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Libraries help you #GetItDone with Stress Busters and 24/7 study

By November 18, 2016September 16th, 2023No Comments

study3The University Libraries will offer “distraction-free” studying for finals that includes extended hours in our buildings, as well as stress-reducing activities.

Use our spaces, our computers, our coffee shops, get help when you need it, and take a break with our awesome activities.

You can even download these coloring sheets designed by students

Help inspire others to #GetItDone. You are #UMNdriven.

Inspire others by sharing a photo and a tip or studyblr of how you study best. Share (e.g. on Instagram). Try our new Snapchat filter at Walter Library.

dentalstudents_circleBio-Medical Library (East bank)

Extended Study Space:
Open 24/7 beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9 through 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22 with U Card.

Study Break Activities – December 7-8, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Chair massages – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Virtual reality, baby! – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Cookies, coffee, tea
  • Fidget Therapy Stress Relief Station: kinetic sand, Magna-Tiles, spirographs, origami
  • Pixelated wall art

Walter Library (East bank)

Extended Study Space:
Open 24/7 beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Friday December 9 through Thursday December 22 at 6:00 p.m. with U Card.  

colorourcollectionsStudy Break Activities – December 10-15

  • Exam Jam — Saturday December 10 (Exam Jam test review workshops for Math, Chem, and Physics scheduled soon)
  • Hogwarts selfie station, crosswords, coloring, cauldrons of winter survival goods 
  • “Holidays at Hogwarts” with Hogwarts selfie station, crosswords, coloring, cauldrons of winter survival goods, food, coffee, tea, button-making, and nail polish – Tuesday December 13 to Wednesday December 14
  • Good luck cake – Thursday December 15

Magrath and St. Paul Libraries

Extended Study Space:
Open until midnight Thursday, December 15 through Wednesday December 21 with the extended study area until 2:00 a.m. with U Card.

Study Break Activities – December 6-9

  • Coffee and Tea at Magrath – Tuesday December 6 to Wednesday December 7 
  • Coffee and Tea at Natural Resources Library — Thursday December 8 to Friday December 9 
  • Bubble wrap, coloring, and more! 

bunny_stressbusters_circle_smallWilson Library (West bank)

Extended Study Space:
Open 24/7 beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 15 through Thursday December 22 at 6:00 p.m. with U Card.

Study Break Activities – December 7-8

Wednesday, December 7

  • Free coffee in the lobby
  • Collaborative coloring
  • Board games
  • Button making

Thursday, December 8

  • PAWS to visit Wilson Library!  Pet away your worry and stress with six adorable animals. (11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
  • Free coffee in the lobby

Exam Jam on Saturday, December 10th

  • The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) will be hosting Exam Jam tutoring on December 10th in Appleby Hall from 9 am to 1 pm.  
  • The SMART Learning Commons will host Exam Jam and review sessions on Saturday, December 10th in select math, chemistry, CSCI, econ, and physics courses in Bruininks Hall from 1 pm to 4:30 pm. Tutoring for these and many other subjects will also be available, along with free copies of exams from the Test Bank. 
  • The U Libraries’ Peer Research Consultants (a.k.a. Library Research tutors) are here to help with any last minute library or academic research questions. Need one more scholarly source to perfect that paper? Have questions on citing a source in APA or MLA? Need credible statistics? Worried you are citing fake news? Sit down or make an appointment Saturday, December 10 from 9am to 1pm in MCAE in Appleby Hall (Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence) and 1pm to 5pm in Walter Library SMART Learning Commons.

Remember: Escort Service 24/7 and Gopher Chauffeur

  • An escort is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please call 4-WALK (612-624-9255) if you would like an escort. The escort area covers all campuses and locations within a mile of campus.
  • The Gopher Chauffeur is a free transportation service that promotes safety in the campus community by providing University of Minnesota students with safe rides home. It operates from 10:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. The service is open to all University of Minnesota-Twin Cities students. Gopher Chauffeur drivers, navigators, and dispatchers are hired by Boynton Health Service. All employees are University of Minnesota-Twin Cities students. Call 612-388-6911 for a ride.
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