By Ashley Cole, Contributing Writer
As the semester rapidly comes to an close, a dreaded time has come for students: finals week. The stress and anxiety has already begun to set in for many. But there are still silver linings to be found for students. Many activities will still be going on around campus. Some will focus on helping students prepare and survive finals week, and others will offer students time to relax and enjoy the end of the semester.
The library will be offering free printing during finals week up to 10 pages. For students with many papers due, this will be very helpful.
The Learning and Student Development Center (LSDC) will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. every day during finals week to aid students in studying and preparing for finals. They will also have snacks available to students all week long.
The St. Thomas Aquinas Center will be open 24/7 during finals week to offer students a quiet place to study. They will also have snacks and coffee available.
The popular favorite late-night breakfast will be tonight, May 7 from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Kate Billings, Director of Student Activities, explained the time change is to due to the times students have been lining up with attendance waning in later hours.
Other activities include a board games night with ice cream floats in the College Union ballroom starting at 10 p.m. on May 8. Also in the College Union ballroom is the favorite “Coffee and Donuts” night at 10 p.m. on May 9.
A paint and peel will be held on May 10 at 7 p.m. in the College Union ballroom.
Billings also said that if the weather remains nice, the outdoor games on the quad will be brought out as well.
There are plenty of options for students to allowing students to prepare for finals and enjoy the last week on the hilltop as we prepare to bid this semester farewell.