Finals Stress Buster Survival Guide

First Floor Cherry action reporter Hannah Good comin’ atcha LIVE from just having finished a 14 page paper! I’m hungry, sleep deprived, and all the life has been drained from my soul, but it was a darnย good paper if I do say so myself.

Now, on to the next one for my English 300 class…

That’s right, Hilltoppers; the last week of classes isย upon us. Here are some 100% FREEย resourcesย from the university to help you survive the next few weeks with your sanity (mostly) intact.

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The Talisman Magazine is the best magazine in the universe. Just look at it. Photo by Sally Jean Wegert who is a force of nature.

Read the new Talisman Magazine
When: Thursday 12/1 from 10-2 in Centennial Mall

Pick up a FREE copy of the first ever issue of the Talisman Magazine tomorrow from 10-2 in Centennial Mall. While you’re there, you can pick up some free coffee or hot chocolate. If you’re one of the first 200 to pick up your magazine, you’ll also get a goody bag full of coupons, a sticker, and a t-shirt. Check out the event page on Facebook to learn more.

As the Talisman’s copy editor, I can assure you with 100% certainty that this is the best magazine in the whole world. There’s even a coupon for a free cup of Spencer’s coffee or 20% off a drink inside every magazine.


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A Chik-fil-A sandwich that I ate last December in a startlingly bad decision to stray from veganism after I ran my first half marathon. Enjoy your own spicy chicken sandwich on the value meal all week.

WKU Restaurant Group Customer Appreciation Week
When: Nov 28 – Dec. 2 at all WKUย Dining Locations

The week before examsย also means that it’s Customer Appreciation Week hosted by the WKU Restaurant Group. Enjoy orange chicken for a meal swipe at Panda Express, a free Nutella pastry with any sandwich purchase at Einstein’s, or a free tall drip coffee with any purchase at Starbucks or Java City. Click here to view all the details at your favorite campus dining locations.


Complimentary Breakfast at Fresh Food Company

When: Breakfast Monday, Dec. 5 from 7-9:30 am

Speaking of food, start your finals week off right with a free breakfast provided by the Fresh Food Company from 7-9:30am. Help yourself to a wholesome breakfast before you jet off to take your first exams. They don’t call it the most important meal of the day for nothing.


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WKU Restaurant Group Exam Jam (a.k.a. FREE COFFEE)
When:ย Exam Jam events take place throughout finals week

Up late working on a paper or studying for a big test and need some fuel? Check out the WKU RRG Exam Jam events at Java City and in DSU during finals week featuring FREEย fresh brewed coffee and cookies.

Here are the full dates and times:

  • Java City in Helm Library: Sunday, Dec. 4, Monday, Dec. 5, Wednesday, Dec. 7, and Thursday, Dec. 8 from 8pm-midnight
    Other beverages will be available for purchase!
  • DSU Study Room:ย Sunday, Dec. 4, Monday, Dec. 5, Wednesday, Dec. 7, and Thursday, Dec. 8 from 8pm-10pm



An exclusive pic of me slaving away on a research paper last Fall. Check that FREE coffee via the DSU Starbucks.

Extend Hours at WKU Libraries
When: Sunday, Dec. 4 from 1pm-2am
Monday-Thursday, Dec. 5-8 from 7:45am-2 am

There’s nothing I love more than heading to the top floor of Cravens Library with a cup of black coffee and stack of reference books taller than me. Luckily for us Hilltoppers, the WKU Libraries have got our backs. Stop by during their extended hours Sunday from 1pm-2am and Monday-Thursday of finals week from 7:45am-2am to knock out the last of those final projects.


PCAL Stress Busters
When: Throughout finals week

Did somebody say DOGS? It was me. I did. Because the Potter College Dean’s Council (featuring yours truly) will be hosting our furry pals Elle Mae, Wrigley, and Nyxie in the Academic Commons in FAC 166 next Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

View the full schedule of times and daysย here.

You can also come color your stress away in the Academic Commons all day Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday. Coloring sheets and supplies will be provided.


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