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Do Your Best Studying with These Helpful Resources Stay focused, stay relaxed and stay safe no matter what finals week throws at you.

If finals are already beginning to overwhelm you, have no fear. Chapman University offers excellent quiet study spaces and relaxation resources that will keep you in prime shape as you study the night away.

Take a moment to check out the Fall 2019 finals schedule and consider bookmarking it. Your future self will thank you.

Take Advantage of Leatherby Libraries’ Extended Hours

Beginning Monday, Dec. 2 at 8 a.m., Leatherby Libraries will be open 24 hours a day through Friday, Dec. 13 at 10 p.m. During the late-night hours, the following services will be available: circulation services, bookable study rooms and print and copy services.

Cookie Study Break tables will be loaded with cookies on floors 1, 2 and 3. Vegan and gluten-free cookies as well as some healthy snack options will also be available at the circulation desk for students upon request. Starting Monday, Dec. 9 through Thursday, Dec. 12, there will be coffee available on the 1st floor of the library.

Public Safety will make rounds periodically throughout the night and the security monitor stationed on the Rotunda will also be on duty. Students using the library can contact Public Safety for an escort to their vehicles or back to the residence halls.

Get Focused at The Wellness Cafe

The Wellness Cafe opens Saturday, Dec. 7, noon–6 p.m. in Argyros Forum 206. Enjoy six hours of quiet space along with free scantrons, greenbooks, snacks and drinks.

Relax and Refocus With Open Labyrinth Walks

Labyrinth Walks will be offered on Monday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Experience Sound Healing with the Labyrinth Walk on Monday, Dec. 2 from 7–8 p.m. Take a break from studying and enter into a spirit of contemplation and relaxation with this meditative experience.

Stay Focused, Stay Safe

Download the Panther Guardian app to keep yourself safe during those late-night study sessions. The app allows you to set a safety timer that will notify people you trust to check on you if you are alone or in an unfamiliar place. If you feel unsafe or are in trouble, it’s easy to call Public Safety or text tips—including photos—if you see something suspicious.

Operation Saferide is a service provided by the University to escort students, faculty, staff and visitors around Chapman University. It’s free of charge and easy to use. Simply call (714) 997-6680 if you need a ride near campus. The hours of operation are Monday through Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. to 12:15 a.m., Thursday, 7:30 p.m. to 1:45 a.m., and Friday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m. to 2:15 a.m.

Remember to keep an eye on your personal belongings as you take breaks from studying. Consider registering your laptop, cellphone, tablet or other devices with the Office of Public Safety. Serial numbers on these devices uniquely identify them, which helps authorities identify your property more quickly if your devices are lost or stolen.

Stephanie House