Prepping and Staying Healthy for Finals - Humboldt State Now

Prepping and Staying Healthy for Finals

Winter break is almost here. Ease the stress and prepare for finals with therapy dogs, tutoring, and a series of activities to get you through the week.

“Forest bathing - taking some time out of your day to walk in nature - can improve mood and boost immunity.
On Monday, Dec. 10 from 1-2:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 6:30-8 p.m., dogs from Therapy Dogs International will be in the Library lobby, helping you release some pressure. Studies have shown that therapy dogs can reduce anxiety and depression — so treat yourself to some time with a furry friend.

Make sure to stay healthy, mentally and physically. A simple forest bath in the Arcata Community Forest right behind campus is an easy way to boost your mood. A gym workout at the Student Recreation Center can do a world of good, too. Check the Wellbeing Map, an interactive way to find community, tools, and resources. And contact Student Health and Wellbeing Services for a variety of mental and health physical services and resources.

You can also unwind by visiting the Brain Booth on the Library’s second floor, where you can take some intentional brain breaks with biofeedback, sound and light therapy, VR goggles, coloring, meditation, and other activities. Find the Brain Booth hours on the Library website.

The Learning Center is available for all your academic needs, offering engineering, math, science, and general tutoring, as well as a writing studio and workshops on a variety of academic skills. See all the free services at, and don’t forget: the Learning Center has moved to the Campus Events Field during the Library Seismic Retrofit Project.

And HSU Dining Services is also wrapping up the semester. Be sure to check hours for campus eateries and markets, as some will close before the end of the week. Schedule here.
Listed below are some events happening this week.


Monday, Dec. 10 – Friday, Dec. 14
Noon – 8 p.m.
Student Rec Center

Monday, Dec. 10
1 – 2:30 p.m.
Therapy dogs in the library

Tuesday, Dec. 11
10:30 a.m. – noon
Managing Anxiety & Maximizing Wellness student workshop

Tuesday, Dec. 11
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Therapy dogs in the library

For fun:

Monday, Dec. 10
6:55 – 8:10 p.m., Gist Hall 218
The Humboldt Intl’ Film Festival hosts VHS throwback night, featuring tapes from the film fest archives

Monday, Dec. 10
8 – 10 p.m., J Cafeteria
26th Annual Free Pancake Dinner

Academic Resources:

Monday, Dec. 10 to Friday, Dec. 14
The Library will be open longer during finals week. Here’s the schedule.

Sunday, Dec. 9 to Tuesday, Dec. 11, 5-9 p.m.
A.S./Learning Center Study lounge
Enjoy a concentrated atmosphere, with mixed seating and supportive features:
•Learning Center Tutors available:

-Sunday: BIOL 105, BIOL 340, BOT 105, CHEM 109, PHYX 107, STAT 108, ZOOL 110 -Monday: CHEM 107, PHYX 106 -Tuesday: BIOL 105, BOT 105, CHEM 107, CHEM 109, CHEM 110, STAT 108, STAT 109

•Free printing for schoolwork

•Free food

•A drawing will be held each night at 6:30 pm with test-taking materials for prizes