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ECU exams underway, semester winding down

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Maria Seward, sophomore at ECU, studies for final exams in Joyner Library on April 25, 2018. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector)


The Daily Reflector

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Today marks the first day of final exams at ECU as students and faculty wind down the spring semester and prepare for next week's commencement.

Classes ended Tuesday, and Wednesday was reading day at the university, intended to give students study time prior to testing. The last exams will close at 4:30 p.m. a week from today.

Students living in campus residence halls have to clear their rooms by May 5, a Campus Living spokeswoman said, though many are expected to clear out earlier once their exams are completed.

Meanwhile, the university is offering students a little help to get them through their exams, including snack breaks and pet therapy from noon to 1 today and Monday on the first floor of Joyner Library.

Other activities to help break the stress include a zip line rides at at the North Recreational Complex and a ladies climb night at the ECU Recreation and Wellness Center’s Climbing Wall.

The Pirates also are taking on American Athletic Conference baseball rivals from the University of Houston Friday through Sunday at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

The university commencement ceremony will be at 7 p.m. on May 4, at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. This is an outdoor ceremony and will be held rain or shine, university officials said.

In the event of severe weather, the ceremony will be postponed until 9 a.m. Saturday. Any changes to the university ceremony will be communicated via ECU Alert and the ECU website (www.ecu.edu).

Individual college recognition ceremonies will occur at several buildings and halls on the campus on Saturday, May 5. For a complete listing of ceremonies and locations, visit online at https://commencement.ecu.edu/school-college-recognition-ceremonies.

Linda McMahon, an ECU graduate, cofounder of the WWE professional wrestling organization and administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, will deliver the commencement address.