Monthly Archives: December 2012

5 signs marking finals week on a college campus

AIt is finals week! Well, some colleges have either completed finals week, are currently in finals week, or will be there shortly. Some students will sail through the week with minimal worries, while others will feel as if they are sitting on pins and needles until their final grade is made available. To me, below are the top 5 signs of finals week on a college campus.

5. Everyday is a pajama party.

In my personal opinion, pajamas should only be worn inside the house. However, during the week of finals I always tend to see an increase number of people wearing pajamas on-campus. Not sure if this is due to late night studying and waking up too late to change clothes, or if something else is in play. Regardless, please take a few minutes to put on something other than pajamas. Jogging pants and a sweatshirt work just as well.

4. Increase number of safety reminders.

Let me first state that you should always protect your belongings, at least to the best of your abilities. Thieves get a little more clever every year as they look for easy ways to make cash. Sadly, textbooks are a hot commodity right now; for all the wrong reasons. Not to mention this is the season of giving, so many thieves will take and give or sell to someone else. Protect your belongings. My former babysitter, she moved away, attaches mini bells to her purse and book bag so they will ring if anyone picks up her stuff. It is a start.

3. The library parking lot reminds you of Wal-Mart’s parking lot.

I think the library is a great place to study, if the environment works for you. If not, then please pick somewhere else to go. I cannot say I am amazed at the number of students who go to the library to study but participate in social gatherings instead.

2. An increase number of Parking & Transportation employees.

Dear students: Finals week, or any other week, is not the time to attempt to outsmart the employees of Parking & Transportation. Parking & Transportation knows it is finals weeks, and they know you think you only need 30 minutes to take your final. Lets not acquire parking tickets that could jeopardize you receiving your degree in the mail, or delay you from registering on time. Just park in your assigned parking lot.

1. An overflow of energy drink cans in the recycling bins.

Although I do not drink energy drinks, it is still rewarding to know that students are utilizing the recycling bins. 🙂

What did I miss?  What are additional signs of finals week on a college campus?




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