Stress-reducing activities offered ahead of finals week

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Stress-reducing activities offered ahead of finals week

Music majors Sammy Cope and Calli Mah relax in the sun as they swing in a hammock by Broyhill Fountain on the plaza by the Nebraska Union. The university is offering a variety of stress-reducing activities and extended building hours during the final two weeks of the spring semester. Final exams start April 29 with commencement exercises on May 3-4.
Craig Chandler | University Communication
Music majors Sammy Cope and Calli Mah relax in the sun as they swing in a hammock by Broyhill Fountain on the plaza by the Nebraska Union. The university is offering a variety of stress-reducing activities and extended building hours during the final two weeks of the spring semester. Final exams start April 29 with commencement exercises on May 3-4.

To help students better manage demands of end-of-the-semester assignments, projects and tests, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is expanding study space hours and offering stress-reducing events.

Both the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services and the Nebraska Alumni Association will hold student-centric, end-of-the-semester events.

The OASIS De-Stress Fest is April 22-25 in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Room 155. Hours are 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 22, 24-25, and 6:30 to 9 p.m. April 23. The event features crafts, games, movies and food to help ease the stress of finals.

The Wick Alumni Center will host “Study at the Wick,” April 29-30 and May 1, during finals week. The event will feature a quiet space for students to study with free food and refreshments, including coffee. Therapy dogs will visit the space at 6 p.m. April 30.

Sponsored by the Student Alumni Association, “Study at the Wick” is 8 a.m. to midnight April 29-30 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 1.

Many university buildings will offer extended hours to accommodate students’ study needs. They will include:

Love Library
  • Monday to Thursday — 7:30 to 1 a.m.
  • Friday — 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday — 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday — Noon to 1 a.m.
Nebraska Union
  • Monday to Friday — 7 a.m. to midnight
  • Saturday — 9 a.m. to midnight
  • Sunday — 11 a.m. to midnight
Nebraska East Union
  • Monday to Friday — 6:45 a.m. to midnight
  • Saturday — 7:30 a.m. to midnight
  • Sunday — 10 a.m. to midnight

Other facilities offering extended hours include Adele Coryell Learning Commons, Schmid Law Library, C.Y. Thompson Library, and Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center.

Students can also reduce stress by working out at Campus Recreation facilities on City and East campuses. A valid NCard is needed to access rec facilities, which include the Outdoor Adventure Center. Hours are available online.

Students can also find assistance via the Big Red Resilience and Well-being, as well as Counseling and Psychological Services, both available at the University Health Center.