Semester Shutdown

Mark your calendars for Semester Shutdown 2019: Saturday, Dec. 7!

Semester Shutdown features dozens of fun, stress-relieving activities in the Morrison Commons.

All Day | Arcade Games | Back Alley

3:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Study Cafe | Back Alley

Prep for Finals & Watch the Women's Basketball vs. Upper Iowa (3:30 p.m.) and Men's Basketball vs. Upper Iowa (5:30 pm)! Coffee & treats will be provided.

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Mugs and More Sale & Pottery Smash | Commons Concourse & Patio | Sponsored by Encompass Humanity

Board Games | The Huddle | Sponsored by Augie Tabletop Games Organization

Nail & Spa Night | Canton Room | Run by Willette Capers, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office

6:00 to 11:15 p.m.

Escape Room | Center for Western Studies 1st Floor Rotunda

Join us at the Center for Western Studies for "Decoding Ole: The Great Escape," an escape room where YOU save Augustana. Teams of four to five will have thirty minutes to uncover the secrets of Augie's famed Ole statue before Ole takes over campus. Sign up today.

6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Cardio Kick Boxing | 2 in 1 Room | Sponsored by the Elmen Center

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Worry Doll Making | Student Street | Sponsored by the Spanish Club

6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Stress Ball Making | Student Street | Sponsored by the Psychology Club

Coloring & Playdoh | Student Street | Co-sponsored by Lost & Found & The Dean of Students Office

7:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Therapy Dogs | Commons Concourse | Sponsored by Therapy Dogs International

7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Card Making for Children's Hospital | Siverson Lounge | Sponsored by Love your Melon

Stocking Stuffer Making & Learn about and Sign Up for MLK Challenge | Commons Concourse | Sponsored by SALT

Cookie Decorating | Student Street | Sponsored by the Classics Society

Guided Meditation Sessions | Learn about mindfulness and meditation in one of these sessions | Interfaith Room | Run by Jay Kahl, Director of Assessment & Institutional Research

Star Wars: A Snow Hope | Make Star Wars Snow Flakes & Bring knit and crochet projects too! | Halverson Room | Sponsored by Purl Jam

8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Massages | 2 in 1 Room | Co-sponsored by UBG & Campus Life | Sign up sheet available NOW on UBG Office Door

Tunnel Tours | Back Alley | Sponsored by ASA & Campus Safety

Winter Wonderland | Outside between Commons & East Hall | Sponsored by ASA

Bookstore Deals & More | Prizes | Snacks | Ornament Decoration | Door Prizes | DIY Gift Wrapping Station | Sale on Merchandise with 25% Off Fleece, Cold Weather and Outwear & Additional 50% Off Clearance Items

Trivia with the Professors | The Huddle | Run by Jeffrey Miller & Alex Kloth

Get three of your closest (or nerdiest) friends and get ready to best some of your professors (Dr. Larson, Dr. Sorenson, Dr. Rude, Dr. Perry, and Dr. Vercel, among others) on eight topics. Feel free to drop in at the following times for the following topics:

8:00 p.m. Pop Music | 8:15 p.m. "S" Words

8:30 p.m. "Welcome Freshmen" | 8:45 p.m. 2019 in Sports4

9:00 p.m."A Date Which Will Live in Infamy" | 9:15 p.m. - Not-as-Potent Potables

9:30 p.m. The Holidays | 9:45 p.m.  Trivium

9:00 to 11:00 p.m. 

Awkward Family Photo Booth | Commons Concourse | Sponsored by Facility Services

Oobleck Making | Student Street | Sponsored by Society of Physics Students

Make Your Own Lightsaber | Student Street | Sponsored by Campus Life

Film: Hustlers | Back Alley | Co-sponsored by Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office & Campus Life

10:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Hip-Hop Dance Lessons | 2 in 1 Room | Sponsored by Augie Hip-Hop

11:00 p.m.

Moonlight Breakfast | Dining Hall | Co-sponsored by Campus Life & The Dean of Students Office

11:30 p.m.

Bingo | Dining Hall | Sponsored by Campus Life

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.