OBU finals week, graduation, moving out all approaching

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Students in Tulsa Auditorium take notes to prepare for final exams.

Josiah Jones

News Editor

Final examinations beginMonday,Dec.9 at OBU, and for those graduating at the end of this fall semester, Commencement will happen that Friday, Dec. 13.

Finals schedule

According to OBU’s website, final examinations take place in four time slots Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.,10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 3:15-5:15 p.m.

To avoid scheduling conflicts, classes are as- signed final exam times based on the time they meet. Students can find the entire schedule at okbu.edu.

Monday Dec. 9

English Composition, Western Civ, and Honors English all have their final at 8:00 a.m. Classes which meet from 3:30-4:45 Tuesdays and Thursdays are assigned to the 10:15 a.m. final exam time slot. Classes which meet from 12:30-1:45 Tuesdays and Thursdays are assigned to the 1:00 p.m. final exam time slot. Class- es which meet from 8:00-9:15 Tuesdays and Thursdays are assigned to the 3:15 p.m. final exam time slot.

Tuesday Dec.10

Classes that meet 11:00-11:50 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays have their final at 8:00 a.m. Class- es which meet from 12:00-12:50 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are assigned to the 10:15 a.m. final exam time slot. Classes which meet from 11:00- 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays are as- signed to the 1:00 p.m. final exam time slot. Classes which meet from 8:00-8:50 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are as- signed to the 3:15 p.m. final exam time slot.

Wednesday Dec. 11

Classes that meet from 1:00-1:50 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays have their final at 8:00a.m.Class- es which meet from 2:00-3:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays are assigned to the 10:15 a.m. final exam time slot. Classes which meet from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays are assigned to the 1:00 p.m. final exam time slot. Classes which meet from 2:00- 2:50 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are assigned to the 3:15 p.m. final exam time slot.

Thursday Dec. 12

Classes that meet from 3:00-3:50 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays have their final at 8:00 a.m, and classes which meet from 9:00-9:50 a.m Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are as- signed to the 10:15 a.m. final exam time slot.

Life After College 

Professor of psychology and faculty advisor Dr. Canaan Crane offered some advice to students graduating this December.

“Take time to connect with the faculty in your area,” said Crane. “Many of them have connections and good guidance as you pre- pare to launch into career, graduate school or just life after college. I had great mentors who took time to give me advice that was critical to making the next steps successful.”

Crane advocated for finding joy and thank- fulness during what is often a difficult period of change for graduating students.

“I’d also encourage students to celebrate the closing of this chapter of their life,” Crane said. “Not that it’s an easy transition as there will always be grief and sadness but research shows that people who express gratitude have more positive experiences in life.”

Commencement Ceremonies

Commencement will begin 2 p.m. in Potter Auditorium, Friday, Dec. 13.

According to Interim President Pat Taylor, Dr. Heath Thomas, who will become OBU’s 16th president next semester, will deliver the commencement address.

The university will not confer any honorary doctorates or recognize any faculty this commencement, unlike Spring commencements.

“[Commencement] is a time when we all celebrate the accomplishment of our primary objective – graduating students,” Taylor said. “It is a time when we celebrate with student’s families. I’ve always said that Commencement day is my favorite day of the year.”

 

 

 

 

 

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