There are a lot of rumors about college exams, and it makes them pretty intimidating! But there are other things about exam time that not everyone knows.
For instance, there’s usually a lot of free hot chocolate on campus.
Free hot chocolate?
Yes! At Christopher Newport, student organizations usually try to host events involving free things to help you de-stress before finals week. The Campus Activities Board had free hot chocolate and donuts available one morning for students, and some residence halls had hot chocolate available in the lobby for people just coming in out of the cold. Universities know exam week is tough, so don’t be shocked if you find free hot chocolate, coffee or snacks being randomly offered to you if you’re on a college campus.
Also, a lot of people will be wishing you good luck.
The rest of your classmates feel the pain of studying, too. This is a good time to band together and form study groups. The pressure of exams really does drive you closer to other students, and usually you’ll get a lot of “good luck!” and support from them. Having that constant positive energy really does help you survive this trying time.
The theme meal is usually the week before exams, too.
For those of you who don’t know, theme meals are these crazy delicious meals at the dining halls that revolve around a holiday or occasion. Our Christmas theme meal usually happens right before exams, and it’s amazing. There’s candy canes, deviled eggs and…a chocolate fountain.
Sometimes a good meal is all you need to relax a little bit.
Plus, there’s music everywhere!
Christmas time has its own special place in music. For the multiple music groups on campus, this is the perfect time of the year to break out the Christmas carols and hold performances! Nothing beats a good rendition of “All I Want For Christmas” before heading to a test. It’ll put you in a good mood, and help you stay positive during this exhausting time of the college year.
Exams are what you make them.
They can be long and stressful, or they can be short and a way to show off what you know. All college kids have to deal with them, so don’t feel like you’re alone. Remember, we’re all in this together!