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Some MSSU students will have to take finals after graduation


Students, faculty, and staff at Missouri Southern have to now deal with making up some time lost to recent snow days.  Normal school days at the university don't have to be made up, if they are canceled because of weather.  But classes with finals are a must.

Snow days are fun, right?  

You get to stay home and relax, sip some hot chocolate, watch a movie.

"Before, I was kind of excited for a snow day," says MSSU student Trent Hayes.

But for students like Hayes, those are days past.

Benjamin Franklin once said death and taxes are certain in life.  For Missouri Southern students, so are finals.

"There's only 700 of our students that live on campus.  So the majority are traveling," says Pat Lipira, with MSSU's academic affairs.

20 final exams Monday night were canceled for MSSU students.

"(That) pushed them to Friday night," says Lipira.

106 class finals were also canceled Tuesday, pushing those exams to Saturday afternoon, after the end of MSSU's Fall semester graduation ceremony.

MSSU staff say these are the times available for this rescheduling.

"Walk across the stage, walk out, go take a final, and hope you pass," says Lipira.

That's the scenario for Hayes, and Angela Boid's husband.

"He has little motivation to be done and celebrate and move the tassel, then go take another exam," says Boid.

"I was prepared.  I had my paper all written for it.  But, I get a little bit extra time to work on it.  Finish out the little bugs," says Hayes.

Here's hoping professors don't get bugged.

"Our faculty have to have their grades in by 10 o'clock Monday morning.  And if they happen to have finals Saturday night, that's a quick turnaround, depending on what kind of test you give," says Lipira.

Students and faculty alike say after looking at forecasts, they're also hoping Friday doesn't bring more class cancellations.  

As the saying goes, lets just get this over with.

Click here for MSSU's rescheduling plan because of weather, and view the details on page eight.


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