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As the semester comes to a close, we want to remind you to maintain your intellectual well-being as you prepare for upcoming final exams.

What is Intellectual Well-Being

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Expanding your personal collection of knowledge and applying it in your life.

Maintain Your Intellectual Well-Being

Tips to make it through finals

Plan a study schedule

  • Be sure to schedule breaks. Use that time to hydrate, call a loved one, and get physical.   
  • Set realistic goals for yourself each day.
  • Use your time efficiently. Remove all distractions and set up an effective study space.

Engage the other dimensions of well-being

  • Eat foods that will fuel your brain, such as nuts, avocados, berries, and dark chocolate.
  • Get a good night’s sleep leading up to the exams. Better sleep leads to better academic performance, recall, and mood.
  • Engage in positive self-talk. Be kind to yourself and celebrate your accomplishments.
  • Remember that students who use unprescribed Adderall have no significant gain in academic performance.

Do: Meditate

Meditation can help to calm your thoughts, relax, relieve stress, and be more productive. It’s also a great way to take a break or help you get that sleep you need.

Check out this guided mediation made specifically for students who need help focusing or preparing for an exam.


Listen: A Student-Run Podcast

The final episode of the semester of the Student Well-Being Podcast is comprised of 3 interviews with graduating seniors: Ashley Howell, Hayden Seager, and Carter Ingersoll. They all give different perspectives of their college experience and helpful advice along with it.

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Engage With Your Well-Being

  • BIPOC Radical Healing Circle with Free Yoga and a Qi Gong Demonstration
    Tuesday, April 19 | 5 - 6 p.m. | Virtual | More Info
  • Free HIV & STD Testing
    Wednesday, April 20 | 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Wellness Center | More Info
  • Stimulant Safety
    Monday, April 25 | 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Lakeside Stage | More Info

Check your email every Wednesday for Ibis News to see upcoming events for the week, and view the University events calendar for a complete listing of on-campus events and programs.