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.

Free Hot Chocolate: Free hot chocolate and snacks on campus . Sponsored by the Freshmen Arts & Sciences Student Council.
Location TBA, November 30 - December 2, 10:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Fall in Love with Winter Festival: Get ready to transition from Pumpkin Spice to Peppermint! SAB's Spirit & Traditions Committee presents "Fall in Love with Winter" Festival! Come out for free Huber's catering, a screening of Elf, delicious candy apples, holiday crafts, and holiday booths to get into the spirit of winter! Sponsored by the SAB.
Red Barn/West Plaza, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Mindful Moments: Drop in for brief, guided meditation for a few precious moments of calm, clarity and refined attention. No experience required! Check for a full list of additional times and locations.
Ekstrom Library 117A CLC, 12:00 and 12:30 p.m.

Day & Date



Host Contacts

Thursday 12/3


Thursday 12/10

·         1:00 – 1:20
·         1:30- 1:50 pm

·         1:00 – 1:20
·         1:30 – 1:50 pm

Ekstrom Library 117A CLC

Josh Whitacre
PH 852-8699

Monday 12/7

·         1:00 – 1:20 pm
·         1:30 – 1:50 pm

SAC Room W306

Kate Bergel/RA Housing
PH (248) 766-5282

Tuesday 12/1
(snacks at both)

Wednesday 12/9

·         Noon – 12:20 pm
·         12:30 – 1 pm

·         Noon – 12:20 pm
·         12:30–1:00 pm

Speed School Room Vogt 314

Heidi Neal
and Heather Mann
PH 852-4006

Wednesday 12/2

·         7:00 – 7:20 pm
·         7:40 – 8:00 pm

Kurz Hall Conference Room
Community Park Classroom

Evan Kiel/Staff Housing
PH 854-3737

Thursday 12/3
Monday 12/7

·         7:00 – 7:20 pm
·         7:00 – 7:20 pm

Threlkeld Hall Women’s 2nd Floor Lounge
Threlkeld Hall Men’s 2nd Floor Lounge


Tuesday 12/8

·         7:00 – 7:20 pm
·         7:40 – 8:00 pm

Kurz Hall Conference Room
Community Park Classroom



Kick Off to Finals Blitz: Free snacks, drinks, and information about REACH resources to help you prepare for finals.
Strickler Lobby, 10:30 a.m. -; 2:00 p.m.; Ekstrom Library, 4:00 -; 7:00 p.m.

Finals Fest: Pancakes-N-Pajamas: Take a break from studying and join FYI, SAB, Ekstrom Library, Health Promo, and REACH in the newly renovated library lobby! Learn how to master flash naps and enjoy FREE massages, food, and finals essentials. Come hungry, there will be a full breakfast spread catered by For Goodness Crepes, Sodexo, and Neiman's Catering!.
Ekstrom Library lobby, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Dancing With the Cards: Open dance consisting of swing, cha-cha, waltz, and more! Admission is free and no partner needed. Newcomers welcome, there will be opportunities to learn throughout the night. Come dance your stress away!
Student Rec Center, Room 200, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.


Garden Commons Workshop and Workday: Join us in UofL's organic garden for the last in our series of practical, seasonal workshops about how to prepare and process garden produce and how to manage different aspects of a chemical-free garden and greenhouse! Afterwards, please join us for some light some work putting the garden to bed for the season and getting the greenhouse ready to grow food this winter! No prior experience necessary. Tools and gloves provided. The Garden Commons is open to participation throughout the year from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to fresh-picked fruit, veggies, flowers, mint, herbs, and whatever else is ready for harvest! Connect with us and get all the details on our Facebook Page. Garden Commons at the Cultural Center, 3:00 p.m.

