By: Taya Stewart
Finals week is approaching, and as frightening and exhausting as it may seem, there are many resources for Titans to take advantage of.
Before diving into academic resources, students should be sure to prioritize their mental health during this stressful time. IU South Bend offers many resources for students struggling with mental health, including free student counseling centers and opportunities through the Active Minds mental health club.
When it comes to studying and completing final papers, projects and exams, IU South Bend has students covered with study spots for everyone.
The Franklin D. Schurtz library is open Mon. – Thurs. from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., as well as Fridays from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and Sundays from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. The library often extends their hours during finals week, so be sure to watch their pages for any changes throughout the week. The fourth floor of the library is the quiet floor and is ideal for those who need complete silence and solidarity to excel. Students can also reserve individual or group study rooms on the library’s website.
For those looking for a more open environment, the University Grill may be the spot. Plenty of students are found taking notes and reading books amongst the chatter of other students.
A more secluded study spot is the tunnel on the basement floor of the Northside building. The eerie tunnel provides a quiet, dark environment with booth seating and tables.
Those looking for a bright space with more lighting can try the main floor of Northside across from the bookstore where comfy chairs are often open. Students have also been known to utilize the space in Wiekamp in front of room 1001. This study spot is hidden but allows a few students at a time to sit and study with minimal distractions.
Study spots in the Admin building have also been reported as good study spots. There are individual study rooms, as well as group seating areas.
The IU South Bend campus offers many study spots with various layout styles. Try a few, pick a favorite and do your best as the semester wraps up.
Good luck, Titans, and we will see you next semester!