This Week At USI


Lighting a Tradition, a campus-favorite holiday event, is set for Monday, November 25, at the University of Southern Indiana. Full of family-friendly festivities, the event is open to the public and runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Holiday caroling, horse and carriage rides, train rides around the Quad, photos with Santa, karaoke, hot chocolate and cookies make this annual event an evening of fun and merriment.

Hosted by the Student Alumni Association, donations of hats and scarves will also be collected for distribution at a local shelter.

Activities will be located primarily in the Quad and University Center (UC) areas. Holiday carnival games begin at 5:30 p.m. Caroling begins at 6 p.m. in front of the David L. Rice Library, followed by the ceremonial lighting of The Quad’s holiday lights at 6:15 p.m. Refreshments and other activities will begin shortly thereafter.

Event updates can be found on Facebook and on the USI events calendar at For questions, contact Lauren Smith, assistant director of Alumni Relations and Volunteer USI, at 812-464-1924 or

Wednesday, November 27 – Sunday, December 1

Thanksgiving Break
USI will not hold classes on Wednesday, November 27 and will be closed Thursday, November 28 – Sunday, December 1 for Thanksgiving Break. The University will reopen and classes will resume at 8 a.m. Monday, December 2.

Thursday, December 5 – Wednesday, December 11

Rice Plaza
Fall 2019 finals
USI will not hold classes on Wednesday, December 4 in order for students to prepare for upcoming final exams. Final exams begin on Thursday, December 4 and run through Wednesday, December 11. Students can check their finals schedule at the USI website by visiting the Registrar’s Office page.

10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, December 7

USI Commencement
USI Fall Commencement to be held Saturday, December 7

The University of Southern Indiana will hold two Fall Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 7, in the Screaming Eagles Arena. The ceremony for the College of Liberal Arts and the Romain College of Business will be held at 10 a.m. The ceremony for the College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education will be held at 1 p.m. Doors will open one hour prior to each ceremony. In all, 708 degrees will be awarded, including master’s degrees, post-bachelor certificates, bachelor’s degrees and associate degrees. Read More

Exhibit open through Saturday, December 7


New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art to feature popup exhibition

The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary will host “Praxis,” a popup exhibition, through Saturday, December 7. “Praxis” is a physical manifestation and continuation of the dialogue initiated between the panelists and audience members of the Marketing Yourself as an Artist event that was held this past September. More Information




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