Academic Testing Procedures

Please note that the GDL is not open 24hrs a day and it is the student's responsibility to complete tests by deadlines established by the professor.

The GDL will using recommended best practices for Coronavirus safety from Washington and Lee University Guidelines, the CDC, the Department of Health, as well as the state of Virginia to maintain the wellbeing of students, professors, and specialists when administering tests.

**Note: No quiz or test will be issued within 30 minutes of any specified closing time. The GDL will close and collect tests at closing time! No tests are handed out after testing period has ended without written permission from professor.

The GDL's regular hours of operation during Fall and Winter Terms are as follows:

Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM *Closed for evening
Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that while waiting in line, students adhere to social distancing procedures. While in the facilities, we ask that they wear a mask and clean their area with the wipes provided before they leave.

Quizzes and tests are distributed by the GDL specialist on duty and may be picked up in the GDL work center. All quizzes and tests must be signed out and cataloged by a GDL specialist.  Testing materials should be returned to the GDL specialist once completed. The specialist will record this submission at an electronic station. It is to the benefit of the individual student to follow these procedures for checking out and returning testing materials. In the event of missing testing materials or other possible problems, a written record will be extremely important.

No quiz or test may leave the Global Discovery Laboratories area unless a faculty member has made PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS with a student and informed the GDL in writing.

All quizzes and tests must be turned in to the GDL specialist at the time of closing, unless a faculty member has given prior written notification to the GDL explaining the circumstances for the exemption.

The GDL adheres to guidelines of the Washington and Lee University Honor System. The GDL will report any violations to the Executive Committee.