For most students, the next several days will be a blur. This weekend is a filled with a lot of excitement on campus. Today many students are volunteering in “The Big Event”. This is a community-wide service project where students will be going into Starkville to help organizations with projects like painting, lawn care, and more.
Also, this is Super Bulldog Weekend at MSU. In addition to lots of athletic events, MSU will be hosting lots of festivities across campus. On Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., the Cotton District Arts Festival will take place in Starkville and Old Main Music Fest will take place in the MSU amphitheatre Saturday night.
For many students, this means that finishing up those final term papers or studying for finals will be delayed until next week. That will give students a maximum of two weeks to finish up all of their class work before the end of the semester.
Give your student a lot of support right now and forgive him or her if your phone call goes unanswered. Also, don’t be surprised if your student sounds more stressed than usual. The semester will be over soon.
If you have any questions about campus life, please don’t hesitate to call the Office of Parent Services at 662-325-3611.
Final Exam Schedule
There are less than two weeks left in the school year. Here are the important dates:
April 23rd Classes End
April 26th-30th Final Examinations
May 1st Graduation
May 5th Final Grades Posted
Final Exams are given based on the day of the week and time that the course is normally taught. For example, all courses that are taught on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11 a.m. will have their exams on Tuesday, April 27th from noon until 3 p.m.
Students should be aware that some courses have departmental group exams. Those courses are college algebra, trigonometry, calculus for business and life sciences, introduction to statistics, principles of financial accounting, principles of managerial accounting, and engineering mechanics.
Final Examination Policy
Part of the Final Examination Policy states that students should not have to take more than two final examinations in a given day.
If the schedule has three or more final examinations scheduled on one day for a student, the student should take the following actions: The student should notify all instructors at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the examination period to explore if one of them can easily reschedule an examination.
This policy can be viewed at: http://www.msstate.edu/dept/audit/1204.html
Cash for Books
Barnes & Noble at Mississippi State’s Cash for Textbooks campaign is set for Monday, April 19th until Friday April 30th. This is the best time for students to sell used textbooks.
The bookstore will buy back textbooks during regular business hours Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 6:00 p.m. There will be two additional locations on-campus for your convenience on Monday, April 26th until Wednesday, April 28th.