Long Night Against Procrastination

March 15 & 16 2023

What is it?

Starting Wednesday, March 15th, at 7:00pm and running until Thursday, March 16th, at 2:00am, 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), and the Indigenous Peoples’ Centre (IPC).  The main floor of the library will be a hum of activity, while the second floor will be reduced-noise zones (note:  sound from the main floor does travel up the stairwell).

Reference librarians and assistants, writing coaches, learning skills coaches, math skills coaches, 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 (last bus pick-up is at 11:30pm). There is also a Safe Walk Program, provided by Brandon Bear Clan, to safely walk you to the bus stop, your residence building or vehicle parked at BU.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, March 15th

7:00pm – Get your study on!!!

All Night

  • Research Help (Reference Desk)
  • Circulation (Main)
  • IT Help (Help Desk)
  • IPC open for studying (accessible with student card)
  • Writing Skills (Curriculum Materials area)
  • Free Beverages (sponsored by Pepsi Beverages Company and Vice President Admin & Finance and Bailey’s)
  • Free Snacks (sponsored by the Office of the Vice President Academic & Provost, Student Services and the Library)
  • Book Sale (by Library main doors)
  • Door Prizes
  • Puzzles and Stress Buster Activities (Gathering Space)
  • Rock Painting and Colouring Pages (Gathering Space)
  • Library Reference Scavenger Hunt (Reference desk)
  • Take a break in the Fusion Credit Union Energy Pod (Main floor – beside south-east emergency exit)
  • Safe Walk provided by Brandon Bear Clan

Special Events


  • 7pm – 10pm – Therapy Dogs (Gathering Space)
  • 7pm – 10pm – Music Library open for resources and studying
  • 7pm – 10pm – Short Films in the Music Library
  • 7pm – 10pm – Learning Skills Coach (Curriculum Materials area)
  • 7:30pm – 9:30pm – Math Skills (Curriculum Materials area)
  • Beading with Beading Babes (Map Library area)
  • 10:00pm – Pizza (Circulation desk) – sponsored by BU Alumni Association Westman Chapter


  • Midnight – Cookies ‘N Cram (donated by BU faculty,  staff and Bailey’s)
  • 2:00am – Library closes for a few hours and opens again at 8:30am

Prizes Donated by:

  • Fusion Credit Union
  • BUSU and Bailey’s
  • Healthy Living Centre
  • Campus Manitoba
  • BU Communications
  • Faculty of Health Studies
  • Student Services
  • Library


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Brandon University’s Long Night Against Procrastination is organized by Library and IT Services, in partnership with Student Services and BUSU – and with support from HLC, IPC, the President’s Office, the Vice President Academic, the Vice President Admin & Finance, and the 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.