Long Night Against Procrastination

What is it?

Starting Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00pm and running until Thursday, March 21st at 3:00am, the Long Night Against Procrastination is a free, extended-hours event providing a safe place for students to study/write during a critical point in the semester. The event takes place in the Brandon University Library (Main & Music) and the Indigenous Peoples’ Center (IPC). The main floor of the library will be a hum of activity, while the second floor and music will be reduced-noise zones.

Reference librarians and assistants, writing coaches, learning skills, computer help and circulation service will be available throughout the event to work with you to help you make progress with your papers and assignments.

Stay for the entire event, or come for just a few hours. We do recommend that you plan your ride home in advance. There is also a Safe Walk Program, sponsored by the President’s Office or check out the BSAFE app.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, March 20

7:00pm – Get your study on!!!

7:00pm to 9:00pm

  • Math Skills Help (Curriculum Area)
  • Learning Skills Help (Curriculum Area)

7:00pm to 2:00am

  • Writing Skills Help (Curriculum Area)

All Night

  • Research Help (Reference Desk)
  • Circulation (Main & Music)
  • IT Help (Help Desk)
  • IPC open for studying
  • Free Beverages (sponsored by Pepsi Beverages Company and the Library)
  • Free Snacks (sponsored by the Office of the Vice President Academic & Provost and the Library)
  • Book Sale
  • Door Prizes
  • Safe Walk (sponsored by the President’s Office)

Special Events


  • 7:00pm to 9:00pm or until it runs out – Popcorn (Library Main Circulation)
  • 7:00pm to 10:00pm – Beading (Gathering Space)
  • 7:00pm to 10:00pm – Activity Table run by Student Leaders (Gathering Space)
  • 7:30pm to 12:30am – Therapy Dogs (Gathering Space/Main Floor Library)
  • 9:00pm to 11:00pm – Bailey will be in attendance
  • 9:30pm to 10:30pm – Marshmallow Roast (Kavanagh Courtyard)


  • 12:00am – FREE PIZZA (sponsored by BU Alumni Association)
  • 1:00am – Cookies ‘N Cram (donated by BU faculty and staff)
  • 3:00am – Library closes for a few hours and opens again at 8:00am
  • 9:00am – 11:00am or until the batter is gone – Wake up BU! Free Breakfast in the Library Foyer (sponsored by BUSU)


Call or Email:

Brandon University’s Long Night Against Procrastination is organized by The John E. Robbins Library, Student Services, IT Services, BUSU and the BU Alumni Association.

Where did this idea come from?

The Long Night Against Procrastination originated at the European University Viadrina in Germany in 2010. Since then, it’s become a worldwide movement, with the University of Manitoba** offering the first LNAP in Canada in 2011.

**BU thanks the University of Manitoba’s Academic Learning Centre for inspiration and permission to use “Long Night” information.