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Fall 2019 Finals Week: Back in Hale

While no one really enjoys finals week, there has always been something special about time spent cramming for final exams with fellow students and friends inside the walls of Hale Library. But for the previous two semesters the building hasn’t been available. That all changed this week when students spent their first finals week back in Hale since the May 2018 fire.

Snow covers the ground outside Hale Library.
The week started with a bang as the first heavy snow of the season fell in Manhattan on Sunday. By Monday morning it officially looked like winter at Hale Library.
The first floor of Hale Library is packed with students studying.
A little (or a lot in this case) snow couldn’t keep the students away. Hale Library was packed with students studying with their classmates for final exams.
Three students smile while holding food and drinks in Hale Library.
Just like we used to do, the Libraries provided and coordinated donations of food and coffee to bring a smile to tired and hungry students.
Three students get iced tea and smile.
Pizza, fruit, sweet tea, coffee, hot cocoa and more were all on the menu to help students power through long study sessions.
Two students smile holding pizza.
When the Personal Financial Planning Program heard that Dr. Kelly Welch used to show up at Hale with pizza for students, they decided to step in and take on the role.
A pile of cookies with various encouraging phrases written on their wrappers.
Libraries staff wrote messages of encouragement on cookies and handed them out around Hale Library.
A group of students studying in Hale Library smile with cookies in their hands.
A large group of students studying for their psychology exam on Tuesday morning were excited for the sweet treat and words of support.
A student writes on a white board in Hale Library.
We also caught sophomore Mackenzie Giefer studying for the same psychology exam. She was at Hale until 3 a.m. and then back at it just a few hours later.
Two students write out information on white boards in Hale Library.
The plethora of white boards in the new Dave and Ellie Everitt Learning Commons were put to good use this week. Everywhere you looked white boards were filled with course content from various disciplines.
Several students study for exams using a white board, digital monitor, laptops and books.
In addition to white boards, students were also utilizing the large monitors to make the most of their study sessions.

Here’s hoping all of your hard work paid off this semester. We look forward to having even more space open in Hale for spring semester finals. Enjoy your well-deserved winter break!

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