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Spring 2024 Finals Week Programming

With Finals Week soon approaching, we hope these programs will help you de-stress and give you a positive boost to finish the Spring 2024 semester strong. We hope to see you there, and good luck with your finals! 

Ongoing Activities

  • Thrive Kits (Online): Sign up to receive a free Finals Week Thrive Kit! This kit is filled with fun and mindfulness-related activities, snacks, and useful information to help you get through the end of the semester. Sign-ups are limited and will be open until Sunday, April 21st, 2024. Registration for Thrive Kits is now closed.
  • Chill Out in the Egaming Room (M-1201): De-stress in the Egaming Room. Drop in and enjoy gaming on10 PC’s with Fortnite, Rocket League, League of Legends and more! Play on one of four 70” TV’s with PS4 and Nintendo Switch consoles. Play table tennis, foosball, or check out a board game. Stop by Monday through Friday, April 29 – May 10, from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 

Monday, April 29 

  • Guided Flow Yoga, 12:15 – 1:10 pm, Health and Recreation Center (M-1010): Precise dynamic poses are sequenced together to create a moving meditation that helps calm the mind, increase flexibility, and build strength. This class is fully guided. (All levels) 

Tuesday, April 30 

  • Guided Flow Yoga, 9 – 9:55 am, Health and Recreation Center (M-2501): Precise dynamic poses are sequenced together to create a moving meditation that helps calm the mind, increase flexibility, and build strength. This class is fully guided. (All levels) 
  • Catching Some Z’s, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm, Building L Information Table: Getting quality and enough sleep is an essential pillar of a person’s overall well-being and impacts memory, physical health, mood, weight, and many other health markers. Getting enough sleep before and throughout finals is crucial to academic performance. Stop by Building L (near the bookstore) on Tuesday, April 30 to learn more about how students can improve their overall sleep hygiene to feel and perform better.  

Wednesday, May 1 

  • Progressive Relaxation, 9 – 9:30 am, Health and Recreation Center (M-2501): Progressive relaxation is a practice aimed at reducing tension, stress, anxiety, and pain by promoting deep relaxation through tensing and releasing  muscles in a calm and stress free environment. (All Levels)
  • Yin Yoga, 12 – 12:55 pm, Health and Recreation Center (M-1010): Passive yoga poses are held longer to target the deepest tissues and the connective tissue allowing the muscles to relax. This class is fully guided. (All Levels)

Thursday, May 2 

  • Self-Care & Stress Relief Lunch N’ Learn, 12 pm – 1 pm, Health and Recreation Center (M-2008): Need a little more self-care in your life? Join us to learn specific and effective strategies to help integrate self-care into your everyday routine. This workshop will provide psychoeducation on mindfulness practices, the stress response cycle, and establishing personal boundaries to hold yourself accountable. The Lunch N' Learn will be facilitated by a local therapist, Lauren Rzepka, LMFT. Sign-up required. 

Friday, May 3 

  • Comfort Dogs, 11 am – 1 pm, First floor of Building F: Take a break with comfort dogs! 
  • Healthy Back Yoga, 12 – 12:55 am, Health and Recreation Center (M-1010) 

Monday, May 6 

  • Guided Flow Yoga, 12:15 – 1:10 pm, Health and Recreation Center (M-1010): Precise dynamic poses are sequenced together to create a moving meditation that helps calm the mind, increase flexibility, and build strength. This class is fully guided. (All levels)
  • Chair Massages, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Health and Recreation Center (Building M): Reduce anxiety and de-stress with a chair massage. Chair massages focus on the high-tension areas of the neck, back, shoulders, arms and hands and are effective at producing therapeutic results in a brief period of time.

Tuesday, May 7 

  • Guided Flow Yoga, 9 – 9:55 am, Health and Recreation Center (M-2501): Precise dynamic poses are sequenced together to create a moving meditation that helps calm the mind, increase flexibility, and build strength. This class is fully guided. (All levels) 
  • Refueling Station, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, Building D Rotunda: Stop by for a quick study break to grab a snack and some coffee! Refueling your body while studying can help improve concentration and ability to retain information. Pick up a grab-and-go snack for all of your studying needs.
  • Chair Massages, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Health and Recreation Center (Building M): Reduce anxiety and de-stress with a chair massage. Chair massages focus on the high-tension areas of the neck, back, shoulders, arms and hands and are effective at producing therapeutic results in a brief period of time.

Wednesday, May 8 

  • Progressive Relaxation, 9 am - 9:30 am, Health and Recreation Center (M-2501): Progressive relaxation is a practice aimed at reducing tension, stress, anxiety, and pain by promoting deep relaxation through tensing and releasing muscles in a calm and stress-free environment. (All Levels) 
  • Paint & Sip, 11 am – 2 pm, Quad: Enjoy a low-key painting event outside in the Quad with canvases provided courtesy of The Make Shop! Alternative rain location will be inside the Library, F-206. 
  • Yin Yoga, 12 – 12:55 pm, Health and Recreation Center (M-1010): Passive yoga poses are held longer to target the deepest tissues and the connective tissue allowing the muscles to relax. This class is fully guided. (All Levels) 
  • Chair Massages, 12:30 - 2:00 pm and 3:30 - 5:00 pm, Health and Recreation Center (Building M): Reduce anxiety and de-stress with a chair massage. Chair massages focus on the high-tension areas of the neck, back, shoulders, arms and hands and are effective at producing therapeutic results in a brief period of time.

Thursday, May 9

  • Chair Massages, 12:30 – 2:00 pm and 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Health and Recreation Center (Building M): Reduce anxiety and de-stress with a chair massageChair massages focus on the high-tension areas of the neck, back, shoulders, arms and hands and are effective at producing therapeutic results in a brief period of time.

Friday, May 10 

  • Healthy Back Yoga, 12 – 12:55 pm, Health and Recreation Center (M-1010): Healthy Back Yoga helps reduce stress through safe postural poses and core strengthening techniques. Students are encouraged to stay within their individual limitations by progressing gradually through the various levels of the poses. Props are often used to help support and adapt the poses for everybody. (All levels) 

Monday, May 13 

  • Refueling Station, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, Avante Concourse: Stop by for a quick study break to grab a snack and some coffee! Refueling your body while studying can help improve concentration and ability to retain information. Pick up a grab-and-go snack for all of your studying needs. 

Tuesday, May 14 

  • Extended Hours in the Cultural Center, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm, (D-281)

Wednesday, May 15 

  • Comfort Dogs, 1 – 3 pm, Hawks Care Resource Center (D-204): Take a break with comfort dogs! 
  • Extended Hours in the Cultural Center, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm (D-281)

Thursday, May 16 

  • Extended Hours in the Cultural Center, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm (D-281)
Last Updated: 5/6/24