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De-stress for Success During Exams

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Atkins Library has planned a number of events to help you de-stress, take a break, and relax during exams. 

Follow Your Breath Workshop

Are you feeling stressed with finals right around the corner? In this experiential workshop with CAPS doctoral intern, Luke Goodwin, MA, you’ll learn about the importance of breath for mental health and overall well-being. Moreover, you’ll be able to practice various breathing and mindfulness exercises that will calm you down and prepare you to handle whatever may be stressing you out. Join us in the library’s Visualization Lab on the 2nd floor!

  • December 8th (Reading Day), 9-9:30 & 4-4:30

Paws for Exam Therapy

Spend some time with certified therapy dogs! All sessions will be held near the back of the first floor: 

  • 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8
  • 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10
  • 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11
  • 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13

Recharge Room

Need a break from the books? Head to the 2nd floor Visualization Lab to enjoy a snack, calming music, fun activities, and to grab study items like dry erase markers or index cards that you might be missing. 

  • Dec. 8th, 9th, 12th, 13th, & 14th; 1 - 3 p.m. each day in the Visualization Lab

Donut Be Stressed - Late-night coffee and donut break 

Just when you'll need a pick-me-up! Grab a donut and a cup of coffee to refuel for a night of studying.

  • Tues. Dec 13, 8 p.m. near the Area 49 Desk on the 2nd floor

Let's Talk in the Library

Let's Talk is a brief, drop-in, and confidential problem-solving consultation with a CAPS team member. Visits are first come, first serve. No appointment is necessary and the wait time is usually brief. This is not therapy and it is not designed for students needing urgent help

  • December 13th, 11-1pm in room 139B
  • December 14th, 1-3pm in room 139B

Study Playlist 

From chill study music to tunes that will get you pumped, the library has a playlist for you! Check out our student-created playlists any time at 

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