UTM Exam Jam

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Exam Jam Week - December 7th - 11th 2020 

Thank you for joining us during our Exam Jam Week! We were back with a week full of activities, strategies and resources to help you prep for exams while prioritizing your wellness. This virtual event was open to all UTM students and was brought to you by the collective efforts of our UTM community. 

Earn a CCR Notation! If you participated in a virtual academic review and wellness session during Exam Jam Week December 2020, please scroll down below to find out more about how you can earn a CCR notation. 

December 2020's Exam Jam Week included: 

Virtual Academic Review Sessions - December 9th 
Course-specific, instructor-led academic review sessions to help you prepare for your exams. A full schedule of the courses offerring sessions is posted here in PDF format. Session links will be shared by instructors within each course (e.g. e-mail/Quercus) and with students who register. 

Notice of Review Session Additions/Changes/Cancellations:

  • ENV393 has been added from 12-1pm - session will be on BB Collaborate, access through your Quercus Page 
  • CLA101 from 12-1pm is cancelled 

Virtual Wellness-Inspired Activities - December 7th - 11th
Join our live, virtual sessions during UTM's Exam Jam Week. For a complete schedule of sessions, expert tips/strategies and key resources check out the Ultimate Exam Jam Survival Guide. 

#ExamJamChallenge - December 7th - 11th 
Are you ready for the social media #ExamJamChallenge? 

Connect + Move + Play + Create + Recharge Your Way to Exam Success.

How to participate? Starting Monday Dec.7 we will feature a unique theme each day to highlight a healthy way to take a break. All you have to do is create an Instagram (IG) story to show us how YOU are taking a healthy break while studying, and you can win$100 to the UTM Bookstore. The more stories you share, the more chances you have of winning.

To enter the contest, simply follow these 3 easy steps: 

  1. Create an IG Story of YOU taking a healthy break*
  2. Tag @utmhccwellness & @utmengage
  3. Include #ExamJamChallenge   

*Note: the IG story does not need to include your face if you do not feel comfortable, and can be of the activity or object instead. 

All week long,Exam Jam will feature tons of opportunities to help you de-stress and practice self-care. Scheduling in time for a break is essential for student success as it can help to reduce stress and improve performance.

Why Attend Exam Jam?

As you finish the Fall term and start preparing for Exams, our Exam Jam event is here to support you.

Between your review and study sessions you can engage in virtual, wellness-inspired activities like meditation, yoga, arts & crafts, board games and fitness classes all of which will be featured in the upcoming Ultimate Exam Jam Survival Guide. 

This UTM-wide event continues to grow each year, making it one of the largest annual events for UTM students. Each Exam Jam, Academic Affairs and Student Affairs join efforts to support you during this stressful time of year.

96% of surveyed participants would recommend Exam Jam to a friend, while 97% of surveyed participating instructors feel the event helps prepare students for exams.

Earn a CCR Notation!

Students who participate in Exam Jam are eligible to receive a notation on their Co-Curricular Record (CCR). 

To receive the CCR notation, Students must attend a minimum of one (1) virtual academic review session, one (1) virtual wellness session, and complete an online CCR Form here which includes the opportunity for reflection. 

Please note: To ensure validity of responses, all entries will be cross-referenced with the actual attendance/ viewing of the eligible sessions. 

This experience is approved on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR)! Links to the ccr website.

Additional Resources 

Exam Prep: Tips, techniques and resources of studying during physical distancing. This webinar took place live on Friday, April 3, 2020, at 3:00 PM.  The slides and script are available below if you missed it!


Clerissa Albores
Student Engagement Event Coordinator