If students studying during finals week have a craving for pancakes or burritos, the University Library will be the place to go.
Pancakes will be dished up on Dec. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m., and a variety of burritos will be served on Dec. 10 from 8 to 10 p.m.
The free food at the library headlines the second edition of the Focus on Finals campaign that aims to support the minds and fuel the bodies of students as they cram for exams and race to meet project deadlines.
Focus on Finals activities will start on Dec. 2 and conclude on Dec. 13, featuring Nintendo Switch Freeplay time, therapy dogs, yoga and meditation sessions, free test-taking supplies, and food and healthy snack giveaways that are intended to help lower the stress levels in students.
To meet the needs of students studying for finals, the University Library will offer extended hours for nearly two weeks:
Dec. 2 to Dec. 5: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Dec. 6: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Dec. 7: 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Dec. 8: Noon to 1 a.m.
Dec. 9 to Dec. 12: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Dec. 13: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Focus on Finals shows students that we are doing everything we can to help them succeed during a stressful time of the year,” said Emma C. Gibson, interim dean of the University Library. “We want to be here for students in whatever capacity that is needed. Student success is our ultimate goal.”
In addition to extended library hours, the Bronco Student Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Dec. 2 to Dec. 12 for students looking for study space.
Testing supplies such as Scantrons and blue books, snacks, stress balls, free inflatable travel neck pillows and other stress-reduction swag will be given out from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 to Dec. 12 at finals stations in the Student Services Building breezeway, library lobby, first floor of the Bronco Student Center and the Bronco Bookstore.
Other events at the library and the Bronco Student Center are scheduled to help ease the stress of students:
Dec. 2: Donut Worry is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon in the BSC Games Room. Nintendo Switch Freeplay will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon in the second floor of the library (Knowledge Center). Therapy dogs will be brought in from 4 to 6 p.m. to the Knowledge Center on second floor of the library.
Dec. 3: Button making will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Knowledge Center on the second floor of the library. Therapy dogs will visit from 10 a.m. to noon and from 4 to 6 p.m. on the second floor of the library at the Knowledge Center.
Dec. 4: Nintendo Switch Freeplay will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the library’s Knowledge Center on the second floor. Therapy dogs will be brought in from 10 a.m. to noon and from 6 to 8 p.m. to the second floor at the library’s Knowledge Center.
Dec. 5: Therapy dogs will visit from 10 a.m. to noon and from 4 to 6 p.m. on the second floor of the library at the Knowledge Center. A relaxation station will be offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the BSC, Ursa Minor. Yoga sessions will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in BSC, Orion C.
Dec. 6: Button Making will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Knowledge Center on the second floor of the library. Midnight Madness will be staged from 10 p.m. to midnight in the BSC.
Dec. 9: Therapy dogs will be brought in from 9 to 11 a.m. to the second floor at the library’s Knowledge Center. Yoga sessions will be offered between 10 and 11 a.m. in BSC, Orion C. Free A calligraphy session will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in the first floor of the library, Room 1828.
Dec. 10: A relaxation room will be set up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the fourth floor of the library, room 4829. A calligraphy session on the first floor of the library (Room 1828) will be held from 11 a.m. to noon.
For students who need a jolt of caffeine, coffee stations will be set up at the BSC and library. Tea and hot cocoa also will be offered at the coffee stations. The Starbucks at the library also is scheduled to open for extended hours and the Poly Trolley food truck will be parked outside the library.
To assist students who have children, the Children’s Center will offer child free care from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 4, Dec. 5, Dec. 9 and Dec. 10. Children ages 2 to 10 can be dropped at the center. Call the Children’s Center at (909) 869-2284 to reserve a spot.
Focus on Finals is a multi-pronged effort that includes Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Associated Students Inc., Facilities Planning & Management, the University Police Department, Counseling and Psychological Services, the Health Center and Foundation Dining Services.
For additional information or details about the events, go to Focus on Finals.