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The Finals Countdown

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Cue the 80s band and the big guitar solo—finals have arrived! With some help from the Tutoring Center, Library extended hours, and more, here’s exactly how to tame that ferocious finals beast.

It may not be your favorite part of the year, but it’s definitely essential. Here are some resources that’ll prevent you from singing those finals blues, and truly get you in that finals groove!

For Your Reference: Extended Library Hours (NYC and PLV)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for spending extra hours at the library. Especially because both the Birnbaum and Mortola libraries will be offering extended hours for the final exam period.

Libraries are open seven days a week as follows:

Birnbaum Library (NYC)
Monday–Sunday, 8:00 a.m.–2:00 a.m.

Birnbaum Reference (NYC)
Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Collaborative Learning Room (NYC)
Monday–Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Mortola Library (PLV)
Monday–Sunday, 24 hours

Mortola Reference (PLV)
Monday, 8:30 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m. –12:00 a.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Law School Library (WP)
Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
Monday, December 21–Wednesday, December 23, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

For more information on extended library hours, click here.

The Grapes of Math: Math Reviews!
Reading and writing are only two parts of the equation—without that ‘rithmetic, you’d be in big trouble indeed. End-of-Semester Reviews for finite math will be held as follows:
Tuesday, December 8 | 12:05 p.m.–1:55 p.m. | Review for MAT103
Tuesday, December 8 | 2:05 p.m.–3:55 p.m. | Review for MAT104
Tuesday, December 8 | 4:05 p.m.–5:55 p.m. | Review for MAT100
Thursday, December 10 | 12:05 p.m.–1:55 p.m. | Review for MAT104

All reviews are held in the NYC Tutoring Center located at 41 Park Row on the 2nd Floor. For more info, visit

Tutor Time:
The NYC Tutoring Center has extended their hours—including Sundays!—and is offering tutors in the dorms to help you ace your finals. Sunday tutoring hours are held in the Library from 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., with courses including accounting, chemistry, economics, math, and more. For more information on NYC tutoring, click here.

In Westchester, the Tutoring Center (located in room 309 of the Mortola Library), will be open Monday through Thursday as well as Sunday for students looking for guidance in topics ranging from chemistry to business to math, with language tutoring also available. For more information and a list of study session hours, click here.

Powering Write Through: Writing Center Help (NYC and PLV)
Overwhelmed by that term paper? Suffering from crippling writer’s block? Stop by the 2nd floor of Birnbaum Library (NYC) or 15B in Miller Hall (PLV) and write all your troubles away. For hours and appointment schedules click here (NYC) and here (PLV).

Relax, and Stay Quiet! (NYC)
Is your roommate blaring Star Wars music in (understandable) anticipation? Check out the following spaces, newly open for extended study hours!

Student Union | Monday, December 7–Friday, December 18*| 8:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
Meeting Room A | Monday, December 7 | 8:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
Meeting Room A | Saturday, December 12–Tuesday, December 15 | 8:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
Meeting Room A | Thursday, December 17 | 8:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
Reading Room | Monday, December 7–Friday, December 18 | 8:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m.

*Student Union will be closed on Friday, December 11

Setter Study Nights (NYC)
Have you been waiting for Setter Study Nights (ooooh…when books would be here in your arms)? Obscure Jennifer Lopez references aside, Setter Study Nights is making its way to both first year residence halls, on Mondays and Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. to get help from tutors, friends, and the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) Association. For more info, click here.

Course Evaluations—Get Them Done!
Your professors are responsible for helping you make the grade. Now it’s time to return the favor. Fill out your course evaluations before Sunday, December 13—Dyson and Lubin students are required to do so, as any student who does not participate in course evaluations will be unable to view their grades until two weeks following the close of the semester.