Studying 24/7 and Stress Busters

#LibraryZombie#LibraryZombieThe 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. Be a #LibraryZombie.

Magrath and St. Paul Libraries

Extended Hours:
Open until midnight Dec 11 to Dec 17 and extended study area until 2 a.m. with U Card

Study Break Activities:

B-I-N-G-OB-I-N-G-O Monday, December 8 and Tuesday, December 9

  • 10:00am-2:00pm - make your own buttons (Magrath Library)
  • All day - Library bingo and grab a free book for after finals (Magrath Library)
  • All day - Inspiration chain and origami insects and birds (Natural Resource Library)
  • All day - Free tea--Bring Your Own Mug (Vet Med Library)
Wednesday, December 10 and Thursday, December 11

  • 10:00am -1:00pm - Free coffee and tea (Magrath Library)
  • All day - Library bingo and grab a free book for after finals (Magrath Library)
  • All day - Inspiration chain and origami insects and birds (Natural Resource Library)
  • All day - Free tea-Bring Your Own Mug (Vet Med Library) SnowflakeSnowflake

Bio-Medical Library (East bank)

Extended Hours:
Open 24/7 from Dec 4 to Dec 17 with U Card.

Study Break Activities:

Tuesday, December 9th
  • 11:00am-1:00pm - Chair Massages
  • 11:00am-1:00pm - Photo Booth - NEW! WoodstockWoodstock
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm - Pet Therapy with Woodstock the Chicken @TherapyChicken
  • 11:00am-3:00pm - Snacks
Wednesday, December 10th
  • 11:00am-1:00pm - Chair Massages
  • 11:00am-1:00pm – Photo Booth - NEW!
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm - Pet Therapy with Gabe the Husky
  • 11:00am-3:00pm - Snacks

Walter Library (East bank)

Extended Hours:
Open 24/7 from Dec 3 to Dec 17. U Card required from midnight to 7:00AM.

Study Break Activities:

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Throughout Finals Week, take a break with puzzles, legos, coloring sheets and other crafts anytime in the Great Hall

Tuesday, December 9
  • 1:00pm to 3:00pm - Try some new tech--Google Glass! Oculus Rift! in the Great Hall
Wednesday, December 10
  • 1:00pm to 3:00pm - Make paper snowflakes and decorated wand pens! in the Great Hall
  • Owl in Perler beadsOwl in Perler beads
Thursday, December 11
  • 1:00pm to 3:00pm - Buttonmaking! in the Great Hall
Friday, December 12
  • Perler bead crafts! in the Great Hall

Wilson Library (West bank)

Extended Hours:
Open 24/7 from Dec 11 to Dec 17 with U Card

Study Break Activities:

Bubble WrapBubble Wrap Wednesday, December 10
  • 11:00am to 1:00pm - Let Go! of your stress with Coloring from Frozen, make a bookmark or button. Enjoy snacks and cocoa.
  • 11:00am to 1:00pm - Awkward photobooth with Holiday Props and a skeleton, Otzi the Iceman and calming techniques from different cultures. Co-sponsored with the Anthropology Club
Thursday, December 11
  • 11:00am to 1:00pm - Let Go! of your stress with Coloring from Frozen
  • 11:00am to 1:00pm - Make you festive candle holder and enjoy snacks and cocoa.

Expanded Tutoring Hours and Exam Jam Saturday, December 6

Tutors and consultants will be out in force Saturday 12/6 at the SMART Learning Commons, and the MCAE Instructional Center. Work with knowledgeable peers to jump start your prep week. Snacks and free selected practice exams will also be available.
  • 9:00am to 1:00pm at MCAE in 140 Appleby Hall
  • 1:00pm to 5:00pm at SMART Learning Commons - Walter (204 Walter Library)
Find out more about extended walk-in tutor hours and Exam prep Workshops for Math and Chemistry.

Remember: Escort Service 24/7 and Gopher Chauffeur

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  • 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 who are CPR certified and trained in first aid. Please call 612-388-6911 for a ride.