GAHH! Finals are literally less than 2 weeks away, and all I can think about are the after finals days. You know, the days when you get to go home, decorate the Christmas tree, light the menorah, spend quality time with family and old friends from high school, help feed the homeless, go shopping, watch movies..
OH WAIT before any of that happens we’ve got to take finals.
There’s no secret formula or ingredient to be successful on your finals. The only thing I can think of doing is studying. STUDYING. And by studying I don’t mean: Facebook tab open, tweeting on your phone, chips and soda at arm’s length, textbook open on the same page for 30 minutes, studying. I mean studying in the zone: Book open, highlighter handy, notes and study guide at arm’s length, studying.
As of December 9 the University enters full on finals mode.
December 9 is reading day and classes are cancelled.
For some students they have finals as early as December 10.
Willis Library will maintain its regular hours and will be open 24 hours.
So what if you like to study in the Union?
Well, Monday through Thursday UPC will be hosting Eagle’s Refuge in the 1 O’clock Lounge from 10am – 2pm. Eagle’s Refuge includes things such as snacks, massage therapists, and a relaxing environment. Return to the Union at night for Study Night in the Union from 6pm -10pm.
Like to study in your residence hall?
As of Sunday December 4, all residence halls will extend quiet hours, starting from 6 pm to noon the following morning and continuing the rest of the week. 18 hours of quiet. O_o
As of Sunday December 11, all the residence halls on campus will begin 23 hours of quiet, 5pm-6pm the following day. 6pm- 7pm is the Golden hour…with quiet hours resuming at 7pm.
Finding a quiet place on campus to study is very easy during the pre-finals and finals week. UNT wants to get you in the zone to ace your finals, and trust me, it’ll seem like the university shut down, but really, we’re making the ideal study environment.
I know this semester has been crazy, from living in the dorms to making more adult-like decisions. Although it has been tough, you have grown and matured (compared to early this semester as that “nervous freshmen” on the first day of classes).
Over the break don’t forget to check your my.unt.edu account. Make sure you are still registered for your spring semester classes and payment for your classes is taken care of.
Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukah! Happy Kwanza! Happy Winter Solstice! Happy Holidays!!
Have a Splendid New Year!!
Good luck on your finals!
This picture is vintage.
p.s.- Classes begin January 17!