November 21, 2011

15th annual Saluki Finals Finish is Dec. 12-13

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- In no time at all another semester will be in the books but at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, even the wrap-up party happens in great Saluki style at the Saluki Finals Finish.

The 15th edition of the popular event is set for 6-11 p.m. on Dec. 12 and 13 at the Student Recreation Center.  Students can grab free refreshments, get in some study time, use the facilities or just enjoy the chance to visit with faculty, staff and one another. 

Faculty and staff volunteers will serve up refreshments and offer moral support as students prepare for final exams.  Some faculty will also offer study sessions during Saluki Finals Finish.

Faculty and staff volunteers are still welcome.  To sign up to work during the shifts set for 5:30-7:30 p.m., 7:30-9:30 p.m. or 9:30-11 p.m., or to schedule a study session, visit the Student Recreation Center website at under the heading “Calendars and Events.”

Hundreds of students typically participate in Saluki Finals Finish, consuming massive quantities of food and beverages.

Sponsors of the Saluki Finals Finish 2011 include Recreational Sports and Services, Library Affairs, the Graduate School, the School of Law, the School of Medicine, and the colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Science, Applied Sciences and Arts, Business, Mass Communication and Media Arts, Education and Human Services, Engineering and Liberal Arts.