Library to offer stress relief activities during finals week

Posted on
April 25, 2024
By Tami Back - Senior Director of Communications & Engagement

Final exams week can be stressful for many students. W&M Libraries reminds you to take a minute each day during finals to recharge with free activities at Swem!

Thank you to our partners: W&M Campus Recreation, McLeod Tyler Wellness Center, K-9 Connection, Marisol Lambert, Anne-Lise Gere, Kevin Downing, and Physics Department.

Note: Swem Library is open late during exams. From Sunday, May 5 to Thursday, May 9 and Sunday, May 12 to Tuesday, May 14, the library will be open until 2 AM. The library will close at midnight on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11. View our full operating hours at

students getting popcornMonday, May 6

  • Cookies and Photobooth, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lobby
  • Mindful Relaxation, 11:00-11:20 a.m., Cox Classroom
  • Art Therapy, 1-2:30 p.m., Lobby
  • Yoga, 7:00-7:20 p.m., Ford Classroom

Tuesday, May 7

  • Pet Therapy with K-9 Connection, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Lobby
  • Mindful Relaxation, 11:00-11:20 a.m., Cox Classroom
  • Fusion Week Activity: Button Making, 1-3 p.m., Makerspace
  • Cookies & Corgi Swag Giveaway Table, 2-3 p.m., Lobby
  • Pet Therapy with the Corgis, 2-5 p.m., Lobby
  • Mindful Relaxation, 7:00-7:20 p.m., Cox Classroom

Wednesday, May 8

  • Stress Ball Giveaway Table, 10 a.m., Lobby
  • Friendship Bracelets and Blackout Poetry, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Conservation Patio
  • Pet Therapy with Lucy, 10-12 p.m., Lobby
  • Mindful Relaxation, 11:00-11:20 a.m., Cox Classroom
  • Art Therapy with Sarah Balascio, 2-4 p.m., Lobby
  • Yoga, 7:00-7:20 p.m., Ford Classroom

students petting rabbitThursday, May 9

  • Pet Therapy with Macy, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Lobby
  • Fusion Week Activity: Crafts, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Makerspace
  • Yoga + Meditation, 11:00-11:30 a.m., Ford Classroom
  • Button Making, 2-4 p.m., Makerspace

Friday, May 10

  • Pet Therapy with the Fuzzy Ear rabbits, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Lobby
  • Baseball Exhibit Gallery Talk with Derrick Jones, 5:30-7 p.m., Special Collections Research Center