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Utilize an alternative study place at SSB

Struggling to find a perfect study space? Can’t get focused in your dorm or apartment? Diversity Advocacy will offer students an alternative place to cram for finals this week, tonight and Tuesday from 5 p.m. to midnight.

Students can study in comfort in the Diversity Advocacy office or 4 other rooms in the Student Services Building (SSB).

“The library is usually packed during finals week,” Jordan Retana, student worker in Diversity Advocacy, said.

With few available tables and the constant noise of people talking, the library isn’t always a viable or productive choice for last minute studying. Even if students do go to Milner, it may take a lot of waiting to finally stake out a seat.

Many students find that the atmosphere of the library stifles productivity simply because of the pressure to stay on task.

For these students, Study Jams, which is held each semester, provides a chance to escape from the crowd and study in a more quiet and comfortable space.

“We want to provide a different environment for students to study in,” Retana said.

Laptops will be available for students to rent, and when it’s break time students can go into the lounge and watch some TV until they’ve recovered enough to get back to work.

Refreshments will also be provided. “Monday we’re having a late night breakfast,” Retana said. The meal will be served at 8 p.m.

Did someone say free comfort food and a comfortable space to chill with like-minded students? Sounds like the perfect solution to finals week blues.

Drop by if you’re feeling sluggish to enjoy a hearty meal and recover your motivation, or bring your books and get cracking.

For more information or special accommodations, contact Diversity Advocacy at (309) 438-8968.

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