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Reading Day and Finals Week Events

You Can Do This. #FinishStrong

Counseling Resources

Counseling Center professionals will be available around campus to help you develop a plan to #FinishStrong this semester. Please look for them at one of these events.

Monday, Dec. 3: 10am-2pm @ Illini Union (Quad entrance)

Wednesday, Dec. 5: 5-7pm @ SDRP

Thursday, Dec. 6: 6-8pm @ FAR Soul

Monday, Dec. 10: 1-4pm @ UGL

Thursday, Dec. 13: 11:30am-1:30pm @ ARC Finals Stress Relief Party

The Counseling Center is also accessible for same day appointments and consultations. Contact them at (217) 333-3704.

The end of the semester can be tough. Deadlines, late nights, concern over grades, and worries about summer plans can add up to a lot of stress. The good news is we're here to help you take care of yourself during this hectic time. Check out these events and resources for opportunities to recharge and de-stress.

Also, use #FinishStrong on Facebook and Twitter to share your tips for managing end-of-the-semester stress.

December 13 - Reading Day

Reading Day at KCPA

Location: KCPA lobby and Stage 5
Time: 11am-4pm

Looking for a casual place to study on Reading Day? Krannert Center has got your back: plenty of seating with charging stations, delicious food and beverages from Intermezzo cafe, and more.

Arts & Crafts at the AACC

Location: Asian American Cultural Center
Time: 3:30-5:30pm

The Asian American Cultural Center and International Education will be having an arts and crafts de-stress event. You can learn how to make origami, paint a picture, and more. Tea and cookies will be provided. 

Study at La Casa

Location: La Casa
Time: all day               

Students are invited to came and study at La Casa Cultural Latina during Reading Day. We will have study hours ALL DAY downstairs. Students are invited to come study, eat a snack, or take a break. 

Rainbow Study Break

Location: LGBT Resource Center
Time: 8:30am-5pm, ***with food and workshop beginning at noon.

The LGBTRC will provide space for students to study and then over lunch engage in a discussion about going home for the holiday especially if students are preparing to come out to families, friends, and loved ones over the break.

DeStress Fest at the UGL

Location: upper level of the UGL
Time: Noon-11pm
Take a break, de-stress, and refresh at the UGL. Enjoy gaming, trivia, vintage video games, crafts, stress management strategies, research and writing help, and more!

Celebrate 10 Years of ARC

Location: ARC Winter Garden (lobby)
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm

Stop by the ARC to enjoy the following activities:

  • Games
  • Hot chocolate bar
  • Hand and arm massages fron Tricoci University
  • Samples from Jarling's Custard Cup, Jimmy John's, Salad Meister, and more!



Finals Week - December 16-21

Bowl Off Steam Finals Week Special

Need to blow off some steam after your finals or just need to take a break in between? Stop in the Rec Room for a deal guaranteed to relieve your stress. Your choice of rates - $2.70/game/person or $16/hour/lane (prorated for the time you bowl).

Location: Illini Union Rec Room
Time: 11:30am-Close - click here for hours
Price: $2.70/game/person OR $16/hour/lane

Contact the Illini Union Rec Room at for more information.