Prepare three major papers. Simmer for three weeks.
Toss with two surprise (as in not-on-the-syllabus) presentations. Slowly pour in four all-nighters. Sprinkle in three cancelled classes.
Add snow (with all the childlike joy that comes with it). Reheat last Saturday's tuna casserole and add that as well.
Add a liberal shot of excitement for the Christmas musical.
Mix well and serve.