Students can find stress relief during finals week


To help students combat stress during finals week, locations on campus have organized useful methods of assistance.

Tara Coleman, science librarian at Hale Library, said beginning Sunday at 1 p.m. the library will be open 24 hours a day throughout finals week.

Coleman said many actions are taken to ensure the availability of quiet study areas.

“We will offer more quiet areas during finals week,” she said. “The only louder, group areas will be the second floor and the 24-hour study.”

Although many areas are reserved for quiet study, Coleman said students should not expect total silence.

“We still have services offered at the service and reference desks,” she said. “There may still be just a little noise.”

Beginning Sunday at 10 p.m., Coleman said students can get free coffee and tea at the library. The service will be offered through Tuesday night.

“We’ll have caffeine for students until supplies run out,” Coleman said. “We’re asking that you bring your own mug, but we’ll be providing styrofoam cups as well.”

Sarah Decke, leadership development coordinator for the Department of Housing and Dining and Association of Residence Halls adviser, said the ARH will sponsor a late night breakfast for students living on campus.

The breakfast, which takes place at the end of every semester, will occur Sunday from 9:30-11 p.m. at the Kramer Dining Center, Decke said.

“Students won’t be charged for the meal,” she said. “It’s a free breakfast, so it’s kind of fun.”

James Tobin, graduate student in computer science development, said the hall is providing treats for its residents next week.

“We are providing snacks for little stress breaks from studying next week,” Tobin said.