FROM THE INTERIM VICE PRESIDENT, STUDENT AFFAIRS
I hope this message finds you doing well. As I’ve done in the past, I’m writing to tell you about resources available to you as you prepare for your final exams. Also included are suggestions for taking care of yourself, both mentally and physically, and for keeping stress to a minimum. Please take a few minutes to read them below to help you to be successful. Be extra respectful of your fellow students and residents at this time as sleep and study are so important. ~Jeff Kelly
Study Spaces from May 8 – May 11 for commuters and residents
o The School of Business and Leadership:
- Please use your Stevenson ID card for building access. Quiet study spaces are available in unlocked classrooms on the fourth floor and also basement level that are not being used for a class until 1 a.m. Check availability on the notice next to the classroom door. * Please be sure to return the room to the way you found it, especially desks and chairs, and please remember to throw away any trash.
- SB 207 is also available to use as a computer lab when class is not in session. See notice next to the door for availability.
o School of Design hours will remain the same during Finals week and are accessible by clicking: https://now.stevenson.edu/schools/design/Shared%20Documents/sod_hours.pdf
o Kevin J. Manning Academic Center hours will remain the same during Finals week: 6:15 a.m. – 10:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Owings Mills Library open 24/7 final two weeks
o Beginning Sunday, April 30 at noon through Friday, May 12 at 5 p.m., the OM Library will be open 24 hours.
o The OM Library has two study rooms available for small groups. You can reserve a room online at http://stevenson.libcal.com/rooms.php?i=4095.
o Please observe low conversations in respect for others needing quiet space. Notify the library staff if others are being too noisy in the library.
The Greenspring Library Hours
- Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: closed
o Individual and group study space is available on both floors.
o Please keep conversations low in respect for others needing quiet space. Notify the library staff if others are being noisy.
The Owings Mills North Library Hours
- Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (librarians on duty)
- Open for individual or group study whenever the Academic Center is open.
o The Learning Commons at Owings Mills has four study rooms available for small groups. You can reserve a room online at: http://stevenson.libcal.com/booking/omnstudyrooms
o Please observe low conversations in respect for others needing quiet space. Notify the library staff if others are being noisy.
The Academic Link: Tutoring
o Please note the number of tutoring staff available for appointments during finals week will be limited due to exams, so plan your study schedule accordingly.
o The John L. Stasiak Academic Link at Owings Mills: Garrison Hall South 101
- Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Sunday: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
o The Academic Link at Greenspring: Knott Hall 201
- Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Academic Link: Testing Center
o Testing Center at Owings Mills: Garrison Hall South 101
- Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (exams must be completed by 4 p.m.)
o Testing Center at Greenspring: Knott Hall 201
- Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (exams must be completed by 1 p.m.)
o Make-up exams: if you need to arrange a make-up test, you should first communicate with your professor. If granted approval, please contact the Academic Link at 443-394-9300 in order to schedule the exam. Please note that you must give 24 hours’ notice to schedule your appointment.
o Accommodated exams: if you receive testing accommodations, please make sure to refer to the procedures sent to you by the Office of Disability Services. If you have questions, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open for study space from 9 p.m. to midnight during exam week: Sunday, May 7 through Thursday, May 11
Rockland Marketplace will be available for a space to study for commuters and residents. Bring your own laptop. Please return chairs and tables to original placement if you move them. Snacks will be provided courtesy of Stevenson University Dining Services and Student Activities.
24-hour quiet hours start will begin on Friday, May 5 at 11:59 p.m. through Friday, May 12.
Stevenson University Fitness Centers
- Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- No weekends
- Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m – 11 p.m.
- Friday: 7 a.m – 8 p.m.
- No Weekends
- Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – midnight
- Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m – midnight
o NOTE: All Fitness Centers will close at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 12, and will not reopen until Monday, May 15.
Commit to Integrity
As finals approach, stress levels rise with multiple assignments and exams due within a short period of time. We encourage you, during this time, to remain committed to the six values of academic integrity: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage. Be on the lookout during finals week for a special give-away from the Office of Academic Integrity and members of our Student Academic Integrity Committee. Their treat to you will serve as a timely reminder of those values!
Snacking is great to help you feel more energetic and it gives your brain the power to retain the study material in the late night hours. Most individuals need to eat something every 4 hours to keep their blood sugar levels steady. Try these food items: apples, bananas, carrot sticks and hummus, celery, natural peanut butter, mixed nuts, dried cranberries, raisins, string cheese or low fat popcorn with grated Parmesan cheese on top. Fresh fruit will be available at several locations on all campuses throughout exam week to help with healthy eating.
Stress Events before finals
o De-stress with paint, draw or color stop by the Caves Desk in the Caves Building on the Owings Mills campus and ask a Peer Educator for the portable craft box to sign out anytime between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., M-F from May 1 to May 12. Please return craft kit within 24-hours.
o Relax all your worries away through Meditation Sessions. May 2 and 9 from 7 to 7:20 p.m. in the Wooded Way Community space on the Owings Mills campus, a Peer Educator will provide guided meditation sessions.
o Stretch the tension out of those muscles with a session of Yoga. May 3 and 10 from 11 a.m to noon in the Menning Meditation Center on the Greenspring campus and May 4 and May 11 in the Wooded Way community space on the Owings Mills Campus from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a yoga instructor.
The Wellness Center
o Remember, the Wellness Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday with extended hours until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Counselors and health practitioners are available for you.
o To set up an appointment, please call 443-352-4200
Financial Aid Office
o Please continue to read SU email throughout the summer as we have important announcements and updates that could be of interest. This will be our primary means to get in touch with you. Scholarship announcements as well as vital information on your academic performance and how it relates to your continued eligibility to receive financial aid may be sent to you via email. Awards for returning students will be generated for eligible students soon after spring grades are posted. If you have yet to complete your 2016 -17 FAFSA, please do so immediately at www.fafsa.gov.
o Continue following the Financial Aid Office on Facebook at www.facebook.com/steve.finaid and Twitter at @SUFinancialAid. Our office is open all summer so if you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or 443.334.3200. Have a great summer!
o Book Buyback
Get cash for your used books. Sell your books to the Stevenson University Campus Store, Greenspring and Owings Mills locations, Monday, May 8 through Thursday, May 11, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, May 12, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Greenspring location only on Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m. – noon.
o The mailroom is Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Friday, May 19. The mailroom will be closed on Saturday, May 20 and will only be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Monday, May 22 and through the summer.
o Come to the mailroom and pick up parcels as you receive emails.
o Students should also clean out their mailboxes prior to leaving campus. If you cannot gain access to your box, please contact the mailroom ASAP.
o If you have any questions please call 443-352-4351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org