Thursday, April 30th, 2015

The Mother of All-Nighters at Jerome Library

Does this look familiar to you? Stress piled up on countless assignments, projects, and essays. All of the compiled assignments that you yourself you would “get around to it?” As students rush to the library to finish, BGSU students in the Health department believe the library is there to promote procrastination for students.

With finals week beginning at Bowling Green State University the Jerome Library has done its part to help students keep their sanity this week. As students spend the day cramming information to turn in final papers, the university’s library is there to help the stress for the big week. The Jerome library hosted an event called Study on Sunday, or SOS where they extend their hours so students can study late in the night. Some health students at BGSU say that this event only promotes procrastination that cause negative stress on the body during exam week.


“Students definitely take advantage of whatever outlet was available to relieve pre-finals stress,” said BGSU junior Johnathan Jones. “The Jerome library comes to the rescue during finals week for someone who waits for the last minute, like me.”

Finals week requires students to focus on upcoming exams. In order to help those efforts The Jarome library extended its hours beginning two weeks ago and will now remain open 24/5 until the end of the semester.

From noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday May 3, The Learning Commons and Jerome Library offered food, extra tutoring sessions, therapy dogs and other activities to help create a comfortable study space for students the day before finals week. Around one in the morning on Sunday, the library was filled with BGSU students on all nine floors.


“I will never forget my days at BGSU in the library before finals,” said alumni Ashley Hendricks. “Looking back at college, I remember my own all-nighters but I don’t recommend them for anyone.”

Hendricks graduated BGSU last year studied Health Communication. She is currently working on a campaign at BGSU to help student’s relief stress and maintain a healthier lifestyle. She visited SOS this pasted weekend to collect data at the library.

“Waiting for the last minute takes a toll on your body,” says Hendricks. “Sleep will help you perform better on tests.”

The Jerome Library has hosted SOS for five years and each semester students show up this week. The staff is aware that many students wait until the last minutes to complete their assignments. In order to help with stress, they provide activities and tips throughout the week to help students.

“Finals week is the busiest time of the year here at the library,” said library employee Jamie Salazar. “Students come in at all hours in the night and stay until the sun comes up. We are here to help.”

Health Students think it is negative because of the lack of sleep students get. If you have gone though a finals week, you know that this is not always the case. All if the piled up assignments, projects, and essays sometimes just come all at once and a quiet place to get them done is sometimes what students need.

Whether students choose to try and knock out an entire project on the last day or if you just want a few extra hours studying, the library will be there. The Jerome library will remain open 24 hours until the end of the week.

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014


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