A long night devoted to combating procrastination
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
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.