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Dec. 10, 2010

Nite Ride, IMU, Library extend hours and services during finals week

The Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), University of Iowa Main Library and UI Police Nite Ride service are extending their hours of service to students during finals week.

The UI Main Library will offer 24-hour study starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 and ending at 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17. Free coffee will be provided at the Food for Thought café at the Main Library after 10 p.m. Dec. 12-14. See for all UI Libraries hours.

The IMU will be open 24 hours a day through 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18. It will offer additional group and quiet study space. The IMU Instructional Technology Center will be open 24 hours, with laptop checkout until 1 a.m. There will be free coffee from 1-6 a.m., and free cereal, popcorn and fruit starting at 1:30 a.m. during finals week.

The Bijou Cinema will show free holiday and college themed movies at 2 a.m. today through Saturday, Dec. 11 and at midnight and 2 a.m. Dec. 12-15; see for a schedule. The Campus Activities Board and the IMU are also offering massage chairs 9-11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 and Dec. 12-14.

CAB Night Hawks are sponsoring "Winter Chill" activities 10 p.m. Friday Dec. 10 in the IMU. Students can enjoy free food, build gingerbread houses, decorate cookies, or take a relaxing yoga session.

The UI Police Nite Ride service will provide extended hours of service as well. The free passenger van service for women will operate from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. every day Dec. 12-16. For more information, including Nite Ride routes, visit

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Office of Student Life, 319-335-3059 or; Kristi Bontrager, University of Iowa Libraries, 319-335-5960; UI Police, 319-335-5022; George McCrory, University News Services, 319-384-0012,