The University of Arizona

Finals Survival Week from November 29 - December 14

Get the inside scoop on FSW events. Text @uafinals to 81010.

Mission Statement:  Finals Survival Week (FSW) is a campus-wide, interdisciplinary committee dedicated to supporting The University of Arizona students during Finals Week each semester.  By providing educational services, study resources and avenues for improved health and wellness, FSW helps UA students de-stress, re-focus and re-energize.

DE-STRESS, RELAX, and RE-ENERGIZE! Take advantage of these FREE events and promotions (and online resources) as well as discounted Unions Specials across campus to help you ace your final exams, and even sleep a little better!

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Name Description Date Time Location
FSW Kick-Off Event - Farmer's Market Stock up on produce, pasta, oils & soaps, baked goods, coffee, gifts and more! 12/6 10:00 AM UA Mall
De-stress with Therapy Dogs Need to De-stress? Visit our Therapy Dogs. 12/6
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
UA Mall
FSW Kick-Off Event Kickoff finals week the right way and stop by the UA Mall for resources to help you survive finals week. Bring your CatCard and enjoy FREE food, therapy dogs, and interactive activities to get you on the right path for success! 12/6 11:00 AM UA Mall
FREE Late Night Pancake Breakfast Bring your CatCard and receive FREE Pancakes (butter and syrup) with sausage and a fountain drink/coffee at Cactus Grill, Nosh at PSU and Bear Down Kitchen. 12/7 9:00 PM Cactus Grill: 3rd floor, east corridor in SUMC; Nosh: 2nd floor Food Court in PSU; and Bear Down Kitchen: 4th floor of the Football Stadium's North End Zone.
Finals Study Break - Game Night @ Main Library & Science Engineering Library Smorgasbord of free snacks plus lots of Therapy Dogs 12/10
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Main Library and Science and Engineering Library
Drop-In Water Basketball Need a new workout? Visit the HEATED Pool at Campus Rec and play water basketball. Available during regular pool hours.
11/29 to 12/14
6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Campus Recreation Pool
Breakfast Burrito Bar at Campus Rec Start your day off right with a nutritious and filling breakfast at Campus Rec! Bring in a $2 cash or canned food donation and make your own breakfast burrito. All proceeds support UA Cares. 11/29
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Campus Recreation Lobby
THINK TANK Workshop Wednesday Led by an Academic Skills Tutor, this workshop will go over preparing for finals. The workshop will cover exam preparation strategies as well as developing a study plan. On 11/29 & 12/6. 11/29 5:00 PM THINK TANK Bear Down Gym
1500 Free Blue Books! Pick up a free blue book for your final exams at the front cashiers counter at UA BookStores, SUMC. While supplies last.
12/1 to 12/14
(All day) UA BookStores, SUMC
Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS) Triage Want to talk? Our friendly CAPS counselors are here to listen. Available Monday through Friday.
12/1 to 12/14
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
CAPS (3rd Floor SE corner of Campus Health)
Zen Day at Campus Rec Start preparing for finals early and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit with relaxing activities. 3-5pm enjoy crafts, chair massages, arts & crafts, skill-based tutoring and snacks from KIND. FREE Pilates class from 3:30-4:30 (Room: Larson). 12/1
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Campus Recreation
Zipline/Challenge Night Blow off steam with a fun aerial adventure at the UA Challenge Course! Drop-In between 6-8PM. 12/1
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
UA Challenge Course (Rincon Vista)
Group Study Room with Healthy Snacks Need a new study location? Visit Campus Recreation to study before and during Finals Week! Stay connected with @UACampusRec on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat for updates on free food delivered to the study room!
12/4 to 12/14
(All day) Campus Recreation (Upstairs) North Conference Room
Bouldering Workshops Come hang out at the Outdoor Rec bouldering wall and sand volleyball courts to enjoy some lively jams, fun routes, and a good workout. Workshop offered Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday each week. Beginners welcome!
12/4 to 12/6
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Campus Recreation - Bouldering Area
