Study Hall

Study Hall required hours are driven by academic performance or lack thereof. Coaches can mandate a set number of hours a student-athlete must be in study hall. Additionally, freshman and new transfer student-athlete required hours may be different than continuing student-athletes who are required to participate in study hall.

Study Hall – Rules and Guidelines

Hours of Operation:  Three Categories

For Freshmen and New Transfer student-athletes

  • Sundays – 2:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – 6:00 pm – 10 pm
  • Tuesdays – 7:00 pm – 10 pm (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm is reserved for the DSU Band members)
  • Fridays – 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

For Commuter student-athletes only

Academic Services for Student-Athletes announces the following updates to the study hall policy as it pertains to Commuter student-athletes. A commuter student is defined as one who is enrolled at a College or University of their choosing yet resides at home while attending classes. An exception to the current study hall policy has been made to allow commuter student-athletes to earn their required study hall hours during the day time. This provision permits commuter student-athletes with freshman status to earn study hall hours on the following days and times:

  • Sundays – 2:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Fridays – 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

What we will not allow, however, is for commuter students to “pick and choose” when they want to participate in study hall. If this opportunity is abused, for example, “commuter students have the option to come during the day yet come at night with other freshman student-athletes”, their privileges will be rescinded and they will be mandated to attend study hall during the normal hours prescribed for freshman student-athletes.  If you have any questions, or for more information regarding the commuter study hall policy for student-athletes please contact the Associate Athletic Director, 2nd floor WC Jason Library.

For student-athletes on Academic Probation

Academic Probation Student-Athletes – “ these students are strongly recommended to complete hours during the work day while full-time staff are present and with a planned time management grid.”


Study hall hours are reported for the week beginning on Sunday and ending on Friday. Coaches will receive an official copy of the study hall report on Friday afternoons.

Student-athletes are required to sign-in and sign-out to receive credit for study hall. FAILURE to sign-in or sign-out will result in “0” credits for study hall (NO EXCEPTIONS)

Required study hours are excused when a team is on the road traveling; however, it is STRONGLY encouraged for each team to set up study hall for those required to complete hours. Coaches will have to structure organized study sessions while on the road unless provisions are made (hotel room and travel) for ASSA counselor to set up study sessions.

Study Hall Requirements

Incoming First Year Student-Athletes (fall/spring) 10 hours per week

Upper-class students (returning and transfer are driven by grade point average:

Fall Semester
10 hours required – Freshman/New Transfers   

Spring Semester

4.00 - 3.50 GPA* 2 hours of SH may be exempt from SH after spring break (Mar 14)
3.49 - 3.00 GPA* 4 hours of SH may be exempt from SH after spring break (Mar 14)
2.99 - 2.50 GPA 6 hours of SH cannot be exempt
2.49 - 2.00 GPA 8 hours of SH cannot be exempt
Below 2.00 GPA 10 hours of SH cannot be exempt

*At the discretion of the team’s academic advisor & head/position coach

Rules for Study Hall

Please note: Violations of the listed rules will result in “0” credit for the session.

  • Arriving late for your assigned study hall (if an arrival time is required per your advisor/coach)
  • Arriving unprepared, i.e.: without books, notebooks, or other materials needed to be prepared for your classes is unacceptable.
  • No loud talking, yelling, PROFANITY or horseplay will not be tolerated.
  • No browsing face book, or the internet not particularly related to your class assignment.
  • Headphones/ear buds may be used. The music level must be kept to a minimum so as not to disrupt fellow students. The use of the headphone during study hall is considered a privilege and should not be taken lightly; students in violation will be immediately dismissed.
  • Usage of cell phones, this includes incoming and outgoing calls and text messages are strictly prohibited during study hall.
  • No hats, dew rags, stocking caps, etc… will be worn inside of the library.
  • No missed tutor, mentor, advisor, or counseling appointments; if you have an appointment, you MUST attend.
  • No sleeping at any time!