Published: Dec. 10, 2018

From Late Night Breakfast to therapy dog sessions and other de-stress events, see what's going on to help you get ready for finals next week.

Students line up in Alferd Packer GrillMonday, Dec. 10 

Donut Cheat

7 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Ekeley Science kiosk
Stop by the kiosk by the Ekely Science building for a donut and free blue book to get ready for finals.

Bark Buddies at Gemmill Library

2–4 p.m.  Engineering, Math & Physics Library
Are you feeling feel stressed out or in need of a study break with finals fast approaching? Stop by and spend time with some furry friends from Therapy Dogs of Boulder County. Or drop by Norlin Library 2–4 p.m. on Thursday.

Taste of Home

5–8 p.m. Dec. 10–12  Various dining centers
Enjoy some comfort food at the annual Taste of Home event! Recipes submitted by CU families will be featured in Sewall Dining Center today, Village Center Dining on Tuesday, and Center for Community Dining Center on Wednesday. All dining centers accept meal plans, campus cash and Munch Money; the Village Center and Center for Community dining centers also accept credit and debit cards. View the full list of Taste of Home recipes offered at dining center locations.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Fill Your Mug: Journey Leader open house and de-stress event

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  C4C S342
Stop the New Student & Family Programs office today to relax, decorate mugs and enjoy hot chocolate or cider. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the Journey Leader program.

Bonus event

Doggy Drop-In Workshop

De-stress with CAPS' Canine Therapists while learning tips about stress management. Each session is limited to six people on a first-come, first-served basis. Open to all students; you do not have to be CAPS clients. 

Dec. 11

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  2–3 p.m.
C4C N352

Dec. 13

 2–3 p.m. ​ 2:30–3:30 p.m. ​ 3:30–4:30 p.m.
C4C N352

Wednesday, Dec. 12

Finals Study Break

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  UMC 313
Take a break from studying anytime over the next week and stop by the Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations office for study snacks, a peanut butter and jelly bar and relaxing activities such as crafts and coloring pages.

Relaxation Station

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Wardenburg 130
Relax and de-stress from studying with nap pods, coloring, tea and hot cocoa.

Fun Before Finals

4–8 p.m.  UMC 457
Unwind with free food and crafts such as painting, making your own stress ball and more.

Thursday, Dec. 13

Buffalo Nites: Buffs Go Ice Skating

9–10 p.m.  Rec Center ice rink
Enjoy free food and ice skating with your fellow Buffs.

Finish strong

Find resources, tips for managing stress and more events at

Late Night Breakfast

9–10:30 p.m. Alferd Packer Grill
Enjoy a free meal and fun, stress-relieving activities at Late Night Breakfast! This CU tradition before finals will have scrambled eggs, country-style potatoes, bacon, oatmeal and more. Come early and check out the vast array of activities or study in the UMC’s quiet study spaces—from the fifth floor lounge and beyond.

Friday, Dec. 14

Super Surprise Study Session

9 a.m to 5 p.m.  UMC 330
Join this day-long study session and enjoy snacks and drinks. Prizes also will be given out throughout the day.