Through Dec. 19: Finals Week Activities

Event Details


Date: December 14 - December 18, 2013

Location: Campus-wide

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

Chapel of Reconciliation is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of finals week. It is open daily for prayer until 10 p.m. 

Augustana Bookstore:

  • Monday, Dec. 9 to Thursday, Dec. 12: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 13: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 14: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. – 10 p.m., at the Elmen Center 5:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 15: Closed
  • Monday, Dec. 16 to Thursday, Dec. 19: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    *All rental textbooks are due Thursday, Dec. 19.*
  • Friday, Dec. 20: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Closed Monday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Dec. 27
  • Monday, Dec. 30 and Tuesday, Dec. 31: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Closed January 1
  • Thursday, Jan 2 and Friday, Jan 3: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Closed January 4-5
  • Interim hours beginning Monday, Jan. 6: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Feeling Stressed? Pet Therapy is Back! 

Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Mikkelsen Library for Augustana students to pet and cuddle! Each pet therapy session is 10 minutes long and will run from 7 – 9:15 p.m. Dec. 15-17. Call the Library at 605.274.4921 to sign up, or stop by the information desk for details.

Mikkelsen Library extended hours:

  • Sunday, Dec. 8: 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Monday Friday, Dec. 9-13: 7:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 14: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 15: 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Monday Wednesday, Dec. 16-18: 7 a.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 19: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 20: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Study break treats are available in the Library Dec. 8-18 from 7 p.m. – midnight.

Dining Services:

Dining Room

  • Monday, Dec. 16 to Thursday, Dec. 19: 7:15 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 20: 7:15 a.m. – Noon
  • Closed December 21 – the morning of January 5 (reopens from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on January 5)
  • Normal hours resume January 6:
    • Monday - Friday: 7:15 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: 7:15 a.m. – 7 p.m. (hot food is available from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and from 5 – 7 p.m.)

The Huddle

  • Monday, Dec. 16 to Wednesday, Dec. 18: 8 a.m. – Midnight
  • Thursday, Dec 19: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 20: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Closed December 21 – December 29
  • December 30 –January 3:  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Closed January 1
  • Normal hours resume January 6:
    • Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. – Midnight.
    • Saturday: Noon – Midnight (grill closed)
    • Sunday: Noon – Midnight (grill open 5 – 10 p.m.)

Morrison Commons will be open 24 hours each day. There will be group study tables set up in the Huddle and Siverson Lounge beginning on Monday, Dec. 9.

Elmen Center:

  • Saturday, Dec. 14: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Weight room: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
    • Pool: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
  • Sunday, Dec. 15: Noon – 10 p.m.
    • Weight room: 1 – 10 p.m. 
    • Pool: 3 – 6 p.m. and 8:30 – 10 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 16, to Wednesday, Dec. 18: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. 
    • Weight room: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. 
    • Pool: 1 – 5 p.m. and 8:30 – 10 p.m. 
  • Thursday, Dec. 19: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Weight room: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
    • Pool: 1 – 5 p.m.

Past events

Semester Shutdown: Beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, in Morrison Commons, this event will feature a Christmas movie double feature, karaoke, international dance lessons, a candlelight worship service in the Chapel, Zumba, yoga, a debate featuring Augustana professors, drag show, pie eating contest, sweaters show, Xbox One demo, bingo, late-night breakfast served by faculty, tours of the tunnels, poker tournament, cash cab, massages, crafts and gift wrapping for Augustana's Christmas Giving Program. Treats will be available at select events.

Christmas Candlelight Service: 8:30 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 14, 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 and WiFi beginning at 6 p.m. through midnight on Sunday, Dec. 15.