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Hey, be honest: are you okay? You look tired. You’ve got circles under your eyes and there are like 13 paper clips in your hair. We don’t mean to pry, but it’s exam season and we’re worried you’re not getting the R&R you need to be your best.

If you can’t seem to make time to drag your butt through your regular self-care routine, or if you can’t bring yourself to shell out the $$$ for frivolities like “food,” don’t even worry for a second – SAMRU’s got you: from April 18 to 24, we’ll be running Stress Less Week programming all around campus to help you get your mental and physical health game right, so you can finish the year strong and go out in a blaze of glory.

All Stress Less Week programming is free and conveniently located on campus, so you have no excuse to not take advantage of it. So build Stress Less into your exam schedule; you’d be amazed at what snacks, crafts, a long nap and some puppy snuggles will do for your study-weary brain.

Stress Less Week Programming

Exam Relief Food Cart (various locations)
All week, 11:30am until supplies run out

April 18: Iniskim Centre, B Wing, and Library
April 19: Accessibility Services, Y wing, and U Wing
April 20: EA Building and Library
April 21: EB building and U Wing
April 24: T Wing, O Wing, E Wing, and Library

Puppy room: Wyckham House, the Gallery (second floor lounge)
April 18 & 19, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Crafts: Wyckham House, Yellow Room (Z203)
All week, 11:00am – 4:00pm

April 18 & 24: Bath bombs
April 19 & 21: Coloring
April 20: Glow-in-the-dark stress balls

Movies: Wyckham House, Fort Room (between Pride Centre and Peer Support Centre)
All week, 11:00am – 4:00pm

Nap Room: Wyckham House, Z302
All week, 11:00am – 4:00pm


PS – If you’re really struggling to cope and you don’t think puppy snuggles will help, get yourself over to Wellness Services and book an appointment with a counsellor, or make use of their other services to get the support you need. Exams aren’t an excuse to stop taking care of yourself, you hear?