UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Dead Week

“Dead Week” is the week prior to final examinations. The purpose of dead week is to allow students time to begin preparation for final examinations without academic obligations beyond the normal class meetings. The giving of any examinations is, therefore, strongly discouraged, especially giving two examinations in the same course within the time span of dead week and finals week.

Further, the scheduling during dead week, by faculty or departments, of non-instructional events for which student participation is mandatory, is also strongly discouraged, and requires advance approval by the Office of Student Life.