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This Week in Photos: Summer Semester Finals

August 30, 2021

Yvonne Gay

A student lounging in a chair while working on a laptop.
Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones '97

A top floor lounge in the Science Center surrounded by glowing sunlight through a wall of windows serves as the perfect study nest for this student. It also serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.

After classes ended on August 24, students spent several days preparing for final exams. Libraries, porches, patios, residence halls, and other spaces were transformed into reading nooks and study circles. At the end of each semester, students are given about four days to prepare for their final exams. This time is commonly known as the Reading Period. This semester, finals will take place August 29 to September 2. 

Visit Oberlin’s Flickr page to see more study photos.

A male student studies at a long table.
A student studies in the Science Center Commons. Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97
A student sits in a library while tapping on his cell phone.
Studying in the stacks of Mudd Center. Photo credit: Tanys Rosen-Jones ’97
Groups of students study at tables in a library.
Study circles at the Mary Church Terrell Main Library.  Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97
A male student studies at a desk in a library at night.
Night studying in Mudd Center. Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97
A student studies at a wooden table on a porch at night.
The porch of Wilder Hall. Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97


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