12.8.22 Finals Week

Dec. 8, 2022

Dear LMU Students,

It’s hard to believe that we are almost to the final week of the semester. As you prepare for final projects and exams, I know you may experience some stress and anxiety. I certainly did at the end of each semester. But I want you to make yourself a priority and finish strong. I encourage you to take charge of your mental health and wellness. At LMU, our Jesuit values emphasize the education of the whole person, which includes a commitment to each student’s mind, body and spirit.

Prioritize the things that are best for you and will help you to be successful. Whether that’s studying in a quiet place by yourself, in the Lion’s Den coffee shop with some background noise, or getting together for group study at Hannon Library. Figuring out what works best for you is key to your academic success, make sure you get enough sleep, eat right and exercise. Feel Good Finals is a good way to take some time for yourself and practice self care with ways to help you relax, study, fuel up on healthy food and more.

I understand that life’s journey can often be difficult, with highs and lows, triumphs and setbacks. LMU is here to support your mental and physical health. Please be reminded that the university has resources and services available to support and assist you:

The LMU community is here for you. Remember, You’ve Got This and we’ve got your back!


Terri L. Mangione, Ph.D.
Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs
Malone Student Center 301