Study On(line)! May 4-6, 2020 (and anytime)

Study OnLine

USC Students!  Are you ready for final exams?  We are here for you. 

We know this has been an unusually stressful year for all of our students and final exam time is no exception.  Even though you haven’t been able to collaborate in person for the past month, we have some STUDY TIPS and VIRTUAL STRESS-RELIEF ACTIVITIES to help you refresh your body, mind, and spirit – and be ready to finish your semester strong.

Check out our live events.  Please note to ensure cyber security, only those using USC ID’s and logging in through Shibboleth will be able to attend. Any participant who does not login using their USC Zoom credentials will be unable to join.

Can't make the live events?  Working on final projects now? Check out our Anytime Activities.

And don't forget our Ongoing Services, available even when it's not finals time.

Study On(line) Live Events

Monday, May 4

Please note to ensure cyber security, only those using USC ID’s and logging in through Shibboleth will be able to attend. Any participant who does not login using their USC Zoom credentials will be unable to join.

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

AMA (Ask Me Anything) with a Librarian
Need help to cite a source for a final paper?  Trying to track down a peer-reviewed article or e-book?  Looking for something?  We can help you find it.  Ask us anything.  (USC Libraries)

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Study Strategies Workshop - Meeting ID: 444 408 9325
Join us for our workshop on how to set yourself up for success during finals. We will discuss how to make a schedule for studying, how to manage your study environment, successful learning and memory techniques, and how to practice self-care and stress management.  (USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trojan Trivia - Meeting ID: 928 2445 7450 Password: 504315
Trojan Trivia hosted live online. Gather via Zoom with your fellow classmates to test your USC knowledge as well as participate in other fun stress relief activities. (USC Libraries)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Coping with COVID workshop: Study On Edition - Facilitated by a clinician at USC Counseling & Mental Health, this workshop will provide skills and strategies about how to manage your stress, focus on your goals, maintain a problem-solving mindset, and thrive during our current situation dealing with COVID-19.
To access this workshop, sign up through MySHR (usc.edu/MySHR or click the workshop title above). Click "Groups/Workshops" on the left side of the page. Locate the workshop titled "Coping with COVID: Study On Edition" and click "Sign Up." A secure Zoom link is included in the description. (USC Student Counseling and Mental Health)

1:00 pm - 4:00pm

Drop-In Academic Coaching - Meeting ID: 319 586 5018
Meet with an academic coach to problem-solve specific concerns related to final exam preparation (including study strategies, test-taking skills, stress management) (USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity)

Pomodoro Study Sessions - Meeting ID: 673967096 Password: 523429
Bring your study materials and engage with us in a group study session. We will guide you through the Pomodoro study method, which includes studying for 25-minute segments with 5-minute breaks in between. (Mindful USC)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Group Jigsaw Puzzle - Meeting ID: 925 4412 0919
Work on a puzzle together in real-time (USC Libraries)

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Virtual Pet Meet & Greet with Professor Beau - Meeting ID: 586 238 7311 Password: profbeau01
Bring your beloved pet, plant or other household item for a virtual meet and greet. Professor Beau, USC's very own facility dog, will be facilitating from his home and can't wait to meet you! Open to all USC students. Feel free to join even if you don't have a pet.  (USC Student Health of  Keck Medicine of USC)

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Effective, Energizing Breaks - Meeting ID: 943 300 9415
Attend this workshop to actively explore a variety of energy-restoring breaks that you can use to reduce stress, improve focus and optimize productivity while studying for finals.  (USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Yoga - Meeting ID: 992700497  Password: 008125
Live Zoom session with Lauren (USC Recreational Sports)

Study Strategies Workshop - Meeting ID: 444 408 9325
Join us for our workshop on how to set yourself up for success during finals. We will discuss how to make a schedule for studying, how to manage your study environment, successful learning and memory techniques, and how to practice self-care and stress management.  (USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity)

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hip Hop Cardio - Meeting ID: 304749245  Password:  630089
Live Zoom session with Jen (USC Recreational Sports)

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pomodoro Study Sessions - Meeting ID: 673967096 Password: 523429
Bring your study materials and engage with us in a group study session. We will guide you through the Pomodoro study method, which includes studying for 25-minute segments with 5-minute breaks in between.  (Mindful USC)

Tuesday, May 5

Please note to ensure cyber security, only those using USC ID’s and logging in through Shibboleth will be able to attend. Any participant who does not login using their USC Zoom credentials will be unable to join. 

