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How to Celebrate the End of Finals

It’s finally here; the moment you’ve been waiting for all year is just around the corner. The end of Spring Semester finals. Whether your last final is this week or next, here are some great ways to celebrate!



You’ve been pulling all-nighters for far too long. Treat yourself to a nice, long nap and sweet dreams. Bonus points if you’re sleeping in your own bed at home and not a dorm bed.


Watch Netflix

Okay, so you’re not exactly deprived of Netflix, since you’ve probably been using it as a way to procrastinate assignments all year. However, now you get to watch Netflix (or whatever streaming service you prefer) without the constant threat of a deadline hovering over you.


Pet a puppy

This is my favorite way to de-stress! There are therapy dogs on campus this week, you can go home and see your own puppy soon, or you can –steal- borrow a friend’s. No matter what way you acquire a puppy for petting, it’s a good reward for making it through the week.


Go home!

If you’re like me, you’re missing home. You can see your family, eat a home-cooked meal, and sleep in your own bed. Whether you love or hate your hometown, there’s truly no place like home.


Hang out with your friends

The beautiful thing about school being over is that you finally have free time to enjoy with your besties. Take advantage of the time you have together before summer inevitably takes you all your separate ways.


Go outside

Take a moment to just sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. Breathe in the pollen one last time before you leave campus, and just relax for a second. Enjoy the fact that you’re done.


If you’re a senior, decorate your cap

Now that finals are over, there’s an awkward gap where you’re just kind of waiting around until graduation. Use some of your newfound free time to get crafty. Decorate your cap in a way that’s completely you for graduation.


What’s your favorite way to celebrate the end of the year?

Tessa Palmer

Chapel Hill

Tessa is a senior English major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She enjoys crocheting, watching Netflix, and petting fluffy animals.
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