The Study Panel is a computer terminal in Final Fantasy VIII that is used for school purposes. Students can access these terminals for information about their Garden and/or their studies. The system is garden-wide and also provides forums for chats or even public home-pages depending on the faculty's say-so.
The tutorial in the Study Panel is almost exactly the same as the help option in the main menu. It explains the game controls, terms and symbols encountered during the game. As a reward for looking at the GF page, the player will receive two GFs—Quetzalcoatl and Shiva, and an explanation regarding GF powers.
Garden Events: It contains a chronograms indicating the Garden's major events during the year. It also contains announcements by the Cafeteria and the Disciplinary and Library committees.
Functions as a sort of public message board for the students. After Squall is appointed commander, it features messages from students cheering him on.
A section for the School Festival Commitee to post announcements and student related material. Selphie Tilmitt, after becoming the Commitee's sole member, revamps the page to become a kind of public diary and narration on game events.
Selphie writes about the current state of the festival, requesting new members and expresses her hopes for future festivals.
Selphie gets the main characters (except for Squall) to each write a little meassage on this page, featuring her own comments at the end of each message:
Selphie writes about the story and events of the game as it progresses from her perspective, sharing her outlook on them, opinions, worries, concerns, thoughts and feelings, effectively creating a chronicle of the game's events.
|Squall Leonhart - Quistis Trepe - Zell Dincht - Selphie Tilmitt - Rinoa Heartilly - Irvine Kinneas|
|Seifer Almasy - Laguna Loire - Kiros Seagill - Ward Zabac - Edea Kramer|
|Sorceress Adel - Instructor Aki - Angelo - Biggs - Boko - Cactuar - Chocoboy - Headmaster Cid Kramer - President Deling - Demon King - Mayor Dobe - Ellone - Flo - MiniMog - Fujin - Garden Faculty - Fury Caraway - Julia Heartilly - Dr. Kadowaki - Koko - Library Girl with a Pigtail - Ma Dincht - Martine - Master Fisherman - Mr. Monkey - Moomba - Nida - NORG - Dr. Odine - Piet - PuPu - Queen of Cards- Raijin - Raine Loire - Ultimecia - Watts - Wedge - Xu - Zone|
|Balamb - Dollet - Timber - Galbadia - Fisherman's Horizon - Esthar - Centra - Trabia|
|Balamb Garden - Fire Cavern - Balamb Town - Centra Excavation Site - Galbadia Garden - Deling City - Tomb of the Unknown King - Winhill - D-District Prison - Missile Base - Trabia Garden - Edea's Orphanage - White SeeD Ship - Vienne Mountains - Great Salt Lake - Esthar City - Lunatic Pandora Laboratory - Lunar Gate - Lunar Base - Sorceress Memorial - Lunatic Pandora - Ultimecia Castle - Art Gallery - Tears' Point - Centra Ruins - Obel Lake - Islands Closest to Heaven and Hell - Scary Mountain - Shumi Village - Cactuar Island - Deep Sea Research Center|
|Centra - Human - Moomba - Shumi|
|Ammo - Anarchist Monthly - Angel Wing - Battle of the Gardens - Blue Magic - Card Club - Chocobo - Chocobo Forest - Chocobo World - Combine - Crystal Pillar - Devour - Draw Point - Duel - Fan Club - Forest Owls - Game Over - Garden - Garden Festival - Gil - Great Hyne - Griever - Guardian Force - Gunblade - Hotel - Junction System - Junk Shop - Limit Break - Lion Heart - Lunar Cry - Moon - Motorcycle - Occult Fan Magazine - Para-Magic - Piano - Ragnarok - Rail Transportation - Refine - Revolver - Renzokuken - Road Transportation - Save Point - SeeD - Shop - Shot - Siege of Dollet - Siege of Esthar - Slot - Sorceress - Sorceress Power - Sorceress War - Study Panel - Tempest - The End - The Waltz - Timber Maniacs - Time Compression - Trepies - Triple Triad - Weapons Monthly Magazine - White SeeD - World Map|
|Original Soundtrack - FITHOS LUSEC WECOS VINOSEC - Piano Collections
|Abilities/Command/Support - Chronology - Enemies - Enemy Abilities - Guardian Forces - Items - Magic - Merchandise - Walkthrough - Wallpapers - Weapons - Translations|