As freshmen, being in college alone is a transition that takes time, energy, and a whole lot of trial-and-error. But if you’re reading this, that means you’ve gotten through midterms without a scratch too big to kill you, which means you can definitely handle the stress of the dreaded finals week!
But what’s finals week going to be like, you ask? In a word, terrible. But everyone gets through them. Now crack those books and get studying, because you can do this!
Classes are still in session and it hasn’t totally hit you that finals week is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER and you’re not nearly as prepared as you know you should be.
Campus is quiet. People aren’t freaking out quite yet. Your outlook on life is getting darker and more ominous.
You tell yourself “okay, Friday is the last day I have to sleep in and relax.” Then Saturday morning comes and somehow the morning hours creep far past 12pm. The laws of time don’t mean anything during finals, apparently.
Look, I love you, but BE A LITTLE MORE UNPREPARED. I BEG OF YOU.
Forget New York Fashion Week, this is Finals Fashion Week.
Sweatpants and oily skin fo’ days.
I once heard that if you can accurately guess the percentage of students in the library on Study Day that haven’t showered in 48+ hours, you get a free meal swipe at TDR. But I think that’s just a myth.
HANGRY STUDENTS. HANGRY STUDENTS EVERYWHERE.
The finals week flu is REAL.
People who don’t know how to be quiet in the library.
There are noise designations on each floor for a reason, people.
“Yo, the craziest thing I’ve ever done was fall asleep on those bean bag chairs in the kid’s room.”
Everyone is delirious, and no one is hiding it.
I mean, it is the optimal level of quiet.
Then again quietness isn’t an issue when you haven’t slept in days.
Some call it delirium, some call it exhaustion. Either way, everything is hilarious and nothing matters anymore.
What’s happening to my brain? What’s happening to my life?
Multiple of them. You’ll have many. From the consideration of completely changing your course of study, to rethinking the reasons you’re even in school in the first place, and finally wondering what you’re doing – just, in general.
Why. Just why.
I’m done? There’s nothing for me to do? I don’t have any papers to write over winter break? Is this real life?
And remember, you can do this! The CAS Peer Advisors wish you the best of luck on finals and can’t wait to see you next semester!