Special Section Spring Finals Edition

Campus facilities experience shifted schedules during finals


The M.D. Anderson Library will remain open for 24 hours a day until May 12 to accommodate students hectic finals studying schedules. | Justin Cross/The Cougar


For many students, taking up residence in the library to study for finals is a biannual practice.

“I go into the Brown Wing and put in my headphones and stay there for hours,” Conner Hightower, a speech pathology senior, said. “That’s why I love the library. Once I start studying for something, I’d rather not go anywhere else and the library just happens to stay open all night.”

In the midst of finals, the library and other campus facilities accommodate students seeking quiet study locations. While several buildings will maintain regular hours of operation, some will have new schedules that can be found online.

As is customary during finals week, the M.D. Anderson Library will remain open for 24 hours from April 25 to May 12 before operating their intersession hours.

With her study group, Hightower orders food from dining facilities on campus. Jimmy John’s, for example, will maintain its regular hours of operation, which is every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

UH Dining Services’ food trucks will also keep their usual schedules with variations
in locations. The Food Truck Pad 1 by the Lamar Fleming Jr. building will offer lunches to visitors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.

The Food Truck Pad 2 behind Michael J. Cemo Hall will operate from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Construction management sophomore Evin Haines does enjoy going to the food trucks after long hours prepping for exams in the University Classroom and Business Building.

“Everyone is always so friendly when you order,” Haines said. “It’s refreshing to step outside after studying for so long, too.”

The Student Center also has several study rooms and quiet spaces in the Legacy Lounge upstairs. The area also has printer kiosks that retail and consumer science sophomore Claire Ludwig find beneficial.

“With the new printer, students won’t have to walk to the library to print out papers,” Ludwig said. “They can pretty much do everything they need to here and won’t get stir crazy like they might at home or at the library.”

The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center will operate as normal.

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