Staying Cool and Collected: A How-To Guide for Finals Week

Staying Cool and Collected: A How-To Guide for Finals Week

Finals are right around the corner, and with that a number of papers, presentations, and other course work are coming up out of nowhere. If this is your first semester at college, or if you’re just looking for some activities to keep yourself from going crazy with all the studying and work, there’s plenty of things around Loyola and throughout the city that definitely can be therapeutic for everyone at Loyola.

With finals, Loyola specifically has plenty of resources for our students to help them including tutoring for our students, with almost every class you might need help in, whether it be helping understand the material gone over in class, or bumping up that grade from a B+ to an A (x). Located in the IC, is also the Writing Center, aimed to improve all writing abilities, no matter if it’s your first semester, or your 8th semester (x).

There’s also plenty of other activities around campus, as well as around Chicago to help destress if you need to get your mind off of studying. During Finals Week, finals breakfast is a well-known tradition for our Loyola students. Held in the Gentile Arena in the evening, our students can get a variety of things such as breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, fresh fruit, tater tots, bacon, as well as so many other things, entirely FREE! Those interested should definitely keep their eye out for an email on it.

This weekend (Dec 3rd and 4th) from 12PM to 7PM both days is Polar Palooza. The admission fee is $5 per person and $10 per family. At the event there will be food from local restaurants, live music, synthetic skating, meeting Santa, gift shopping with local artisans, ice sculpting, family friendly activities, and a visit from a LIVE reindeer on Sunday! The event is held at 6100 N Sheridan (One block south of Granville).

If that’s not your crowd, there’s also the Lincoln Park ZooLights with the entirety of Lincoln Park beautifully lit up for the holiday season. Dates still available to attend in Dec are 2–4, 9–23, 26–31 starting at 4:25PM, and if you’ll be in Chicago for New Years, their final day is January 1, 2017, 4:30–9PM. This event is entirely free for all participants.

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