Finals Fest: Textbooks-N-Treats: Take a break from studying and join FYI, SAB, Ekstrom Library, Health Promo, and REACH in the newly renovated library lobby! Learn how to master flash naps and enjoy FREE massages, food, and finals essentials! Take a minute to catch the men's basketball team take on Michigan State while you feast on Mellow Mushroom-s pizza & wings, Insomnia Cookies, and specialty dips from Neiman's Catering!
Ekstrom Library lobby, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.




Pause for Paws: Need a break from studying for finals? Miss your furry friend back home? No worries! We have some adorable animals to free your mind for a bit! Etscorn Honors Center Lobby, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Dental School Stress Buster: Come and relieve your finals stress with free food and puppies! Dental School, 12:00 -2:00 p.m.

UofL Free Store Open!: The UofL Free Store is open every Thursday 1-3pm throughout Fall 2015. All students, faculty & staff are welcome to "shop" for free clothing, shoes, electronics, small appliances, household items, bath & beauty supplies, books, school & art supplies, non-perishable food, and more. Clean donated items of all kinds are always welcome! The Free Store is intended to keep useful items out of the landfill and to aid the needy. It is a volunteer-powered initiative of UofL's Sustainability Council and the student environmental organization, Group Recycling And Sustainable Solutions (GRASS).
Unitas Tower basement, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Belknap Farmers' Market Holiday Bazaar: Come load up on locally-grown and handmade holiday gifts from our UofL Farmers' Market vendors and other local artisans! This one-day Holiday Bazaar features the Belknap and Gray Street Farmers Market vendors coming together in one location for holiday shopping, local style! There will be food (breads, holiday hams and pork products, chicken, lamb, eggs, sausages, jams, jellies, pies, cookies, ice cream); clothing; items made from recycled coffee bags; jewelry; wind chimes; ornaments; soaps, lotions and non-toxic household cleaners; and much more! Make your list. Check it twice. And don't miss it! Red Barn, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.



Yalda Night: The Iranian Students Organization (ISO) sponsors this event that is open to the public. Food, music, and dancing are included.
SAC Multipurpose Room, 8:00 p.m.-midnight



The Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Polar Plunge: benefitS the ALS Association and is open to all students, and if they want to take the plunge, it costs $20. We will have games and raffles at the event, as well as free food, so we want to encourage students to come and support the ALS Association even if they are not interested in taking the plunge. At the RetreatBenefits the ALS Association and is open to all students ($20 to take the plunge). Free food, games, and raffles will be at the event so come out to support us even if you don't take the plunge.
The Retreat, 2:00-5:00 p.m.


Destress Fest: Passive programming throughout the day (positive sticky notes, chalking): 9:00-10:00 a.m.: Free coffee/hot chocolate+ Scantrons, SAC 12:00-12:30 p.m.: Flash Pillow Fight, SAC Lawn 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Tile Smashing, SAC patio (weather permitting) Winter Escape: Cocoa with the Zetas: All students welcome. Cultural Center, 6:30-8:00 p.m.


Calm Cafe: Stressed about finals? Need a place to relax and unwind? The UofL Health Promotion Office invites you to the CALM CAFE! Come for a free massage, energizing and calming snacks, a cariety of soothing and invigoratings teas and coffees, and more. 11:00am - 4:00pm in the Health Promotino Activity Room in the Student Services Annex (between the SAC and Houchens) For more information visit


Meat & Potatoes: a monthly forum that provides a college male perspective on the day's headlines and current events. If you like to debate, learn about ongoing issues, eat free food and hang out with friends-Meat & Potatoes is right up your alley! Cardinal Towne - The Avenue, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Come Write in the University Writing Center: Join fellow writers for a comfortable and productive evening of working on final papers! We'll have snacks, our awesome handouts, and writing consultants available to answer brief questions.
University Writing Center, first floor Ekstrom Library, 6:00-9:00 p.m.


Speed School Stress Buster: Join us for free food, puppies, and massages with Health Promotions to help relieve your stress!
Duthie Hall, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 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 CenterWriting 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.