11 Signs That Finals Week Has Hit
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11 Signs That Finals Week Has Hit

11 Signs That Finals Week Has Hit
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Finals week is an unavoidable epidemic plaguing college campuses across the country. Here are some universal telltale signs that finals' week is in full swing.

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1. Full coffee shops

Coffee shops have an irresistible study atmosphere to them. Students seem to flock towards the nearest coffee shop when deadlines begin to approach.

2. Campus becomes a ghost town

Campus always seems to get eerily silent when finals' week arrives. Other than Starbucks, popular places on campus are pretty dead because everyone’s either locked themselves in their dorm rooms, or has retreated to the library.

3. Swamped Library

The library becomes the campus hot spot when finals' stress hits. People begin to really buckle down, and the quiet areas become more populated than the group study areas are.

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4. Scheduling to hang out... next quarter

Socializing becomes more and more difficult towards the end of the quarter, but by the time finals' week comes along, everyone’s come to accept the fact that plans are no longer going to be made for this quarter. Say goodbye to your friends, you’ll see them again in a few weeks.

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5. Room is a disaster

My room is generally pretty clean throughout the year, but when finals week comes around, all bets are off. Currently, the mess in my room accurately represents the mess of projects, finals, and essays that are due in the next few weeks.

6. Can never remember what day it is

While trying to keep track of what I have left to study, I tend to run out of space in my brain for mundane facts such as what day of the week it is. Monday? Friday? What are days?

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7. Disappearing roommates

Not only does campus get quiet, but I also tend to lose track of my roommate’s location during finals week. It’s probably a good idea to be more aware of where each other are, but during finals, we get into somewhat of a “fend for yourself” mindset.

8. Dishes for days

Try as I may, dishes will get pilled up in the sink. I promised myself I’d take care of them, but then I started to study for ochem and forgot all about the 20 coffee mugs stacked in the kitchen.

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9. Sleeping students everywhere

During finals, everywhere is an acceptable napping spot. On lawns, in the library, if you’re not standing up and your eyes start to droop, you’ve found yourself a napping spot.

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10. SO many group texts

My phone blows up during finals week. Having too many group texts is not a good thing.

11. Airplane mode

Sometimes your best bet to really stay focused is to completely shut off your phone or put in on airplane mode. Because before you know it, you’ve taken a half hour Snapchat/Instagram break.

Finals week is a struggle all fellow college students can relate to. So turn your phone to airplane mode, head to the library, and say goodbye to your friends until next quarter. Happy finals, collegiate!

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