Semester Shutdown

Semester Shutdown

12/9/17 Schedule

On Saturday, Dec. 9, Semester Shutdown features dozens of fun activities in the Morrison Commons and a candlelight worship service in the Chapel.

All Day

Arcade Games (Campus Life), Siverson Lounge

4 to 8 p.m. 

Women's Basketball vs. U Mary (4 p.m.) and Men's Basketball vs. U-Mary (6 p.m.), Sioux Falls Arena

Come to the basketball games and get your hand stamped to earn a SECOND bingo card to use for Bingo at 11:30. 

4 to 10 p.m.

Mobile Escape Unit (UBG), Morrison Commons Patio - sign up coming soon

6 to 11:30 p.m.

Game Night (ATGO), Huddle

7:30 p.m.

Candlelight Service, Chapel

8 to 9 p.m.

Therapy Dogs, Siverson Lounge

Gingerbread House Christmas photos (UBG), Morrison Commons Concourse

8 to 10 p.m.

Massages (UBG CFA), 3-in-1 Room

Sustainable Crafts (Campus Life & Augie Green), Student Street

Tunnel Tours & Pictures with Santa (ASA), meet in Back Alley

Indoor Camping and S'mores (AOP), Morrison Commons Concourse

Bookstore Open - 25% off Sweats and Cold Weather Gear | Additional 50% Clearance Items | DOOR PRIZES!  (such as Wing Stop, Zoup, Arbys and many more)

8 to 11 p.m.

Karaoke and Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Back Alley

Teen Town Stocking Stuffer Making (SALT), Student Street

Kahoot games (Augiethon), Halverson Room

8:30 to 9 p.m.

Guided Meditation (Better Together), Interfaith Reflection Room

9 to 10 p.m.

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest (Campus Life), Siverson Lounge - teams of 2-4 can sign up in the Center for Campus Life (limit of 8 teams)

Bracelet Making and Children's Books (AUEA), Student Street

10 to 11 p.m.

Gingerbread House Contest Voting, Siverson Lounge

11:00 p.m.

Moonlight Breakfast (Dean of Students Office), Ordal Dining Hall

11:30 p.m.

Bingo (Campus Life), Ordal Dining Hall


Originally created as alternative programming for students on the eve of Reading Day, the current incarnation of Semester Shutdown coordinates the efforts of a multitude of student organizations and University services. Annually, 600+ students attend an evening of programs that varies from the unique to the traditional holiday.