February 23, 2023

It's hard to believe that winter quarter 2023 is drawing to a close, but suddenly Finals Week is upon us!

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.

Finals Week Stress Relief will kick off on Monday, March 13, 2023. The full event schedule will include:

Monday, March 13

  • Surprise Snack Giveaway with ASUCR Internal Affairs (Rivera & Orbach) | Time is a surprise | *while supplies last

Tuesday, March 14

  • Pi(e) Day (Rivera & Orbach) | 3:14 p.m. | *Enjoy a slice of pie on Pi Day while supplies last

Wednesday, March 15

Thursday, March 16

  • Finals are Muffin to Worry About (Rivera) | 11 a.m. | *Grab a muffin while supplies last
  • Kahoot! (Virtual) | 2 - 3 p.m. & 6 - 7 p.m. | RSVP on Eventbrite to save your seat. Play via Zoom to win gift cards. 

Friday, March 17

  • Good Luck on Finals Giveaway (Rivera & Orbach) | 2 p.m. | *Grab a green Ring Pop or Lucky Charms Cereal Bar while supplies last
  • Need a Hand (Warmer)? (Orbach) | 3- 4 p.m. | *Make your very own handwarmer while supplies last

Monday, March 20

  • Finals Got You Feelin' Faint? Don't Stress - Tape & Paint! (Orbach) | 2 - 3 p.m. | *De-stress while creating a tape and paint design on canvas while supplies last

Tuesday, March 21

  • Soup's On! (Orbach) | 2 - 3 p.m. | *Grab a hot bowl of chicken noodle soup while supplies last

Wednesday, March 22

  • Goodie Bag Giveaway with UCR Basic Needs (Orbach) | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | *Grab a goodie bag while supplies last
  • Spin It to Win It (Rivera) | 2 - 3 p.m. | *Win prizes while supplies last

Thursday, March 23

  • Surprise Snack Giveaway (Rivera & Orbach) | Time is a surprise | *while supplies last

In addition, there will be Instagram contests from March 20 -24. You can also enjoy our curated and extensive list of free, online activities that we hope R'Students will enjoy. Visit the Finals Week Stress Relief activities page and click on each of the category tabs at the top of the page to see all the options.

Library Finals Week Hours

Study till 2 a.m. in Orbach Friday, March  17 - Thursday, March 23!

During Study Hall, Orbach Library will be open for studying, scanning, and printing, including the use of public computers. The borrowing of materials and equipment (reserves, books, calculators, and/or chargers) will NOT be available during Study Hall.

Friday, Mar. 17
Service hours for Rivera & Orbach: 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Study Hall for Orbach Library: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Saturday, Mar. 18
Service hours for Rivera & Orbach: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Study Hall for Orbach Library: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Sunday, Mar. 19
Service hours for Rivera & Orbach: 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Study Hall for Orbach Library: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Monday, Mar. 20 - Thursday, Mar. 23
Service hours for Rivera & Orbach: 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Study Hall for Orbach Library: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Friday, March 24
Hours for both libraries: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.