Extended library hours, therapy dogs to help students prep for finals week

Rachel Telljohn

Students have a variety of options available to them in order to prepare themselves for the onslaught of finals week.

Options include workshops offered by The Institute of Learning and Teaching, extended hours at the library and therapy dogs.


Morgan Library has extended hours for the two weeks leading into finals and during finals week.

The library will be open 7:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. Friday and 9:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. Saturday for the week of Nov. 28.

For the week of Dec. 4, the library will be open 10:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m. Sunday, 7:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m. Saturday.

During finals week, the library will be open 10:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m. on Sunday, 6:30 a.m.-2:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 6:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16.

The Loan and Reserve Desk at the library will be open when the library is open and will close fifteen minutes prior to the library closing. Students can check out laptops and chargers for both Mac and PC from the desk, as well as needed books or texts.

Morgan’s Grind will be open everyday except for Saturday, Dec. 3 and will have slightly extended hours from its usual operating hours.

Therapy dogs will be on campus during finals season. From 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 in the Lory Student Center (rooms 226 and 228), students can come destress.

In addition to extended hours, Morgan Library will also host the therapy dogs from 12-1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 in the Morgan Library Event hall.

The Institute for Learning and Teaching will be offering workshops in preparation for finals week.

Stress Less is a workshop where students can learn coping strategies for dealing with stress. The workshop will be offered at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. and at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in the TILT building, which is located off of the Oval.


Final exam preparation workshops will also be offered through TILT the week prior to finals. The workshop will offer tips for students on how to maximize their studying and information on different exam formats. This workshop will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 and at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.

Students also have the option to take a break from studying by watching movies. RAM Events will screen Dallas Buyers Club at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 in the LSC ballroom B and Bad Moms 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 in the LSC Theatre.

Collegian reporter Rachel Telljohn can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter at @racheltelljohn.