC exams are in the following halls:  April 18, 20, and 25 are in the South Building Hall D, April 27 is in the North Building Hall A/B.
    Important: Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the exam start to ensure you have ample time to locate your assigned seat number, store you coat and bag and find your seat. Up to 2000 students may be writing an exam at the same time in the same hall.
  • You must be prepared to identify yourself with your Ryerson Photo ID card.  If, during the examination period, you do not have your Photo ID card with you for whatever reason, Enrollment Services and Student Records can give you a temporary ID for one examination period only. You will require identification with your photo before a temporary card can be issued. The re-issue of a lost ID card, etc. is done at the OneCard Office, Room JOR-02, lower ground floor, Jorgenson Hall.
  • Rules for proper conduct in exams, and penalties for misconduct, are listed in the Ryerson Student Guide. It is your responsibility to have read and understood them.


In order to ensure the academic integrity of exams, students are asked to:

  • place all cell phones, personal audio equipment and other electronic devices in plastic bags provided
  • place all bags and personal belongings in a designated area in the room.
    No personal belongings can be brought to the exam desk.
  • place student ID on the upper right hand corner of the desk for verification
  • have no pencil cases on desks, only writing materials
  • have no food during the exam unless medically required (you may bring water into the exam room provided it is in a transparent plastic bottle without labels)
  • remove hats while writing the exam unless required by religious observance
  • conduct the exam in silence
  • be enrolled in the course to write the exam
  • raise their hands to ask a question, use washroom, or request additional supplies
  • in the case of an emergency, leave all exam materials on the desk and follow the instructions of the invigilator
  • maintain all academic integrity standards during an exam
  • not leave the exam within the first 30 minutes, not enter the exam more than 30 minutes after it has begun or leave the exam within the last 15 minutes
  • not have any materials on the desk other than those designated by the instructor (i.e.,: formula sheet, calculator, etc.)


Exam Disruption/Re-Schedule Policy and Procedure

Undergraduate and Graduate Classes:
  • An examination session refers to a single time slot, such as Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • An exam date refers to an entire day of exams (4 time slots: 8 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.)
  1. In the event of a single examination session cancellation, the exam will be re-scheduled the following evening (or two evenings, if required) in the gymnasium.
  2. A fire alarm normally results in immediate evacuation of the building. The invigilator, in consultation with the course instructor or coordinator, is responsible for making the determination whether the exam can be re-started, or whether a make-up must be scheduled.

    It is the instructor's/invigilator's responsibility to make an announcement at the beginning of the exam regarding procedures to be followed in the event of a fire alarm or exam disruption.
  3. If an exam does not continue after an evacuation, students may confirm the revised time, date and location on RAMSS or the Ryerson main telephone number at 416-979-5000, and follow instructions for Re-Scheduled Exam Information.
  4. If a make-up exam is required, it will normally be scheduled the evening of the following day, or if necessary, the evening of the second following day, in the gym. If space in the gym is insufficient, alternate arrangements will be made.

    If the exam is on the last examination date, it may be necessary to re-schedule the exam after the end of the semester. As noted above, when make-up exams are scheduled, the revised time, date and location will be included on RAMSS and the designated telephone line.
  5. As noted above, the University will provide students with timely information on any exams that are rescheduled. Information on revised times, dates and locations for exams which must be rescheduled will be available on RAMSS as well as through the main Ryerson telephone number at 416-979-5000.


The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education Classes

Final examinations for courses offered through The Chang School are held in the last class of the semester in the regularly scheduled classroom. Chang School students are expected to be familiar with and comply with all Ryerson University examination policies and procedures, including presentation of photo identification, academic integrity standards, and the Student Code of Conduct.

  1. Alternate Locations and Dates:
    In the event of a disruption of a final exam, The Chang School will have assigned each class either:
    an alternate exam location where students will complete the interrupted exam. However, if the instructor determines that a new exam must be written, students will be advised to return on an alternate exam date.
    an alternate exam date when students will return to a designated classroom to write a new exam. This alternate exam date is necessary because, in the event of a disruption, it is not possible to relocate all exams being written on that night.
  2. Procedures for Disruption of a Chang School Exam that has Commenced:
    Exams may be disrupted by one of the following events and Instructors/invigilators should refer to the appropriate evacuation procedures:
    • fire alarm: A fire alarm results in immediate evacuation of the building. If Security determines that the alarm is false, students and instructors/invigilators may re-enter the building and complete the exam. This disruption may take approximately 10 to 15 minutes. If Security advises that the building cannot be re-entered after a fire alarm, students will be advised to either go immediately to the assigned alternate exam location to complete the exam or return on the assigned alternate exam date to write a new exam.
    • building evacuation: In the event it becomes necessary to evacuate a building, Security will go from room to room advising instructors/invigilators to evacuate. The instructor/invigilator will either advise students to go immediately to the assigned alternate exam location to complete the exam or return on the assigned alternate exam date to write a new exam. This relocation may take approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
  3. Communication to Students:
    If information regarding a re-scheduled exam is not available at the time of a building evacuation, the following will occur:

    as soon as the full information is available from The Chang School regarding the re-scheduling of an exam session (day, date, time, room), the information will be added to RAMSS , the main Chang School telephone number at 416-979-5035, and the Chang School web site.


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