It is back again!!! If you go to USG, you will realize that students all over the campus are getting ready for final examinations or final papers to submit. At the library where I work, all students passing by are either talking about how short the Thanksgiving holiday was or about how they are getting ready for exam weeks.
Students are not the only ones talking about finals. Professors are reminding their students about final papers or procedures to follow for the upcoming examination. Faculty members are also on the list of groups getting ready to close this semester chapter. Lastly, but surely members of the Office of Student Service and RAC (Campus Recreation Center) are also making sure that students are well taken care of and that their needs such as, tutoring and last minute advice about their class or papers are fulfilled. Those groups and associations for students are not the only ones making arrangements for final week, also Student Clubs, facilities at school our cafeteria everyone is on the move.
One arrangement that I found particularly interesting, is indeed a new concept for me since, I am an International Student, it is called the “De-Stress Lounge”. The “De-Stress lounge” is situated in building three, second floor, right above the cafeteria and next to the campus Recreation Center. It is a concept that has been there for quite some times now and dedicated to students. The “De-Stress lounge” is a collaboration between the RAC center and the Office of Student Services.
The idea behind it, is to provide students with a whole classroom where they can relax and De-stress from the pressure of finals week. They do not just provide room for the students but also provide games, massage chairs, coffee, and a couple of different refreshments. If you are on campus I highly suggest that you stop by and go check it out. They have had excellent programs especially this semester such as yoga classes, Zumba classes, and fitness programs for students. They are bringing this semester therapy dogs for students.
Being from a different background I am amazed how those organization actually stretch themselves to extremes for the well-being of their students and for free. We should totally take advantage of this opportunity and at least stop by, even if it is just for a moment just to see and appreciate the effort they past through.
If you can find time in your schedule, the De-stress lounge should definitely be a stop in your schedule.
Here is the schedule to help you guys organize your time and choose which event that you are more interested in.