Category Archives: Finals

Almost Free…Study Day is May 3rd 2017

never-study-hard-the-art-of-studying-smartToday is a day to both relax and panic. Today is MSUM’s study day. There are no classes held today and professors will be in their offices all day to offer help. The next 7 days are filled with finals that you may or may not be prepared for.

Every year the students can be sorted into two groups: Newbies and Old-timers. The newbies walk into their class at the normal time. They look around at all the empty seats. They have a nervous breakdown. They forgot that finals are not held at the same time as class normally is. Sometimes they get lucky and haven’t missed any finals, sometimes their luck stinks.

The Old-timers check when their finals are here. They get to their classrooms 10 to 15 minutes early. They still have a nervous breakdown, but at least they’re in the right place at the right time.

For example, someone may have General Chemistry II this semester every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 am. For some reason, their final is being held on Tuesday at 9.

The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership hopes you all study hard and long today so that you may pass your classes and finals with flying colors! Good luck to all!

Dragon Athletics Spring 2017


The MSUM wrestling team has excelled this year, but one teammate in particular stood out. Blake Bosch is a senior here at MSUM and he has been put on quite a few good matches this year at the NCAA Championships. He took 2nd place at the Championship this year and won  the All-American Honors for the third year in a row. He will be graduate this year, and he leaves a great legacy as a student athlete at MSUM. He is leaving with the second best record in MSUM history (115-35).

The men’s basketball team also has a good season. This was their 4th consecutive 20+ win season, with a record of 24-6. In addition to the that streak, they won their  fourth straight NSIC North Division Championship and a third straight NCAA Tournament!

The Women’s Basketball team had a great season this year finishing at 24-5. They won the NSIC Conference Tournament against Southwest State, but sadly lost the NCAA regionals to Central Missouri. This was the team’s first time making it to regionals since 2009. Dragon Women’s Basketball Head Coach, Carla Nelson, celebrated a feat this year. Coach Nelson achieved her 300th team win as a head college basketball coach.  Both Men’s and Women’s Basketball had great seasons and we look forward to next year!

The Women’s tennis team is off to a good start with a record of 9-5. Their next match will be at Bemidji State on April 1st. Be sure to show your support by cheering them on!

Dragon Softball season started Tuesday the 28th with the first conference game against Northern State. The team fell to its opponents, but takes on Bemidji State this Saturday in an away game.

For more information on Dragon Athletics, team schedules, and rosters visit







Finals are Here!


It’s that time of year where all of your hard work and effort throughout the semester are put to the test! This year, Study Day is Wednesday, December 7th with final exams beginning on December 8th.

Some study tips include:

  • Time Management: Don’t try to cram all of the information in at once. Space it out!
  • Focus: It can be hard to study when there are several distractions. Do your best to avoid them! If social media distracts you, put the phone out of sight. If noise is distracting, move your study spot to a quiet place.
  • Get Sleep: Pulling an all-nighter may sound great for reading through your classwork, but a lack of sleep does not allow your brain to retain information as efficiently. Lack of sleep also decreases your alertness and cognitive abilities. Even a short nap or two during the day can be beneficial.
  • Take Breaks: Taking breaks allows for your brain to process the information you just learned. Studying for a long period of time results in your brain only being able to process what you learned in the beginning and end of your study time.

Also note that the Livingston Lord Library hours change during finals:

Wed., December 7th 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Thurs., December 8th 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri., December 9th 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sat., December 10th Closed
Sun. December 11th 1:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Mon., December 12th 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m
Tue., December 13th 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m
Wed., December 14th 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

If you are unaware of your finals schedule, take a look here to find your class time and find your test day:

Regular Class Time Exam Date Exam Time
9:00 am T H Thursday-December 8 9:00 am
11:00 am MWF Thursday-December 8 11:30 am
12:00 pm MWF Thursday-December 8 2:00 pm
8:00 am MWF Friday-December 9 9:00 am
1:30 pm TH Friday-December 9 11:30 am
2:00 pm MWF Friday-December 9 2:00 pm
9:00 am MWF Monday-December 12 9:00 am
10:30 am TH Monday-December 12 11:30 am
12:00 pm T H Monday-December 12 2:00 pm
7:30 am T H Tuesday-December 13 9:00 am
1:30 pm MWF Tuesday-December 13 11:30 am
3:00 pm MWF Tuesday-December 13 2:00 pm
10:00 am MWF Wednesday-December 14 9:00 am
1:00 pm MWF Wednesday-December 14 11:30 am
3:00 pm TH Wednesday-December 14 2:00 pm

Classes meeting at 4:30 pm or later will give final exams during finals week at the regularly scheduled day and class time.

The Comstock Memorial Union is putting on the event Movie Night-In the Afternoon on Study Day at 3pm and 6pm in Langseth Auditorium (Room 104). Practice the Take a Break study tip from above and enjoy a movie with free popcorn!

Good Luck and study hard!