The following information pertains to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tippie College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Nursing, College of Public Health, University College, and the Graduate College.
Carver College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Law, and College of Pharmacy maintain their own final exam schedules and generally do not follow the final exam schedule set by the Office of the Registrar.
Under University examination policies, students are permitted to make up exams missed as a result of illness, mandatory religious obligations (in accordance with the University's policy on religious holidays), or other unavoidable circumstances like a death in the immediate family, jury duty, or mandatory military obligations.
Please see the Makeup Examinations page for information on qualified student exam conflicts and exam precedence rules.
University Policy On All Missed Exams
Students at The University of Iowa are permitted to make up exams missed due to religious holidays, illness, or unavoidable circumstances. Faculty members should reschedule exams for students who miss them for reasons consistent with the University's policy regarding religious holidays, as stated in Part III, Chapter 22, Section 10, "Religious Diversity and the University Calendar," of the University Operations Manual.
Each college within the University is free to establish its own rules and regulations concerning absences from class. However, University regulations require that students be allowed to make up examinations that have been missed due to illness, mandatory religious obligations, or other unavoidable circumstances or University activities, as stated in Part IV, Chapter 8, Section 1, "General," of the University Operations Manual.
Construction Noise During Examinations
The standard practice of The University of Iowa Facilities Management Department is to immediately stop construction when that work disturbs an examination in progress. The faculty member in charge of the examination should promptly report such problems to Work Control (5-5071) or to the construction workers, asking them to contact the Project's Construction Manager for further instructions.