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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - Students prepare for final exams April 19-25
By Carin Inglis, media relations intern

As the end of the semester quickly approaches, students begin their preparation for exam week. Final exams are scheduled from Friday, April 19, through Thursday, April 25.

All exams are held in the regular classroom at the time indicated by the instructor. The time and location of group examinations will be announced by the instructor during the last week of classes. View the full winter 2013 final exam schedule here.

Final exams for online courses will be held on Saturday, April 20. Details on the time and location of each exam will be provided by the instructor.

Similar to last semester, Oakland University Student Congress will host the Exam Cram at Kresge Library from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21. The organization will supply students with free donuts, coffee, snacks and study supplies to get them through the long, sleepless nights before finals.

Students can get a number of quick tips and university resources by viewing the campus study guide.

To help students in their preparation, Oakland University Housing, along with the Academic Peer Mentors and Student Success Assistant Michelle Applebee, have provided a list of useful tips. 

Tips include:

  • Prioritize exams and determine which ones need the most attention. Consider factors such as the amount of material covered and the effect the exam will have on a final grade.
  • Start studying early. Information is better retained when it is reviewed in small increments over time, compared to cramming the night before the test.
  • Take frequent breaks. A good rule of thumb is to take a break after an hour of studying to rest and recharge.
  • Students should relax and focus on doing their best.

The Academic Peer Mentor program also provides students with an opportunity to win OU gear by filling out a survey to be entered in a drawing. Click here to access the APM Awareness Survey.

For more study tips, visit Michele Applebee in 441 Hamlin or e-mail her at
Students can learn more about the APMs by visiting their Facebook page, at the website, or by following the group on Twitter at @OUAPM.

Housing students should be sure to check with their Resident Assistant for more information on residence hall checkout procedures. Students can also contact the housing office at (248) 370-3570 or visit the website.

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