2023 Fall/Winter Exam Season Information
December 9 - 22

Last day of classes: Friday, December 8
Study day: Saturday, December 9
First day of exams: Sunday, December 10
Last day of exams: Friday, December 22

Good luck, everyone! Please see below for exam season hours and information for the King Student Life Centre, study rooms, the Library, student wellness resources, food services, shuttle buses and other useful information.

Policies for King Student Life Centre Use During the Exam Period

  • The King Centre is open 6 a.m. - 2 a.m. from December 9 - 21.
  • The King Centre is open for QUIET study from midnight – 2 a.m.
  • A security guard will be stationed in the King Centre from midnight to 2 a.m. starting at 12:01 a.m. on April 11.
  • Keep your Western ONECard with you as you may be required to show it to security during extended hours (midnight – 2 a.m.).
  • Use of rooms in the King Centre is permitted on a first-come basis, unless a room is booked for a meeting. We expect King’s students to be reasonable in the amount of time they use the rooms and to share the space.
  • Student use of rooms in the King Centre can be terminated if rooms are not kept clear of garbage at the end of each study session or if the space is being used inappropriately.
  • Students are not allowed to leave bags, books, clothing in rooms when not in use for study purposes.
  • Those sleeping in the King Centre will be wakened and advised to go home.
  • Any abuse of the use of the rooms in the King Centre will result in the rooms being locked and available only by booking.
  • Fitness Room closes at midnight Monday-Friday and at 10 p.m. on weekends.

Study Rooms in the King Student Life Centre

You can book study rooms KC203, 204 and 205 for two hours at a time, between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m., from December 9 - 21.

Library Hours

Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sundays from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

Please note that the library will be closing at 7 p.m. on December 22.

The Write Place

  • Hybrid hours range from Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • To make an online tutoring appointment, visit kings.mywconline.com. You can also find the most up-to-date schedule there.
  • The Write Place will not provide feedback on tests, quizzes, or exams (including midterm, take-home, or comprehensive exams).

Mental Health and Wellness

The exam period can be a stressful time for students. King's provides a number of resources to students, staff and faculty year round that can be accessed to help maintain overall health and well-being. For information on services, check out our Mental Health and Wellness page. 

Same day and ongoing personal counselling appointments are available without a waitlist.  Schedule an appointment. Good2Talk provides free, confidential support services for post-secondary students in Ontario. You can reach them at 1-866-925-5454.

The Reflection Room and the Fitness Room will be open 6 a.m. - midnight from Monday - Friday and 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. from Saturday - Sunday.

What to Do if You Are Sick and Going to Miss An Exam

  • As soon as possible, but no later than two days after a missed exam, complete an Academic Consideration Request, uploading appropriate documentation.
  • If you are ill -- including being ill with COVID-- please submit a Student Medical Certificate (SMC) signed by a licensed medical or mental health practitioner, detailing the duration and severity of illness, or appropriate documentation supporting extenuating circumstances, no later than two business days after the date specified for resuming responsibilities. You can see a practitioner at Student Health and Wellness or through USC’s Purple Care.
  • When possible, inform your instructor before the date of the exam or assignment.
  • Visit the Academic Considerations page for more information.

Getting Home Safely

  • If you are studying late during exams, a free taxi service is available to commute between King’s, Western and Brescia campuses from December 8-21 from 10:30 p.m. - 8 a.m. 
    • Chits are available at King's Security – you can call them at 519-521-6215. 
    • Once you have your chit, call Yellow London Taxi at 519-657-1111.
    • A maximum of $11 is covered and you pay the rest.
  • Western Foot Patrol can provide a co-ed escort to your car, bus stop, or other buildings on King’s and Western campus – visit the Western Foot Patrol page for more information.
  • King’s security guards and campus police will be patrolling the campus to ensure your safety.
  • You can park for free in lots 2 and 3 during the exam period. 

King's/Brescia Shuttle Bus

Every day (including weekends) from December 9-22, the exam shuttle bus will run from King’s from 8:00 a.m. - 10:45 p.m. Buses will leave every 20 minutes (with a break from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.). The exam shuttle route stops at the same bus pick-up and drop-off sites as the King’s/Brescia shuttles. 

Times and routes can be found here. You can find Western's evening shuttle schedule here.

Food Services Hours of Operation

Thames Market – December 11-21

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Closed Friday, December 22

Café '54 – December 11-22

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Monday, December 18 – Thursday, December 21: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, December 22: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Subway – December 11-15

Monday – Friday: noon - 7 p.m.
Closed for the holiday season starting December 16

Ah-So Sushi - closed after December 7 at 5 p.m.

Sushi will continue to be available in the Thames Market for a limited time.

Regular hours of operation for King's Food Services will resume Monday, January 8, 2024.

Vending machines are available in Labatt Hall (LH) and South Annex (SA).

Good luck on your exams!