Final Focus


final focusAs the end of the semester nears, your main focus is on final exams. Final exam week is not your typical weekly class schedule. Find out when your final exams will be by viewing the Fall 2017 Final Exam Schedule. Some final exam dates and times may differ from this schedule. Check with your instructors to be sure when your exams will be administered.

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Southeastern offers many ways to assist you with final exams, including extended hours, programs to support exam prep, and activities to help manage stress.

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Sims Memorial Library

Sunday, Nov. 26: 2 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 27-29: 7:30 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 307:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 17:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday, Dec. 2: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 3: 2 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 4-6: 7 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 7: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Dec. 87:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Dining Services -- See updated and extended hours for our campus dining options here

Southeastern Bookstore

Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 4-5: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday-Thursday, Dec. 6-7: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 8: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Textbook Rental

Monday-Friday, Dec. 4-8: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 9-10: Textbook Rental closed / Dropbox open
Monday, Dec. 11: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.



How to Prepare for and Ace your Finals -- 1-hour workshops to learn effective study strategies in Sims Library room 252.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 3:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 3:30 p.m.


Super Study Sunday -- Join the Omicron Nu Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Multicultural and International Student Affairs, and the Student Government Association for free tutoring, t-shirts, and food!

  • Sunday, Dec. 3 from 6:00pm - 10:00pm on the 2nd floor of Fayard Hall


Snacks and Tips -- The Mane Experience, Southeastern's new freshman program, will distribute snacks with helpful study tips. You might even find a few fun, motivational posters throughout the library. 

  • Sunday, Dec. 3


Free Supplies -- Pick up free scantrons, blue books, pens, coffee and water, provided by Southeastern Student Government. 

  • Monday, Dec. 4 - Friday, Dec. 8
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (and 12:30 p.m.on Friday)
    Office for Student Engagement - Student Union, room 2307


Encourage Another Lion -- SLAECA (Student-led Louisiana Early Childhood Association) will be hosting an "encouragement" table in the hallway of the Teacher Education Center for students to decorate posters with encouraging messages to help motivate fellow students. 

  • Monday, Dec. 4 - Friday, Dec. 8


Freshman Advisors Available -- Center for Student Excellence advisors are available to address individual freshman student questions or concerns during regular office hours.


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“Take a Breather” Study Breaks -- A few minutes of focused breathing and mindfulness will help you to be calm and focused for final exams. Kay Grest, a nurse with Student Health Center, conducts each 20 minute session. Meet near the 3rd floor elevators at Sims Library.

  • Monday, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4 at 5:15 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 28 and Dec. 5 at 8 p.m.


Free Massage Chair -- The Campus Activities Board will be providing its free massage chair outside of the office to help students relax for finals.

  • Monday, Dec. 4 - Friday, Dec. 8, Student Union room 2303


Stress Less Breakfast -- Student Government Association will be providing free biscuits and scantrons in the breezeway of the Student Union.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7:00am

  • Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 7:00am


Late Night Breakfast -- Relax and refuel at the Mane Dish during our finals week tradition, Late Night Breakfast. Free for meal plan holders; $6.75 for non-meal plan holders. Cub Cash and Lion's Lagniappe accepted.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. in The Mane Dish - Student Union


Take Care of Yourself -- If you are feeling unwell, physically or mentally, remember that we have resources to help:

University Health Center
Student Union Annex, 303A Texas Avenue
Schedule an appointment online or call 985-549-2242

University Counseling Center
Student Union Annex, 303A Texas Avenue
Stop by the office or call 985-549-3894 to make an appointment.