End of the Semester Stress
With the end of the semester around the corner, you are finishing end-of-semester projects, writing papers, and getting ready for finals. Visit the student mental health website to learn about the ins and outs of managing stress.
Exam Jam is here!
Prepare for finals by connecting with other students for tutoring and review workshops. The full schedule of workshops (now through May 11) is available at the Golden Gopher Workshop Database.
End the week at Exam Jam Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11 in 140 Appleby Hall. Tutor schedules and more details can be found online.
The University's last day of instruction is Friday, May 10. Final exams will be administered May 13-18. Check out the full final exam schedule online. The University offers several resources to help students prepare, study, and relax for the week. University Counseling & Consulting Services (UCCS) offers services related to academic stress, as well as counseling for individual learning and academic skills. UCCS also offers a variety of helpful workshops, podcasts, and presentations.
Commuter Final Schedules
As a commuter student be sure to check your finals schedule now so that you can make the appropriate adjustments to your schedule. Tips from commuter students include: bringing extra snacks for studying, getting to class/tests early, being aware of how construction may affect your commute, and being aware of night and weekend finals. The Commuter Connection will provide healthy snacks for commuters during finals week: Stop by Room 236 in Coffman Memorial Union for some snacks! For transit schedules visit Metro Transit online.
Do You Need Financial Aid for Summer Classes?
You will automatically be considered for all available funding when you register half-time or more for course work in May session and/or summer term and have a 2012-2013 FAFSA on file with One Stop Student Services.
Fall 2013 Financial Aid
Fill out your 2013-2014 FAFSA online now to make sure you get your financial aid before the start of the fall semester. If you are a returning student, you will receive an e-mail in July asking you to respond to your financial aid awards for the upcoming school year.
Summer School Housing
Summer school housing is available through Housing & Residential Life. If you are still in need of a place to live this summer during classes you can go online for more information.
Your Year ... Your Experiences
When students think back on their first year, some of the most memorable times revolve around experiences outside of the classroom. Have you had time to think about what those experiences have meant to you? Which of them did you love or loathe and why? Which of them helped you to see your Strengths in action?
Summer is a great time to think about the experiences you gained this year and to start to strategize how you want to build on those experiences next year. Research, study abroad, leadership roles … There are many options. It’s also a good time to add your experiences to your resume or portfolio so that you are ready to apply for that next great experience. As you think about next year, make sure to go to www.engage.umn.edu.
Check out the Engage! Search and the Engage blog, and look for the Engage Facebook page and Twitter account for up-to-date listings of opportunities across campus.
Health & Wellness
Moving Back Home
For those of you moving back home for the summer, this transition may be just as important as moving into your first residence hall. While you have been at the U of M, both you and your family may have changed. In the past, some students have found it useful to discuss expectations and considerations with their parents/guardians before returning home. The Office for Student Affairs offers a podcast to make the transition home a comfortable experience for the whole family.
Students who paid the spring Student Services Fee who need care in the summer are covered by Boynton Health Service through mid-August whether you are taking classes on campus or not. You can go online to the Boynton Health Service website for more information on your healthcare coverage.
Traveling Abroad this Summer?
Boynton's International Travel Clinic provides travel consultations, immunizations, International Certificates of Vaccination, and other health-related travel information. Call early for an appointment!
Protect Your Online Identity and Your Inbox
Phishing attacks, or fraudulent e-mails designed to steal personal information from unsuspecting e-mail users, are on the rise. Learn more about how to identify a phishing attack and protect your identity.