Final exams are rescheduled after reading day's tragic events.
All exams that were scheduled for Friday, Dec. 9, have been moved to Saturday, Dec. 10, and will take place at their normally scheduled times and locations.
All exams from Monday forward are at their normal times.
The announcement said that affected faculty members should use their best judgment to make accommodations for their students when necessary.
For Sigga Ingadottir, a senior mechanical engineering major, the change in the exam schedule almost meant she would miss a flight back to her home in Iceland.
“I’ve spoken to my professor, and we’re going to figure out a way to take it tomorrow,” Ingadottir said. “I think I just got lucky, my professor was really nice about it.”
J Corbin Dimeglio, a senior finance major and president of the SGA, said he felt students would understand the need to postpone exams.
“Our campus community realized that this is something that isn’t expected, and recognized that there are sacrifices,” Dimeglio said.
Most other students agreed that postponing exams was the right move by Tech.
“It affects (my exam schedule), but I don’t mind,” said Daniel Newcomb, a junior history major. “I think the exams being postponed is definitely required.”
Newcomb is an employee at Au Bon Pain in Squires who was working at the time of the lockdown, when students were ordered into the Colonial Ballroom.
“Especially if you were in Torgersen bridge or Squires at the time, I’m sure they are going to have trouble concentrating and studying,” Newcomb said.
Kirk Tinnel, a freshman university studies major, who attended last night’s impromptu candlelight vigil, said some students in his residence hall were annoyed that the schedule was postponed because they were prepared to go home by Saturday.
“But honestly, this was supposed to be reading day, and no one was going to study today anyway,” Tinnel said.
Chris Luceri, a finance major, agreed.
“We needed a little time.”