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

AMA (Ask Me Anything) with a Librarian
Need help to cite a source for a final paper?  Trying to track down a peer-reviewed article or e-book?  Looking for something?  We can help you find it.  (USC Libraries)

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Study Strategies Workshop - Meeting ID: 444 408 9325
Join us for our workshop on how to set yourself up for success during finals. We will discuss how to make a schedule for studying, how to manage your study environment, successful learning and memory techniques, and how to practice self-care and stress management.  (USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Group Jigsaw Puzzle - Meeting ID: 921-8442-8527
Work on a puzzle together in real-time (USC Libraries)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Trojan Trivia - Meeting ID: 928 2445 7450 Password: 504315
Trojan Trivia hosted live online. Gather via Zoom with your fellow classmates to test your USC knowledge as well as participate in other fun stress relief activities. (USC Libraries)

1:00 pm - 4:00pm

Drop-In Academic Coaching - Meeting ID: 319 586 5018
Meet with an academic coach to problem-solve specific concerns related to final exam preparation (including study strategies, test-taking skills, stress management) (USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity)

Pomodoro Study Sessions - Meeting ID: 673967096 Password: 523429
Bring your study materials and engage with us in a group study session. We will guide you through the Pomodoro study method, which includes studying for 25-minute segments with 5-minute breaks in between. (Mindful USC)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Group Jigsaw Puzzle - Meeting ID: 925 4412 0919
Work on a puzzle together in real-time (USC Libraries)

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Art Lesson - Meeting ID: 921-3525-8783
Join us for a live, guided Art Lesson and learn how to use ink (any pen will do)! We will cover some basic techniques and complete a step-by-step ink drawing together. This program also includes a deep breathing exercise and a brief overview of USC Counseling & Mental Health services. (USC Student Counseling and Mental Health)

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Coping with COVID workshop: Study On Edition
Facilitated by a clinician at USC Counseling & Mental Health, this workshop will provide skills and strategies about how to manage your stress, focus on your goals, maintain a problem-solving mindset, and thrive during our current situation dealing with COVID-19.
To access this workshop, sign up through MySHR (usc.edu/MySHR or click the workshop title above). Click "Groups/Workshops" on the left side of the page. Locate the workshop titled "Coping with COVID: Study On Edition" and click "Sign Up." A secure Zoom link is included in the description. (USC Student Counseling and Mental Health)

Effective, Energizing Breaks - Meeting ID: 943 300 9415
Attend this workshop to actively explore a variety of energy-restoring breaks that you can use to reduce stress, improve focus and optimize productivity while studying for finals.  (USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity)

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Zumba - Meeting ID: 9249032242  Password: JustDance
Live Zoom session with Shira (USC Recreational Sports)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Study Strategies Workshop - Meeting ID: 444 408 9325
Join us for our workshop on how to set yourself up for success during finals. We will discuss how to make a schedule for studying, how to manage your study environment, successful learning and memory techniques, and how to practice self-care and stress management.  (USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity)

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Virtual Pet Meet & Greet with Professor Beau - Meeting ID: 586 238 7311 Password: profbeau01
Bring your beloved pet, plant or other household item for a virtual meet and greet. Professor Beau, USC's very own facility dog, will be facilitating from his home and can't wait to meet you! Open to all USC students. Feel free to join even if you don't have a pet.  (USC Student Health Keck Medicine of USC)

 

 

Wednesday, May 6

Please note to ensure cyber security, only those using USC ID’s and logging in through Shibboleth will be able to attend. Any participant who does not login using their USC Zoom credentials will be unable to join.

