Thursday, May 19, 2022

Ole Miss Guide To Finals Week: Every Student Needs To Read This Before Finals Week

Here is your ultimate guide to fall 2016 final exam week. Everything you need to know to ace your finals, and, maybe, have some fun along the way.

Photo courtesy of Robert Jordan / Ole Miss Communications
Photo courtesy of Robert Jordan / Ole Miss Communications

Places to study on campus:

  1. J.D Williams Library on campus has started their extended hours, which means the library is open 24/7 until the end of the semester.
  2. Buildings on campus, starting Friday, December 2, Lamar (floors 1-4), Bishop (all floors), Bryant (lobby and second floor) and Flume (first floor) will be open 24 hours for finals week.
  3. Most, if not all, of the dorms have study rooms; so, make sure you take advantage of them!
  4. Sorority and Fraternity houses are open to study in; most have designating quiet places or hours.
  5. When all else fails, there is also the Science and Law Libraries on campus you can take advantage of. 

Study Breaks to take advantage of:

  1. Holiday Market Place at the Jefferson in Oxford on Friday and Saturday December 2 and 3. It is a holiday shopping spectacular with 65 exhibitors displaying everything from home décor to food and much more. 
  2. Support the Ole Miss Basketball team and attend the game on Saturday, December 3 vs. Memphis at 12 noon.
  3. Polar Express, take a trip down memory lane and go see Santa. The Polar Express is a train ride departing from downtown Batesville that will bring you a night of holiday joy! 


Places to study in Oxford:

  1. Starbucks Coffee on West Jackson Ave. is open from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and is a perfect spot for a holiday drink favorite and a study guide.
  2. Cups, an Espresso Café is also a great option. They have cubicals, tables and lots of seating. They are also known to be open for 24 hours during finals week; so, make sure to check that out. 
  3. The Graduate Oxford has a coffee shop and is open 24/7, if you stay in the lobby. They also have lots of tables and comfy seating areas.
  4. Oxford Public Library is one of Oxfords hidden study spots. Not a lot of students utilize it, but that just means there is more room for you. 
  5. Panera is also a great place to take advantage of studying. They have free Wi-Fi and a wide array of food and drinks.


Study tips from Seniors:

  1. Start early and get a good night’s rest.
  2. Work with groups or a partner. The more you talk about it, the more you will learn.
  3. Flashcards, sticky notes, study guides and highlighting really does a world of difference. Every class and subject are different, but make sure you have all the tools for success. 
  4. Take Breaks. Your brain gets tired and cannot comprehend everything when you don’t take a breather. But breaks don’t mean 3-hour social media binges. 

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