Senior at University of Utah Installs 'The Cry Closet' in Library for Finals Week - NBC New York

Senior at University of Utah Installs 'The Cry Closet' in Library for Finals Week

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    Senior at University of Utah Installs 'The Cry Closet' in Library for Finals Week
    @aJackieLarsen

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    • A University of Utah senior has constructed what may be the first ever "Cry Closet" to give students respite during finals week

    • There are a few rules: knock before entering, only one person inside at a time, stay in for only 10 minutes and turn the lights off after

    • The university is just as amused as anyone by the invention, tweeting, "*crying with laughter* ... *reading door sign*"

    A senior at the University of Utah has built what may be the first ever "Cry Closet," a sanctuary in the library for students studying for finals who need a quick break to scream, sob or do whatever. 

    Twitter user @aJackieLarsen posted a photo of the pop-up closet in the middle of the room, stuffed animals at the bottom for comfort. 

    "so my school installed a cry closet in the library LMFAOOOOOOOOO what is higher education," the tweet said. It's had nearly a half million likes since it was posted Tuesday afternoon. 

    The school didn't actually install the closet, though -- that was a student named Nemo Miller, a ceramics major and sculpture minor graduating this year. 

    A sign on the closet bills it as "A Safe Place for Stressed Out Students Otherwise Known as The Cry Closet." There are a few rules: knock before entering, only one person inside at a time, turn lights and timer off before leaving and limit your time in the closet to 10 minutes. 

    The university is just as amused as anyone by the invention, tweeting, "*crying with laughter* ... *reading door sign*." 

    It's not clear if the closet will stick around or be removed after finals week.

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