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Study Days At UMMA

Pop in to UMMA for four days of studying and stress-relief.

Thursday, December 9th - Sunday, December 12th

Until 8:00 p.m.!

Bring your laptop, bring your books, bring your notes, and set up shop at one of the many tables or couches we’ll have stationed throughout the museum and our galleries. 

In addition to ample study space, throughout exam week you’ll find special self-care and stress-relieving activities planned around the museum. 

Quiet Study Spaces
Quiet study spaces are also available in the UMMA Multipurpose Room (the room next to the big mural at the center of UMMA) and in our classrooms (several rooms on the lower level - take the stairs by the front check-in desk!)

Study spaces and all events are free and open to the public. See events listed below for details.


Thursday, December 9

3:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Open Study throughout the museum, download UMMA's coloring pages for a fun study break! 


Friday, December 10

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Study and Snowflakes
Take a break with Study and Snowflakes, and grab a study pack with snacks and a study days sticker at the same time. Make paper snowflakes, and design your own postcards for family and friends, we will mail them for you. If crafts aren't your thing we will have a punching bag to release stress, or do both! This part of study days is hosted by the Institute for The Humanities Public Humanities interns.

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Study and Sketch
Drawing and Coloring with the Arts Initiative
Local artists have created a Drawing Guide that offers a series of prompts and drawing exercises to help you to process your emotional journey throughout the past 18 months using creative, artistic expression. What does growth look and feel like to you? What have you seen, heard, tasted, smelled and felt? We'll provide drawing kits – come doodle and draw the map of your heart.  

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Study and Stretch
Yoga with Group X
Space is limited to ensure participants safety students will need to register in advance. Register for Study and Stretch here!


Saturday, December 11

All Day 

Study and Snack
Free Coffee, tea, cocoa, and cookies will be provided all day to students. 

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Study and Snuggle
Therapy Dog visit with TheraPaws.

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Study and Spread Joy
Come spread some joy with the Arts @ Michigan Arts Ambassadors! Make a holiday or thank you card for friends, family, or professors and try some fun origami creation.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cathartic Cafe
Open Mic Night
Release the tension of the academic semester by sharing your poetry, music, and art at our free form open-mic space. There will be opportunities to write, perform, and make art. No prior experience needed! Coffee, tea, cocoa, and desserts will be provided. Please fill out our interest form to secure your slot. You may also show up just to listen, write, and enjoy the #CatharticCafe ambiance. See you there! This part of study days is hosted by the Institute for The Humanities Public Humanities interns.


Sunday, December 12

3:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Open Study throughout the museum, check out UMMA's Spotify for a perfectly curated playlist! 


Study Days At UMMA is student-centered, but All are welcome.

Study Days at UMMA is organized by the UMMA Student Engagement Council and generously co-sponsored by the Institute for Humanities, Museum Studies Program, Arts @ MI, ArtsEngine, and the Arts Initiative.

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