Finals Blitz

Finals Blitz is your opportunity to take advantage of the free tutoring, test reviews and study skills services that REACH provides for all undergraduate students. Be prepared for your finals!

Specials Finals Blitz Schedules

FoodFood! Rest and Rejuvenation
Academic Support Distractions and Play


Finals Blitz begins!
Check the schedule for all the latest review sessions.

Housing present Talk Derby to Me: Reduce your finals stress with bounce houses. "Horse Races", free food, and a Derby hat contest.
Kurz Hall, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Meat & Potatoes: Forever A Champion-L1C4: Take a study break to join the final M&P panel discussion of the schoolyear; and for a roundtable of hot topics in the news.
Cardinal Towne-The Avenue, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Kick Off to Finals Blitz: It's your last chance to boost your grades-have some fun in the process! Join REACH, University Libraries, FYI, and many other campus orginizations for free food, test-review session, and a host of other fun events to get you ready for finals!
Strickler Lobby, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Ekstrom Library, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Why the End of Povert Requires the End of Violence:

Recipients of UofL's 2016 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, Gary Haugen and Victor Boutros, will discuss their winning work “The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence.” They received the award for outlining how the absence of law enforcement in poor countries undermines the fight against global poverty. They contend that all economic efforts to address deprivation are likely to fail in the absence of protection against crimes such as human trafficking, sexual assault, police brutality, and forced evictions. Haugen is founder and president of the International Justice Mission. Boutros is a visiting scholar at George Washington University Law School.
Chao Auditorium (Ekstrom Library), 1:00pm

Goodbye Gauley Mountain:An Ecosexual Love Story - SAC Floyd Theater, 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m

Stephens and Sprinkle, two ecosexuals in love, raise performance art hell in West Virginia to help save the region from mountaintop removal destruction. This film chronicles their love, activism, and struggle to save their family home, climaxing with their wedding to the Appalachian Mountains. Brought to you by the Engage.Lead.Serve Board. Runtime: 70 minutes.

Pencils of Promise: Cardinal Family Feud
SAC Multipurpose Room, 7:00 p.m.
All students are welcome to form teams of five or come as an individual and be put with a team at the event! Compete against other teams in Family Feud—the survey-based game show. To participate, we are asking for a $5 donation per player ($25 per team) to Pencils of Promise which has the goal of building a UofL sponsored school in Ghana, Guatemala, or Laos. Prizes will be available, and Mellow Mushroom will be served. To pre-register, teams should email . Teams that pre-register will be first in line for food and will get to play first!

Dear Survivor: Write Anonymous Letters to Anonymous Survivors Of Sexual Assault
Cultural Center, 7:30 – 9:15 p.m.
When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone?  Handwriting a note or letter always adds a personal touch, and shows how much you care.  Join us in an effort as a community, to honor survivors of sexual assault—and write anonymous letters to anonymous survivors—to let them know how much we care and support them. The writing workshop will be followed by a One Love film and discussion on the impact of relationship violence. 



EcoReps Lunch & Learn: Maple Syrup from UofL Trees
Ekstrom W210, 12:00 p.m.
Join us for our monthly EcoReps Lunch & Learn workshop featuring a free vegetarian lunch and locals making a difference in sustainability! This month, we'll enjoy a Pancake Party as we hear from students in a new Sustainable Community Engagement section of BIOL 104-15—Laboratory for Introduction to Biological Systems run by Professor Linda Fuselier and GRA Missy Michael. Students will be sharing the results of their investigations during a hands-on maple tapping lab on campus and we'll all enjoy the delicious fruits of their labor! The Sustainability Council’s EcoReps program is designed to move students, faculty & staff beyond talk to action for a more sustainable UofL! We provide basic training and resources, service opportunities, and certification as a point person and peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability. This spring we'll continue our series of in-person workshops each month on third Fridays at noon in Ekstrom Library room W210. Join us for lunch and bring your reusable plate, utensils, and cup to minimize waste! All are welcome. More info on the EcoReps website. #‎ULmaplemadness

Lighten Your Load! Move-Out Waste Reduction
Various locations through May 2
Moving out? Don't throw it out! During the spring move out, special collection bins will be set up in the lobbies of all UofL residence halls for the donation of any unwanted items: clothing, shoes, accessories, linens, appliances, lamps, electronics, decor, rugs, bags, school supplies, toiletries, cleaning supplies, non-perishable food items, and anything else you'd rather not keep. Two sets of bins will be available in each lobby - one for Goodwill items and another for donations of non-perishable food items that we will donate to the hungry through St. Vincent de Paul. Help us achieve our goal of Zero Waste for Move-Out 2016! Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is proud to partner with UofL Housing & Residence Life and the Sustainability Council's Solid Waste Reduction Committee for this initiative! For more information: Heather Hise, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, 502-553-6893; or Bryan Mathis, UofL, 502-641-7286.



