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Hours of Operation

Southern College of Optometry’s general operating hours are 8:30-4:30, Monday through Friday. Certain areas within SCO may open sooner and stay open later. Please refer to this list of general times for areas accessed by students, faculty, staff and residents. Temporary changes to these schedules because of inclement weather, exams, or other special events will be communicated internally to the SCO campus via IRIS, email, and/or digital signage updates.

Summer 2023 Hours:

General College Business Hours:

M–F 8:30 am–4:30 pm

Activity Center: 

Monday – Thursday  6:00 am. – 8:00 pm.

Friday – 6:00 am. – 7:00 pm.

Saturday – 12:00 pm. – 4:30 pm.

Sunday – 1:00 pm.  – 5:00 pm.


Campus Store: 

M–F 8:30 am–4 pm


10 am–5 pm M–F 


Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

note: The library has a study space reservation system to increase the availability of study spaces on campus. This allows students to reserve study rooms on the 4th floor and a couple on the 1st floor via this link:

Library has special dated hours of operation per need for Finals.

General Study Areas (1st, 2nd, 4th, and 8th floors):

8 am—10 pm M–F
8 am—5pm Saturday/Sunday


Lab Hours:

Lab hours will follow library hours unless otherwise noted by the lab instructor of record.