Student Activities Council is organizing a Stress Relief Week to help students relax and keep calm while they study for upcoming midterm exams.
Stress Relief Week will begin Monday March 6 and continue through March 9. There will be a different activity each day in Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center. The activities are organized by SAC, the branch of Student Government Association that plans student activities.
Paper, crayons and Play-Doh will be available Monday for students to play with outside the caf during lunch. Student volunteers will also be outside the caf at dinner to draw free 30-second caricatures of anyone who wants one.
Stress relief dogs will be outside the caf Tuesday for students to pet and interact with during lunch and dinner.
There will be a Midnight Breakfast 10 p.m. to midnight March 8 in the caf with donuts, cereal, eggs, and other breakfast foods available for students.
“This semester, Midnight Breakfast was a big focus for us. We’ve got a bigger menu and fun games this year,” said Joanne Hoch, union commissioner of SAC.
“My committee and I brainstorm ideas together, and we try to focus on what students like most about Stress Relief Week and what we can make better.”
A movie will be screened 8 p.m. March 9 in the Student Lounge. Snacks and board games will be provided as well. Students can vote for a movie in a poll on the OCU Facebook page throughout the week.
A stress relief wall will be set up March 10 outside the Student Government Association offices. The wall will be covered in bubble wrap for students to come by and pop to relieve their midterm stress.
“This is important from a student perspective, but also from a faculty perspective because it really helps our retention,” said Shannon Beshears, SAC vice president. “Little events are always fun to do, and we have the budget for it. We want to give back to the students, and the best time to give back to them is during stressful times like finals and midterms.”
SAC members are still seeking students to join Student Activities Council this semester. They need students who are interested in volunteering and helping with the events like Stress Relief Week and Free Movie Night.
“We want new ideas and diversity, and the more people we have, the more we can do. We wanted to put together goodie bags this year for Stress Relief Week, but we just didn’t have enough people.” Beshears said.
For more information about joining SAC, email Beshears at firstname.lastname@example.org.