Finals Week Events and Resources

Morrison Commons with holiday wreaths

Event Details


Date: December 12 - December 17, 2015

Location: Campus-wide

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

Augustana Bookstore

  • Saturday, Dec. 12: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 13: Closed
  • Monday, Dec. 14 - Thursday, Dec. 17: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    *Rental textbooks due Thursday, December 17*
  • Friday, Dec. 18: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 19 & Sunday, Dec. 20: Closed
  • Monday, Dec. 21 & Tuesday, Dec. 22: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 23 - Sunday, Dec. 27: Closed

Mikkelsen Library extended hours:

Pet Therapy During Finals Week


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 2 – 4 p.m. Dec. 12-13 and 7 – 9 p.m. Dec. 14-15.

Sign up online
, call the Library at 605.274.4921 to sign up, or stop by the information desk for details.

  • Sunday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
  • Mon. - Fri., Dec. 7-11, 7:30 a.m. - 1 a.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 12, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
  • Mon. - Wed., Dec. 14-16, 7 a.m. - 1 a.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 17, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 18, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Study break treats are available in the Library Dec. 6-16 from 7 p.m. – midnight.

Morrison Commons will be open 24 hours each day.

Dining Services

Dining Room

  • Monday, Dec. 14 to Thursday, Dec. 17: 7:15 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 18: 7:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday, Dec. 19 – the morning of Monday, Jan. 4 (reopens from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on January 3)
  • Normal hours resume Monday, Jan. 4:
    • 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. 14 to Wednesday, Dec. 16: 8 a.m. – Midnight
  • Thursday, Dec 17: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 18: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed December 19 – 20
  • Dec.  21 – 22:  9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Closed December 23-27
  • Dec.  28 – Jan. 3:  9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Closed January 1
  • Normal hours resume January 4:
    • Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. – Midnight.
    • Saturday: Noon – Midnight (grill closed)
    • Sunday: Noon – Midnight (grill open 5 – 10 p.m.)

Elmen Center

Friday, Dec. 11: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

  • Weight room: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Pool: 3-5 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 12: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

  • Weight room: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Pool: 2-5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 13: noon-10 p.m.

  • Weight room: 1-10 p.m.
  • Pool: 3-6 p.m. and 8:30-10 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 14: 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

  • Weight room: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Pool: 3:00pm to 5:00pm and 8:30-10 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 15: 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

  • Weight room: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Pool: 3-5 p.m. and 8:30-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 16: 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

  • Weight room: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Pool: 3-5 p.m. and 8:30-10 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 17: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Weight room: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Pool: 3-5 p.m.

Past Events

Semester Shutdown

Beginning at 1 p.m. through midnight on Saturday, Dec. 12, Semester Shutdown will feature dozens of fun activities in Morrison Commons and a candlelight worship service in the Chapel. Treats will be available at select events.

Midnight Madness

Need a quiet place to study? Beginning at 6 p.m. through midnight on Sunday, Dec. 13, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, located just across the street from campus, offers its Gathering Space for students, along with WiFi, home-baked goodies, fruit/veggies, chips/cheese and much, much more! 6 p.m. BBQs, 10 p.m. pizza and ice cream sundaes.