Fall 2015 Exam Information

Consult this site to locate exam policies and procedures, identify support services, find available study spaces, and locate free coffee. We wish you all the best for the Fall 2015 exam period!

To ensure you comply with all exam policies and procedures, please consult the Academic Services Exam Information webpage.

Don't risk losing critical time during your exam. Make sure to take the Practice Exam with this exam period's version of the Exam4 software. If you are non-compliant after December 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., you will lose any downtime during an exam due to laptop problems. Remember to get your laptop compliant.

The Office of Student Affairs is available to assist with various challenges that may impact students' performance this time of year. Examples include: death of a family member, birth of a child, onset of illness (physical and/or mental), and need for exam accommodations beyond what is available through the Office of Academic Services. Under these special circumstances, the Office of Student Affairs will work with the Office of Academic Services to provide accommodations. To request a special-circumstances exam postponement or accommodation, please email law.studentaffairs@nyu.edu and submit your request via ExamReporterPlease note that all requests are kept confidential. 

For regular exam postponement requests (related to multiple exams being scheduled in one day), Student Affairs does not need to be involved.  The request can be submitted directly to ExamReporter.

If you become ill prior to the day of an exam, you must contact the Office of Student Affairs:
Student Affairs: FH 474, (212) 998-6658, law.studentaffairs@nyu.edu

You may also contact the Office of Academic Services:
• Academic ServicesFH 400, (212) 998-6020, law.acadservices@nyu.edu

If you become ill on the day of an exam and believe you will not be able to complete it, do not begin the examination. Immediately report your illness to the proctor who will send you to the appropriate administrative office.

If you become ill after starting the exam, report it to the proctor immediately. For more information, consult the Academics Policies Guide, "Examinations", page 9-14, Examinations. Click here to view the policies.


Quiet Hours
Quiet hours begin November 16 at 5:00 p.m. and continue until 12:00 a.m. on December 17.

Classroom Spaces
Please check the signs in the lobby of Vanderbilt Hall and Furman Hall each day to see which classrooms are available as study spaces, but also know that there are designated Quiet Study Rooms for the exam period.

Event Spaces as Study Rooms
Various large event spaces (Greenberg Lounge, Tishman Auditorium, etc.) are available for study from Monday, December 7 through Thursday, December 17.  During the exam period, classrooms will primarily be used to administer exams. Click here for a list of event spaces that will be serving as quiet study rooms.

Study Rooms
There is an online system to reserve group study rooms (312, 320, 322, and 336) in Furman Hall. They are available for use from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. by making a request here: https://its.law.nyu.edu/groupstudy/.

Students are expected to understand the following:

  • Group study room priority usage is for groups of 2 or more people with proof of advance reservation.
  • The rooms may be booked up to seven days in advance and are available for 2 hours per session per group per day.
  • Group study room users without reservations must vacate the room when requested by a group with proof of valid reservation.
  • There is a ten-minute grace period for reservations. If the group (2 or more people) is not present within the grace period, the reservation is invalid, and another group may use the room. If you have an irresolvable conflict regarding a room reservation you should see the public safety officer at the front desk.

IMPORTANT: NYU Law students are prohibited from reserving study rooms beyond the two hours allotted in one day. Be sure to notify those students whose name also appear on the reservation that they have used one or two hours, depending on your reservation, of their daily allotted time. Failure to use the reservation system in accordance with these rules may result in loss of group study room reservation privileges. Please report misuse of the group study rooms or the reservation system to the Office of Student Affairs at law.studentaffairs@nyu.edu.

Student Lounges and the Law Library
The following study spaces in Vanderbilt Hall, Furman Hall, and the Law Library will be open until 2:00 a.m. (Note: the coat check in VH and FH will close at 11:00 p.m.)

  • Vanderbilt Hall: Kushner Student Lounge and Golding Lounge
  • Furman Hall: Guarini Study Lounge, John Sexton Student Forum, all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor study rooms
  • Law Library: The Law Library will be accessible only from the Vanderbilt Hall entrance of the Law Library during extended hours (11:30 p.m.-2:00 a.m.). All study areas are designated as quiet areas; no food will be allowed. Please review the Law Library guidelines.

NYU Campus

Kimmel Center: Rooms are available on Floors 4, 6, 8, and 9. Students may reserve rooms by setting up an account at www.kimmelonestop.nyu.edu.

Bobst Library: You can reserve a room in Bobst. The areas on the lower levels (#1 and #2) are open 24 hours.

Residence Halls

Mercer Residence
All students living in School of Law housing can reserve study rooms on the 8th floor of the Mercer Residence for group or individual study. Rooms will be available for reservation from November 20 through December 19.

D’Agostino Hall
The Commons is the only available study space in D’Agostino; students must present a valid NYU ID with a School of Law Library (SOLL), D’Agostino Hall, or Mercer Residence sticker to enter the building.


Feast for Finals: Friday, December 4, Lipton Hall (D'Agostino), from 8:00-10:00 a.m.  All Law School students are invited by the Department of Residence Services to Feast for Finals, a breakfast held in your honor as you prepare for finals. Not only is the breakfast offered to you at no charge, it will be served to you by caring administrators from throughout the Law School who want you to enjoy this stress-free breakfast. It's free, it's easy, and it's in your honor!

Complimentary Coffee and Bagels: Culinart, Inc. will be providing free coffee and bagels Monday through Friday from 8:00-10:00 a.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m., in Golding Lounge and Wachtell Cafe during the exam period. (Exam period is Monday, December 7 through Thursday, December 17).

ResLife Massage Program: Thursday, December 10, Mercer Residence, Game Room from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sign-ups will be available online.  Contact law.reslife@nyu.edu for more information.

Additional Fall 2015 study break events TBA!