'Twas the Week Before Finals


Julia Faherty

Institute Communications

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The weeks surrounding final exams can present a tough time for students at Tech. Luckily, student organizations across campus are ready to help.

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Check out one of these stress-free events to relax and get your mind off finals.

  • Jump World Jump World
  • FAB Destress Fest FAB Destress Fest
  • Merry Go Rounds Merry Go Rounds
  • Georgia Tech Dance Association Georgia Tech Dance Association
  • The Final Stand The Final Stand
  • Nothin' But Treble Nothin' But Treble
  • Destress Donuts Destress Donuts
  • Freshman First Freshman First

The weeks surrounding final exams can present a tough time for students at Tech. Luckily, student organizations across campus are ready to help. 

Check out one of these stress-free events to relax and de-stress in the midst of finals.

Residence Hall Association Presents: Jump World

  • When: Friday, Dec. 2
  • 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Where: Instructional Center Lawn

The Residence Hall Association will host bounce castles, boxing rings, jousting stadiums, and obstacle courses. Head out to the Instructional Center Lawn to jump around, enjoy hot chocolate, and relax before finals.

Freshman Activities Board’s (FAB) Destress Fest

  • When: Friday, Dec. 2
  • 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Where: Georgia Tech Connector

If you’re feeling stressed about finals, head out to this event for puppies, color smash, games, s’mores, and prizes. Relax, destress, and have a good time with friends.

The Merry Go Rounds Last Show

  • When: Friday, Dec. 2
  • 7 – 11 p.m.
  • Where: Under the Couch

Support the Merry Go Rounds, a Tech student band, in their last performance. Tickets are $5 or free with BuzzCard. Listen to their music here.

Georgia Tech Dance Association December Swing Dance

  • When: Friday, Dec. 2
  • 8 p.m. – midnight
  • Where: Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom

Dance to the tunes of Swing DJ Jim Wheatley’s Vinyl Experience and Blues DJs Emily Nybo and Benjy Thomas. There will be two free beginner swing dance lessons from 8 – 9 p.m., followed by open dancing. Admission is $5 for students.

The Final Stand

  • When: Friday, Dec. 2
  • 10:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Where: Campus Recreation Center

The Final Stand is the oldest tradition of FreShGA, the first-year arm of the Student Government Association, and typically has more than 2,000 students in attendance. The event includes basketball, soccer, dodgeball, volleyball, poker, trivia, and more, and is completely student-run. There will be free pizza, drinks, T-shirts, and prizes at stake.

Nothin’ But Treble – Fall Concert

  • When: Dec. 2 – 3
  • 10:30 p.m.
  • Where: Georgia Tech Student Center Theater

Hear one of Tech’s leading female acapella groups, Nothin’ But Treble. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. The performance includes a variety of new songs and is sure to entertain.

Destress Donuts

  • When: Dec. 5 – 6, 10 p.m. to midnight, and Dec. 8, midnight to 2 a.m.
  • Where: First floor of Clough Commons

Emerging Leaders will hand out free Krispy Kreme donuts for these three nights. All are welcome to stop by for a treat while learning about mental health and how to destress for finals week.

College Night at Chick-fil-A West Midtown

  • When: Tuesday, Dec. 6
  • 6 - 9 p.m.
  • Where: 1110 Northside Drive NW

Head to Chick-fil-A for a special college night. Breakfast will be served and there will also be opportunities to wrap holiday gifts for the Atlanta Mission.

Chili Drop In

  • When: Wednesday, Dec. 7
  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Where: Women’s Resource Center

Stop by the Women’s Resource Center to take a break from studying during your reading period. Enjoy chili (vegetarian options provided), and feel free to bring a side dish. Come and bring a friend!

Freshman First

  • When: Wednesday, Dec. 7
  • 3 – 4 p.m.
  • Where: Yellow Jacket Alley

Cheer on, high five, and encourage first-year students as they approach their first round of final exams. Show your support by lining Yellow Jacket Alley to spread the "good word." Free food and drinks will be provided.

Free Finals Week GIT Fit Classes

  • When: Dec 8 – 16
  • Where: Campus Recreation Center

Take a break from studying and decompress by attending a GIT Fit Class at the Campus Recreation Center. The schedule of classes is available here. Bring your BuzzCard for admittance. The classes are first-come, first-served so head out early to ensure a spot.

Important Dates

  • Final Instructional Days: Dec. 5 - 6
  • Reading Periods: Dec. 7 (all day), Dec. 8 (8 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.)
  • Final Exams: Dec. 8 – 15

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  • Created By: Julia Faherty
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  • Created On: Dec 1, 2016 - 11:47am
  • Last Updated: Dec 2, 2016 - 12:00pm