Long Night Against Procrastination

What is it?

Starting Wednesday, November 21st at 7:00pm and running until Thursday, November 22nd 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, November 21

7:00pm – Get your study on!!!

7:00pm to 9:00pm

  • Math Skills Help (Curriculum Area)
  • Bailey will be in attendance

7:00pm to 2:00am

  • Writing Skills Help (Curriculum Area)

Exam Review Sessions (Room 208 – beside Library Administration Office)

  • 7:00pm to 8:00pm – Brandy Robertson – Literary Traditions
  • 9:00pm to 10:00pm – Gordon Portman – University Writing

All Night

  • Research Help (Reference Desk)
  • Circulation (Main & Music)
  • IT Help Desk (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


  • Board Game Empire (time TBD – Gathering Space)
  • 7:00pm to 12:00am – Therapy Dogs (Gathering Space)
  • 7:00pm to 10:00pm – Stress Reduction Zone (Curriculum Area)
  • 7:30pm to 9:30pm – Sit & Knit (Gathering Space)
  • 10:00pm to 11:00pm – Energizer Break – (location TBD)


  • 12:00am – FREE PIZZA (sponsored by BU Alumni Association)
  • 1:00am – Cookies ‘N Cram
  • 3:00am – Library closes for a few hours and opens again at 8:00am
  • 9:00am – 11:00am – 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.

Why are we doing it?

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.