It's that time again, Islanders: the semester is coming to a close and final exams are quickly approaching! But, don't worry - we're here to help! From exam times, to study locations, to where to enjoy some free food, pet some therapy dogs, and more, we've compiled it all here to help you prepare!
WHERE TO STUDY
Looking for a place to study and prepare for those exams? We've got you covered!
Mary and Jeff Bell Library
The Mary and Jeff Bell Library will be open 24 hours a day Monday-Thursday, with extended hours Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning the last week of classes through the end of the final exams period.
The Mary and Jeff Bell Library provides a Super Quiet Study Room on the building's second floor in Room 216B. This area can be used by library patrons that require an unobtrusive space to study and are willing to promote as noiseless an environment as possible for its users.
Students can also utilize the library's computer labs and private study rooms. Each floor contains white boards and smart boards, open study areas for individuals and groups, and knowledgeable staff ready to assist you with your questions. Students can use their SandDollar$ ID to reserve one of 15 study rooms at the Circulation Desk.
Ear plugs are also available at public service locations (Ask Us, Circulation, and Media) for those desiring a little extra quiet time to study.
You can even wish your fellow Islanders luck by writing on the Board of Motivation!
GROW Grad Suite
Graduate students can take advantage of the designated quiet area in GROW's large study room at the Mary and Jeff Bell Library, Room 220, from April 29-May 6. Grad students can also reserve a study room in advance. Free coffee is available, or you can bring your own K-Cup to brew! GROW will be providing complimentary snacks, flavored coffees, and hot cocoa all day for graduate students as they prepare for their exams.
Need a quiet place to study that's in close proximity to Starbucks? Try the open study area located in the Faculty Center.
The University Center is a great place to grab some food to fuel you through those study sessions, as well as a place where you can purchase blue books, scantrons, and other supplies you may need for your exams. The Rotunda and Tejas Lounge make for great areas to meet with group members, classmates, or friends to get some extra study time in!
Dr. Hector P. Garcia Plaza
Take your study session outside and get some fresh air while studying in Dr. Hector P. Garcia Plaza!
PAWS ON THE ISLAND: Take a break from studying and spend some quality time with a furry friend! Therapy dogs and lovable cats will be available for the campus community on Thursday, May 2, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Center, Lonestar Ballroom. The event is co-sponsored by the University Counseling Center, which will be on hand with fun and games to help lower stress levels as Islanders prepare for exams. The event is free and open to the campus community.
ICE CREAM FLOATS AND BEYOND THE LIGHTS MOVIE: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream... err, just not that loud because we'll also be screening a movie! Take a break from studying and join UCP for Ice Cream Floats and Beyond the Lights movie at the University Center Tejas Lounge on Monday, May 6, starting at 11 a.m. while supplies last!
SIGN UP TO USE TAO: Feeling overwhelmed? There's an app for that! Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) gives TAMU-CC students 24/7 access to mobile-friendly self-help and therapy tools. The service is accessible online via phone, tablet, or computer and made free of charge to TAMU-CC students through the University Counseling Center.
RELAXATION ROOM: Need to relax? The Relaxation Room is here to provide a quiet, peaceful space for students to develop and practice relaxation skills that can enhance their academic productivity and their sense of well-being. The Counseling Center's hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The center is closed daily from noon-1 p.m.
SLEEP POD: Feeling the effects of that all-nighter? Catch up on some Zzz's in the university's sleep pod, located in the Dugan Wellness Center (between the Grace and Power rooms)! A quick power nap can make you more alert, increase mental performance, and improve your memory - all important things to consider during final exams. To reserve the sleep pod, contact the Dugan Wellness Center at (361) 825-2170.