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 2018 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. 25: 2 pm – 12 am
Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 26 - Nov. 28: 7:30 am - 12 am
Thursday, Nov. 29: 7:30 am - 11 pm
Friday, Nov. 30: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 1: 11 am - 6 pm
Sunday, Dec. 2: 2 pm- 1 am
Monday-Thursday, Dec. 3 - 6: 7 am to 1 am
Friday, Dec. 7: 7 am to 12:30 pm

Please note: From 11 pm - 1 am, the following departments/services are not available: Circulation (1st floor); Reserves (1st floor); Media (2nd floor); Serials (2nd floor); Study Rooms (4th floor)

Dining Services 

See updated and extended hours for our campus dining options here. 

Southeastern Bookstore

Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 3-5: 7 am - 5 pm
Thursday, Dec. 6: Normal hours of operation resume

Textbook Rental

Monday-Friday, Dec. 3 - 7: 7 am - 6 pm
Monday, Dec. 10: 7 a.m. - 6 pm (deadline to return rental textbooks without a fine)
Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 11-13: 7 am - 5:30 pm
Friday, Dec. 14: 7 am - 12:30 pm (
Student accounts will be charged for any rental books not returned by 12:30 pm)




Super Study Happy Hour -- Join MISA, the Omicron Nu Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and SGA for free food, door prizes, group studying, tutoring services and free test taking materials. 

  • Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 5 pm - 7 pm in Tinsley Hall Lounge 


Need Info? -- Want to know the final exam schedule? Not sure of a location? Stop by the Lion Central Infirmation Center. You can also pick up free scantrons and pencils.  

  • Monday, Dec. 3 - Friday, Dec. 7
    8 am - 3 pm (12:30 pm on Friday)
    Student Union, room 1307


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

  • Monday, Dec. 3 - Friday, Dec. 7
    8 am - 5 pm (12:30 pm on Friday)
    Office for Student Engagement - Student Union, room 2307


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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Mindfulness Tent  -- Need a break to de-stress and regain focus? Student Health Center and the Counseling Center invite you to a quiet place to meditate and recharge. 

  • Monday, Nov. 26 - Thursday, Dec. 6 - 30 minute guided mindfulness sessions at 11 am, 12:30 pm and 2 pm. (11 am on Friday, Nov. 30) in the Student Union Park


Relax and Recharge -- Have you checked out the newest place to relax on campus? The Tinsley Student Lounge has comfortable seating areas and charging stations for your electronics, all set in a unique location on campus.   

  • Monday, Dec. 3 - Thursday, Dec. 6
    12 -  5 pm
    Tinsley Hall


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. 3 - Thursday, Dec. 6 from 8 am - 5 pm - Student Union room 2303


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

  • Monday, Dec. 3 from 9-11 am


Stress Less Breakfast/ Donut Forget to Vote -- Student Government Association will be providing free scantrons, blue books, pens and pencils. You can also grab a donut and a "I'm registered to Vote" sticker in advance of the Dec. 8 election. 

  • Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 8 - 10 am in the Student Union Mall


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. 4 from 9 - 11 pm in The Mane Dish - Student Union


Lion4Life Launch Party -- Southeastern Alumni Association celebrates our graduating seniors (and newest alumni) each semester with delicious food, drinks and music. Each senior also receives a mini diploma and a gift from the Alumni Association. Event is free for graduating seniors and $10 for guests. 


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 Union Avenue
Schedule an appointment online or call 985-549-2242

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