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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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Crisis Response

Responding to Student Emergencies and Crisis

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to fostering an educational climate that is conducive to the academic success and personal development of our students.  The University and Student Affairs recognizes a crisis or emergency incident may occur that could significantly impact a student and / or the larger UNC-Chapel Hill community.  For incidents such as these, the Dean of Students (DOS) office plays a key role in supporting students, coordinating a response, and connecting individuals with support and resources.  While not first responders, the DOS coordinates the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) who can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

When an emergency occurs, the Dean of Students office or CIRT will typically be notified. If a critical campus-wide situation occurs that warrants an Alert Carolina notification, please reference the method for which you receive these messages and/or visit the Alert Carolina website.

For a crisis requiring an emergency or first responder response, please contact 911 to connect with your local law enforcement agency or UNC Police if you are on-campus.  To connect directly with UNC Police for non-emergencies you may call at 919-962-8100.

Please note, UNC Police is a fully accredited law enforcement agency that provides 24 hour services, including emergency response. EMS will also be dispatched if needed.

Individuals who believe they have experienced or witnessed crimes, University policy violations, or other questionable incidents are encouraged to report these incidents to appropriate University resources. If you have questions about how or whether to report, a representative of the Office of the Dean of Students is available to meet with you. Regardless of the concern, anyone can and is encouraged to contact UNC Police at 919-962-8100.  Non-emergency, anonymous reports can be made to the police department through their Silent Witness reporting form, as well.  

Please click the links in the margin to access information about those specific types of resources, reporting, and incident response.

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