Barrie Campus library stayed open until 2 a.m. to help procrastinating students
November 11, 2014

Brand and students gathered around a table, working on a document

Learning strategist Brandy Mullen, left, helps students as part of Georgian’s Late Night Against Procrastination event

Georgian College’s Barrie Campus library stayed open until 2 a.m. Nov. 13, 2014 as staff and students took part in the Canada-wide Late Night Against Procrastination.

The event was designed to help students who procrastinate find ways to work more efficiently by using healthy snacks, regular breaks and writing support. Academic Success staff also helpws students build strategies to avoid procrastination in the future.

All library and Academic Success services stayed open until 2 a.m. Students got help with research, writing, math and more. Hourly prizes, workshops, yoga activities and refreshments helped make studying easier all evening long.

The first Late Night Against Procrastination was held at the European University Viadrina in Germany in 2010 as a way of supporting students academically. A total of 16 Canadian colleges and universities are taking part in the 2014 event.