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Students take advantage of the quiet study spaces in Leatherby Libraries. (File photo)

Stressed Out During Finals? Chapman University Resources to Help You Take a Break

Amidst the flurry of preparing for final exams, it’s important to block out some time for your mental well-being. Whether you need help dealing with increased stress and anxiety or you just want to take a break from studying, Chapman University offers a variety of events and resources to help students, faculty and staff get through this challenging time. 

Keep reading for a roster of special events, tips and tricks for surviving finals week and a list of special service hours for campus facilities. 

If stress, anxiety or depression become overwhelming, please visit Chapman Health & Wellness to find the help you need to thrive.

Special Events

Finals week kicks off with a chance to hang out virtually with cast members and writers from Saturday Night Live. And if that’s not enough, we’re happy to announce the return of Midnight Breakfast! Be sure to follow @lifeatcu and @chapmanupb for event updates and finals week tips and tricks.

event banner for snl virtual conversation with featured writers and performers

Spring Speaker: Virtual Roundtable with Saturday Night Live
Thursday, May 13, 7 p.m.

Join a virtual roundtable with SNL cast members and writers just for Chapman students! Special guests include Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Punkie Johnson, Anna Drezen and Celeste Yim while they are backstage preparing for this week’s episode! You will have the chance to submit questions for the panelists to answer! Get your free ticket before spaces fill up.

Midnight Breakfast
Friday, May 14, 5-8 p.m.
Stop by Musco Lawn to grab some free breakfast food (vegan and gluten-free options available), pose at the photo booth, and get free UPB merchandise, including an exclusive Midnight Breakfast T-shirt! To attend, you must register for a specific time slot. All CU Safely Back on-campus protocols will be enforced, and you must show your campus clearance before walking through. 

This list will be updated as new information is released. 

How to Beat Stress & Study Better

De-Stress for Success: This page curated by Leatherby Libraries offers a roundup of online games, meditation, playlists and movie streaming services to help you relax. 

10 Tips to Cope With Finals Stress: These tips from Fish Interfaith Center will help you stay grounded when stress gets in the way. 

Strategies for a Smarter Brain & Studying Better: Dr. Jay Kumar offers tips and strategies in this short video. 

Finals Week Service Hours

Argyros Forum Student Union
Daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Stop by to take advantage of services such as mobile printing, Amazon lockers, CSA boxes, study tables, and music and T.V. 

Argyros Fitness Center Hours
Take a break from studying and visit the fitness center, which will be open during finals week,  May 17-21. Be sure to follow @chapmanfitrec on Instagram for healthy tips and event announcements!

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Leatherby Libraries Extended Hours

  • Monday, May 10th – Thursday, May 13th: 7 a.m.– midnight
  • Friday, May 14th: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 15th: 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 16th: 8 a.m. – midnight
  • Monday, May 17th – Thursday, May 20th: 7 a.m. – midnight
  • Friday, May 21st: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 22nd – Sunday, May 23rd: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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