UofL Community Composting Volunteer Day
200 block of East Bloom Street, one block north of Cardinal Blvd. between Brook and Floyd Streets, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Come help us turn “trash” into treasure as we manage UofL’s volunteer-powered community composting operation. Dress to get dirty. Tools provided. Learn about worm composting and becoming a UofL EcoRep! This is a Mayor's Give A Day Week of Service event! Please register and report your volunteer service online!


Tuesday, April 19

Paws for Finals
Main Quad (rain: Ekstrom Lobby), 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Stressed out over finals? Take a quick break with FYI, various campus partners, and Louisville Metro Animal Services. Adorable dogs will be on hand for you to play with during your study break! FREE snacks!

Finals Feast
Ekstrom Library Lower Level, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Take a break from studying and join FYI, SAB, REACH, and Health Promotions in the Ekstrom Library lower level from 5PM to 7PM. Come enjoy FREE BBQ, massages, and study tips. Also, look out for the mobile coffee cart that will be going floor to floor in Ekstrom to serve coffee for your long study sessions!

Relaxation Station
Chao Auditorium, 6 p.m.
After you eat at the Finals Feast, make sure you catch our live stream of the baseball game versus Kentucky as well!

Student Awards
SAC Multipurpose Room, 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, April 20

Earth Day Workshop
Garden Commons (Cultural Center), 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Earth Day is the perfect time to get back to the land! Justin Mog, PhD (UofL's Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives) has been an organic gardener for decades and will share some of the basics about how to start and maintain a sustainable garden so that you can grow your own fresh, local food – whether it’s in pots on your porch, in your backyard, or in a community garden. Justin has extensive experience with all those methods of growing in Louisville and has worked as a crop extensionist with farmers around the world. Also joining us will be Kati Burton from The Food Literacy Project, who will be showing us their Truck Farm, which is a mobile demonstration garden with veggies planted in the pickup bed! This session will be a hands-on workshop using the many resources available at UofL’s own organic Garden Commons which is a space open to all UofL staff, faculty, and students to learn about and grow food year-round. Garden Commons features 10 raised-beds, in-ground beds, a small orchard and berry bushes, an herb spiral, a permaculture hugelkulture mound, a greenhouse, compost bins, and rain barrels. All elements of this sustainable urban agriculture project will be explored during the workshop. Participants are encouraged to dress for outdoor garden work with closed shoes, but everyone will be accommodated. Gloves and tools will be provided. Everyone who comes is welcome to share in the harvest! Connect with us and get all the details on our Facebook Page.



Calm Café and Nap Zone
Health Promotion Wellbeing Central, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Stop by the Calm Café for a quiet study space, energizing and calming snacks and drinks, free massage, puppy play time, treadmill desks, and a rejuvenating nap zone! Studying for finals never felt so good!



EARTH DAY! Lighten Your Load (on the Earth!)
Red Barn Plaza, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
A special "Lighten Your Load" free swap will be set up from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Red Barn plaza - all are welcome to take or donate items. We'll also have booths from student groups and local environmental organizations offering activities and information about how to lighten your load on Planet Earth!


Sunday, April 24

UofL Community Composting Volunteer Day
200 block of East Bloom Street, one block north of Cardinal Blvd. between Brook and Floyd Streets, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Come help us turn “trash” into treasure as we manage UofL’s volunteer-powered community composting operation. Dress to get dirty. Tools provided. Learn about worm composting and becoming a UofL EcoRep! This is a Mayor's Give A Day Week of Service event! Please register and report your volunteer service online!


20 Mindful Minutes: Drop in for guided relaxation, a snooze, meditation, or just a quiet, calm space. Various locations and times throughout final’s blitz:

  • Wednesday, 4/13, 9am-9:20am in Life Sciences Rm 127
  • Thursday, 4/14, 12:30pm-12:50pm at the Interfaith Center
  • Monday, 4/18, 12:30pm-12:50pm at Health Promotion
  • Tuesday, 4/19, 12:30pm-12:50pm at the Cultural Center Multi-Purpose Room
  • Wednesday, 4/20, 9am-9:20am in Life Sciences Rm 127
  • Monday, 4/25, 12:30pm-12:50pm at Health Promotion
  • Tuesday, 4/26, 12:30pm-12:50pm at the Cultural Center Multi-Purpose Room



Drop-In Tutoring Hours:

 The Computer Resource Centers are open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (closed at 4 p.m. on Fridays) through Wed, April 27. The Math Resource Center is open regular hours through Wed, April 20 and then 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Mon, April 25.

Writing CenterWriting Center consultants can help with any writing in or outside of class and at any stage of your writing. Vist our website at You can call us at 852-2173, or stob by our center in Ekstrom Library to make an appointment. We are open Mon/Thu/Fri, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tue/Wed, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; and Sat 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.