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End of Semester Resources

Let's Finish Strong 

Terps, it's the end of the semester! Now is the time to stay focused and take care of yourself and your fellow Terps. We've pulled together resources to help you prepare for exams, and close up other business on campus.

Get Ready for Finals: 

Some campus buildings will extend their operating hours to allow for additional study space: 

McKeldin Library is open continuously from Monday, April 29 to Friday, May 17 at 5 p.m.

Other libraries will have extended hours. Review the UMD Libraries' operation hours. 

The Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center:

Open 7 a.m. - 12 a.m. from Saturday, May 4 - Wednesday, May 8. Open continuously from Thursday, May 9 at 7 a.m. - Friday, May 17 at 10 p.m.

Double check your exam schedule: Prepare ahead by ensuring you have all of your exam dates and times correctly noted.

Develop a study schedule: Creating a study schedule helps you prioritize tasks and manage your time effectively. Allocate specific time slots for each subject, and include breaks to help you stay focused and avoid burnout.

Stay organized: Keep track of important dates, exam schedules, and deadlines using a planner or digital calendar. This will help you stay on top of your tasks and avoid last-minute cramming.

Use campus resources: See what's offered through your college or department, such as tutoring, workshops, and study groups. Reach out to your professors or teaching assistants if you need clarification or guidance.

Stay connected: Reach out to your classmates, friends, and family for support. Sharing your concerns and discussing your challenges can help alleviate stress and keep you motivated.

Review your syllabi, assignment instructions: If an instructor or syllabus does not explicitly say you can work in groups, use AI, etc. ask before completing the assignment to avoid a referral to the Office of Student Conduct.  

Ask for extensions at least four business days in advance: Submitting old, forged, or otherwise expired medical notes can get you referred to the Office of Student Conduct. Sometimes emergencies happen, but if you notice in advance that you have multiple projects due the same day, ask your instructor if they can accommodate. 

Here's how to report academic dishonesty and self-referrals through the Office Student Conduct.

Take Care:

Don't forget to take a break and stay nourished during these last days of the semester! 

Wellness Series drop-in virtual skills sessions will continue until the end of finals. The Counseling Center offers a wide range of topics from academic success to coping skills and more.

Urgent visits are always available during business hours:

  • Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. through May 17 (the end of finals)
    Summer hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. beginning on May 20

Incorporate movement and self-care into your routine during finals season! Consider trying out a new group fitness class to sweat the stress away.

Those students not taking classes but still in College Park this summer may purchase a discounted summer membership by visiting the Active Terp website or the Eppley Recreation Center Member Service Desk. 

University Health Center

UHC will operate on its regular schedule through May 19, 2024:

  • Monday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Saturday, 9 a.m to 1 p.m.
  • After Hours Nurse Line 301-314-9386 (Free and available whenever the UHC is closed.)
  • Emergency and After Hours Information

Health Promotion and Wellness Services

The CARE to Stop Violence Office (CARE)

  • To make an in-person or virtual appointment with CARE email Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • The CARE Office will be closed on university observed summer holidays.
  • The CARE crisis line is available 24/7 at 301-741-3442.
    • Beginning May 17, 2024 at 5:00pm, The CARE to Stop Violence crisis line will be non-operational after hours, weekends and university holidays. 
  • If you're in need of a SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Exam), please contact Adventist Healthcare: Shady Grove Medical Center at 240-826-6225 (24/7). If you're having a mental health emergency please call 988.
  • Students who have a Resident Dining Plan can pick up a study snack each evening from South Campus and Yahentamitsi Dining Halls.
  • Dining Halls will extend operating hours, opening at 6:30 am during finals week - including that Saturday. 
  • Footnotes cafe in McKeldin Library will be open 24 hours a day (when McKeldin is open). 

Missing your family? Need some extra support during this stressful time of the semester? Terp families will be outside McKeldin Library on Thursday, May 9 from 12 - 3 p.m. to offer free hugs, high-fives, fist bumps, and words of encouragement. Snacks will also be available (while supplies last). 

Note: rain location is Atrium, Stamp Student Union

Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog in conversation statue

Stamp Student Union

STAMP Study Zone 

Your study environment is everything! STAMP Study Zone offers a variety of spots you can go to on and off campus so you can focus, relax, de-stress and be finals ready! Check out the website for more events and information.    

Kermit’s Birthday

Kermit’s birthday is coming up on May 9! Want to know how we’re going to celebrate? Follow The Stamp on Instagram!

Resident Life 

  • Move-Out information + checklist 
    Move-out day is right around the corner, make sure you check out the Move-out day page for move-out checklist, info on late stay requests, mail packages and Terp move-out donation drive. 
  • Volunteer or donate to Terps Move Out Donation Drive
    Find a collection bin in the lobby where your residence hall service desk is and donate any items you don't plan to pack up and take home. Help support fellow Terps from May 10 - May 17, while taking action to reduce waste on our campus. 
  • Volunteer for Terp Welcome Crew
    Apply here to become a volunteer for Terp Welcome Crew, being a student leader gives you benefits such as early move-in and getting your hands on some exciting free gifts whilst enhancing your leadership skills! 
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