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11 reasons why we are SO excited for finals week

It’s actually normal to say you are looking forward to Finals Week with this semester’s lineup! Instead of this:


There will be this:



With everything from free coffee to yoga classes, Finals@IMU will help you glide through the week! For those of you who are unaware, final exams are Monday, May 12th through Friday, May 16th. Finals week activities happen Saturday, May 10th through Thursday, May 15th, all in the IMU. So, let’s get to it– this is why you should be excited:

1. Quiet study

Saturday 6 a.m. – Wednesday at 12 p.m., Main Lounge

If you’re looking for a place to study without noisy distractions, the IMU has designated the Main Lounge for studying. All the action of finals week are happening in the IMU, so it makes it easier to take study breaks without ever having to leave the building!


2. Massage chairs

Sunday – Thursday from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m., 1st Floor

Thanks to CAB, there will be free massage chairs just for you! Let them unknot the pains from holding your head above a book, and just unwind from all of your studying and exams.


3. Morning and evening yoga

Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., South Room

Sunday – Thursday from 9-10 p.m., South Room

Thanks to the Iowa Hawk Shop, you can relieve some stress by practicing yoga during the week! Perfect your downward dog and warrior pose, then get an A on your exam. Note: mats are not provided.

4. Flippin’ into Finals

Monday from 6:30-10:30 a.m., Main Lounge

Thanks to UISG, GPSG, VP for Student Life, Recreational Services, IMU, CSIL, and UH&D, Flippin’ Into Finals is back! Show your skills, if you have any, and catch your pancakes from across the room. Then, indulge in their deliciousness. Why start finals week any other way?


5. Popcorn

Sunday – Thursday from 12 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1st Floor

As always, enjoy an endless (well almost) supply of popcorn! Oh, the sweet smell of buttery goodness– it will brighten any mood.


6. Big Bang Theory

Monday – Thursday at 1 and 1:30 p.m., Iowa Theatre

Looking for a short break? Enjoy two episodes of the popular Big Bang Theory, courtesy of the Iowa Hawk Shop. One begins at 1 p.m. and the other at 1:30 p.m.


7. Therapy dogs

Monday and Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m., North and South Rooms

Cute, cuddly and the perfect way to relieve some stress! Spend some time with the wonderful therapy dogs, not one, but TWO times during the week. UI PAWS organized the event just for us, and we couldn’t be happier!


8. Healthy snacks, from ninjas

Sunday – Thursday starting at 2 p.m. until supplies last, IMU

Remember the Health Ninjas? Well, they are here to rescue you from the bad final’s week eating habits! Enjoy some healthy snacks to keep your energy going.


9. Carbs and caffeine

Tuesday – Thursday starting at 6:30 a.m., Hills Bank in the IMU

Indulge in carbs and caffeine, courtesy of Hills Bank. Keep your energy high, and be wide awake while studying for your exams!


10. Coffee

Sunday – Thursday starting at 11 p.m., 1st Floor

Java. Java. Java. Most of us love it and can’t live without it. Fresh, hot coffee will be available on the first floor! You will be shaking with energy after a cup, or two, or three…


11. Snacks

Sunday – Thursday starting at 10 p.m., 1st Floor

Admit it, we all love food as much as Jennifer Lawrence. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered. Snacks will be available while supplies last on the first floor.



We wish you the best of luck on your finals, Hawkeyes! May the odds be ever in your favor.