Four ways Baylor helps students #SicFinals
On Wednesday, they begin: Final exams at Baylor University. It’s a busy time for students, and an important time, but it doesn’t have to be completely stressful. All throughout campus, students will find people eager to help them find needed assistance or a brief respite from the pressure, welcome reminders that Baylor cares.
Here are just a few of the ways Baylor helps students #SicFinals:
* Academic Support — From free tutoring to a popular “preparing for finals” packet, Baylor’s Academic Support Programs (ASP) office in the Paul L. Foster Success Center is a one-stop shop for help with that difficult class or assistance in learning how to study and better prepare.
* Food (and coffee) — Few things go better with long study sessions than a good breakfast — and Baylor students don’t even have to leave campus to find their finals fuel. Midnight Breakfast at Penland Crossroads (pictured above) is, as always, completely free to students; this year’s event featured not just free food but also karaoke and other games. Then on Tuesday, President Livingstone was in Moody Library passing out free breakfast tacos to students — perfect for #TacoTuesday!
* Extended community study hours — With students studying into the wee hours, numerous departments across Baylor are extending their hours to provide safe common study areas. The Bill Daniel Student Center (a.k.a. “The Sub”) is open each night until 2 a.m., and the Moody Library common areas are open 24 hours, with the Central Libraries staying open until 3 a.m.
* Free fitness classes — There’s a link between physical fitness and academic success; physical activity stimulates your brain, boosts your mood and relieves stress. In addition to the McLane Student Life Center’s usual free activities such as running, rowing, climbing, weight-lifting or playing sports, during finals students can participate in group exercise classes for free. Students can enjoy yoga, Bear Cycle and more to not only feel better, but perhaps perform better on their tests, as well.
Finals week is always a pivotal time for a student — and whether it’s a quick, fun diversion from studying, or assistance in getting the grades, the Baylor Family always brings its “A” game for our students who are working so hard.
Sic ’em, Baylor students!