The library and partners hosted the Final Perk on the spring study day, April 30. Intermittent drizzle meant the event had to be held in the Mud Box, but a lively crowd attended this exciting hippy-themed event—Peace, Love, & Finals. Students filled up on the traditional cookies and coffee, as well as retro-candies, such as Atomic Fireballs and candy buttons.
Students also enjoyed fun giveaways and activities, including color-changing “mood” stressballs, florescent mini-frisbees, and “Future AU Alumni” mechanical pencils and highlighters. After loading up on gifts and goodies, students lined up to take their picture with the AU sheep, who definitely dressed for the occasion! Unfortunately, the bad weather meant the planned tie-dye activity had to be postponed, but students should keep an eye out for a future tie-dying opportunity, courtesy of the Final Perk sponsors!
This marks the eighth academic year that the library has sponsored this end-of-semester study break. Important campus partners in this event include the Mud Box Café, Student Government, the Residence Hall Association, Auxiliary Services, the Graduate Leadership Council, Student Activities, Friends of AU Library, and the American University Alumni Association.