Resources available to students during fall finals week

Finals are once again upon students and professors at Cal Poly Pomona. Kicking off the actual testing week (Dec. 9-15) is this week: pre-finals preparation week, beginning on Dec. 2-8. 

During this time is when students report stress and losing the most sleep due to studying. To combat stress, CPP has resources available to help students through finals to motivate all to focus and recharge before exams.

The University Library extended hours

The University Library is the main hub for all students to utilize for school work. It may be to study alone or get a study room with other classmates and form a study group. Space and utilities like computers, printing and scanning documents are available to all with extended hours beginning this week into next week from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Monday to Thursday.  

The first and second floors will be home for a variety of activities and snacks to help destress and renew all students. The library staff will have healthy snacks Dec. 4-10 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., hands-on activities Dec. 3 and 6, video games Dec. 4 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and therapy dogs available (Dec. 3- 5 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.). 

“I study at the library every week so having extended hours with snacks and dogs to destress my studying will be a big help this finals season,” said Melissa Jaime, a fourth-year urban regional planning student.

The BSC will offer extended hours from 7-2 a.m. Monday through Thursday.
Jannet Diaz | The Poly Post

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS will host workshops for 30 minutes of mindfulness throughout the week, a test anxiety workshop Dec. 4 at 1-2 p.m., Surviving Finals workshop Dec. 5 from 10-11 a.m. and yoga sessions Dec. 10. 

These workshops will be open for all students to come and relax throughout these stressful days to practice self-care. Stop by CAPS Counseling Center Building 66, room 116 for any event or for any questions.

Associated Student Inc. (ASI) extending hours

ASI will host extended hours in the Bronco Student Center (BSC) and the Bronco Recreation Intramural Complex (BRIC) both week 15 and 16 for students needs. The BRIC will be open between 7 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday to Thursday and the BSC from 6 a.m.-midnight Monday to Thursday during week 15. Extended hours on the weekend may vary.

During finals week, there will be free goodie bags, snacks, coffee, Scantrons and blue books available while supplies last at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in front of the BEAT office, Building 35, room 1329.

The BSC will also host a series of yoga sessions available to RSVP at eventbrite.com.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

The EOP office will have open space for studying during Dec. 2-10. Free snacks, Scantrons, blue books, pencils and graphing paper will be available for students to take and use. EOP staff will also host a study lounge on Dec. 2-3 from 9 a.m.-noon and Dec. 5 from 2-5 p.m. All events will be located at Building 94, room 122.

 “EOP tutorial services are opening drop-in appointments, hoping students can review any questions before they take their final exam,” said EOP tutor Odaly Perez and fourth-year visual communication student.

Campus Safety

Campus police will work during finals hours and be available for escorts after 6 p.m. to the campus community. 

For more information on the exact dates, times and services for events hosted at any location mentioned, visit cpp.edu/focus-on-finals.

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