The “generic” final exam schedule for the fall semester is now up on the Registrar’s website, allowing you to measure the extent of your hardships imposed by the new reading period. Among the highlights:
- It looks like letting us out more than a week before Christmas proved to be too drastic a step for the powers that be to take. Three seemingly common class time periods–MW 1:10-2:30 (9:00), MW/WF 11:00-12:20 (2:00), and (gulp) TR 1:10-2:30 (7:00) have finals on Tuesday the 16th, the day before housing closes. I feel for those who have class at 1:10 every day.
- Anyone who has class at 10:00 MWF (9:00) or 2:40 MW/WF (2:00) gets the unenviable experience of taking an exam on a Friday (the 12th). At least there’s no evening session.
- Strangely, there is no evening session on the 15th (Monday), either. Maybe it’s just me, but my feeling is that it would’ve made more sense to move the evening exams to one of the preceding three exam days, which have no evening sessions.
I, for one, have developed an intense dislike of this new arrangement, as a member of both groups referenced above (as if taking a “W” in micro last semester when my average was a 90 didn’t sting enough, I now have a final in the same class Tuesday evening). Share your reactions and horror stories in the comments!