Upcoming De-Stress Events for Finals Week

Image courtesy of The UCLA De-Stress Study Fest

As another finals week approaches, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed with ever-increasing to-do lists, homework, and other responsibilities. Here are some upcoming events that can help relieve stress and put you into a positive mindset for finals!

  • Monday, March 11
    • Pups and Prep!, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      • Destress and relax with puppies and pick up free school supplies to help you prepare for finals!
      • Hosted by: Good Clothes Good People
      • Location: Bruinwalk
    • Self-Care for Activists, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
      • Join a discussion about burnout and failure, with a focus on tapping into one’s self and their community resources to cope.
      • Hosted by: UCLA Campus LGBT Resource Center
      • Location: UCLA LGBT Resource Center
  • Tuesday, March 12
    • Break-sesh, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      • Enjoy games, massages, food, free giveaways, and self care activities.
      • Hosted by: HerCampus
      • Location: Wilson Plaza
    • Transfer De-Stress Study Fest, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
      • Take time to relax in a peaceful environment with puppies, aromatherapy, massages, care package giveaways, coloring, and more!
      • Hosted by: The UCLA Bruin Resource Center
      • Location: The UCLA Transfer Student Center in Kerckhoff Hall, Room 128
    • Bruin Love Station De-Stress Fest, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
      • Stop by the Arthur Ashe Student Center to win cool prizes and safe sex supplies.
      • Hosted by: The Bruin Love Station
      • Location: The Arthur Ashe Student Center
    • De-Stress Study Hall, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
      • Study and snack on free mac & cheese, coffee, and hot chocolate.
      • Hosted by: UCLA Transfer Center
      • Location: UCLA Transfer Center, Kerckhoff Hall Room 128
  • Wednesday, March 13
    • Break-sesh, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      • Enjoy games, massages, food, free giveaways, and self-care activities!
      • Hosted by: HerCampus
      • Location: Wilson Plaza
    • Transfer De-Stress Study Fest, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
      • Take time to relax in a peaceful environment with puppies, aromatherapy, massages, care package giveaways, coloring, and more!
      • Hosted by: The UCLA Bruin Resource Center
      • Location: UCLA Transfer Student Center in Kerckhoff Hall, Room 128
    • Self Love as Resistance, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • TSR De-Stress Study Hall, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
      • Get your study on and snack on free pizza, coffee, and hot chocolate.
      • Hosted by: USAC Transfer Student Representative
      • Location:  UCLA Transfer Student Center in Kerckhoff Hall, Room 128
  • Thursday, March 14
    • Sober Pot Painting, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Pies Day, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      • Take a break from studying, talk about campus safety, and snack on free pie!
      • Hosted by: USAC, Office of the President
      • Location: Bruinwalk
    • ThursYAY Movewell Event, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
      • De-stress by playing board games like Giant Chess, Connect Four, and more!
      • Hosted by: Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Center at UCLA
      • Location: Court of Sciences
  • Saturday, March 16
    • Finals Study Hall, 1:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
      • Get free school supplies for finals, snack on free coffee, and pastries, and find a quiet place to study.
      • Hosted by: UCLA USAC Office of the Internal Vice President
      • Location: The UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom
  • Sunday, March 17
    • Hammer Study Hall, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      • Find a relaxing place to study this weekend with free Wi-Fi, plenty of outlets to charge phones and computers, soothing music, free refreshments, and art breaks.
      • Hosted by: The Hammer Museum
      • Location: The Hammer Museum
    • Food Trucks for Finals, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
      • Grab some food on your study break at food trucks parked outside of Kaplan!
      • Hosted by: UCLA USAC, Office of the Internal Vice President
      • Location: Outside Kaplan Hall
  • Monday, March 18 – Tuesday, March 19
    • Food Trucks for Finals, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
      • Grab some food on your study breaks from food trucks on the first two nights of finals week!
      • Hosted by: UCLA USAC, Office of the Internal Vice President
      • Location: Outside Kaplan Hall
  • Thursday, March 21
    • ThursYAY Movewell Event, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
      • De-stress by playing board games like Giant Chess, Connect Four and more!
      • Hosted by: Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Center at UCLA
      • Location: Court of Sciences

These are just a few of the events provided by organizations at UCLA! The UCLA De-Stress Study Fest also has a daily schedule of additional events that include chair massages, art, animal therapy, meditation, snacks, quiet study spaces, and more on their Facebook page.

Most importantly, as the stress of finals week approaches, don’t forget the importance of prioritizing your mental health and watching out for the health of those around you. If you think that you or someone you know might be experiencing a mental health crisis, here are some important health resources:

Always remember to take care of yourself, that letter grades do not define your worth, and that there are always people that care! Good luck on winter quarter finals!

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