What’s Finals Week Without Books, Bowling, and Brownies?

Sophomores (from left) Detty Mutombo, Mireille Djemmo, and Kenya Adeola make use of the quiet space in the Library's 24-hour room. "After a semester of hard work, Dead Day was definitely a way to relieve stress before hitting the books again," said Kenya.

Dead Day at Oglethorpe is the one day that falls in between the last day of classes and the first day of exams.  With no classes and no finals, the campus is known to Oglethorpe students as “dead,” leading many to flock to the library or their dorm rooms to take advantage of some last-minute studying. As the semester comes to a close,  students head into a finals week full of unique OU traditions.

Oglethorpe’s Parents Leadership Council (PLC) made studying just a little bit easier that semester as they brought back the Fall Exams Study Break in the Emerson Lounge.  It was a one-stop shop for candy, chips, home-made Rice Krispies treats, and brownies…as much as one can fit in a brown paper bag—arguably the best “brain food” around.

In addition to a full day of studying, many OU students looked forward to EggsAM breakfast, an annual tradition that involves Oglethorpe faculty (and staff) cooking and serving breakfast foods for pajama-clad students—at 9:00 p.m.  It’s a fun and tasty way to end an unusually quiet day at OU.

But Oglethorpe wasn’t that quiet all week.  The Student Government Association Programming Board (SGA) hosted its annual Dead Day’s Eve party, and SGA did not disappoint.  The event was held at the upscale Ten Pin Bowling Alley in Atlantic Station, and students got the chance to have a little fun off campus before the real studying began. If free food wasn’t enough, then 12 bowling lanes, three billiards rooms, and a packed dance floor certainly did the trick.