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Focus on Finals Events

Good luck, the library is here for you! Check out the de-stressing links along with this page's content.

Finals Week Spring 2018

Team Therapy Dogs

Love dogs, need to pet one to relieve your stress? We got you covered. Lots of cute dogs of all sizes will be in the University Library for Finals Week.

  • Monday 6/4: Ollie 10am-Noon, Zelda and Zara 2:30-4pm
  • Tuesday 6/5: Zelda and Zara 2:30-4pm
  • Thursday 6/7: Diamond Lil 11am-1pm, Sadie and Analese 5:30-6:30pm
  • Where: Knowledge Center
  • Time: Depends on Dog(s)

Relaxation Space

We have a space that is dark and relaxing to escape from the hubbub of Finals Week. Join us for a stress-free fun time! Supplies are generously provided by the Library Club.

  • Tuesday 6/5: 10-11am
  • Wednesday: 6/6 10-11am, 3-4pm
  • Where: 15-4829

Card Making

We will have a card making space where you can make a card for Father's Day, give some family and friends some love, or just to improve your craftsmanship game. Supplies are generously provided by the Library Club.

  • When: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
  • Where: Knowledge Center Time: 11am-1pm

Button Making

Create beautiful buttons with our own button making machine, you can use a blank sheet and create custom works of art. Not artistically inclined? We have premade designs you can color. Due to supply, you can only make 10 per person.

  • When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • Where: Knowledge Center Time: 10am-Noon

Nintendo Switch Free Play

We will be running the Nintendo Switch with a variety of fun multiplayer games: Mario Kart 8, Pokken, Arms, and 1-2 Switch. Whether you just want to relieve some stress, or have a new rival with fellow gamers, we are the place for you.

  • Wednesday 6/6: 1-3pm
  • Thursday 6/7: 2-4pm
  • Where: 15-1828

Finals Week Fall 2018

Finals Week De-stressing

Join us in the University Library to de-stress before Finals Week! The University Library's Outreach committee organizes and plans these fun and creative events. You can do de-stressing events from Monday, December 3 to Friday, December 7. Check out event updates and reminders on the University Library Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

De-Stressing Events in the Library:

Relaxation Room

Date/Time: Monday, December 3, 2018 (10:00am – 1:00pm)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 (10:00am – 1:00pm)
Location: Special Events Room 15-4829

Need a quiet, peaceful place to rest and de-stress from studying? Come take a break at the Special Events room on the 4th floor (Room 4829) and recharge yourself for finals. Enjoy a hot cup of tea while relaxing on one of the many mats provided by the Library.

Team Therapy Dogs

Location: Knowledge Center

Keep calm and pet a dog! Therapy dogs will be here in the Library's Knowledge Center to help you chill out and boost your spirits. Take a "paws" from the stress of finals and treat yourself to a study break and some cuddles with a canine!

12/3/18 – Saydee and Analese 6-7pm
12/4/18 – Zelda and Zara 10am-12pm
12/7/18 – Zelda and Zara 10am-12pm

Nintendo Switch Free Play

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (2:00pm – 4:00pm)
Thursday, December 6, 2018 (2:00pm – 4:00pm)
Location: 15-2913

Here's your chance to grab a controller and unwind from studying! The Library's Nintendo Switch will be up and running in Room 2913 for all of your de-stressing gaming needs. Race around your favorite track in Mario Kart (watch out for those shells!) or battle it out in Arms or Pokken!

Button Making and Art Session

Date/Time: Wednesday, December , 2018 (2:00pm – 4:00pm) T
hursday, December 6, 2018 (11:30am – 1:30pm)
Location: Knowledge Center

The Library is hosting button-making and an open art session with adult coloring books! All of the art supplies including blank paper, pencils, pens, and markers will be provided, so just come and de-stress in the Knowledge Center and unleash your inner artist!

Finals Week Fall 2019

Join Us @ the Library

Pre-Finals De-stress Week

Monday 12/2

  • Nintendo Switch Freeplay 10am-12pm
  • Therapy Dogs 4pm-6pm 2nd floor at the Knowledge Center

Tuesday 12/3

  • Therapy Dogs 10am-12pm 
  • Button Making/Adult coloring/Puzzles 1pm-3pm 
  • Therapy Dogs 4pm-6pm 2nd floor at the Knowledge Center

Wednesday 12/4

  • Therapy Dogs 10am-12pm
  • Nintendo Switch Freeplay 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • Therapy Dogs 6pm-8pm 2nd floor at the Knowledge Center

Thursday 12/5

  • Therapy Dogs 10am-12pm
  • Therapy Dogs 4pm-6pm 2nd floor at the Knowledge Center

Friday 12/6

  • Button Making/Adult coloring/Puzzles 9am-11am 2nd floor at the Knowledge Center

Finals De-stress Week

Monday 12/9

  • Therapy Dogs 9am-11am 2nd floor at the Knowledge Center
  • Calligraphy Workshop 11am-12pm 1st floor room 1828
  • Relaxation Room 10am-1pm Special Events Room 4829

Tuesday 12/10

  • Relaxation Room 10am-1pm Special Events Room 4829
  • Calligraphy Workshop 11am-12pm 1st floor room 1828

Wednesday 12/11

  • Calligraphy Workshop 11am-12pm 1st floor room 1828

Finals Week Fall 2020 - Live Programming

Live Programming Schedule

Drawful 2 logo

Drawful 2 Tournament

Session 1: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 (12:00pm - 1:00pm)
Session 2: Thursday, December 3, 2020 (2:00pm - 3:00pm)


Join us for a study break and play the online party game Drawful 2! No registration or drawing experience necessary.

For the best experience, join the Zoom meeting from your computer and join from your phone's web browser.

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 938 1984 9733

Questions? Contact Julie Shen at

See you soon!


Finals Week Fall 2020 - Recorded Programming

Cal Poly Pomona University Library - Recorded Programming

Can't attend a live programming event? No problem, we have recorded events for you

Star Wars Display Virtual Tour

Join University Library Employees Larry Huizar and Paul Hottinger on a virtual tour of our library Star Wars display. Here is a playlist of all four of them if you want to watch them all at once.

De-Stress with Library Pets

Check out this heartwarming video of University Library faculty, staff, and student assistant pets. Your heart will melt away with all the love and joy of this video. Click on the link here or watch the video below.

Good Luck Broncos

Cal Poly Pomona University Library Faculty and Staff wishing students good luck on finals and happy holidays! Click on the link here or watch the video below.