Exam Stress Busters

Today's Hours: 8am - 10pm - All service hours
Last updated: April 25, 2023 13:25 EDT
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The McLaughlin Library is pleased to provide students with several fun activities to help decrease stress during the exam period! 

To unwind during this busy time, students can:  

  • Visit our Grab and Go Table on the first floor of the library and: 

    • Pick up a colouring book, maze game, crossword puzzle or pen. 

    • Leave a motivational note for a peer on the Positivity Board. 

    • Discard a worry in our Worry Box. 

    • Play our number guessing game (the winner will be announced on April 19.)

  • Check out a hidden gem from the library’s Gryph Reads You’re #1 display on the first floor.

  • Relax and read by the (virtual) fire at our Fireside Chill sessions between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on: 

    • Thursday, April 13 – Hot chocolate will be provided. 

    • Monday, April 17 

    • Thursday, April 19 – Hot chocolate will be provided. 

  • Drop by the Hospitality Services table on the first floor of the library on Monday, April 11 or Monday, April 17 between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to find something healthy to nosh on.

  • Grab a snack at the Student Nutrition Awareness Program’s Stress Eating the Nutritious Way session on Thursday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Get creative at our Buttons, Beads, and Bookmarks sessions running from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on: 

    • Tuesday, April 11-Friday, April 14 inclusive 

    • Monday, April 17-Friday, April 21 inclusive 

  • Paint a plant pot with the Off-Campus Living team on Wednesday, April 12 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. 

  • Take some deep breaths and chill out in a stress-free space with Student Wellness between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday, April 11, Friday, April 14, and Tuesday, April 18.

  • Pose for a professional LinkedIn profile headshot on Wednesday, April 12 or Tuesday, April 18 between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. in the Filming Studio in room 247. 

We invite students to take a break from studying to participate in these exciting activities. All events listed above will take place in room 103 in the library unless otherwise indicated. Follow along on our social media channels for further Exam Stress Busters event information.  

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