Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP)

The Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP) is an inclusive writing and study session held yearly at uOttawa, as well as in several universities across Canada, in an effort to raise awareness about the adverse effects of procrastination. The purpose of this event is to offer academic and moral support to students at a critical time during the semester.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
From 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
5th floor of Learning Crossroads (CRX)

Join us (alone or with your friends) to work on your assignments and to pick up healthier study habits that will help you overcome procrastination and achieve your academic goals.

No registration is required—you can come and go as you please!

  • Writing advisors and special guests will be on hand to help you acquire writing skills and adopt good study skills.
  • Coffee and healthy snacks will be served free of charge.
  • Dress comfortably–slippers are recommended!
student looking through her term paper

Activities and services offered throughout the evening

Need help with writing support?

  • Meet with a writing advisor
  • Get research help from a librarian

Need help with your course content?

  • Take part in one of the study groups facilitated by student-mentors

Need a break?

Students getting healthy snacks from a buffet
  • Join in on one of the active break sessions
  • Cuddle a therapy dog
  • Play board games
  • Learn about self-care

Feeling snacky?

  • Healthy snacks and beverages will be served all throughout the evening
  • Free pizza at midnight

You can choose to work alone or with your friends if you prefer. In both cases, it is the perfect occasion for you to call on the expertise of writing advisors and student mentors. The activities listed in the schedule are not mandatory.

The event is organized each year by the Academic Writing Help Centre.

2019 Edition

Students studying in the study rooms in the Learning Crossroads building
Two students looking over a laptop
Students lining up for food
Two students discussing
Students petting a therapy dog
Writing advisor speaking to a group
Students looking over a document together
Students looking over a document together
Two students working together
Affiche LNAP avec étudiants qui étudient dans l'arrière-plan


Student at a UOHS table
Étudiants travaillant ensemble à LNAP

Schedule of past years:

Notice of Filming and Photography

Photographs and film footage may be taken during this event. These photos and videos may or may not include your recognizable image. By participating in this event, you consent to being photographed and filmed, and you authorize the University to use the images in print, digital, video, or web-based format for its promotional and archival purposes.

Please note that this event is open to uOttawa students only.

If you missed this year's LNAP, try the 30/30 Challenge: write for a period of 30 minutes per day for 30 days. The result may surprise you!

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