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Study On! at USC

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Papers and exams and grades, oh my! During finals week, USC Student Affairs is here to help you “Study On!” — and take some fun and relaxing study breaks, too.

Hit the books in the Tutor Campus Center (TCC)’s lounges and large meeting rooms, which are open 24 hours a day during finals. There are also private meeting rooms that can be reserved for four hours using the Walk-in Request program.

Several libraries, computing centers and campus eateries also have extended hours during finals: Leavey Library, Salvatori Computer Science Center, Seeds and Trojan Grounds are open 24 hours; Doheny Library and the Science & Engineering Library are open till 2 a.m. Ground Zero Coffee House is hopping until midnight every night.

Study locations in the residence halls and apartments are open to residents, and most classrooms are available until 11 p.m when they are not being used for exams or scheduled events. The first floor of the Von KleinSmid Center (VKC) is available 24 hours during finals, unless it’s being used for exams.

Once you’ve earned a study break, head to TCC for the following free events and programs. Special prizes will be awarded for students who attend.

Sleepy and study time finals kits
Office for Wellness and Health Promotion (OWHP), SHC 206

You can’t ace your test without a good night’s sleep. Pick up free kits that include sleep masks, earplugs, Tylenol and much more!

Study break at the Lyon Center
Work out, play racquetball or take a swim at one of the USC Recreational Sports facilities. Check out their hours at

Tie-dye T-shirt making: Wednesday, May 8, from 7–9 p.m.
TCC International Plaza

Get the knot out of your stomach and tie knots in a T-shirt instead at this tie-die workshop. USC OWHP will supply both the colors and the threads.

Meditation and relaxation with free coffee: Thursday, May 9, from 5–6 p.m.
TCC 232

Stop by and let the USC Kortschak Center and the Center for Academic Support infuse you with equal doses of calm and caffeine.

Free coffee and game night: Friday, May 10, from 5–9 p.m.
TCC 232

Get your game on, courtesy of TCC Operations.

Yoga: Monday, May 13, from 7–8 p.m.
TCC 232

What’s more important than your grades? Your breathing, of course. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth at this free yoga class, brought to you by USC Recreational Sports.

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