Stress Less for Success
We've all been there. Finals week is by far the most stressful time on campus. And no one has a better eye for recognizing and responding to students in distress than the folks in Student Affairs. Fortunately, many creative SA professionals have come up with fun and clever ideas to help their harried students to destress and release some tension through rewarding and engaging activities.
Here are some of our favorite stress-relieving ideas we're seeing on college campuses during Finals Week!
1. Pinterest and Popcorn
6. Coloring and Cocoa
William Paterson University students channel their inner artists with Crayola, creativity and hot cocoa
7. Cram Jam Study Break
Massages, food and free giveaways at Merrimack College
8. PlayDoh Power Hour
Tactile play with colorful clay! Students at the University of Nebraska Omaha squeeze out their frustrations with everyone's favorite childhood dough
9. Stress Relief Yoga
At the University of Rhode Island, students gather together for some stress-relieving and restorative yoga
10. Pause for Paws
Westminster College students harness puppy power to lower stress levels during Finals Week.
In fact, puppy rooms are gaining popularity across the country as a nearly cost-free way to reduce anxiety. Read more on how campus therapy dogs offer a helping paw to stressed students!