As the air gets warmer and we pull out the opened toed shoes, we know that summer is coming. But, as summer nears, so does the end of the semester. May 1st marks the start of final exams, which is less than three weeks away. The end of the semester can be a very stressful time with final exams, moving out of your school housing, and just making sure you are taking care of yourself. Luckily, The Comment has some tips for leaving campus.
Tip #1: If you are going home for any reason, start to bring some of your things home little by little. The biggest mistake I made my freshman year of college was waiting until the last minute to bring anything home. It took me four trips to move out from the campus that was forty five minutes away there and back from my house. This will save you time and gas money.
Tip #2: Mark your final exam schedule on your calendar. I know some say that still having an agenda in college is dumb, but we don’t care. Writing your final exam schedule down in your calendar or agenda will prevent you from missing any. You still have to be on your game until you leave campus. Remember, unless there is a legitimate excuse, most professors will not let you makeup your exam if you miss it.
Tip #3: Return any rented books or materials back to the bookstore. All rented books and materials have a give back date from the bookstore. If you do not return your books or materials then you will have to pay a fine. This fine can be for hundreds of dollars.
Tip #4: Take care of yourself. The end of the semester is a stressful time. Trying to make sure you have everything taken care of can be a lot of your plate. Be kind to yourself. Take breaks when needed to recharge and reset. Ask for help from your professors, friends, adults in your life when needed. Get a good nights sleep and make sure you are eating three meals a day. You are not alone during this stressful time.
Good luck to the entire BSU community on finals and have a safe move home for the summer. Remember to take care of yourself away from school, relax, reset, and have a great summer. We will see you all in September!