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Final Exam Rescheduling

A comprehensive guide- FINAL EXAM RESCHEDULING  

Absences During Final Exams 

The University Approved Absence Office and Dean of Students office DO NOT issue University Approved Absences for final exams. DO NOT SUBMIT AN ONLINE REQUEST FOR UNIVERSITY APPROVED ABSENCES FOR FINAL EXAMS. 

If you will miss a final exam due to a medical or mental health concern, family or personal emergency, religious observance, or exam schedule conflict, please follow the instructions below and communicate directly with your instructor to schedule a make-up. 

To change an exam date due to a medical or mental health concern:  

Visit a CHS or CAPS provider to be considered for the “Excused Examination List” OR visit a non-CHS or CAPS provider and fax documentation of your visit to CHS Health Information (919-966-0616). Follow next steps given by CHS or CAPS. ***For more detailed information, see https://caps.unc.edu/services/academic-interventions/final-exam-excuse-request.  

  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM–5PM  
  • Phone: (919) 966-3658  
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM  
  • Phone: (919) 966-2281  

To change an exam date due to personal or family emergency:  

Visit Academic Advising during drop-in hours as soon as possible.  

  • Phone: (919) 966-5116  
  • Drop-in hours are available for quick meetings and are intended for brief guidance on matters such as withdrawing, dropping/adding, course approval forms, and other topics that can be handled in five-to-ten minute sessions. See Drop In Hours Schedule   
  • Chat: Advisors are available on chat service Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm, except for University holidays.  You should use this service for general questions about policies and procedures only.    

To change an exam date due to 3 or more exams within 24 hours, or two exams at the same time:  

Request an exam excuse online here: https://eef.oasis.unc.edu/  

  • Phone: (919) 966-5116  
  • Drop-in hours are available for quick meetings and are intended for brief guidance on matters such as withdrawing, dropping/adding, course approval forms, and other topics that can be handled in five-to-ten minute sessions. See Drop In Hours Schedule   
  • Chat: Advisors are available on chat service Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm, except for University holidays.  You should use this service for general questions about policies and procedures only.    

To change an exam date due to religious observance:  

Contact and meet with an Academic Dean in Academic Advising as soon as possible 

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Carolina is a special place, with boundless opportunities for a transformative student experience. The Dean of Students office is committed to assisting each student reach their full potential, while being a participant in a dynamic, engaging, and inclusive environment. Through a variety of services and programs we work toward our mission:

... provide support and assistance to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) community focused on empowering students to succeed in navigating the university environment.

This website provides a brief overview of the many programs and services that are available to assist students, parents, faculty, and staff.  You may also have questions or concerns that are not addressed on our website.  In that case, I invite you to contact me or one of the other professional staff members in our office.  You are also welcome to visit us in the Dean of Students suite located on the first floor of SASB North, suite 1106.

In keeping with the official UNC Chapel Hill Policy on Non-Discrimination, the Dean of Students office is committed in policy, practice, environmental design, and staff/volunteer behavior to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment to community members of all identities. Our staff members engage in diversity education and training to ensure that our programs, services, materials, and policies are broadly inclusive of all forms of diversity.

Sincerely,

Desirée Rieckenberg
Dean of Students 

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