Academic Testing Procedures

Please note that the GDL is not open 24hrs a day, and it is the student's responsibility to complete tests during GDL hours and by professor-set deadlines. Tests are not distributed during the last thirty minutes the GDL is open.  

The GDL adheres to Washington and Lee University's Covid Safety Guidelines as we seek to maintain the well-being of students, professors, and specialists while administering exams.

GDL Hours of Operation for Fall and Winter Terms

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

GDL Hours of Operation for Spring Term

Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
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 CGL, students must wear a mask at all times.  Before a student leaves an area, we ask that they first sanitize it with provided wet wipes. 

Quizzes and tests are distributed by the GDL specialist on duty and may be picked up in the GDL work center, room 135. If a specialist is unavailable when you arrive:

  • Check the door of 135 for a specialist's location.
  • Look for Professor Kuettner in CGL 138.
  • Wait 15 minutes for a specialist to return. If a specialist has not returned, email Professor Kuettner at KuettnerD@wlu.edu

All students must sign-in with a GDL specialist before taking a physical, virtual, or hybrid exam.  Be prepared to give your name, professor, and course with section number when signing out an assessment.

Testing materials should be returned to the GDL specialist once completed.  You must return your exam DURING GDL HOURS. The specialist will record this submission at an electronic station. In the event of missing testing materials or other possible problems, this 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 the 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.