The revered “dead days” are finally here. Among other useful things to remember about the end of spring semester are the finals and dead day procedures.
Finals week begins on Monday, May 2, and ends Friday, May 6. Dead days are the three days prior to the start of finals, which for this semester means Wednesday, April 27 through Friday, April 29. During this time, “no graded assignments or activities are to be scheduled,” according to SWOSU’s semester exam policies.
Monday, however, will be another story.
“I have four tests,” said pharmacy student Kara Myers. “There’s three in a row, then a day off, then one on Friday. But only one is cumulative.”
Myers said she liked when finals began on the last two days of one week and continued the first three days of the next week. The change took affect in spring 2015 when the start of each new semester went from a Wednesday to the following Monday. Making for longer breaks between semesters, the change also impacted finals week.
“I wish they were a little more spread out, but it’s okay,” she said.
While the actual tests are definitely on everyone’s mind, so are other preparations for summer and making the most of the last couple weeks. The following are additional important dates and times to keep in mind before heading out:
President’s Pancake Breakfast—Sunday, May 1, 10 p.m.
Graduation ceremonies—Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m.
Residence halls move-out—Saturday, May 7, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
“I’m ready for summer. I miss my family,” freshman Morghan Tishler said. “Some tests I’m worried about; others not so much.”
By Amber Bachiochi