University of Nebraska Medical Center

Sensory room open October 3-7

A sensory room will be open for exploration in the McGoogan Health Sciences Library October 3-7. Developed in response to a Student Senate proposal, the sensory room is a place for library users to explore all five senses. The goals of the sensory room are to:  

  • Create a welcoming and immersive environment for students to experience sensory learning 
  • Promote a space where students can decompress before, after, or between study sessions 
  • Identify different learning needs of the student body 
  • Provide a comforting space for de-escalation and self-regulation 
  • Introduce a failure-free environment where the mind can explore activities and relax 
  • Encourage UNMC to continue to promote a culture where learners of all abilities are celebrated 

Located in WH classroom 6032, the room is open to students and the campus community.  

Engage the senses through art supplies, floor pillows, a variety of soothing lights, online visual experiences, kinetic sand, scratch-and-sniff stickers, and various snacks. Sensory room users are encouraged to adjust lights and white noise machines to their comfort levels. 

This sensory room pop-up will return to McGoogan Library November 14-18. 

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