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September: Tailgate @ the SLRC

Small version of Tailgate poster repeating the details on page. Kick off the new school year with the Tailgate @ the SLRC! Get to know the resources available to help you succeed this semester at the library, assistive technology lab, and academic coaching areas: Math & Science Lab, Writing Lab, Math Hotspot, and Science Hotspot. There will be food, games, and prizes!

When: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 11 am - 1:30 pm*

*rescheduled due to hurricane!

Where: All SLRC areas. Start in 12.8 to get your ticket, and be sure to visit the Homework Hotspots down in 12.629 and 13.331.


Get in the tailgating spirit with our SpotifyTailgate @ the SLRC playlist on Spotify!

Complete the passbook to go into the grand prize drawing! Picture of JBL speaker

This year's big prize: we'll be giving away 2 JBL Flip Waterproof Bluetooth speakers  >>>

September: Civic Engagement

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Constitution Day

Constitution Day celebrates the ratification of the US Constitution on Sept. 17. There will be a presentation on Thursday, Sept. 14 in the Multi-Purpose Room (13.210) starting at 1:30 pm.


Voter Registration

  • Mi Familia Vota will be on campus to register new voters from Monday, Sept. 11 through Friday, Sept. 15. Find them in the second floor elevator lobby between 8:30 am and 2 pm.
  • National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 26! Another chance to get registered in the second floor elevator lobby.


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September: Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

Sept. 24 - 30 is Banned Books Week, which celebrates books that have been challenged for removal from libraries and schools across the nation and around the world. This year the SLRC will be especially emphasizing censorship and freedom of expression. Stay tuned!

October: Once Upon a Pumpkin (Employees)

Employees: Once Upon a Pumpkin

No-Carve Pumpkin-Decorating Contest

2017 Theme: Science (Mad or Otherwise) - Follow our Pinterest board for ideas and inspiration!


  • No carving! You may puncture the pumpkin slightly (e.g. stick a thumbtack in it), but there should not be holes cut into your pumpkin.
  • Really, no carving. They rot quickly.
  • Adhere to the theme. You have a lot of latitude for how you want to interpret the theme, but you do need to be reasonably in the ballpark.
  • Teams must consist of at least 2 LSC - University Park employees (faculty or staff, full or part time). Student workers may also join teams.

Whichever pumpkin gets the most votes from students will be declared the winner. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at the PSSA Costume Contest. 

Pumpkins are due by Friday, Oct. 20 to allow for a week of voting by students.

Get in the October spirit with our SpotifyHalloween: Fun Edition and SpotifyHalloween: Spooky playlists on Spotify!

A special thanks to HEB at Vintage Park for donating the pumpkins!

View 2014 pumpkin entries  View 2015 entries  Click to view photos of the pumpkins for the 2016 contest.

October: Mini-Horror Story Contest (Students)

Scary Story contestStudents: Mini-Scary Story Contest

Write the scariest story you can in 2 sentences or less! This contest starts Oct. 1. All entries need to be submitted through the online form (below) by noon on Friday, Oct. 27.

Winner will be awarded their prize on Halloween!

Thanks for all the entries! The contest is now closed for judging.

Get in the October spirit with our SpotifyHalloween: Fun Edition and SpotifyHalloween: Spooky playlists on Spotify!


Halloween: Fun Edition playlist cover. Orange background with faux-Polaroids depicting a skull, jack-o-lantern, and candy Halloween: Spooky Edition playlist cover - mostly dark with a lit candle in the bottom left corner 

November: Voter Issues Panel

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Voter Issues Discussion Panel

Join a panel discussion between Mi Familia Vota, the Young Invincibles, and our own professor Jermaine Johnson.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Where: Blue Assembly (Bldg 12, 2nd floor University Center area)

November: NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo shield logoWrite-In/Midway Party Register to Attend

Open to the community! Are you trying to crunch through 50,000 words to conquer the novel-writing challenge of National Novel Writing Month?


When: Sunday, Nov. 12, 2-5 pm

Where: LSC-University Park Student Learning Resource Center
20515 SH 249, Houston, TX 77070
Building 12, 8th floor

Campus Map | Parking Info* | Free Wi-Fi**

*parking is free in our covered garages, but print out a guest parking permit ahead of time just to be safe
**just head to the library to sign in for the event and get your wifi pass created. Photo ID required.

December: Finals Prep

Teddy Bear the therapy dog

Exam Jam

Dec. 6-8. Stay tuned for a schedule of special review sessions and study break activities (like a visit from the dogs of Pet Therapy Pals of Texas)! See the full guide for more information as it comes available.

Dog with bone in mouth peeking around the Exam Jam logoStudy Breaks

Take a break! The library is sponsoring study break sessions to go along with the Exam Jam review sessions.