Final Exam Resources

There a number of virtual and in-person resources, including Final Lap events, to help you finish the spring 2021 semester.

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April 26, 2021

As George Washington University students are preparing for final exams, GW Today put together a guide to manage stress and tackle academics, including virtual and in-person events for The Final Lap from the Office of Student Life.

Students can utilize these virtual resources while keeping academic integrity in mind in online learning environments.

Take a look at these resources:


7 Tips for Managing Stress When That Feels Impossible

Jessica Parrillo, director of counseling and psychological services at GW, offers strategies for students heading into exams.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health While Sheltering in Place
Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) professor Delishia Pittman gives tips for maintaining mental health while sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Campus Life 101: Let’s Talk about Self Care
While self-care has a reputation for indulgence, the practice is actually about simple activities that nurture overall health.

Five Tips for Relieving Stress during Final Exams
University staff share easy methods to alleviate stress during exam week.

Campus Life 101: Managing Stress
Stress is the boogeyman of high-achieving students everywhere. But with conscious management, it can be a friend instead of a foe.


Virtual Library Resources

Academic Commons offers tutoring and course reviews for undergraduate students throughout the final exam period. Students feeling overwhelmed by deadlines, can view two-to-three-minute videos made by GW students with tips for time management. Specialized software, including ArcGIS, NVIVo, SAS and more, is available through the virtual computing lab. For group work, students can still sign up for designated online space for their virtual study group. All remote and in-person library services, including the Ask Us Desk, assistance locating resources and contactless book pick up or delivery, are available for students.

Communication, Well-being and Flexibility Are Key to Virtual Learning Period
Educational technology expert Natalie Milman said students and teachers should keep lines of communication open.

Campus Life 101: Adjusting to College Academics
Getting familiar with GW’s many available student resources is key to academic success.

Q & A: How to Protect Your Digital Privacy

Adam Aviv, associate professor of computer science, talks about his latest research and provides digital security tips for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.


Participate in The Final Lap from wherever you are this semester. From April 26 to April 30, virtual and in-person activities include Chalk-In, yoga, “Zoomba,” and trivia.


The events below are compliant with COVID-19 safety guidelines. Students may register to participate in the events below. Student attendees should participate in weekly COVID-19 testing offered through the university 


11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 at Potomac Square 

Chalk-In allows students to draw with chalk, de-stress through creative outlets during finals, and enjoy refreshments, music, and prizes. 

Sunset Yoga 

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 28 at City View Room, 1957 E Street NW

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 29 at Marvin Center Terrace

Enjoy a sunset yoga class to unwind! Mats will be provided and can be taken home as attendance prizes!

Breakfast Break 

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, May 3 at Kogan Plaza

Grab a bite to eat before you head into your final exams!


Both students living on and off-campus may register to participate in the events below. Zoom links will be made available to students that register in advance.


7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 on Zoom 

Play Jackbox Games for a chance to win prizes! 

Late Night with the Rec

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 30 on Zoom


7 p.m.
Do you love to dance, but in the comfort of your own home? Join us for “Zoomba!”


8 p.m.
Join us for a virtual late night trivia event and a chance to win prizes!

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