Set up for finals success with AU support services

November 26, 2019

Students studying in library.

Students have a number of resources to help them prepare for and succeed with finals this month. From extended hours and additional study locations to one-on-one support and stress-free activities, the AU community is ready to help.


The library has extended hours over the next two weeks:

Wednesday, December 4 | 8 a.m.-3 a.m.
Thursday, December 5 | 8 a.m.-3 a.m.
Friday, December 6 | 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, December 7 | 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, December 8 | 1 p.m.-3 a.m.
Monday, December 9 | 8 a.m.-3 a.m.
Tuesday, December 10 | 8 a.m.-3 a.m.
Wednesday, December 11 | 8 a.m.-3 a.m.
Thursday, December 12 | 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday, December 13 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Want a break from studying? Stop by the library’s relaxation area for coloring and puzzle activities.

Free Snacks and Refreshments sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations:

Tuesday, December 3 | 7:30-9 p.m.
Wednesday, December 4 | 7:30-9 p.m.
Thursday, December 5 | 7:30-9 p.m.


Same-day services are available for those who would like to meet with a counselor (1317 Marseillaise Pl.); no appointment is needed.


Do It Yourself: Glitter Jars
Head over to Health Services (1317 Marseillaise Pl.) to make a glitter jar for mediation and relaxation.

Monday, December 2 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, December 4 | 1-4 p.m.
Thursday, December 5 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, December 6 | 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

De-stress for Success: Tips for Staying Healthy During Finals
Health Services and the School of Nursing are offering advice about eating, exercising, and studying. There will also be stations for meditative coloring and relaxation software.

Tuesday, December 3 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Dunham Hall Atrium



The Academic Support Center has writing specialists available for scheduled or drop-in appointments from 8 am.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday. Students can make appointments at

Writing specialists can help with any part of the writing process, from brainstorming to proofreading.


Coffee on the Go: Free Coffee and Meditative Coloring
Monday, December 2 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Dunham Hall Atrium

Holidays Around the World: Cookies, Hot Cocoa, and Crafts
Tuesday, December 3 | 8-10 p.m. | Spartan Spot

DIY Ornaments
Wednesday, December 4 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Spartan Spot

Pancake Night
Thursday, December 5 | 10 p.m.-midnight | Dining Hall

Late Night Study Hours: Free Coffee and Cookies
Friday, December 6 | 9-10:30 p.m. | Dining Hall
Monday, December 9 | 9-10:30 p.m. | Dining Hall
Tuesday, December 10 | 9-10:30 p.m. | Dining Hall


Snacks and Silent Study Spaces
Monday, December 9 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, December 10 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Reminders for students who live on campus:

  • All residence halls will close for winter break on Friday, December 13, at 5 p.m.
  • If you need to stay in a residence hall after December 13, you must be approved to do so and complete a winter break contract. There are no meals provided over winter break.
  • The last person in each room must sign up for a check-out time and room inspection before leaving for winter break.
  • Residence halls will reopen at 10 a.m. on Sunday, January 5.