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Online Guide To Finals Week Relaxation: Home

This guide provides a break from finals week studying and offers quick and fun ways to de-stress. You'll also find links to resources for academic and personal support.

Finals Week Relaxation: The Online Guide

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Movie Night

Picture of an old fashioned film projector

Looking for a night of well-deserved relaxation? Want to see a movie that you have been on your watch list for too long? The library has some wonderful video streaming platforms to help you treat yourself to those movies that you just have not had the time to see. 


Take A Breath

Take some time to clear your mind. Set aside five minutes to check in with your body and mind. Close your eyes and take some deep breaths or follow one of the guided meditations linked here.

Auraria Campus Mental Health Resources

The end of the semester can be an overwhelming time. If you need support, there are campus resources you can reach out to: 

  • CCD Counseling Center Appointments for CCD Students. Tivoli 245 303-352-3205
  • MSU Denver Counseling Center Appointments for MSU Denver Students. Tivoli 651 303-615-9988 
  • CU Denver Counseling Center Appointments for CU Denver Students. Tivoli 454 303-315-7270
  • 24/7 Mental Health and Victim Assistance Crisis Line available for all students, faculty, and staff on campus 303-615-9911 or text TALK to 38255

Library Resources

Ask Us Chat 

Use our chat box to ask a librarian for research help. We’re available 24/7! (Holidays excluded.) 


Visit the Ask Us Desk 
The Ask Us Service Desk is located on the first floor of the library and provides in-person help by answering questions about the library, campus, or three institutions. This service is available whenever the library is open and loans anatomical items, technology items (such as phone charges and calculators), plus course reserves, or textbooks, for some classes. Please see our homepage or visit the Auraria Library Building Hours for information about when we're open. 


Research Consultations 
Research consultations are for in-depth and lengthy discussions about research questions. Please use Schedule a Research Consultation Form to request an appointment. We can help you out in person or via Zoom. Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use our 24/7 chat service. 

Join Us!

In this guide, you will find a variety of fun and relaxing activities that take little time and are easily done at home or in the library. 

If you're on campus, stop by the Innovation Garage December 4th through December 7th 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, to participate in more fun activities in person and have tea and cookies!

Your Inner Artist

These websites can help your inner artist emerge with some fun coloring pages that can be printed outEnjoy a creative way of relaxing with both simple and complex pages that can be colored with many different colorsYou can also use free coloring apps on your phone or tablet! 


Animal Lovers

Looking for a quick fix of something cute, cuddly, and fuzzy? Animal lovers can have some fun with a livestream of kittens at the Almost Home Animal Shelter. They are live day and night, so feel free to click in whenever you need that cute fix. There is also a way to watch the awesome zoo animals from around the world. Here is a live link to a couple of pandas at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. If those options still aren't enough, offers dozens of live feeds to choose from.