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Finals Fun - Relax and Recharge!

Take a break and Good Luck with your finals!!

Annette M. Vadnais

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Annette M. Vadnais
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W. E. B. Du Bois Library
154 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

Fall 2023 Finals Dates

Saturday, December 9 - Reading Day

Monday, December 11 - Finals Begin

Friday, December 15 - Last Day of Finals

Finals Fun Pet Grams!

Collage of 4 photos of a Bernese mountain dog puppy, gray striped kitten, brown spotted rabbit, and yellow chick. Text: "Pet Grams!".Finals Fun Pet Grams!

December 11-15

Sign up by December 7 at

Feeling stressed? Know someone who could use a pick-me-up? Send yourself, a friend, a classmate, or a colleague some love and support in the form of a Finals Fun Pet Gram, courtesy of the UMass Amherst Libraries!

Pet Grams will feature daily photographs of cute animals during finals, December 11-15. There is no limit on requests, so send as many Pet Grams as you want! 

In order to receive Pet Grams, recipients must not have opted out from the Libraries Outreach Series channel emails. Pet Grams are anonymous and not individualized; all recipients will be emailed on December 10 saying that someone who cares about them signed them up for Pet Grams.

Signups are open until December 7.

Button Making

Button Making at Du Bois and SEL!

December 11

Du Bois Library, Floor 2: 2-4 p.m.
Science and Engineering Library: 4-6 p.m.

December 12

Du Bois Library, Floor 2: 2-4 p.m.
Science and Engineering Library: 4-6 p.m.

Come make a button!  Draw, print, or find one you like!

Free Coffee and Cookies

Free Coffee & Cookies!

December 11, 12, and 13, approx. 2 p.m.

Du Bois Library, Floor 2
Science and Engineering Library

Supplies limited. First-come; first-served.