Coffee Break at the Health Sciences Library Enjoy coffee, therapy dogs and donuts. 12/5
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Health Science Library
Snacks in the Campus Health Lobbies Enjoy free apples, oranges, and granola bars! 12/6 8:00 AM Campus Health Lobbies
THINK TANK Workshop Wednesday ONLINE Engage in a virtual, interactive workshop that will provide you an opportunity to develop a plan of action to prepare for finals as well as give you strategies to effectively approach studying for finals - including finals that are online. On 11/29 & 12/6. https://arizona.adobeconnect.com/finalsprep 12/6 5:00 PM Online: https://arizona.adobeconnect.com/finalsprep
ELEVATE: Art + Yoga Wellness Elevate uses simple and effective strategies to improve academic performance while reducing stress. You'll leave class feeling more calm, focused and creative. No prior yoga experience or artistic skill is needed. Dress comfortably. Beginners are welcome! 12/6
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Kiewit Auditorium (UA Health Sciences - Cancer Center)
THINK TANK Tutoring Regular hours through Reading Day. Finals schedule begins Dec. 7 and runs through to Thursday, Dec. 14. Finals schedule includes CHEM, math, physics, accounting, ECON, and writing! Please see schedule online for details. http://thinktank.arizona.edu/
12/7 to 12/14
(All day) Bear Down Gym
Game Night at the Main Library Snacks, tabletop games, therapy dogs, and aromatherapy garden. Yoga @ 630pm and 730pm. 12/7
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Main Library
De-stress with Therapy Dogs Need to De-stress? Visit our Therapy Dogs. 12/7
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Main, Sciecne and Engineering Libraries
THINK TANK Supplemental Instruction Supplemental Instruction: SI session are scheduled up until the last day of class. Finals exam reviews will be announced in class and on Instagram (@UATTSI). See our schedule for session times: http://thinktank.arizona.edu/SI_Schedule
12/8 to 12/14
(All day) MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
Dean of Students Sweet Ride Be on the lookout for the Dean of Students Office's decorated golf cart featuring sweet treats! On 12/8, 12/11 & 12/12.
12/8 to 12/12
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Various Campus locations
FREE Group Fitness Classes CARDIO Enjoy a mix of Cardio, Mind & Body classes during finals week. Classes offered everyday. Visit rec.arizona.edu/fsw for the full schedule.
12/8 to 12/13
12:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Campus Recreation
Game Night at the Main Library Game Night with snacks, tabletop games and therapy dogs! 12/8
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Main Library
Coffee Break at the Fine Arts Library Enjoy coffee, donuts and therapy dogs!! 12/8
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fine Arts Library
Extended Rec Hours - Saturday and Sunday Campus Rec wants to make sure you are staying healthy and active this finals week! Make sure to stop by with our extended morning hours over the weekend.
12/9 to 12/10
7:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Campus Recreation
THINK TANK Tutoring Extended Extended tutoring hours. Please see schedule for further details. http://thinktank.arizona.edu/ 12/10
1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
THINK TANK Bear Down Gym
Snacks in the Campus Health Lobbies Enjoy free apples, oranges, and granola bars! 12/11
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Campus Health Lobbies
Bouldering Workshops Come hang out at the Outdoor Rec bouldering wall and sand volleyball courts to enjoy some lively jams, fun routes, and a good workout. Workshop offered Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday each week. Beginners welcome!
12/11 to 12/12
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Campus Recreation - Bouldering Area
Snacks in the Campus Health Lobbies Enjoy free apples, oranges, and granola bars! 12/12
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Campus Health Lobbies
Snacks in the Campus Health Lobbies Enjoy free apples, oranges, and granola bars! 12/13
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Campus Health Lobbies
Snacks in the Campus Health Lobbies Enjoy free apples, oranges, and granola bars! 12/14
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Campus Health Lobbies