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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.

Allen Hall
Monday, April 23

Engineering Library (Grainger)
Tuesday, April 24

Wednesday, April 25

Wednesday, April 25

Thursday, April 26

Anniversary Plaza at the Union
Friday, April 27

Thursday, May 3

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.

April 27

Krannert at the Ike Sesquicentennial Dinner

Place: Ikenberry Dining Center
Time: 4:30-8pm


April 28

Allen Palooza Dinner

Place: LAR
Time: 4:45-6:30pm


April 29

ISR Carnival Dinner

Place: ISR
Time: 4:45-8pm


May 2

Midnight Breakfast

Place: Ikenberry Dining Center and ISR Dining
Time: 11pm -1am
Free to all meal plan holders


May 2-3

AACC Reading DayThe Crane Project: De-Stress from Finals

Place: Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada, Urbana
Time: May 2 (6-7:30pm); May 3 (3-5pm)

Come and de-stress from finals at the AACC! International Education will collaborate with ISSS and Counseling Center and offer a dinner from 6–7:30pm on Wednesday, May 2. The AACC will be offering tea & cookies from 3–5pm on Thursday, May 3. Students could also come and learn how to make an origami paper crane.


May 3 - Reading Day

Managing Test Anxiety

Place: Counseling Center, 2nd Floor Student Services Building
Time: Noon-12:45pm
Please call 217-333-3704 to register.


La Casa Reading DayStudy & Relax at La Casa Cultural Latina

Place: La Casa Cultural Latina Living Room, 1203 W. Nevada St., Urbana
Time: All Day

(Click the image to view a larger version of the event flyer.)


Stress-Free Activities at the ARC

Place: MP7
Time: 1-4pm

Stop by the ARC to enjoy the following activities:

  • Activities and resources for stress management during exams provided by McKinley Peer Stress Educators and the Counseling Center
  • Log rolling and kayak races in the outdoor pool (weather permitting)
  • A free yoga class on the outdoor pool deck (weather permitting)
  • Free Jarling’s ice cream, Insomnia cookies, Jimmy John’s sandwiches, and more!
  • Plus, enjoy Mocktails and get recipe cards from the ARC Instructional Kitchen


Safely Navigating the Summer as an LGBTQ+ Individual

Rainbow Study BreakJoin the LGBT Resource Center and Counseling Center professionals along with selected panelists for an interactive panel discussion about strategies to negotiate home as well as work environments particularly if they have recently come out or beginning to transition. (Click the image to view a larger version of the event flyer.)

Place: LGBT Resource Center, Illini Union Room 323
Time: 11:30am-1pm

Hang out with friends, prep for finals, and relax. Grab some food beginning at 11:00 am until it's gone!


WRC Reading DayWRC-ease the Stress

Place: Women's Resources Center, 616 E. Green St., Suite 202, Champaign (Next to McDonalds)
Time: 9am–5pm

Come relax (or study) at the Women’s Resources Center! The WRC will be playing movies in our lounge (with snacks) for those who want to de-stress or nap. Need to study? Come enjoy some caffeine in our quiet conference room!

May 4

Uber Exclusive Theme Meal

Place: Busey-Evans Dining
Time: 5:30-7:30pm


May 6-11

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).

Place: Illini Union Rec Room
Time: Open to close
Price: $2.70/game/person OR $16/hour/lane

Contact the Illini Union Rec Room at for more information.