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Pitt Athletics academic support staff embraces new normal during pandemic

The Academic Support Services for Student Athletes program has two locations — one in the Petersen Events Center (pictured) and one at the Hearst Academic Center in the Duratz Football Complex.
November 18, 2020
At the Academic Center, Pitt’s athletes can study with their teammates, work one-on-one with tutors and speak to Pitt’s student-athlete academic counselors about their degree paths.

Students worry about new finals schedule, format

Students worry about new finals schedule, format
November 18, 2020
According to Pitt’s fall 2020 final exam schedule, 16 classes — mainly chemistry, economics and statistics classes — are allowed to have in-person final exams on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24, and web-based classes will have finals from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3.

College Compass: Tips for surviving online finals

College Compass: Tips for surviving online finals
College Compass is a bi-weekly blog that aims to help students navigate the highs and lows of college life.
April 19, 2020
Even if students have all the time in the world during quarantine, it can feel really difficult to stay organized in the midst of this lifestyle change.

Opinion | The Pitt community should celebrate its successes

Opinion | The Pitt community should celebrate its successes
April 19, 2020
I’m proud of all of us and I hope you are, too.

Stress dreams are made of finals

Stress dreams are made of finals
December 8, 2019
University-related dreams are common amongst students. A 2017 study by career website Debut found that 84% of college students surveyed reported having nightmares about school, half of which were recurring. These nightmares most commonly pertained to taking exams, followed by failing those exams or their classes altogether.

Satire | 12 thoughts while writing an essay during finals week

Satire | 12 thoughts while writing an essay during finals week
December 8, 2019
The humble essay. The written word exhausted into seven to eight double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman-font pages with MLA citations.

Opinion | Tips for a very merry finals week

Opinion | Tips for a very merry finals week
December 8, 2019
With finals week upon us and the dreaded pre-finals-finals week behind us, it may seem the task of balancing rest and academics has only become more arduous.

December graduates look to the future

December graduates look to the future
December 8, 2019
The culmination of every student’s college career and hard work is graduation. For Pitt seniors graduating in December, with the holidays around the corner and many of their peers making schedules for the spring, the experience is a little different.

College Compass | Entering survival mode: Finals edition

College Compass | Entering survival mode: Finals edition
December 8, 2019
For first-year students, the concept of a week-long exam period may feel foreign and unapproachable — especially for those who didn’t have any form of finals in high school. But even for those who had some exposure, high school exams don’t remotely compare to the workload that college finals prescribe.

Opinion | Refuel without repercussions

Retail therapy, especially sifting through clothes at a thrift store like Thriftsburgh, can be a good way to destress between tests.
December 8, 2019
Below, I’ve listed five methods that can help students relax without dealing with a hangover, and refuel without facing the negative repercussions of sleep deprivation and excessive caffeine.
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