De-Stress for Success During Finals

Watch your grades grow this year during UT Libraries’ De-Stress for Success during finals week! Come to Devine, Hodges, or Pendergrass Libraries for relaxing activities, snacks, and more.

Graphic: De-Stress for Success, May 10-17, 2023

George F. Devine Music Library:

  • Rock Painting
    • Thursday, May 11, 3pm–5pm
    • Monday, May 15, 3pm–5pm
    • Tuesday, May 16, 3pm–5pm
  • HABIT dogs:
    • Wednesday, May 10, 3pm–4pm
    • Tuesday, May 16, 11am–noon
    • Wednesday, May 17, 10am–noon

John C. Hodges Library:

  • Need to unwind for Finals? Relax with Chair Yoga on Wednesday, May 10, Hodges Room 213.
  • Join us for Game Night on Study Day, Wednesday, May 10.
  • HABIT dogs:
    • Wednesday, May 10, noon–1pm; 2pm–3pm; 4pm–6pm
    • Thursday, May 11, 11am–6pm
    • Friday, May 12, noon–1pm
    • Monday, May 15, noon–1pm; 2pm–3pm
    • Tuesday, May 16, noon–2pm; 5pm–6pm
    • Wednesday, May 17, noon–1pm; 6pm–7pm
  • Sew your stress away! Sew together a felt carrot from scratch. Supplies will be provided. Monday May 15, 2pm. Check here for more information.
  • Ongoing crafts in Room 209, May 11–17. Create a tiny cactus, craft a mini flower planter, and make your own nature bracelet.
  • Snacks in the Mary Greer Room (Rm. 258), May 11–17.

Webster C. Pendergrass Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine Library: 

  • Pot decorating and seed planting, Tuesday, May 9, 10am until supplies run out. Find more information here.
  • Coffee and tea, Thursday, May 11, 9am
  • Coffee and tea, Monday, May 15, 3pm
  • Biscuits with UTIA Chancellor Keith Carver. Tuesday, May 16, 9am-11am. Find more information here.
  • HABIT dogs:
    • Wednesday, May 10, 10am–11am; noon–1pm; 2pm–3pm
    • Thursday, May 11, noon–1pm
    • Friday, May 12, 1pm–2pm
    • Monday, May 15, 11am–noon; 1pm–2pm
    • Tuesday, May 16, 2pm–3pm
  • Ongoing activities: Snacks, Board and card games, Coloring pages, Word searches and crossword puzzles, Giant, collaborative color by number, and Origami

Libraries are open some additional hours during the final exam period — see

For a complete list of student support services across campus as well as fun events to help you de-stress during Finals Week, visit the Big Orange Finish Line webpage. Big Orange Finish Line is a collaboration between UT Libraries, Dean of Students, Student Life, Student Success, and the Student Union.