8 Quotes from The Office That Explain How Every College Student Feels During Finals Week

The Office is arguably one of the greatest television shows of all time. The show features amazing characters, hilarious episodes, and some of the best quotes. As the end of this semester is approaching, I thought I would share a few quotes from The Office that perfectly explain how every college student feels during finals week.


  1. “Oh my God it’s happening! Everybody stay calm. Stay f*cking calm!”- Michael Scott

I genuinely believe this is every college students’ reaction to returning to campus after Thanksgiving break, or at least it was mine. The last two weeks of classes always sends me into a panic.


  1. “I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.”- Michael Scott

This is just all of finals week as a whole.


  1.  “My mind is going a mile an hour.”- Michael Scott

To be fair, this is pretty fast for finals week. If we’re a little slow to react to what you’re saying, cut us a break. Most of us probably didn’t sleep at all the night before.


  1. “If I don’t have some cake soon, I might die.”- Stanley Hudson

Who isn’t absolutely starving after they’re done studying? I’m starving even when I’m not trying to study.


  1. “I. Declare. BANKRUPTCY!”- Michael Scott

 Notecards, coffee, and stress eating take a toll on our bank accounts.


  1. “I understand nothing.”- Michael Scott 

I think we all reach this point while trying to study. For me it’s my Spanish class. My teacher often asks us in class if we understand things, and I just hear Michael Scott saying this in the back of my mind.


  1. “There’s too many people on this earth. We need a new plague.”- Dwight Schrute

I honestly believe I have said this more than once while walking into Paul Meek Library during finals week.


  1. “You guys I’m like really smart now you don’t even know.”- Kelly Kapoor

This is how I feel walking out of the library at 2:00am the night before my exam, hand cramping, three empty Starbucks cups in tow.


We’ve only got a week left to go, I promise we are going to ace these tests. Good luck everyone!