You are Stronger Than you Think posit.

 

The University Libraries 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, Chat 24/7 with a librarian and take a break with our awesome activities. Check out these coloring sheets designed by students. Also, check the Study Space Finder to find even more great places to study or reserve a group study room in the Libraries. 


Bio-Medical Library (in Diehl Hall on East Bank)

Extended Study Space:
Open 24/7 begins at 7:00 am on Friday, December 7 and ends at 6:00 pm on Thursday, December 20 with U Card. Reserve a group study room

Study Break Activities: 

  • PAWS (Pet Away Worry and Stress) on Wednesday, December 5, 11-1
  • Mini-Chair massages on Tuesday, December 4th, 11-1
  • Button making, kinestic sand, legos and more
  • Coffee, cocoa, cookies and candy
  • Skeletons in the stacks selfies (and *prizes*)

 

In the Makerspace (3rd floor)
 

  • Virtual Reality games
  • Paper marbling (suminagashi) 

Walter Library & East Bank Libraries (Architecture Library and Math Library)

Extended Study Space:
Open 24/7 begins at 8:00 am on Friday, December 7 and ends at 6:00 pm on Thursday, December 20 with U Card. Reserve a group study room

Study Break Activities: 

  • Coffee, snacks, and inspirational activities at Walter, Math, and Architecture Libraries on Tuesday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 12
  • Exam Jam (with more peer tutoring!) 

In the Breakerspace (in 2nd floor SMART Commons) 

  • Breaking Stress, Thursday, December 13 from 10am - 9pm, drop-in crafting and other relaxing activities.
  • 3D printing, crafting and virtual reality

Magrath and St. Paul Libraries

Extended Study Space:
Magrath is open until midnight or extended study area until 2 am with U Card. Reserve a group study room.

Magrath Study Break Activities:

  • Jiggs, from PAWS (Pet Away Worry and Stress) therapy dog, Wednesday, December 12 from 1pm-3pm
  • Try Virtual Reality on Monday, December 10
  • Button making (Tuesday, December 11 to Thursday, Decmeber 13) 
  • Coffee, hot cider, and cocoa and coloring on Monday, December 10 to Friday, December 14.

Natural Resources Library (in Hodson Hall) 

  • Coffee and tea and coloring Monday, December 10 to Friday, December 14
  • Button making, Monday December 10

Wilson Library (West bank)

Extended Study Space:
Open 24/7 begins at 7 am on Thursday, December 13 and ends at 6:00 pm on Thursday, December 20 with U Card. Reserve a group study room.

Study Break Activities:

  • PAWS (Pet Away Worry and Stress)  on Thursday, December 13 from 11:30 to 1:30.
  • Coffee, snacks, button making, and more on Tuesday, December 11th and Wednesday, December 12th, between 11am and 4pm.


Expanded Tutoring Hours and Exam Jams

  • Come study for finals at Exam Jam events, Saturday, December 8th-Wednesday, December 12th! Extended tutoring hours at SMART & MCAE, review sessions, and a relaxed weekend+ of preparation and snacks for you. See you there!  

  • 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 to help find the sources you need efficiently! 


Walk 24/7 and Gopher Chauffeur

  • An escort is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please call 4-WALK (4-9255) 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. Get a ride, Sunday - Wednesday 8:30 pm to 12:30 am and Thursday - Saturday from 10:00 pm to 2:30 am. 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. Please call 612-388-6911 for a ride.

  • Finals can be stressful, campus has a bunch of support for you to take advantage of. Check out the Student Mental Health Website, you can access the U of M Textline 24/7 by texting “UMN” to 61222 or call 612-301-4673.