Get Ready for Finals with These Virtual Resources

There are a lot of resources, including a virtual Midnight Breakfast, that can help you finish the fall 2020 semester.

December 7, 2020

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As George Washington University students are preparing for final exams in a virtual learning environment, GW Today put together a guide to manage stress and tackle academics.

Students can utilize these virtual resources while keeping academic integrity in mind in online learning environments. There are even virtual events to help students.

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 and holidays.

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 library services, including the virtual Ask Us Desk, assistance locating an electronic resource and book delivery, are also still available.

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.



Celebrate Midnight Breakfast at home this year. From Dec. 7 to Dec. 11, the week-long virtual activities including game nights, cooking demonstrations and an appearance from celebrity chef Antoni Porowski.

Game Night

7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7

Take a break from pre-finals to play games and try to win prizes including GW swag such as a limited-edition Midnight Breakfast T-shirt.

Cooking & Conversation with Antoni Porowski

7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8

This #OnlyAtGW cooking demonstration with Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski is one you do not want to miss.

Movie Night

9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9

Pop some popcorn and virtually watch a surprise movie with friends.

Midnight Breakfast: Home Edition

8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10

Join your favorite GW students, staff and faculty on GW’s Facebook live as they share how they are celebrating Midnight Breakfast at home.

Relax All Day

9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11

Unwind together with yoga, meditation and DIY facemasks.