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The week preceding the final examination period of the fall and spring semesters is termed "Prep Week.” In the rest of these Rules, this phrase also refers to the last three days of instruction of the summer session and winter intersession.

In cases of "Take Home" final examinations, students shall not be required to return the completed examination before the regularly scheduled examination period for that course.

No written examinations, including final examinations, may be scheduled during the Prep Week.

No quizzes may be given during Prep Week.

No project/lab practicals/paper/presentation deadlines or oral/listening examinations may be scheduled to fall during the Prep Week unless it was scheduled in the syllabus AND the course has no final examination (or assignment that acts as a final examination) scheduled during finals week. A course with a lab component may schedule the lab practical of the course during Prep Week if the lab portion does not also require a Final Examination during finals week.

Make-up exams and quizzes are allowed during Prep Week; these are exempt from the restrictions stated above.

Class participation and attendance grades are permitted during Prep Week.

For fall and spring semester, the Thursday and Friday of Prep Week are study days (i.e. “Reading Days”) during which no required interactions shall be scheduled.

The current wording of this rule does not prohibit continuing into Prep Week regularly assigned graded homework that was announced in the class syllabus.

The Prep Week rule applies to ALL courses taught in the fall semester, spring semester, and summer session, including those taught by distance learning or in a format that has been compressed into less than one semester or session. The rule does not apply to courses in professional programs in colleges that have University Senate approval to follow a nonstandard calendar.