Through Dec. 19: Finals Week Activities to Enhance Your Last Week of the Semester

Event Details


Date: December 11 - December 19, 2012

Times: Varies by location and event

Location: Campus-wide

In an effort to help you have a successful and enjoyable Finals Week, we offer you the following activities and resources:

Announcing: Pet Therapy for Finals!
Vocal instructor and alumna Judith Schreck is bringing one of her trained therapy dogs to Mikkelsen Library for Augustana students to pet and cuddle! These sessions are 10 minutes long and will run from 7 - 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, 12/13; Friday, 12/14; and Monday, 12/17. Call the Library at 605.274.4921 to sign up for your slot. Or stop by the information desk for details.

Mikkelsen Library: Extended hours from:

  • Monday, Dec. 17: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 18: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dining Services: Regular hours

  • Dining room
    • 7:15 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Serving a hot breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 15, starting at 7:15 a.m.
  • Huddle
    • M-F: 8 a.m. to midnight
    • S-S: Noon to midnight

Elmen Center:

Monday, Dec. 17: Elmen Center is open from: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Weight room is open from: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Pool is open from: 6:30-7:30 a.m., 3-5 p.m. and 8:30-10 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 18: Elmen Center is open from: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Weight room is open from: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Pool is open from: 9-11 a.m. and 3-5 p.m.
  • Building closes at 5 p.m. for Christmas Break.

Past Activities

Semester Shutdown: Begins at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Located inside Morrison Commons, this event will also feature free play arcade games, human chess, cash cab (back by popular demand), laser maze, tunnel tours, Santa photos, Professor Debate (featuring Dr. Joel Johnson, Dr. Reynold Nesiba, Dr. Tim Sorenson, and Dr. Bill Swart), drag show, tie-dyeing, pie eating contest, Texas hold'em tournament, professional massages, Brand Name Improv, laser tag, cookie decorating, petting zoo, manicures, henna tattoos, late-night breakfast served by faculty and gift wrapping for Augustana's Christmas Giving Program.

Christmas Candlelight Service: 6 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 12, Chapel of Reconciliation.

Midnight Madness: Need a quiet place to study? Our Savior's Lutheran Church, located just across the street from campus, offers its Gathering Space for students, along with snacks, pizza & WiFi beginning at 6 p.m. through Midnight on Thursday, Dec. 13.

Writing Center:

  • Sunday, Dec. 9: 8-10 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 10: 8-10 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11:  3:30-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 12: 10-11 a.m. and 8-10 p.m.

Mikkelsen Library: Extended hours from:

  • Sunday, Dec. 9: 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 10 - Wednesday, Dec. 12: 7:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 13 - Friday, Dec. 14: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 14: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 15: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 16: 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Augustana Bookstore: 'Augustana After Dark' sale on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 3-8 p.m.
25% off all clothing and gifts. Sale includes all brands, sizes and clearance. Offer valid in-store only. Sale does not include textbooks, school supplies or NOOK devices. No other discounts apply.

Elmen Center:

Wednesday, Dec. 12: Elmen Center is open regular school year hours until 11 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 13: Elmen Center is open from: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  •     Weight room is open from: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  •     Pool is open from: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 3-5 p.m. and 8:30-10 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 14: Elmen Center is open from: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  •     Weight room is open from: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  •     Pool is open from:  6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., 3-5 p.m. and 8:30-10 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 15: Elmen Center is open from: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  •     Weight room is open from: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  •     Pool is open from: 2-5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 16: Elmen Center is open from: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  •     Weight room is open from: 3-10 p.m.
  •     Pool is open from: 3-6 p.m. and 8:30-10 p.m.