Student Life in Off-Campus Housing Directly Across from GVSU

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As the winter semester comes to a close, the stress inevitably amps up for GVSU students. April can be an overwhelming month filled with papers, projects, exams, and very few breaks. We’ve talked before about getting through to the end of the semester without losing your mind, but since finals are coming up again, we thought we’d go through some good study-break ideas. An overwhelmed mind is not one that performs at its best, so listen to your body and your emotions. When you feel like you can’t read or type another word or if you have to do one more project for class you’ll burst into tears, utilize one of the following strategies.


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We are now in the heart of winter, the coldest and darkest days. Christmas and New Year’s Eve have come and gone, and Spring is far, far away. Many people struggle during this time of year because the things they enjoy - sunshine, enjoying the great West Michigan outdoors, feeling warm, exercising easily, taking walks, and driving - are much harder or more unpleasant to do. So here are some ideas about how to care for yourself so that you stay warm, safe, and happy even when it’s miserable outside. 

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Every year some of our residents remain here at Meadows Crossing in Allendale for the winter holidays. Some of them live too far away from home to travel, others have responsibilities they can’t leave, and some people prefer to spend their holidays with the friends they’ve made here at Grand Valley. If this is you this holiday season, here are some tips for how to make it memorable and celebratory. 

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