What's Up @ Southeastern

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This final edition for Spring 2019 covers what you need to know as you prepare for Finals Week.

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Final Focus

Finals Week - You've got this. We want to help!

Check out our Final Focus page for the most up-to-date list of extended hours and campus resources, plus free activities and supplies to help you FINISH STRONG! You can also find a link to the Spring 2019 final exam schedule. 

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Academic Notices

Last Day of Classes


Friday, May 10

Saturday Only Classes - Final Exams


Saturday, May 11


Final Exams


Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 17




Saturday, May 18 at 10 am

Extended Hours

Sims Library Extended Hours

Sims Memorial Library

For the next two weeks, Sims Library is open late to help you prepare for finals. They're even open Saturday, from 11 am to 6 pm.

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Dining Services

Dining Services

Campus Dining locations are open extended hours during finals week. See the full schedule here and save to your phone for easy access.

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Southeastern Bookstore

Stock up on study aids, testing supplies, snacks and more at Southeastern's Bookstore: open from 7 am - 5 pm on Monday, May 13 through Thursday, May 16.  

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Textbook Rental

Textbook Rental

Textbook Rental will be open extended hours during finals week, and will also have a drop box for your use. The last day to return a textbook without a fine is Monday, May 20.

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Upcoming Events

Lion4Life Launch Party

Register Now: Life4Life Launch Party

Thursday, May 16 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm 
Alumni Center

All graduating seniors are invited to a FREE senior send-off graduation party! Enjoy tasty food truck treats and a mobile ice cream parlor, plus get your mini diploma and free gift from the Alumni Association! Seniors may bring guests.

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MISA Study Hour

MISA Happy Hour and Super Study Session

Monday,  May 6 at 5 pm
Tinsley Hall Study Lounge

Join the Omicron Nu Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., SGA and MISA to prepare for Finals Week together. The event begins with a destressing yoga workshop at 5 pm. Free tutoring sessions begin at 6 pm. There will be free food and test materials.  

Study Break

Study Break at the Pat

Tuesday,  May 7 at 6 pm 
Alumni Field

Take a break, enjoy some baseball. First 200 students will receive some free goodies for finals week! If the Lions score 5 or more runs, fans can redeem their game ticket or student coupon at local participating Raising Cane's to receive a free combo with the purchase of another of equal or greater value.

DSA Convocation

DSA Convocation

Tuesday,  May 7 at 7 pm
Student Union Grand Ballroom

All students are encouraged to join us at this event to celebrate student success at Southeastern!


Symphony Orchestra Concert

Tuesday,  May 7 at 7:30 pm 
Pottle Auditorium 

Enjoy "A Spanish Night at Southeastern" featuring music by Spanish and Latin American composers. Free admission!

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Ring Ceremony

Ring Ceremony

Wednesday, May 8 at 6 pm

Student Union Ballroom

The Southeastern ring has been a tradition for nearly a decade, signifying the accomplishment of your degree as well as your commitment to the university.

Take Care of Yourself!

If you are feeling unwell, physically or mentally, remember that we have resources to help. 

University Health Center >

Schedule an appointment online or call 985-549-2242.

University Counseling Center >

Stop by the office in the Student Union Annex or call 985-549-3894 to make an appointment.

Planting Our Appreciation

Planting Our Appreciation

Thursday, May 9 at 10 am  (while supplies last)
Friendship Circle

Decorate a pot, plant a flower, and top it off with a sweet note to someone you appreciate. What a great way to end the semester and say thanks to those who helped you along the way! 

Free Supplies

Free Supplies from SGA

Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 17
7:30 am - 5 pm (12:30 pm on Friday)

Student Engagement - Student Union 2307

Pick up free scantrons, blue books, pens, coffee and water, provided by Student Government Association.

Lion Central

Need Info?

Monday, May 13 - Thursday,  May 16
8 am - 3 pm

Student Union 1307

Want to know the final exam schedule?  Not sure of a location? Maybe you just need to know when classes start next semester. We have a place for that!  Get scantrons and pencils in time for finals also. 


Come Relax and Recharge

Monday, May 13 - Thursday,  May 16 
12 - 5 pm

Tinsley Hall


Have you checked out the newest place to relax on campus? The Tinsley Student Lounge has comfortable seating areas and charging stations for your mobile electronics. 

Massage Chair

Free Chair Massages

Monday, May 13 - Thursday, May 16
8 am - 5 pm

CAB - Student Union Room 2303

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

Stress Less Breakfast

Stress Less Breakfast

Tuesday, May 14 from 8-10 am
Student Union Breezeway

Hungry? Student Government Association will be providing free donuts and testing supplies.  

Cram Cart

 Cram Cart

Monday, May 13 from 9-11 am

Fuel up for finals with free energizing snacks and giveaways from Southeastern Dining's Cram Cart! Follow @southeasterndining on Instagram and @slucampusdining on Twitter for locations. 

Late Night Breakfast

Late Night Breakfast

Tuesday, May 14 from 9-11 pm
The Mane Dish

It's a Finals Week tradition! Free for meal plan holders; $6.75 for non-meal plan holders; Cub cash and Lions Lagniappe accepted; no buddy passes allowed.


Starbucks Finals Week Promotion 

Monday, May 13 - Thursday, May 16

Starbucks - Student Union

Enjoy a free espresso shot with the purchase of any beverage! 

Senior Exhibition

Visual Art + Design Senior Exhibition 

Through May 18

SLU Contemporary Art Gallery 

Stop by and check out senior thesis exhibitions by students graduating in Visual Art + Design. All media is represented from across the department. 

Spring Commencement

Spring Commencement - Expect Changes to Guest Experience 

Saturday, May 18 at 10 am: Take note of a few changes to our commencement experience for guests, including:
πŸŽ“ Live streaming of the ceremony by The Southeastern Channel
πŸŽ“ Bag checks for enhanced security
πŸŽ“ Updates to the list of allowed items

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