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

AMA (Ask Me Anything) with a Librarian
Need help to cite a source for a final paper?  Trying to track down a peer-reviewed article or e-book?  Looking for something?  We can help you find it.  (USC Libraries)

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Study Strategies Workshop - Meeting ID: 444 408 9325
Join us for our workshop on how to set yourself up for success during finals. We will discuss how to make a schedule for studying, how to manage your study environment, successful learning and memory techniques, and how to practice self-care and stress management.  (USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Virtual Pet Meet & Greet with Professor Beau - Meeting ID: 586 238 7311 Password: profbeau01
Bring your beloved pet, plant or other household item for a virtual meet and greet. Professor Beau, USC's very own facility dog, will be facilitating from his home and can't wait to meet you! Open to all USC students. Feel free to join even if you don't have a pet.  (USC Student Health of Keck Medicine of USC)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Chair Yoga - Meeting ID: 9894660346  Password: OnChair
Live Zoom session with Divya. COVID-19 Work From Home series of yoga inspired stretches and asanas that you can do while sitting on your work chair. COVID19 has moved almost the entire world to Work From Home paradigm. So, we need to make extra efforts to keep ourselves physically active and healthy in this difficult time. (USC Recreational Sports)

Staying Emotionally Connected During COVID Workshop: Study On Edition
Facilitated by a clinician at USC Counseling & Mental Health, this workshop will provide skills and strategies about how to combat loneliness and strengthen your social and emotional health. We will discuss the impact of loneliness, the power of solitude, and the importance of staying emotionally connected during COVID-19.
To access this workshop, sign up through MySHR (usc.edu/MySHR or click the workshop title above). Click "Groups/Workshops" on the left side of the page. Locate the workshop titled "Coping with COVID: Study On Edition" and click "Sign Up." A secure Zoom link is included in the description. (USC Student Counseling and Mental Health)

1:00 pm - 4:00pm

Drop-In Academic Coaching - Meeting ID: 319 586 5018
Meet with an academic coach to problem-solve specific concerns related to final exam preparation (including study strategies, test-taking skills, stress management) (USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity)

Pomodoro Study Sessions - Meeting ID: 673967096 Password: 523429
Bring your study materials and engage with us in a group study session. We will guide you through the Pomodoro study method, which includes studying for 25-minute segments with 5-minute breaks in between. (Mindful USC)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Group Jigsaw Puzzle - Meeting ID: 925 4412 0919
Work on a puzzle together in real-time (USC Libraries)

Trojan Trivia - Meeting ID: 928 2445 7450 Password: 504315
Trojan Trivia hosted live online. Gather via Zoom with your fellow classmates to test your USC knowledge as well as participate in other fun stress relief activities. (USC Libraries)

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Coping with COVID workshop: Study On Edition
Facilitated by a clinician at USC Counseling & Mental Health, this workshop will provide skills and strategies about how to manage your stress, focus on your goals, maintain a problem-solving mindset, and thrive during our current situation dealing with COVID-19.
To access this workshop, sign up through MySHR (usc.edu/MySHR or click the workshop title above). Click "Groups/Workshops" on the left side of the page. Locate the workshop titled "Coping with COVID: Study On Edition" and click "Sign Up." A secure Zoom link is included in the description. (USC Student Counseling and Mental Health)

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Effective, Energizing Breaks - Meeting ID: 943 300 9415
Attend this workshop to actively explore a variety of energy-restoring breaks that you can use to reduce stress, improve focus and optimize productivity while studying for finals.  (Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Study Strategies Workshop - Meeting ID: 444 408 9325
Join us for our workshop on how to set yourself up for success during finals. We will discuss how to make a schedule for studying, how to manage your study environment, successful learning and memory techniques, and how to practice self-care and stress management.  (Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity)

