End of Semester Survival: Study Rooms and Stress Relief

Woman with books on her head

“Study” by Judit Klein via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Classes will be wrapping up soon and the end of the semester, with its project due dates and exams, is coming up fast! Here are a number of resources to help you successfully make it to the end of the semester including study rooms, therapy dog visits, and other stress-relief resources and events.

Study Rooms

The U-M Library has many study spaces throughout several buildings. For quiet study space, you can reserve a  study room in the Shapiro Library or in the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library (AAEL):

Therapy Dog Visits

Petting a dog can help reduce stress! Therapy dogs like to visit campus near the end of the semester to help students get through exams. 

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“Service dogs.2011[20]” by
University of Michigan Library
via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Shapiro Undergraduate Library:

  • Tuesday, April 19: 6pm - 8pm

  • Thursday, April 21: 1pm - 3pm

North Quad:

  • Friday, April 22: 12pm - 4pm

Stress Relief Resources & Activities

The University of Michigan has a number of stress relief resources and upcoming activities, so take advantage of these for a study break!

  • Wellness Zone: Counseling and Psychological Services (room 3100 in the Michigan Union) created a space just for students that’s full of relaxing tools: a massage chair, yoga mats, light therapy, and more!

  • Shapiro Design Lab: Being creative can help you relax and give your mind a break, so stop by the Shapiro Design Lab anytime and take advantage of the prototyping cart. Have fun and build a creation made of pipe cleaners, foam, stickers, googly eyes, and more.

Photo of a prototyping cart
One of the Prototyping Carts
at the Shapiro Design Lab
  • Microsoft Finals De-Stress Event: On Tuesday, April 12, from 11am - 2:30pm in the Duderstadt Connector Hallway, enjoy a free 10-minute massage and a sundae, courtesy of Microsoft.
  • Yoga & Meditation: Relax every Tuesday & Thursday evening from 7:30 - 8:30pm at the Trotter Multicultural Center, through April 14.

  • MakerFest 2016: Enjoy activities such as glass etching, fabric painting, origami and more on Saturday, April 16 from 1pm - 4pm in Space 2435 North Quad. While you make and create, enjoy light snacks and good company.

  • Paint No Pour: Explore your creative side by painting on a blank canvas at this event on Thursday, April 21 from 6pm - 8pm in the Trotter Multicultural Center.

Do you know of other resources or upcoming stress-relief events? Leave a comment below!