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DEAD WEEK RULES APPLY ONLY TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS.
In 2009, the University Senate modified the Dead Week Policy as follows:
188.8.131.52 Dead Week [US: 4/13/09]
- The last week of instruction of a regular semester is termed "Dead Week.” In the rest of these Rules, this term also refers to the last three days of instruction of a summer session and a summer term.
- 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 Dead Week.
- No quizzes may be given during Dead Week.
- No project/lab practicals/paper/presentation deadlines or oral/listening examinations may be scheduled to fall during the Dead 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 Dead Week if the lab portion does not also require a Final Examination during finals week.
- Make-up exams and quizzes are allowed during Dead Week; these are exempt from the restrictions stated in C, D and E.
- Class participation and attendance grades are permitted during Dead Week.
- The current wording of this rule does not prohibit continuing into Dead Week regularly assigned graded homework that was announced in the class syllabus. [RC: 9/09]
Please do not hesitate to contact the Ombud Office if any questions arise about what academic activities may and may not occur during Dead Week.