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Take a Break | Spring 2017 Finals

Take a break from studying and de-stress at one of these events across campus.

FINALS WEEK+ | May 5 through 15

Spurlock Study Break

May 5 & 6, 11 am to 3 pm • Spurlock Museum | FREE

Craft Bar • Study Tables • Board Games * Stretches and Yoga

Study Spaces at the Illini Union

May 5 to 12

Study spaces with WiFi are available throughout the Illini Union, including extra spaces in the I-Rooms.

Therapy Dogs at Grainger and Funk ACES Library

Friday, May 5, 2 to 4 pm • Grainger Library
Monday, May 8, 2 to 4 pm • Funk ACES Library

Finals Week Retreat @ Native American House

May 5 through 11 • 1206 W. Nevada St., Urbana

Retreat at Native American House during finals week. After your exam, come to NAH and relax in our comfortable seating area, study in a quite place, and snack on some quick-fix snacks and food. Have a study group and reserve the conference room.

Extended Hours:
Friday, May 5 • 9 am to 12 am
Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7 • 12 pm to 12 am
Monday, May 8 through Thursday, May 11 • 9 am to 12 am

Bowl Off Steam

May 7 to 12 • Illini Union Rec Room

Discounted prices on bowling and billiards during Finals Week. Stop by the Rec Room from 11:30am-11:30pm (M-Th), 11:30am-12:30am (Fri-Sat), and 2-11:30pm (Sun) and relieve some stress with bowling, billards, or gaming.

Fit for Finals

May 8 through 15 • ARC, MR1 and MR2
Sponsored by Campus Rec; Co-sponsored by McKinley Health Center

Trail Mix • 20 Minute Walk/Run • Guided Meditation • Smoothie Sample • 20-min of Intervals • 4-min Tabta Circuit. We have study spaces available throughout the ARC. MR1 and MR2 are quite and available for same day drop-in reservation. Reservations are made at the member services desk. more about Fit for Finals

Past Events


Black Family Reunion

4 to 6 pm • Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center | 51 E. Gregory St., Champaign

Free BBQ, music, and fun!

Midnight Breakfast

11 pm to 1 am • IKE and ISR Dining Halls
Meal plan holders only w/ i-card

Free breakfast provided to all meal plan holders by presenting their i-card at the entrances! Check out our Bacon Bar or enjoy a delicious, freshly-made omelette!


DeStress Fest Spring 2017 - Therapy Dogs and more at the UGL!

All Day • Undergraduate Library

Take a break from your finals Thursday, May 4 at the UGL from 2 to 4pm at the UGL with Therapy Dogs!

Also going on at the DeStress Fest will be coloring, arts and crafts, and a Counseling Center table. We will also host our usual “Midnight Madness” event, which is extended Research and Writing Consultations until midnight. After petting a therapy dog, stick around and see what other surprises might pop up!

Stay tuned for additional resources we’ll have during DeStress Fest. more about DeStress Fest Spring 2017

Other campus library Therapy Dog appearances:
Friday, May 5 (2 to 4 pm): Grainger Library
Monday, May 8 (2 to 4 pm): FUNK ACES Library

Rainbow Study Break!

All Day • LGBT Resource Center | Room 323 Illini Union
Lunch starting at 11 am

Take a break or get some motivation from friends to get some good studying done for finals! Come and join us for some company and FREE FOOD (we know ya’ll like that) for a break! more about Rainbow Study Break

Retreat @ Native American House

9 am to 12 am *Closed 11 am to 1 pm • 1206 W. Nevada St., Urbana

Retreat at Native American House during Reading Day and finals week. Relax in our comfortable seating area, study in a quite place, and snack on some quick-fix snacks and food. Have a study group and reserve the conference room.

Reading Day @ KCPA

11 am to 4 pm • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts | FREE

Raffle • Coloring • Study Tables • Charging Stations • Stretches and Yoga

Test Anxiety Workshop

12 to 12:45 pm • Counseling Center (2nd Floor Turner Student Services Building)
FREE but need to sign up by calling the Counseling Center at (217) 333-3704

Tips on remaining calm during tests & exams, getting the most from study tips, preparing effectively for tests and exams.

Y Reading Day Picnic

12 to 1:30 pm • University YMCA | 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign

Come celebrate the end of another awesome academic year at the University YMCA! De-stress from finals, enjoy grilled burgers (and veggie burgers), and hang out with the Party Flamingo. more about the Y Reading Day Picnic

No need to bring a dish. Just show up with your appetite!

Special Offers for Students

Student Study Special at the Illini Union Hotel

April 30 through May 11

Student Special for a great place to study for finals! $45/night (limit 1 person) or $80/night (limit 2 people), includes a $5 breakfast voucher. Call 333-1241 for a reservation.