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!

Wednesday, November 30

Finals Blitz Begins

UofL Farmers' Market Holiday Bazaar:
Locally-grown/handmade holiday gifts from our farmers' market vendors and local artisans!
Red Barn, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 1

Kick off to Finals Blitz

Free snacks, drinks, and information about REACH resources to help you prepare for finals.
Strickler Lobby, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ekstrom Library, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Acing the Essay Exam Workshop and Write-In
Explore topics like how essay exams are different from other academic writing and the difference between short and long responses. Snacks provided.
Writing Center, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Saving Trees with the Lorax
ELSB Green Initiatives will host a screening of The Lorax (2012), followed by a Q&A panel discussion and refreshments.
Ekstrom Library Chao Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, December 2

The Myth of Environmental Sustainability and the Reality of Campus as a Living Laboratory for Sustainability
30-40 minute presentation followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Feel free to bring your lunch!
Life Sciences Building Room 133, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Rubbertown Documentary Film Screening
Visiting Assistant Professor Remington Smith directed this documentary about environmental justice in West Louisville.
Urban Studies Institute Room 123, 12:00 p.m.

Ocean Acidification and Sea Urchins
Dr. Roberta Challener from Bellarmine University speaks on the topic.
Shumaker Research Building 139, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 3

The Indian Student Association presents Indian food and performances to celebrate Diwali.
SAC MPR, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Monday, December 5

Finals Fest Cocoa Cart
Grab yourself a cup of hot chocolate as a pick-me-up before class.
Humanities Quad, 9:00 a.m.

Finals Fest Pause for Paws
Play with some four-legged friends to help you destress!
Ekstrom Library Lobby, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m

Take a Break(fast)
FREE massages and food from For Goodness Crepes and Cracker Barrel while you take a break from studying!
Ekstrom Library, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m

Garden Commons Workshop - Greenhouse Growing
A group workday and workshop. No experience necessary. Tools and gloves provided.
Garden Commons at the Cultural Center, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 6

Too Blessed to Be Stressed
Eat, relax, and enjoy a movie courtesy of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
NPHC Suite, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 7

Association of Black Students Finals Breakfast
All students are welcome to relax and enjoy some good food and even greater people.
Bigelow Hall (MITC Building), 9:00 a.m

Muffins with Mortar Board
Enjoy snacks and membership applications from the Mortar Board Honors society.
Bingham Humanities Building (outside or in front), 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Calm Café
Free food, tea, coffee, massages, nap zone, quiet study space, and stress tips.
SAC W309K, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

1st Wednesdays with Redeemed Campus Fellowship
Finish the semester strong. Learn about study tips and techniques from alumni who have been in your shoes before.
SAC W307, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

That’s A Wrap!
Help prepare gift bags from our donation drive for survivors of violence in local shelters this season and join us for some holiday refreshments.
PEACC (SAC W309H), 12:00 – 2:00 p.m

Meat & Potatoes: Gimme a Break!
Before diving into finals take a study break, get refreshed, and join us for Meat & Potatoes–a monthly forum that provides a college male perspective on the day's headlines.
Cardinal Towne – The Avenue, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m


 Drop-In Tutoring Hours:

REACH drop-in tutoring hours for the Computer Resource Centers (Ekstrom and iTech Zone, MITC first floor): M - Th, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

REACH drop-in tutoring hours for the Math Resource Center (Strickler 226 East):
M - Th, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and
Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m

Writing Center consultants can help with any writing in or outside of class and at any stage of your writing.  Make an appointment by calling 852-2173, stopping by our center in Ekstrom Library on the third floor, or by visiting our website, 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.