Exam Cram

Exam Cram April 13 - 26


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:

  • 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)

Stay Safe During Exam Cram!

We hope you feel safe and secure in the Libraries, but we understand that late nights can present some safety concerns. If you're ever in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1. If you're ever feeling unsure or unsafe about being in the library or traveling to and from the library during late night hours, we have resources that can help.

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

Saturday, April 13

Monday, April 15

  • 11am - 6pm: Collaborative Coloring (Steelcase Library Knowledge Market)
  • 2pm - 4pm: Sleep and Stress Screenings (Mary Idema Pew Library atrium)
  • 3-5pm: West Michigan Therapy Dogs (Steelcase Library)
  • 6pm - 11pm: Collaborative Coloring (Mary Idema Pew Library Knowledge Market)
  • 6pm - 8pm; 8:30pm -10:30pm: Chair Massages (Mary Idema Pew Library atrium)
  • 6:30pm - 7:15pm: TurboKick (Rec Center – Dance Studio)
  • 7pm: Grocery Bingo (Kirkhof Center 2204)  
  • 7:15pm - 8pm: Power Yoga (Kelly Turf Building – Multipurpose Room)
  • 8:15 - 9pm: Zumba (Rec Center-Dance Studio)

 

Tuesday, April 16

  • 11am - 5pm: Flix and Chill (Center for Women and Gender Equity KC 1201)
  • 11am - 6pm: Collaborative Coloring (Steelcase Library Knowledge Market)
  • 3pm - 5pm: Tea Party: Make your own tea bath bombs and mini teas (Mary Idema Pew Library, Argo Tea area)
  • 3pm - 5pm: Sleep and Stress Screenings (Mary Idema Pew Library atrium)
  • 5pm: Stress Management Presentation (Mary Idema Pew Library Exhibition Space)
  • 5:15pm - 6pm: Express SPIN (Rec Center – Instructional Fitness Studio)
  • 6pm - 11pm: Collaborative Coloring (Mary Idema Pew Library Knowledge Market)
  • 6-8pm: West Michigan Therapy Dogs (Mary Idema Pew Library)
  • 6pm - 8pm: Chair Massages (Mary Idema Pew Library Atrium)
  • 6:30pm - 7:15pm: Cardio Drum (Rec Center – Dance Studio)
  • 7:30pm - 8:15pm: G3 (Rec Center – Dance Studio)
  • 8pm: Marcus Monroe: Comedian/Juggler (Kirkhof Center 2250 Grand River Room)
  • 8:30pm - 9:15pm: Groove (Rec Center – Dance Studio)
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Wednesday, April 17

  • 11am-2pm: West Michigan Therapy Dogs (Frey Foundation Learning Center, CHS)
  • 11am - 5pm: Flix and Chill (Center for Women and Gender Equity KC 1201)
  • 11am - 6pm: Collaborative Coloring (Steelcase Library Knowledge Market)
  • 5pm - 8pm: Sip n' Study (Holton Hooker Multipurpose Room)
  • 5:30pm - 6:15pm: SPIN + Strength (Rec Center – Instructional Fitness Studio)
  • 6pm - 11pm: Collaborative Coloring (Mary Idema Pew Library Knowledge Market)
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm: Game Night (Kirkhof Center 0058)
  • 7:30pm - 8:15pm: Yin Yoga (Kelly Turf Building – Multipurpose Room)
  • 8:15pm - 9pm: Zumba (Rec Center – Dance Studio)
  • 8:30pm - 10:30pm: Chair Massages (Kirkhof lobby)

Thursday, April 18

  • 11am - 5pm: Flix and Chill (Center for Women and Gender Equity KC 1201)
  • 11am - 6pm: Collaborative Coloring (Steelcase Library Knowledge Market)
  • 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)
  •  6-8pm: West Michigan Therapy Dogs (Mary Idema Pew Library)
  • 6:45pm - 7:30pm: Box + Barre (Rec Center – Dance Studio)
  • 7pm - 7:45pm: Restorative Yoga (Kelly Turf Building – Multipurpose Room)
  • 7pm - 9pm: Goat Yoga (Kirkhof Center 2263)
  • 7:45pm - 8:30pm: Zumba (Rec Center – Dance Studio)

Friday, April 19

  • 3pm - 5pm: Haasta La Vista (Fieldhouse Arena)
  • 5pm - 9pm: Laker Palooza (Fieldhouse Circle Drive)
  • 9pm: RHA Drag Show (Cook DeWitt)

Sunday, April 21

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

Monday, April 22

  • 11am - 6pm: Collaborative Coloring (Steelcase Library Knowledge Market)
  • 6pm - 8pm: West Michigan Therapy Dogs (Mary Idema Pew Library)
  • 6pm - 11pm: Collaborative Coloring (Mary Idema Pew Library Knowledge Market)
  • 8:30pm - 10:30pm: Chair Massages (Mary Idema Pew Library atrium)

Tuesday, April 23

  • 11am - 6pm: Collaborative Coloring (Steelcase Library Knowledge Market)
  • 1pm-3pm (or until supplies run out): Make a Button (Steelcase Library lobby)
  • 6pm - 11pm: Collaborative Coloring (Mary Idema Pew Library Knowledge Market)
  • 7pm: Free Movie Screening: Long Shot (AMC Grand Rapids: http://www.lionsgatescreenings.com/GVSULongShot)

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!

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