It’s that time of the year again! Snowfall, hot chocolate, gift exchanges...and finals. Here at Fordham, all of our students are starting to buckle down and prepare for the last projects and tests of the semester. While this is definitely one of the most high-stress times of the year, Fordham does its best to help all of our studious Rams relax a bit with some finals-week traditions, including...
1. 24/7 Library Access
If you find yourself cramming for a test or feverishly writing up one last paper (and, let’s be real, we’ve all been there), the library is the place to go. And luckily for Fordham students, the library is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week during finals. Pick a cozy study spot and read away--you’ll be in good company!
2. Christmas Mass
Even for those who don’t attend a Catholic church, attending Christmas Mass at Fordham is on the bucket-list of all Fordham students. Though it takes place on the Sunday right in the middle of finals week, tons of students make time to spend an hour listening to the mass preached by Father McShane--if only because he makes a ton of finals week jokes during the sermon.
3. Rodrigue's Coffee and Tea Specials
If you’re going to be burning the midnight oil, it would be a good idea to stop by Rodrigues and pick up one of their unlimited coffee or tea cards; if you buy one, you get twenty-five cent coffee and tea refills anytime during finals. That beats running to Starbucks every half hour!
4. Midnight Breakfast
The biggest finals week tradition at Fordham is Midnight Breakfast. Take a break from studying and come on down to the McGinley, where Father McShane and Co. will whip up waffles, scrambled eggs, bagels, bacon, and whatever other breakfast food you want in order to keep you full and focused on learning.
So don’t fear, future Rams! Finals week may be stressful, but our community will support you through thick and thin!