The 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. Check out these coloring sheets designed by students

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Bio-Medical Library (East bank)

Extended Study Space:
Open 24/7 beginning at 7am on Friday, April 29 through 6pm on Saturday, May 14 with U Card.

Study Break Activities:

Tuesday, May 3, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Chair massages, 11am-1pm

  • Anti-stress kits, oversized puzzles, coffee & cookies
     

Wednesday, May 4, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Pet therapy with bunnies and dogs, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Anti-stress kits, oversized puzzles, coffee & cookies


Walter Library (East bank)

Extended Study Space:
Open 24/7 beginning at 8am on Friday, April 29 through Saturday, May 14 at 6pm with U Card.  

Study Break Activities:

  • Free coffee and tea all week before finals

  • Nail polishing, coloring sheets, LEGO, & Play-Doh

  • Tabletop games

  • Exam Jam test review workshops for Math, Chem, and Physics on Saturday, May 7 in Bruninks, through the SMART Learning Commons


Magrath and St. Paul Libraries

Extended Study Space:
Open until midnight Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 13 and the extended study area until 2 a.m. with U Card

Study Break Activities:

Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3

  • Button maker

  • Coffee, tea & snacks, coloring & origami


Wednesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 5

  • Button maker
  • Selfie station

  • Coloring pages of insect illustrations provided by UMN alumni Martha Iserman & origami

 

Natural Resources Library

Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6

  • Coffee, tea & snacks

Coloring pages of insect illustrations provided by UMN alumni Martha Iserman


Wilson Library (West bank)

Extended Study Space:
Open 24/7 beginning at 7am on Friday, May 6th through Saturday, May 14 at 6pm with U Card

Study Break Activities: "I ain't afraid of no tests" (who is ready for Ghostbusters?)

Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wilson, 1st Floor.

Get ready for the summer release of Ghostbusters -- by busting some stress with our fun activities at Wilson on May 3rd and 4th.

  • Free coffee and treats!

  • DIY slime (and learn about science!) and relax with Ghostbuster coloring pages

  • Grab a free pair of earplugs to help you study in silence or take a break with a board game or fun read at any time on the first floor of Wilson

  • The coffee shop is also available in the Basement level


Expanded Tutoring Hours and Exam Jams

Exam Jam

Exam Jam is on Saturday, April 30 from 9am - 1pm in 140 Appleby Hall (hosted by the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence

Breakfast and lunch will be served! 

 

Review Workshops & Tutoring

Review sessions for select math, chemistry, CSCI, and physics courses will be held Saturday, May 7 beginning at 11:00. Then from 1pm - 3:30pm in 131A and 412 Bruininks Hall (hosted by the SMART Learning Commons) there will drop-in tutoring. There will a culminating prize drawing for students working with tutors. Complete Exam Jam details, including tutoring schedules and review session descriptions can be found at z.umn.edu/examjam

 

Remember: Escort Service 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. We operate 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. Please call 612-388-6911 for a ride.