Finals Week Stress Relief: Spring 2023 Event Series

It's hard to believe that spring 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, June 5, 2023.

Along with our event schedule, you can also enjoy curated virtual stress relief activities, enter our social media contests, and help us improve Finals Week Stress Relief by taking our survey (entrants are entered into a drawing to win an Amazon gift card). More details about this quarter's FWSR below:

Event Schedule

Monday, June 5

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

Tuesday, June 6

  • Bottled Bliss: Sand Art Event (Rivera) | 3 - 4 p.m. | *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 an Amazon gift card. 

Wednesday, June 7

Thursday, June 8

  • Float Through Finals with Root Beer Floats (Orbach) | 2 p.m. | *While supplies last

Friday, June 9

  • Paint the Stress Away: Watercolor Wellness (Orbach) | 1 - 2 p.m. | *While supplies last
  • Spin It to Win It (Rivera) | 2 - 3 p.m. | *Win prizes while supplies last

Monday, June 12

  • Grab a Cup of Esquites (Orbach) | 2 p.m. | *While supplies last

Tuesday, June 13

  • Breakfast Burrito Giveaway with ASPB (Rivera) | 2 p.m. | *While supplies last

Wednesday, June 14

  • In-Person Bingo (Orbach) | 2 - 3 p.m. | *Winners receive an Amazon gift card

Thursday, June 15

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

Virtual Stress Relief

You can also enjoy our curated and extensive list of free, online activities that we hope R'Students will enjoy. Visit and click on each of the category tabs at the top of the page to see all the options.

Instagram Contests 

In addition, there will be daily Instagram comment contests from Monday, June 5 - Friday, June 9. Comment on our contest posts for a chance to win an Amazon gift card. Make sure you are following

We Need Your Feedback

Help us improve Finals Week Stress Relief! Current UCR students can fill out our short survey (make sure you're logged into your R'Mail account so you can access the survey) from Monday, June 5 - Wednesday, June 14 for a chance to win one of five Amazon gift cards! Winners will be notified on Thursday, June 15.

Library Finals Week Hours

Study till 2 a.m. in Orbach Friday, June 9 - Thursday, June 15!

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, June 9
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, June 10
Service hours for Rivera & Orbach: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Study Hall for Orbach Library: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Sunday, June 11
Service hours for Rivera & Orbach: 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Study Hall for Orbach Library: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Monday, June 12 - Thursday, June 15
Service hours for Rivera & Orbach: 7:30 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Study Hall for Orbach Library: 12 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Friday, June 16
Hours for both libraries: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.