Finals can be stressful for students, but UGA librarians and staff hope to ease the week with a series of activities and stress-break challenges.
Beginning on Monday, Dec. 4, students can take inspirational notes at the entrances of UGA's busiest study buildings, the Main Library, McBay Science Library, and Miller Learning Center. Each note has a stress break challenge on the back, featuring a five to 15 minute activity, from visiting a meditation app offered free through UGA Well-Being Resources to getting hydrating or stretching. In addition, break stations will be available with activities such as coloring, origami, and poetry, giving students options for breaks even into the late-night hours at the study spots.
The week will also include events to take a break and destress.
- At the MLC, students can make buttons and spin a prize wheel on Tuesday, make crafts on Wednesday, and enjoy meditative yoga and popcorn on Thursday.
- At the Main Library, meditative yoga starts the week on Tuesday, with button-making on Wednesday, and crafts on Thursday.
- At the McBay Science Library, crafts kick off the activities on Tuesday, meditative yoga is available on Wednesday, and button-making is on Thursday.
All of the events will be held from 2-4 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday's crafts at the MLC, which will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Students should also look out for other pop-up events, including treats from the President's Office at the MLC and a Stillpoint Poetry Reading in front of the Main Library, both on Reading Day. And for a bonus break, students are encouraged to visit the exhibits at the UGA Special Collections Libraries and play a free escape game in the galleries.
UGA Libraries provides study spaces at seven locations on campus, with the Main and McBay Libraries and MLC hosting late-night hours. Members of the UGA community can swipe with their UGA ID to enter the Main Library after 7 p.m. and the McBay Library and MLC after 9 p.m.