 

Anytime Activities

Art Lesson - recorded watercolor session
Learn how to use watercolor paints and destress through creativity with a guided Art Lesson! We will cover some basic techniques and complete a step-by-step painting together. This program also includes a deep breathing exercise and a brief overview of USC Counseling & Mental Health services.   (USC Student Counseling and Mental Health)

Ask-A-Librarian
Need help to cite a source for a final paper?  Trying to track down a peer-reviewed article or e-book?  Looking for something?  We can help you find it.  Ask us anything.  (USC Libraries)

Chair Yoga - COVID-19 Work From Home (recorded session on YouTube)
Series of yoga inspired stretches and asanas that you can do while sitting on your work chair. COVID19 has moved almost the entire world to Work From Home paradigm. So, we need to make extra efforts to keep ourselves physically active and healthy in this difficult time. (USC Recreational Sports)

Coloring Pages
Coloring pages from our library collections, plus other fun coloring pages to energize and make you happy!  (USC Libraries)

Hip Hop Cardio
Recorded Zoom session.  Must log in with USC Zoom credentials.  (USC Recreational Sports)

How to Stay Well During Stressful Times - suggestions to stay well as our daily routines get upended and disrupted during these unprecedented times.  Supporting Your Well-being, Self-Care in Self-Isolation-physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, personal, professional. (USC Student Counseling and Mental Health)

Jigsaw Puzzles
Select an image from our online gallery and customize your virtual jigsaw puzzle.  Choose 6-piece puzzles for a quick break, or more pieces for a challenge.  (USC Libraries)

Mindful USC Mobile App
The Mindful USC app is free, unlike all other meditation apps, and is also tailored to you and your USC experience and focuses on building a supporting community rather than isolating you on another mobile app and getting you to pay a monthly subscription. (Mindful USC)

Pomodoro Study Session (self-guided)
Materials to guide you through the Pomodoro study method, which includes studying for 25-minute segments with 5-minute breaks in between. (Mindful USC)

Test Prep/Test Anxiety
Look for Test Prep/Test Anxiety section in list of short 3-7 minute video workshops designed to help students succeed, utilizing a program called VoiceThread which allows you to start, stop, and pause the video. (USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity)

Virtual Backgrounds
Download virtual backgrounds to inspire and keep you focused during study sessions and exams. Both indoor and outdoor photos.  (USC Libraries)

Workout Sessions
Fitness at Home - YouTube Channels for Trojan Fitness and Rec Sports instructors (USC Recreational Sports)

 

 

Ongoing Services

Library Support for Online Content and Research
Links to online resources, subject librarians, scan-and-deliver services, and Frequently Asked Questions. (USC Libraries)

Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity
Drop-in coaching, individual coaching sessions, on-demand workshops, tools and resources, calendar of online events (USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity)

International Students Group Advising Sessions
Group consulting sessions via Zoom (USC Office of International Students)

GroupEx Classes - Zoom Classes
Online recorded and live workout classes (USC Recreational Sports)

Mindful USC Classes and Practice Groups
Ongoing training, practice groups and special events throughout USC.

USC Student Health Services - Part of Keck Medicine of USC
Source for comprehensive healthcare on both USC’s University Park Campus (UPC) and Health Sciences Campus (HSC). Our services are covered by your mandatory Student Health Fee.

USC Student Health Counseling and Mental Health
 - Student counseling and mental health services for USC students.  Individual counseling, drop-in Let’s Talk…On Zoom sessions, group counseling via TeleHealth, workshops.  Make an appointment through MySHR (https://usc.edu/myshr); or call 213-740-9355 (WELL).
 - USC's campus partner, the JED Foundation - JED's program Love is Louder Action Center is full of resources and tips for taking care of physical and mental health, and supporting each other during this time of uncertainty.