Finals Week Stress Relief: Fall 2019  Event Series
November 15, 2019

November is drawing to a close, and with it the end of fall quarter of the 2019-2020 academic year. Finals week is only days away.

The UCR Library is committed to creating a supportive atmosphere for our students, as final exams can breed a lot of stress. That is why we present our Finals Week Stress Relief (FWSR) event series at the end of every quarter.

These events give library employees an opportunity to get to know our students better, and for our students to let off steam together in a safe and fun way.

This quarter, we have crowd favorites returning to the line-up, such as the Therapy Fluffies, R'Finals Study Jam, and Surprise Snack Giveaway, as well as a few new activities.

Finals Week Stress Relief will kick off on Monday, December 2, 2019. The full event schedule will include:

Monday, December 2

  • Get Tested Before Your Tests (free HIV testing, results in 1 minute) with The WELL & TruEvolution (Rivera) – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 4

  • Therapy Fluffies with The WELL & UCR Active Minds (Rivera & Orbach) – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Cookie Break (Rivera) – 3:00 p.m. *while supplies last

Thursday, December 5

  • Spin It to Win It (Orbach) – 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. *while supplies last
  • Squish Away Your Stress: Make Your Own Stress Ball (Rivera) – 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. *while supplies last

Friday, December 6

  • Mindfulness Jars (Orbach) – 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. *while supplies last
  • Surprise Snack Giveaway (Rivera & Orbach) *while supplies last

Saturday, December 7

  • If You Give a Brain a Brownie… (Orbach) – 3:00 p.m. *while supplies last
  • Late Night Snacks with the WELL (Orbach) – 9:00 p.m. *while supplies last

Sunday, December 8

  • VIP Study Rooms (Rivera & Orbach) – 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (contest info below)
  • R'Finals Study Jam  with the ARC (Academic Resource Center)  (Orbach) – 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Late Night Snacks with the WELL (Orbach) – 9:00 p.m. *while supplies last

Monday, December 9

  • Breakfast Sandwiches with ASPB (Associated Students Program Board) (Rivera) - 2:00 p.m. *while supplies last
  • Late Night Snacks with the WELL (Orbach) – 9:00 p.m. *while supplies last

Tuesday, December 10

  • Elote Bowls / Esquite (Orbach) – 2:00 p.m. *while supplies last
  • Late Night Snacks with the WELL (Orbach) – 9:00 p.m. *while supplies last

Wednesday, December 11

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul (Orbach) – 2:00 p.m. *while supplies last
  • Late Night Snacks with the WELL (Orbach) – 9:00 p.m. *while supplies last

Thursday, December 12

  • Donut Worry, Be Happy (Rivera) – 2:00 p.m. *while supplies last
  • Late Night Snacks with the WELL (Orbach) – 9:00 p.m. *while supplies last

In addition, we will also have two “pop-up” events at unannounced times: Snack Wagon with ASUCR (Associated Students of UC Riverside), and Little Helpers with MESC (Middle Eastern Student Center).

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Enter to win a VIP Study Room for Sunday, December 8 from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm! Contest details are available on the UCR Library’s Instagram profile. The contest will begin on Wednesday, November 20.

Volunteers are always welcome to help run the FWSR events.

Any library staff that are interested in volunteering should contact SahrMissaghieKlawitter or Elisha Hankins to find out how to get involved.