Back to the Finals!

December 19, 2013
We had so much fun with the Retro Photo Booth at this year’s Helen C. House Party that we’re going back in time to create an extra-special week of finals events at College Library.  Although no DeLorean is on hand to whisk us away from finals stress or Huey Lewis to serenade us about the “Power of Love,” there are plenty of other events to help us #studystrong. Together with campus partners, College Library strives to bring a little fun into an otherwise anxiety-filled week of exams with the following schedule of events:
Thursday, December 12: Reclaim childhood and go “Back to Square One.”
 Students can enjoy old-school games (Clue, Sorry, and Twister), toys (Pick-up Sticks, Slinkys), and coloring pages in the library. And, it’s the final day of online voting for our Retro Photo Contest. [The most “liked” photo from every retro Facebook album will advance to the next round.] 1st Floor Center.
Friday, December 13: Celebrate the last day of classes with “Caffeine-fueled Time Travel” from
Open Book Cafe’! Get free regular coffee, tea or hot chocolate, courtesy of the Wisconsin Union, from 7pm to 2am, and enjoy a simpler, more carefree time.  Room 1250.  For details on Open Book’s extended hours during finals, see their Web site. Also, voting begins on the final six images in our “Back to Finals – Retro Photo Contest.” Look for the ballot box on 1st Floor Center.  The winning image will join the display of campus images on the library’s 3rdfloor.

Saturday, December 14: “Back to the Books”

 From noon until midnight, GUTS tutors are available on study day to help with all your last-minute tutoring needs. They’ll have free coffee and treats for those receiving assistance. Sponsored by ASM and the Division of Student Life.  1st Floor Student Services Area.

Sunday, December 15: “Back to the Bucky”

 What’s Wisconsin without its favorite badger? Students can dress flat Bucky in their favorite outfit – from band uniform to tuxedo – and then snap a photo with the stylish mascot.  Post a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #studystrong to share your creativity with others!  1st Floor Center.

Monday, December 16: “Back to Beagles (and more)”

 with a library visit from the therapy canines of Dogs on Call. Re-connect with the childhood joy of playing with puppies from 4-5:30 pm today. Courtyard and 1st Floor Center.

Tuesday, December 17: “Back to Buttons”

with College Library’s button-maker. Make your own image or use one of our retro designs.  Create a keepsake to look back on with pride.  1st floor Center. Wednesday, December 18: “Back to Basics” with free candy at the library’s service desks. Sometimes simple things are the most timeless. Get a little boost of sugar (or some Emergen-C) to help you “study strong.” While supplies last. As always, check College Library’s Facebook page, Twitter feed, and Instagram account for the latest info on our finals events.