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Students, faculty adjust to online finals

Some professors are altering their expectations regarding finals.

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer

April 19, 2020

Pitt students may have to hold study groups over Zoom instead of in Hillman library this April, but finals will still be conducted as the semester draws to a close.

Where to go when you’re done with finals but can’t go home yet

Phipps provides a warm greenhouse location to decompress after finals.

By MJ LaRocque, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

The worst part of finals week is finishing everything and still having to stick around on campus and wait for a ride home. During the wait, there are plenty of free and inexpensive events around town to go to.

Students and faculty examine procrastination cures

Students and faculty examine procrastination cures

By Mario Cattabiani III, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

Cramming is a time-honored tradition at every college. But why do it, especially when many experts believe it is an ineffective way of studying?

Students recall strange Hillman sightings

Students recall strange Hillman sightings

By Julia Zenkevich, For The Pitt News

December 9, 2018

Hillman Library is a hub for finals week mania, filled with the stress of looming deadlines and Red Bull-fueled all-nighters.

Q&A: Expert gives tips to stay fit for finals

Matthew Darnell, director of the Wellness and Human Performance graduate program, believes that it is important to continue healthy habits throughout finals week. (Image via University of Pittsburgh)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

April 23, 2018

Students hardly have time to work out during the semester, but finding time for physical activity becomes even more of a hassle when finals roll around. Putting time in to study for finals may take precedent this week, but there are plenty of benefits to finding a way to work in a quick run or worko...

So long to Saturday finals

(Illustration by Garrett Aguilar | Staff Illustrator)

By Ben Sheppard | Columnist

December 11, 2017

Opening PeopleSoft and finding your final exam dates is like opening your presents on Christmas — sometimes you’re elated, other times you’re more than a little let down. Discovering all your finals are on the first days of finals week, or earlier, is a feeling of pure joy. It’s like gett...

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