Overview of dead week events to help students focus, relax

December 5, 2017

Lauren Butler

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    Every student experiences the stress of finals. To deal with the mounting papers, exams and presentations, UCCS will offer a few events to help students focus.


Kraemer Family Library

    The Kraemer Family Library will host Pause for Paws Dec. 6 – 11.

    Therapy dogs will visit the campus library to help students relieve stress. The event will take place Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dec. 7 from 2:45-4:45 p.m. and Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Studies show that blood pressure, which is linked to stress, decreases when a person pets a dog, according to Harvard Health Publishing at Harvard Medical school.

    Throughout finals week, the library will also provide games, coloring sheets and puzzles, as well as snacks from the circulation desk.


Office of Student Activities

    Dec. 6, students can attend PJ’s and Pancakes, hosted by the Office of Student Activities, in the library from 7:30-9 p.m.

    Free pancakes, Monster energy drinks, testing materials and hot coffee will be provided at the event.

    Students are invited to wear pajamas while enjoying a buffet of pancakes throughout the evening, while they either relax or continue to study for their upcoming exams.



    MOSAIC’s Game Night/De-Stress event in the University Center will also take place Dec. 6.

    Students can take a break from studying and chat with friends at this night of casual video-gaming from 5-7 p.m.


Music, Film & Food

    For students who enjoy unwinding with music, the Jazz Ensemble can provide a pleasant distraction from homework and exams.

    Students will perform a series of jazz songs directed by Sean Schafer Hennessy, lecturer for film scoring and jazz history, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Centennial Hall Auditorium.

    The American Sign Language club will host their second annual ASL ornament decorating event Dec. 8 in Dwire Hall room 270 from 7-8:30 p.m. This event will consist of Christmas ornament decoration and a chance for students to celebrate the upcoming Christmas season.

    The ASL hosts will provide a variety of ornaments, paint, felt and glue as well as sparkles for students to decorate their own ornaments.

    During finals week, Café 65 will host the Finals Fuel event Dec. 11. Finals Fuel includes a late-night breakfast in Café 65, free to all students with their students ID. Hot coffee and breakfast bowls will be provided at the event.

    For more information and events during dead week and finals week, visit events.uccs.edu.