Exams Dos and Don’ts

Do not bring bookbags, purses, notebooks, cell phones, computers, or cell phone/calculator combinations, any auditory devices (i.e. iPods into exam rooms). SAVE YOURSELF THE TROUBLE: leave these items AT HOME AND in Residence Halls.

Do not take exams into the bathroom.

Do expect to see honor council representatives and proctors on duty. They will ask students to use CLASSROOMS as opposed to hallways FOR TAKING EXAMS.

DO BRING YOUR EXAM CARD — It is your ticket for taking exams.

DO take exams In the building where the exams are issued. The following areas are prohibited IN ALL BUILDINGS: faculty offices, computer labs, restrooms, elevators, and stairwells; IN ADDITION in Carpenter prohibited areas include: faculty lounge areas, hallways, and the sitting areas in the back of the halls in the faculty office area. Students must take their exam in the rooms with the appropriate color coded designations.

DO REMEMBER to respect the Mary Baldwin College honor code.


“Each student is expected to do her own work in all academic endeavors. Giving or receiving help on academic work unless allowed by the instructor is cheating and must be reported. It is the student’s responsibility not to discuss a test or exam with a student who has not taken it. To avoid the possible appearance of committing honor violations, students are advised not to possess or take any materials other than writing instruments and blank paper into any room where a closed book test or examination is being given or possess or take any materials not specifically permitted by the instructor into any room where an open book test or examination is being given. Books and study materials should be left in the Students room or outside the room where the test or examination is to take place.”

The Honor Council Board wishes you the best of luck on all your exams!