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Final Exam Schedules

Fall and Spring Final Exam Schedules

Exam Period Study Day: Wednesday, during the exam period.

Evening Classes:

Other Classes:


Note: Loyola’s policy regarding the scheduling of exams is that exams are not to be given during the last week of instruction. Final exams are to be given only during the designated times within the exam period (see below).

Exams, final or periodic, given during the final week of instruction interfere with a student’s ability to meet their obligations to their other classes. A student encountering a class in which the instructor intends to offer an exam during the final week of classes is encouraged to notify their dean’s office.


 Fall 2014 Retains the traditional 8 day schedule |  Spring 2015 Begins the new 6 day Schedule

The decision to make the change to the exam schedule was an academic administration decision. The Office of the Provost consulted with the Council of Deans, who having the responsibility for the curriculum of the schools, are also responsible for the scheduling of final exams. Starting with the spring 2015 semester, the University is moving to a six-day final exam schedule, down from the current eight-day schedule. The new schedule has been researched extensively by the Office of Registration and Records. The new schedule features a number of benefits for students. It maintains the Wednesday study day, it allows grades to be processed and posted more quickly, and it allows students to begin their breaks and summer employment sooner.  

The previous eight-day schedule was created predominantly because of the existence of the common course exams that were given on the Tuesday following the first week of finals. Additionally, there were only thee exams scheduled in the second week. The University's analysis indicated that we could move these examinations into the first week and not negatively impact the exam schedule. Having moved away from these, and the common course exams, the eight-day schedule is no longer necessary.


Exam Time9:00-11:00 a.m.1:00-3:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Monday MWF 10:25-11:15  MWF 11:30-12:20  Monday 4:15 Monday 7:00
Tuesday  TuTh 11:30-12:45  TuTh 10:00-11:15 Tuesday 4:15 Tuesday 7:00
Wednesday  Study Day Wednesday 4:15  Wednesday 7:00
Thursday TuTh 2:30-3:45  MWF 2:45-3:35  Thursday 4:15 Thursday 7:00
Friday MWF 12:35-1:25 TuTh 1:00-2:15  Friday 4:15 Friday 7:00
Saturday  TuTh 8:30-9:45 MWF 9:20-10:10    
Monday  MWF 8:15-9:05 MWF 1:40-2:30 Others  
Tuesday  Common Exams      


Spring 2015

 9:00-11:00 a.m.1:00-3:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Monday MWF 10:25-11:15 MWF 11:30-12:20 M Evening Classes M Evening Classes
Tuesday TuTh 11:30-12:45 TuTh 10:00-11:15 Tu Evening Classes Tu Evening Classes
Wednesday Study Day (ends at 4:15) TuTh 2:30-3:45 MWF 2:45-3:35
Thursday MWF 8:15-9:05 MWF 1:40-2:30 W Evening Classes W Evening Classes
Friday MWF 12:35-1:25 TuTh 1:00-2:15 Th Evening Classes Th Evening Classes
Saturday TuTh 8:30-9:45 MWF 9:20-10:10  F Evening Classes & Others  F Evening Classes



FALL 2014FALL 2015
 Mon., Dec 8  Mon., Dec 7
 Tue., Dec 9  Tue., Dec 8
 Wed., Dec 10  Wed., Dec 9
 Thurs., Dec 11   Thurs., Dec 10
 Fri., Dec 12  Fri., Dec 11       
 Sat., Dec 13  Sat., Dec 12
 Mon., Dec 15  
Tues., Dec 16     


SPRING 2014SPRING 2015 - New 6 Day Exam Schedule Begins
Mon., April 28        Mon., April 27     
Tue., April 29          Tue., April 28
Wed., April 30      Wed., April 29
Thurs., May 1      Thurs., April 30
Fri., May 2      Fri., May 1
Sat., May 3      Sat., May 2
Mon., May 5 No Exams
Tues., May 6 No Exams


Office of Registration and Records
Loyola University Chicago · Lewis Towers, Suite 510
820 N. Michigan Avenue · Chicago, IL 60611 · Phone: 312.915.7221 · registrar@luc.edu

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