Finish Strong Week is a new tradition at SMSU that has been developed by the Office of Student Success with the help and support of many offices/departments on campus. The program is held annually every spring semester during the last week of classes. The goal of the program is to help students finish the semester strong by preparing them for finals, assisting students with stress relief, and to celebrate the end of the academic year! All events are free to attend for SMSU students unless otherwise noted.

 Schedule of Events - Finish Strong Week 2017






Monday 4/24

Mustang Palooza


SC - Lower Level

The Mustang Palooza will be your one stop shop to connect with support services to prep for finals week and ultimately enhance your success!

Mustang Palooza Participants
Speech Center - Presentation Tips / On the Spot Outline Reviews
Health Services - Health Tips 101
Counseling & Testing Services - Pet Therapy
Career Services - Summer Employment & Internship Opportunities
Writing Center - On the Spot Citation Checks
Chartwells - Healthy Food Choices to Boost your Brain Power

Don't forget to stop by the Office of Student Success table for your chance to win a finals week gift basket and the RHA (Residence Hall Association) table for some free cotton candy! 

Monday 4/24

Canvas Painting Party by Kelly's Canvas


BA 133

Spend an evening painting with SMSU alumnus Kelly 'Deutz' Pochardt. Cost is $22 to participate (includes all supplies/refreshments). Limit 40. To RSVP, email:

Tuesday 4/25

Sitt and Grinn Photobooth


SC - Lower Level

Grab your friends and have some fun making last minute Mustang memories before summer in a photo booth! For more information, visit: http:/

Sponsored by Student Activities Committee (SAC).

Tuesday 4/25 Decorate your Grad Cap & More 6:00-8:00pm SC - Upper Level

Graduating in May? Now's your chance to show us your school spirit by decorating your grad cap before commencement. Bring your cap, we'll provide the rest! #M4L

Sponsored by The Centers @ SMSU.


Destress Fest


Barnes & Noble Campus Store

Sponsored by Barnes & Noble. 

Wednesday 4/26

Class Style Training / Fitness Class


SS 145

Join SMSU's Exercise Science students, Trevor Hess & Lukas Johnson, for a fitness class that'll get your heart pumping! 

Wednesday 4/26

Planetarium Show 'The Coming Solar Eclipse of 8-21-17'


SM 108

Sponsored by the Biology Club. Limit 75. 

Thursday 4/27

Totally Tattoos


SC Lower Level

Sponsored by Student Activities Committee (SAC)

Thursday 4/27

End of the Year BBQ


Campus Religious Center

Join the CRC for their end of the year bash! Food, yard games, and music will be offered. All are welcome to attend.

Sponsored by SMSU's Lutheran & Catholic Ministries.

Thursday 4/27

Knockerball Tournament


PE Gym

$10 per team of 5. To RSVP, email: 

Note: For students who do not pre-register and want to participate in free play, cost is $1 or a food donation.

 Friday 4/28

Movie - A Dog's Purpose

6:30pm & 9:00pm

Cinema @ The Centers

Take a break from studying and catch a flick! Showings at 6:30pm and 9:00pm. To watch the movie trailer, click here

Sponsored by the Student Activities Committee (SAC).

Saturday 4/29

Finals Prep & Study Day

 All Day


 McFarland Library / Technology Resource Center Hours - 10:00am - 6:00pm

 Sunday 4/30

Theatre Production 'Into the Woods'


Fine Arts Theatre


Sunday 4/30

Finals Week Bash


Residential Restaurant

Fuel up before finals week and start the week off right with a full belly! 

Sponsored by Chartwells.

Other Notes / Important Information

  •  Snacks will be available within the McFarland Library on Tuesday, April 25th and Wednesday, April 26th beginning at 8:00pm until gone. 
  •  A Dog's Purpose will also be shown Wednesday, April 26th and Sunday, April 30th at 6:30pm & 9:00pm if you are unable to make it on Friday.
  • Theatre Production 'Into the Woods' will also be shown Friday, April 28th at 7:30pm and Saturday, April 29th at 2:00pm if you are unable to make it on Sunday.
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