Finals Resources

Sammy Spartan in a lecture hall taking a final.

Spring 2020 Finals Programs & Resources

To support students during the final exam period, offices and departments across campus host events, study spaces, tutoring programs, and provide resources. Student Involvement also coordinates three finals stations, where campus staff and faculty volunteers hand out free testing materials and snacks each day of final exams. Please note that in Spring 2020 finals stations will not be offered due to COVID-19.

This semester, Finals Programs & Resources include virtual activities and events, ongoing programs, and tutoring resources.


Virtual Activities and Events

Monday, May 4

Coffee Chat with the Career Counselor Bunch

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Via Zoom

Stop by for a virtual coffee chat with the career counseling team. Learn about how the Career Center can support you during this challenging time with your job/internship search, networking, resume, exploring careers and more! 

Vision Board Finals BLITZ

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Via Zoom

Finals BLITZ!! This workshop will help you with tools and strategies that may help you stay motivated through finals.

*Counseling and Psychological Services & Wellness and Health Promotion Collaboration for Mental Health Awareness Month 

Wednesday, May 6

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop Series

1:30 - 3 p.m.

Via Zoom

Interested in learning about new ways to relax and live in the present moment? Come learn about mindfulness meditation, self-care practices, and ways to appreciate the here and now through step-by-step instruction, education and live practices.

Friday, May 8

Harry Potter Virtual Trivia

1 - 2 p.m.

Via Zoom | Game at Crowd.Live SJSU Potter

A chance to play Harry Potter virtual Trivia with the chance of winning a $100 or $50 gift card. The webinar (where the game will be presented) should be watched on a laptop/computer. Simultaneously use a mobile device to play along with the game!

Monday, May 11

Art Therapy

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Via Zoom

Coloring and journaling in community. During stressful times, we need more self-care and time to relax. Please have with you: a blank piece of paper, a lined piece of paper, a pen or pencil, and any type of colors that you have and would like to use (e.g. colored pencils, crayons, paint, etc).

*Counseling and Psychological Services & Wellness and Health Promotion Collaboration for Mental Health Awareness Month

Global Connections

Noon - 1 p.m.

Via Zoom

An opportunity to meet new friends from across the SJSU campus and the world in a casual and comfortable environment.

*Counseling and Psychological Services & Wellness and Health Promotion Collaboration for Mental Health Awareness Month


Ongoing Programs

May 4 - 8

Spartan Squad T-Shirt Competition

Submit your design to spartansquad@sjsu.edu

This is an opportunity for Spartans to create the 2020 Spartan Squad t-shirt! For details on competition download the Spartan Squad T-shirt Design Contest Guidelines 2020 [pdf].

May 4 - 19

Ask An Advisor

Monday–Friday: 1 - 4 p.m.

Via Zoom

Virtual office hours with Academic Advising and Retention staff—drop in advising with a GE advisor!

Connect with a Peer at The Veteran Resource Center

Monday–Friday: 10 - 11 a.m.

Connect with your Peer Advisor in the VRC to help you with finals resources and learn about free tutoring, virtual social hours, game nights, breakfast club, Veterans Yoga class, and other things to help you finish off your semester strong!

May 4 - 31

2020 Recreation Movement Challenge

40+ campuses across American have a common goal - to cooperatively log 5 million minutes of activity. Join the challenge and get moving! Tag @sjsu_fitness so we can share your workout!

May 8 - 15

Veterans Resource Center Breakfast Club Fridays

10 - 11 a.m.

Via Zoom

Have a casual conversation over breakfast, coffee, tea, or whatever! This is a good opportunity to catch up with your peers and vent about the struggles we are all facing. Things such as balancing school, family, for some work, and for others, graduation.

Take a Study Break! De-Stress for Success

De-Stress for Success: A Curated Guide by SJSU King Library

Managing finals-induced stress is always difficult. This guide is designed to walk you through how to use library resources to combat and assist with stress, as well as offer recommendations from our library faculty and staff.

Intramural E-Sports Tournaments

Spartans can join E-Sports gaming tournaments by registering for sports games they want to play against each other. Available games are Madden 20, FIFA 20, NBA2k 20, MLB The Show 20, and Rocket League.

Les Mills On Demand Virtual Fitness Classes

Accessible anytime!

Throughout shelter in place, Les Mills is giving Spartans free access to over 150 workouts that you can do from the comfort of your home. Share your workouts with the Spartan Recreation and Aquatic Center @sjsu_fitness!


Tutoring Resources

Sundays - Wednesdays

Library Late Night Tutoring

8 p.m. - Midnight

Via Zoom

Highly trained tutors to assist students with biology, chemistry, math, and physics undergraduate courses.

Did you know that the Library Student Technology Training center offers software (Microsoft office, Adobe suite, SPSS) training and support for SJSU students, faculty and staff? Join the Late Night Tutoring via Zoom.

May 4 - 15

Peer Connections Finals Tutoring

Monday–Friday

Request an appointment for virtual tutoring in multiple subjects and writing.

May 4 - 19

Writing Center Online Tutoring

Monday–Thursday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Fridays: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Students can sign up for up to two 45-minute sessions each week. Have a quick question? Use the "Ask a Tutor" live chat feature—no appointment necessary!