Resources to Survive Finals Week: April 23 - 25, 2024


Free Academic Help

To help you with your academic needs, WSU offers tons of free Tutoring in a variety of topics both appointment and drop-in and Academic Peer Coaching to help you learn how to learn.

Virtual and In-Person Tutoring Academic Peer Coaching Learning Skills Coach



 Study Tips

  • Study over several short periods of time instead of cramming.
  • Pick a time to study.
  • Organize your study space and decide if you need silence or light noise to focus.
  • Create a to-do list with all of your assignments to stay organized.
  • Create a study guide to help you outline important information.
  • Color code your notes by exam questions and important things to remember.
  • Organize a virtual study group.
  • Take breaks to recharge and relax.
  • Get enough sleep so your mind can be focused.
  • Eat plenty of fruits, brain foods and stay hydrated.

How to Create a Study Schedule Time Management

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The 5 W's to an Effective Study Group

Study groups can be extremely helpful at any point in the semester, but you may get the most out of them if you start at the beginning. Here are a few ways to, hopefully, make creating a study group slightly easier. Read More

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Gamify Your Study Routine

Game-based learning is an activity designed around game elements. An example of this learning method you may have seen here at Weber State is classroom-response systems such as TopHat, Poll Everywhere, and Kahoot. These programs provide a platform for group participation or activities for which students earn progress points. Read More

 Increase Motivation

  • Get started, motivation will catch up with you!
  • Give yourself some accountability! Tell your family, friends or even social media. Check in regularly to show where you are in the process.
  • Blast that awesome playlist you've been working on to keep you going! Don't have one made yet, ask some friends to share theirs.
  • Now's the time to be a glass-half-full kind of person. Even if you're not naturally optimistic, try to reframe your thought process.
  • Create a little friendly competition with family, colleagues or friends! 
  • Remind yourself of your "Why," write it down, and put it somewhere you'll see it often.

Ways to Motivate Yourself Positve Attitude and Growth Mindset

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Becoming (and Staying) Motivated

Without motivation, we are unlikely to challenge ourselves, experience personal growth, or set and achieve goals. Knowing how you get motivated can increase your productivity, increase your quality of work, and create a higher level of fulfillment as well as decrease stress and procrastination. However, we all know that becoming (and staying) motivated is harder than it seems. Read More

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4 Ideas to Help Reduce Procrastination Habits 

We are all guilty of procrastinating. Whether you procrastinate responding to emails, put off completing school assignments, wait until the last minute to go grocery shopping or finish the laundry...or even pressing the snooze button when waking up in the morning ;) We are all procrastinators in some way. Read More


Mindfulness and Motivation

In this episode of C.O.A.C.H, the coaches will be discussing mindfulness and how it is linked to your motivation.

Listen to Mindfulness Episode

Textbook Reading Made Easy 

In this episode, the coaches share their textbook horror stories, introduce the SQ3R Method, and discuss what to avoid when reading textbooks.

Listen to Textbook Episode

The Power of Intentions

In this episode, the coaches discuss how being intentional can benefit you and your schoolwork. Begin your journey of being more intentional!

Listen to Intentions Episode

Tips for Test Anxiety

Test anxiety is incredibly common. We offer some tips that you can use to ease your anxiety and get that grade you worked so hard for! 

Listen to Test Anxiety Episode

 Upcoming Free Events

Stress Relief Star Show

Join us for a stress-relieving hour of award-winning star shows produced by our very own Weber State Physics Department. Relax while you go on a journey through the stars and return to earth more focused, energized and ready to tackle those finals!

  • Ott Planetarium
  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 
  • April 23 & 24
  • Free Event for WSU Students!

For more information or to request accommodations in relation to a disability, contact


Self-Care Affair

Come create your own finals self-care kits! We will have a variety of items to choose from including bath and body care, affirmations, craft kits, study snacks and more!

  • April 16 | 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Fireplace Lounge, Shepherd Union @ WSU Ogden

  • April 18 |  6 - 8 p.m. | Wildcat Village Cafeteria @ WSU Ogden

For more information or to request accommodations in relation to a disability, contact


Late Night Breakfast

Relieve the stress of upcoming finals with breakfast, music, bowling, pool, video games, shuffleboard, foosball, photo booth and giveaways!

  • April 18, 2024
  • 10 p.m. - Midnight
  • The Den, Shepherd Union, WSU Ogden

For more information or to request accommodations in relation to a disability, contact



Zumba exercise classes are "fitness-parties" that blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a celebration.

7 p.m. | Wildcat Center 202 | Hybrid Class

Just show up or register for Zoom virtual classes


Pilates & Yoga Mix

In this class, you can expect a fusion of Yoga & Pilates. An All-In-One exercise experience, combining strength, flexibility and endurance.

6 a.m. | Wildcat Center 202 | Hybrid Class


Mindful Mondays Group

Curious about mindfulness and ways to better manage stress? This group is for you! Connect with peers and learn practical tools to help manage stress and symptoms of anxiety and depression. Participants will learn mindfulness techniques, stress management and relaxation skills throughout this group. 

  • Mondays 
  • 1 p.m.
  • Student Services Center (SC) 280


Finals Survival Bowling Night

Let's destress before finals! Join us for free bowling and pizza.

  • April 11, 2024
  • 5 - 7 p.m.
  • WSU Ogden, Shepherd Union, Wildcat Lanes & Games
  • Just need to show up

For more information or to request accommodations in relation to a disability, contact



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Finals Survival Kits

Get your Finals Survival Kit that includes play dough brand scented dough, herbal tea bags, gum, coloring pages, bubble wrap, chocolate, granola bar and tote!

Kits will be available for pickup on April 8 and 9 in the Wildcat Center 210 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days.

Kits will be distributed first-come-first-serve in the Union Atrium on April 15 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (or as long as they last).

A limited number of kits will be available at WSU Davis at the Student Services desk in D2.

campus recWeek Before Finals Giveaways

Follow Campus Recreation to find giveaways the week before finals on Instagram and at the Wildcat Center and stress relief tips the week of finals!


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 Stay Connected


Follow Student Wellness to find stress relief resources to help you make it through finals week!


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Follow Student Life to find stories from other students, academic resources, services, and event info.

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Follow Campus Recreation to find giveaways the week before finals and stress relief tips the week of finals!
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Follow WSUSA to find contests, giveaways, messages from student reps, conversations, and more!

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