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A long night devoted to combating procrastination

November 26, 2013 — 

On November 27 the U of M will again hold its Long Night Against Procrastination event in the Elizabeth Dafoe Library. It runs from 10 p.m. until 8 a.m. the following morning.

This  international all-night event that began in Germany is devoted to combating procrastination by providing a relaxed and quiet environment for students to write and study.

During the event there will be one-on-one consultations with reference librarians and writing tutors, and activities to help students wake-up and refresh when they need it the most. Students can pre-register for spots with writing tutors, but tutors will be available for drop-ins all night.

Food will be served throughout the evening, sponsored by UMSU, and  security will be provided at the library to walk students to their vehicles/transit, and at 6:30 a.m. in the library’s a Zumba class will be held.

A valid student ID card is required fro admittance.

 

Some history of library hours

As the Libraries Archives and Special Collections note:

In 1960, students staged a silent protest in the Elizabeth Dafoe Library. Students were upset that the library closed at 10:00 p.m. and asked that it stay open longer. Since their requests were not being seriously considered, the students decided to take a slightly more aggressive stance on the issue. When the bell rang to indicate the closing of the building, the students stayed in their seats and lit candles. 518 students signed a petition to keep the library open for that additional hour.

What are the library hours now? It’s a long list, and regularly changing, but Dafoe Library currently closes at 11 p.m. on week-nights.

1960 photo os students studying in a library

Studying or plotting?In 1960, students staged a silent protest in the Elizabeth Dafoe Library to keep it open longer.

 

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One comment on “A long night devoted to combating procrastination

  1. Monika

    Some of us might also require “A Long [Day] Against Procrastination” but I congratulate and commend those students who were able to stay up all night working! Please feel free to stop by the GSA office if you need some coffee this morning 🙂

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