Exam Cram

Exam Cram


Extended Hours and Extra Seating

We will once again be extending hours at the Mary Idema Pew Library and Kirkhof Center in Allendale and the Steelcase Library downtown starting on Monday, April 15. Kirkhof Center will also be reserving space for extra student study and the Loutit atrium will have extra study tables. Text the library at 616-818-0219 for customized seating suggestions.

How Busy is the Mary Idema Pew Library?

Check our real-time traffic display to see how busy the building currently is.

Mary Idema Pew Library & Kirkhof Center:

  • Will open at 7am on Monday, April 15 and remain open until 2am on Friday, April 19
  • Will reopen from 8am on Saturday, April 20 and close at 2am
  • Will reopen at 8am on Sunday, April 21 and will remain open until midnight on Thursday, April 25

Steelcase Library:

  • Will stay open until 2am nightly Monday, April 15-Thursday, April 18
  • Will stay open until midnight on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20
  • Will stay open until 2am nightly Sunday, April 21-Wednesday, April 24

Kirkhof Center Quiet Study Spaces:

  • Monday, April 15: Quiet Study Room (Kirkhof room 2270)         
  • Tuesday, April 16: Quiet Study Room (Kirkhof room 2266)         
  • Wednesday, April 17: Quiet Study Room (Kirkhof room 2263)    
  • Thursday, April 18: Quiet Study Room (Kirkhof room 2263)        
  • Monday, April 22: De-Stress Room (Kirkhof room 2250 Grand River Room)
  • Monday, April 22: Quiet Study Room (Kirkhof room 2270)         
  • Tuesday, April 23: De-Stress Room (Kirkhof room 2250 Grand River Room)
  • Tuesday, April 23: Quiet Study Room (Kirkhof room 2270)
  • Wednesday, April 24: De-Stress Room (Kirkhof room 2250 Grand River Room)
  • Wednesday, April 24: Quiet Study Room (Kirkhof room 2270)

Need caffeine? We've got you covered!

Argo Tea is once again extending hours at the Mary Idema Pew Library.  


Free Events for Students (with Student ID)

We know you're studying hard for finals! Adding some yoga and massage to your routine may actually help you perform better. Learn more about the benefits of stress-reducing activities by contacting the Counseling Center, Campus Recreation and Health and Wellness.

Throughout Exam Cram

  • Free book exchange, April 15-24, Mary Idema Pew Library lobby
  • Various pop-up activities throughout University Libraries locations

Monday, April 15

  • 6pm-11pm: Collaborative Coloring (Mary Idema Pew Library Knowledge Market)
  • 8:30pm-10:30pm: Chair Massages (Mary Idema Pew Library atrium)
  • 7pm: Grocery Bingo (Kirkhof Center 2204)         

Tuesday, April 16

  • 11am - 5pm: Flix and Chill (Center for Women and Gender Equity KC 1201)
  • 3pm - 5pm: Tea Party: Make your own tea bath bombs and mini teas (Mary Idema Pew Library, Argo Tea area)
  • 6pm - 11pm: Collaborative Coloring (Mary Idema Pew Library Knowledge Market)
  • 8pm: Marcus Monroe: Comedian/Juggler (Kirkhof Center 2250 Grand River Room)          

Wednesday, April 17

  • 11am - 5pm: Flix and Chill (Center for Women and Gender Equity KC 1201)
  • 5pm - 8pm: Sip n' Study (Holton Hooker Multipurpose Room)
  • 6pm - 11pm: Collaborative Coloring (Mary Idema Pew Library Knowledge Market)
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm: Game Night (Kirkhof Center 0058)
  • 8:30pm - 10:30pm: Chair Massages (Kirkhof lobby)

Thursday, April 18

  • 11am - 5pm: Flix and Chill (Center for Women and Gender Equity KC 1201)
  • 5pm - 7pm: Happy Hour: Small drinks $2.50, mocktail samples (Mary Idema Pew Library Argo Tea)
  • 6pm - 11pm: Collaborative Coloring (Mary Idema Pew Library Knowledge Market)
  • 7pm - 9pm: Goat Yoga (Kirkhof Center 2263)

Friday, April 19

  • 3pm - 5pm: Haasta La Vista (Fieldhouse Arena)
  • 5pm - 9pm: Laker Palooza (Fieldhouse Circle Drive)

Saturday, April 20

  • 9pm: RHA Drag Show (Cook DeWitt)

Sunday, April 21

  • 6pm - 11pm: Collaborative Coloring (Mary Idema Pew Library Knowledge Market)
  • 7pm - 9pm: Snacks with Senators (Mary Idema Pew Library atrium)

Monday, April 22

  • 6pm - 11pm: Collaborative Coloring (Mary Idema Pew Library Knowledge Market)
  • 8:30pm - 10:30pm: Chair Massages (Mary Idema Pew Library atrium)

Tuesday, April 23

  • 6pm - 11pm: Collaborative Coloring (Mary Idema Pew Library Knowledge Market)

Wednesday, April 24

  • 6pm - 11pm: Collaborative Coloring (Mary Idema Pew Library Knowledge Market)
  • 8:30 - 10:30pm: Chair Massages (Mary Idema Pew Library atrium)

We Need Your Help!

We're looking forward to extra students using University Libraries this Exam Cram! You can help make your fellow students happy by keeping as many seats open as possible and handling the furniture with care.

Have Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Let us know!

Hey There Laker-Taking Care of Our University Libraries


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