Sportsplex opens gym during finals week for MSU students

Staff Writer

The Starkville Sportsplex encourages Mississippi State students to come utilize its building for College Finals Study Time Thursday, Dec. 6 from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.

“It’ll be quiet in there and we will have tables set up where they can come and go and just have a nice place to study,” said Starkville Parks & Recreation Program Supervisor Lisa Cox.

There will be enough room for approximately 300 MSU students who present a student ID.

Wifi will be available as well.

The Sportsplex will provide Shipley’s Donuts, Insomnia Cookies and coffee.

In the smaller building connected to the Sportsplex, the Oktibbeha County Humane Society will set up to allow students to take a study break from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to de-stress with OCHS cats.

In addition, OCHS will serve hot cocoa, coffee and tea and feature Christmas movies.

It is the first time the Starkville Sportsplex has offered the concept to MSU students.

“We just have such a nice space and I know there are other areas where they can study but sometimes they study at one place and they just need a change of scenery to get out of their apartment, and just have a different place to study and get ready for finals,” Cox said.

First United Methodist Church is also hosting an “Exam Slam” Dec. 6-10 from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. at the Connection.

The church will also provide students with a quiet, spacious study space with access to wifi.

Each night snacks and meals will be provided to students as well as endless pots of coffee.

On Sunday, FUMC will alter its study hours hours from 12 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Lisa Cox encourages MSU students to “study, study and stay positive.”