Final Exam Info and Tips from ODS

Studying in the libraryDuring final exam days our main office (LSH A145) will be open 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM, and the exam office (LSH A138) will be open 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM. You can reach us by phone at 848-445-4477 (exam office) or 848-445-6800 (main office) .

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Here are some helpful hints to help you prepare for finals:

  • Read your Exam Notices/Confirmations - Be sure to read your exam notices and confirmations from our office very carefully, and in their entirety. If you have any questions or concerns, contact our office immediately.
  • Double check your exam schedule - Make sure you know where and when each exam is being given. It is important to note that exams are proctored across all of the New Brunswick campuses.
  • Check the bus schedule - Buses run on different schedules during exam days. Plan ahead so that you can get to your exam on time.
  • Deactivate your social media for the exam period - It is most distracting among college students, and you will be amazed how much you can study when it is off!
  • Be selfish - This is the time to focus on you! Study, take breaks, eat right, get some sleep, and exercise. Healthy habits really do help with studying!

Finals Prep Workshops Fall 2018

Hosted by the Rutgers Learning Centers

Learn how to prepare and study for finals!

Come attend a group workshop facilitated by one of our academic coaches. These workshops will help you prepare a study plan for your finals and give useful strategies on preparing for your upcoming exams!

Our Finals workshops will be offered on College Avenue, Busch, and Livingston Campuses.

*Please note that once you register, you are expected to attend.


Workshop dates:

Monday 12/10/18 5:00-6:00 pm, Academic Bldg. 1150AB College Avenue Campus    Register here

Tuesday 12/11/18 7:00-8:00pm, SERC-104 Busch Campus    Register here

Wednesday 12/12/18 10:00-11:00am Academic Bldg. 1150AB College Avenue Campus    Register here

Thursday 12/13/18 12:00-1:00 pm Tillett 111 MN  Livingston Campus    Register here


Can't make it to a workshop? Sign up for 1-on-1 academic coaching anytime to receive individualized coaching on finals preparation and other study strategies!



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Managing Test Anxiety

When you sit for your exam, consider these tips for managing test anxiety:

  • Remember that the anxiety is based on a fear about the outcome and not the test itself.
  • Anticipate the anxiety and then approach it head-on.
  • Ask yourself:
    • What is the evidence that I should worry?
    • Is this anxiety keeping me from obtaining my goal?
  • Encourage yourself to use breathing techniques and promote rational, positive thinking.

Good luck on your finals, and have a great break!