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Reading Day and Finals Week Events

Tuesday | december 12


Noon-2pm • Grainger Library lobby 

Prize wheel, selfie station, and general good vibes


Tuesday @ 7 Workshop

7-8:15pm • 104 Illini Union  

Stress less for that test!

last day of classes | December 13

Dog and Bunny Therapy

6-7:30pm • Channing Murray Foundation | 1209 W Oregon St., Urbana

Pet therapy has been found to help you relax, decrease anxiety, and lower blood pressure. Stop at La Casa and pet some animals to end the semester on a positive note. FREE food from Maize will be provided (while supplies last)!



Noon-2pm • Krannert Center for Performing Arts Great Hall lobby

4:30-7pm • SDRP

Prize wheel, selfie station, and general good vibes

reading day | december 14

Rainbow Study Break

9am-5pm • LGBT Resource Center | Room 323 Illini Union

Stressed about exams? Feelling overwhelmed? Join us at the LGBT Resource Center to rejuvenate, relax, and hang out with friends before finals kick off. Food will be provided from 11am until it is gone.

Test Anxiety Drop-in Workshop, Noon-12:45 p.m., Counseling Center (610 E. John Street) (Please call 217-333-3704 to register.)


Reading Day @ KCPA


11am-4pm • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts | FREE

Study Tables • Charging Stations • FREE Yoga class from Noon-1pm on the Great Hall Stage with live music (bring own yoga mat)

Also hosting a winter clothing drive for C-U schools



Destress Fest at the UGL


Noon-11pm • Undergraduate Library | FREE

Crafts • Pet an animal (#UGLPawParty) • Writers Workshop • Counseling Center • More!


Reading Day at Campus Recreation


1-4pm • Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) | FREE

FREE food from Jimmy John's, Custard Cup, Salad Meister • FREE KIND bars • Archery Tag and Hoverball • Coloring Station • Yoga/Relaxation class (1-2:30pm)

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4-6pm • Undgraduate Library 

7-10pm • PAR/FAR

Prize wheel, selfie station, and general good vibes

Cinema and Study for Student Parents 

9am-5pm • Women's Resource Center and Students with Families | 616 E. Green St., Suite 202, Champaign

Space and supervision provided for student parents to study while their children watch movies and do arts/crafts.


McKinley Stress Relief Packs (while supplies last)

Available at the Health Resource Centers at McKinley Health Center and the Illini Union

The packs are to encourage and remind students about the importance of self-care during this time when stress levels tend to be higher. Inside the packs are stress related info, snacks, coupons, gadgets, stress ball, etc. 


finals week+ | december 15-21

IlliniSpaces - find a student space 

Visit IlliniSpaces and find a perfect student space for you! Use the map to find locations near you or search for what you need: printing, whiteboards, reservable rooms, quiet, etc.


Student Room Special at Illini Union Hotel  

Dec. 4-21

Student Special for a great place to study for finals! $45/night (limit 1 person) or $80/night (limit 2 people), includes a $5 breakfast voucher. Call 333-1241 for a reservation.



Noon-2pm • Illini Union SW foyer 

Prize wheel, selfie station, and general good vibes


Finals Retreat@Native American House

Dec. 17-21 • 9am-Midnight • Native American House • 1206 W. Nevada St., Urbana

Food, snacks, and extended hours.


Bowl Off Steam

Dec. 17-21 • Illini Union Rec Room

Discounted prices on bowling and billiards during Finals Week. Stop by the Rec Room from 11:30am-11:30pm (M-Th), 11:30am-12:30am (Fri-Sat), and 2-11:30pm (Sun) and relieve some stress with bowling, billards, or gaming.