Tentative Spring 2024 Final Exam Updates

Select Academic Common Space open until 1a.m.

Non-reservable access to academic common areas in Greene, Carswell, Manchester/Kirby, and Scales has been expanded for students until 1 a.m. during the Spring 2024 Final Exam Week (May 2-10, 2024). 

This limited expansion of building access for students does not apply to internal card readers, classrooms, and teaching studios and labs. These spaces will continue to be accessed by reservation and with space managers’ approval. Classroom reservation times will not be extended past 11 p.m.

Be sure to vacate any reserved space prior to the end of your reservation time.

Please note regular cleaning processes will still take place regardless of students studying in these spaces.

To gauge interest in these expanded hours, Student Government will place signs in common areas asking students to check in with a QR code leading to a brief, time-stamped Google form.

Other University Changes for Finals Week

  • Benson University Center
    • Additional open study rooms (shared space) will be provided in 401AB, 406, and 409; spring dates TBD.
  • Deacon Dining – Check out “What’s Open”
    • The Table at Reynolda (The Pit) and Smith’s Café (ZSR coffee shop) are open 24 hr/day; spring dates TBD
    • North Dining Hall is open 7am-2am for additional study space; student ID is required for entry after 10 p.m.
  • Wellbeing Center
    • Informal study space in common areas only; modified hours, spring dates TBD
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Library
    • Open from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.; spring dates TBD
    • Open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. ; spring dates TBD


The privilege of using this room is in accordance with the Wake Forest University Honor Code. If the guidelines are not adhered to, those students who have reserved the room will lose the privilege of reserving study space.

Planning Ahead?

Book a classroom study session for 1-6 people via DeaconSpace

An exterior view of Kirby Hall, on the campus of Wake Forest University, Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Classrooms in each academic building are available by reservation only, at least 2 business days in advance. If you have a last-minute need, you may reach out to your major/minor department academic coordinator during business hours only.

Need a space now?

Private or group study space can be booked in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library

(on demand)

ZSR Library

ZSR has three classrooms available 24/7 as individual study spaces. Deacon OneCard key swipes give access; no reservation is needed.

How to Use DeaconSpace

Wake Study Space logo

In DeaconSpace, students may select create a reservation by selecting “Book Now” beside the “Wake Study Spaces” template to find designated classroom study space as well as several conference rooms in Reynolda Hall that are reservable for student study space.  

  • Study spaces may be reserved both weekdays and weekends between 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. for no longer than 2 hours at a time.
  • If you require the space for more than 2 hours DUE TO AN EXAM, you may book the space for up to 4 hours but must include the exam details in the Event Description field. Please be sure to book your space to begin at least 15 minutes in advance of any required exam start time.
  • Please allow at least 2 business days for approval of your request; this is not an automated process. 
  • You may only make one reservation per day.
  • If you cannot access your room during your reserved time, please contact University Police at their non-emergency number (336-758-5591) for assistance.  You will be required to show your confirmation email for entrance into the room.
  • Students may find open lounges inside our academic buildings open until 11 p.m.

Study Space Expectations

student study

Reserved study spaces are designed for individual or small group study for a maximum of 6 students, regardless of what is posted in the room. Reserved classrooms require a student ID card for entrance. Only one student ID is required, and that student is responsible for the condition of the room and adherence to all guidelines.

While in the space, please do not take furnishings out of the space. If furniture is moved, please restore original set-up.

Before you leave, please:  

  • Throw away all trash and clean up any messes.
  • Erase all boards.
  • Turn off all A/V equipment and lights
  • Close all windows 
  • These spaces close for use when it is time for janitorial staff to clean. Be respectful to facilities and custodial staff.
  • Students must leave the room at the end of their reserved time

Additional Common Area Study Space