Splitting stress relief week into two separate weeks gives students time to study for their finals, while still having the opportunity to participate in stress relieving activities.
Stress Relief week includes Pizza Feast, the Food Truck Fair, snacks outside the caf, therapy dogs coming in and Alvin’s offering free coffee after close.
Pizza Feast happened last Tuesday from 11 to 1 p.m. The Student Activities Council tried something new this year by bringing in Hideaway Pizza and Empire Slice House, instead of Domino’s or Sodexo pizza. The outcome of Pizza Feast shows that this decision was a success. Last year’s Pizza Feast catered to about 400 students in total, this year there were more than 400 students in the first 20 minutes. This difference in numbers shows that students liked this decision better, even though it was difficult for the Student Activities Council plan.
“We ran out of pizza because it’s just hard to plan for,” Vice President of the Student Activities Council MaryAnn Grover said. “Students liked it a lot better, but the times were also tricky considering most pizza places close earlier than Pizza Feast starts.”
At Pizza Feast, Grover made the announcement that every student would receive a $5 food voucher for the Food Truck Fair that is happening from 8 to 10 p.m. Monday on the south side of Methodist Hall Dormitory. The Student Activities Council had planned to get out the vouchers all along, but had to make sure they had enough funds from the Student Government Association reserve before they let students know, Grover said.
The vouchers will be given outside the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center Monday, and students must swipe their student ID to receive their voucher. The Food Truck Fair includes:
- Taste of Soul Chicken and Waffles
- Big Truck Tacos
- Cafe Evoke Sip Truck
- The Sugar Shack Sweets and Treats
The vouchers are accepted at any of the food trucks. If a student’s purchase is more than $5 they will owe the difference, but if it is less than $5 there won’t be any change given.
The snacks outside the caf will be offered Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 p.m. until supplies last. There will be healthier snacks offered, and it is available to all students.
Th therapy dogs will be from 11 to 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday outside the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center. The dogs are brought in by University Counseling to help students cope with the stress of finals.
Alvin’s is also offering free coffee after close every day through Wednesday for the students.
“Good luck on your finals, and I hope all students enjoy the stress relief week activities,” Grover said.