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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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Urgent Concerns

Urgent Concerns

Help for Students in Crisis and Students with Concerning Behavior

Student in Crisis

A person whose conduct is markedly bizarre, disruptive, or dangerous; makes verbal or physical threats, which may include active threats of suicide.

Student of Concern

A person who appears confused, very sad, highly anxious, irritable, lacks motivation and/or concentration, may be thinking about suicide.

Is the Student a Potential Harm to Self or Others?

YES: Call 911 or UNC Police 919.962.8100

NO: Contact the Dean of Students office

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Dean of Students

The Dean of Students office (DOS) is a Student Affairs unit whose mission is to provide support and assistance to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) community focused on empowering students to succeed in navigating the University environment. Our four pillars—Care, Collaborate, Celebrate, and Empower—guide our approach and everyday work. In alignment with this mission, UNC-Chapel Hill Student Affairs and DOS established the Student Care Team.

The Dean of Students office is identified as an initial point of contact for the communication of information and/or direct referral of students exhibiting behaviors of concern. The Student Care Team (SCT or Care Team) is a multi-disciplinary team coordinated by DOS. Reported concerns will be triaged to determine if the identified behavior or concern should be addressed through the Care Team, the UNC-Chapel Hill Emergency Evaluation and Action Committee (EEAC), DOS, or other appropriate referral.

The Care Team will not address emergency situations that pose an imminent threat to campus or individual health/safety concerns that are in progress. The UNC Department of Public Safety should be contacted for any emergency or immediate health and safety concern.

Care Team

The UNC-Chapel Hill Care Team provides coordinated assistance and support to students exhibiting concerning behaviors (also known as students of concern) through a centralized structure and method for outreach, referrals, and case management. The Care Team uses discretion in communicating and collaborating with other University offices and/or community resources to collect available and pertinent information to assist in the identification of appropriate interventions and/or strategies, also known as care action plans, to address the concern(s) and ultimately support student academic and personal success and wellness. One or more individuals or departments represented on the Care Team may implement these action plans.

For the purposes of the Care Team, concerning behaviors may include, but are not limited to: threats of self-harm, emotional or physical outbursts, extreme or sudden changes in mood or behavior, traumatic experiences (including sexual assault, surviving a crime, losing a friend or family member), excessive or uncharacteristic decline in coursework and course attendance, excessive alcohol or other drug usage, difficulty with adjustment to campus life, etc. These behaviors may occur on- or off-campus. Students, faculty, staff, visitors, family and/or other community members, may identify and report students of concern. The Dean of Students office will document all cases.

Emergency Evaluation and Action Committee (EEAC)

Emergency Evaluation and Action Committee cases typically have the potential to impact the broader UNC-Chapel Hill campus community. The Care Team and EEAC are separate entities, but may have some overlapping interest in supporting students. In appropriate cases, information reviewed by the DOS Care Team will be forwarded to the EEAC. Conversely, cases reported to the UNC-Chapel Hill EEAC may be Referred to the Care Team.

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