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Study Days At UMMA

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

Thursday, April 21st - Sunday, April 24th

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, April 21

3:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Study and Strategy
Giant board games!

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


Friday, April 22

12:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Study and Style
Clothing swap! Refresh your style in a sustainable way, come by Study and Style! 

  • What is a clothing swap?! Bring gently used unwanted clothing from your wardrobe and swap it for something new!
  • Participation in the clothing swap is free, and people are welcome to participate even if they do not have any clothing to donate
  • Ideally, please donate clean, non-damaged clothing
  • We are seeking men's and women’s clothing styles in all sizes, please no children's clothing
  • No socks, no shoes, no jewelry, no bathing suits, no undergarments
  • Accessories such as scarves, hats, gloves are allowed
  • Any clothing left at the end of the event will be donated
  • Clothing for the swap can be brought to UMMA during the museum’s gallery hours from Tuesday, April 19th to Wednesday, April 20th!

Study and Strategy
Giant board games!

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cathartic Cafe: Rooted, Open Mic Night
The Cathartic Cafe will be an opportunity for students to perform music and poetry in an open-mic to come together and release stress through artistic expression in UMMA’s cafe. No prior experience needed! This part of study days is hosted by the Institute for The Humanities Public Humanities interns. If you are interested in being featured, please reach out to humanities.interns21-22@umich.edu.  


Saturday, April 23

12:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 

Study and Stretch
Yoga with Group X
Space is limited to ensure participants safety. 
This event is free but registration is required: click here to register.

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Study and Snuggle
Therapy Dog visit with TheraPaws.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Trivia Night Hosted by Sporcle
Take a break from your studies to join us at Trivia Night hosted by Sporcle! You can assemble a team, or join solo! This event is free but registration is required: click here to register.

Study and Style
Clothing swap! Refresh your style in a sustainable way, come by Study and Style! 

  • What is a clothing swap?! Bring gently used unwanted clothing from your wardrobe and swap it for something new!
  • Participation in the clothing swap is free, and people are welcome to participate even if they do not have any clothing to donate
  • Ideally, please donate clean, non-damaged clothing
  • We are seeking men's and women’s clothing styles in all sizes, please no children's clothing
  • No socks, no shoes, no jewelry, no bathing suits, no undergarments
  • Accessories such as scarves, hats, gloves are allowed
  • Any clothing left at the end of the event will be donated
  • Clothing for the swap can be brought to UMMA during the museum’s gallery hours from Tuesday, April 19th to Wednesday, April 20th!

Sunday, April 24

11:00am - 12:00 p.m. 

Study and Serenity
Mindfulness tour with community Docent Laura Seligman
Have you ever wished you could have a more meaningful connection with art at UMMA?We will explore a more contemplative approach to looking at art with a variety of guided mindfulness practices. As we rest our attention on our breath, the body and heart relax while the mind quiets. We can experience what’s before with more spaciousness and also learn to trust our own experience. Beginner and experienced meditators welcome. Space is limited to ensure participants' safety. For the safety of our docents, please wear a mask during the entirety of the tour. This event is free but registration is required: click here to register.

12:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

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

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 

Study and Stretch
Yoga with Group X
Space is limited to ensure participants safety. This event is free but registration is required: click here to register.​


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

UMMA Free Membership

Join as an UMMA Free Member and enjoy benefits like invitations to members-only events and reciprocal museum memberships!

Sponsored By

Study Days at UMMA is organized by the UMMA Student Engagement Council and generously sponsored by the University of Michigan Credit Union Arts Adventures Program, UMMA's Lead Sponsor for Student and Family Engagement, as well as the U-M Museum Studies Program,  Institute for the Humanities, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.