Final exam week can be the most stressful time of the year even for the most diligent students. Caffeine and energy drinks are usually students’ best “friends” during this tough period. Many students need quiet and relaxing places as well as long hours to study.
As the final exams are approaching, many of the University’s buildings and services will be extended. Perhaps the most popular study destination for students before and during finals week is going to be the library. Therefore, the MSU Memorial Library extends its hours starting this Friday, April 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
On Sunday, May 1, the library will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. During the Finals week, Monday through Thursday, the library will work usual hours from 7:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Another popular study place at MSU is Centennial Student Union, which has enough room to study within its lower, main, and upper levels. CSU is usually open until midnight, but it has a different schedule during the finals week. On Saturday, April 30, the CSU is open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday, May 2-5, from 6:30 a.m to 2 a.m.
CSU is a comfortable place to study, because it has many dining options. However, CSU dining places will work their regular hours. Jazzman’s Café and Bakery is open until Midnight, and during the finals week Jazzman’s will have its special “Red Eye” promo menu.
The Red Eye menu will include Jet Fuel: Depth Charge, Dirty Chai, Americano, Espresso; Soft Landings: Hot Chocolate, Flavor Steamer, Iced Blueberry Green Tea. The menu will also offer delicious and nutritious Poppy Sesame Flat Flax Bread for $2.19; Watercress & Lemon Deviled Eggs for $1.49, and Celery Sticks with Peanut Butter for $2.29.
Other dining options around campus that work late hours
might be: Domino’s Pizza, which is open and delivers until 2 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Toppers and Garry’s Pizza also do late night delivery until 3 a.m. For those who have a sweet tooth Insomnia Cookies at University Square offers its services until 3 a.m.
Students who need help with writing, math, and science classes might consider using Academic Support Center services, located in the lower level of the library. To schedule an appointment with a writing tutor, students can stop by the reference desk or go online to https://tutortrac.mnsu.edu/tracweb40/default.html.
The Writing Center works Mondays through Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Online Writing Center is available on Sundays through Thursdays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For math and science classes there are walk-in hours Mondays through Fridays 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Good luck on your finals!