Staff from across the Division of Student Affairs came together to provide a complete week of stress-free activities for students leading up to the end of the semester, just as they did in fall 2012. Students who were feeling stressed out during finals could took advantage of free fitness classes at the Rec Center, goodie bags, treats in the dining halls and study breaks with piñatas and more. The variety of activities that started on Monday, May 6 and ended on Thursday, May 16, even included slacklining, therapy dogs, playing with paint, free food, a nap room and much, much more! There was even a fourth annual Library Flash Rave!
For seniors only, a Senior Day Champagne Brunch and Senior Fest were held on Saturday, May 11. The events were sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, along with the Senior Class Council and the Alumni Association.
For students who were really feeling the stress, a number of student services extended their hours. The Dean of Students case manager provided services for students on an appointments or walk-in basis, the University Counseling Center extended walk-in hours for students with urgent/crisis issues, the University Downtown Center opened for extended hours for all off-campus students needing a study location, the Libraries extended their hours, Harpur’s Ferry Student Volunteer Ambulance Service offered free blood pressure checks and tips to reduce anxiety at various locations around campus, EOP held open office hours for EOP students who were feeling overwhelmed and TRiO/Student Support Services offered tutoring sessions.