Stay merry this finals week with these festive events

Make sure to check out the many Christmas decorations displayed all around Seton Hill!
Photo by P.Parise/Setonian.

As the semester is winding down, many of us are feeling the stress of finals and running on few hours of sleep. However, campus will be buzzing. There are still plenty of opportunities to destress before the end of the semester. With so many wonderful events offered to us these last few weeks, they are all great ways to take your mind off of school… well, mostly. Be sure not to miss any of them!

The annual Fall Dance Concert (Nov. 30-Dec. 2) is put on by the Seton Hill dance students. The students have been preparing for this concert the whole semester, and this is their last performance of this semester! There is a student fee of $5. The days and times are Nov. 30 at 8 p.m., Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 1 p.m.

Midnight Bingo (Dec. 1) is a biannual event for students to go play bingo, held in Cecilian Hall. The event is free and you get one bingo board to start. Each additional board is 75 cents. Prizes will be given out after every round. This is a great way to destress before finals week, and it’s also a great way to have some friendly competition to win some amazing prizes. This year’s theme is Ugly Christmas Sweater. In years past, they have had different themes like PJ night. They always have great prizes, some of which in years past have been “finals prizes” with food and different destress tools, like bubble wrap. The prizes vary and progressively get either bigger or more valuable as the rounds go on.

Christmas On The Hill (Dec. 2) is our annual Christmas dinner and dance. The day includes a Christmas Mass at 5:30 p.m. in Saint Joseph’s Chapel. The dinner will have two seatings: one at 4 p.m. and one at 7 p.m. The night concludes with a dance at 9 p.m. in McKenna Gym.

The Winter Choral Concert and Vespers Service (Dec. 3) are held in Saint Joseph’s Chapel. The concert draws quite the crowd, so get there early if you want a good seat. The Choral Concert and Vespers Service will be put on by Una Voca, Glee Club and Setonia, formerly known as Women’s Chorale. The concert will take place at 2 p.m. and the Vespers service, a new SHU tradition, will begin at 7 p.m. The story of the birth of Christ will be told in carol and song. Brief readings will be highlighted with music performed by SHU students.

Almost Midnight Breakfast (Dec. 5) is where students can enjoy quite the “midnight” breakfast to help kick off finals week. The staff will be serving students starting at 10 p.m. and only goes until 11:59 p.m.! You will want to arrive early, however, because the dining hall will be packed!

Last but certainly not least, Finals Week (Dec. 5-8) because we didn’t study all semester for nothing. Finals will be happening the first full week of December. Make sure to check when and where your finals are! To find the finals schedule, go to My SHU>Documents>Search> Finals Schedule, and you can find the files containing the schedule there. The times of your final WILL differ from your usual class time! Once your last final is done, you are free to go!

Published By: Stephen Dumnich

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