WHAT: Each semester, “DeStress Fest” helps students
at Rutgers University in Newark cope with the stressors of final exams through
a program of activities specifically designed to reduce stress and provide emotional
and moral support. This fall those activities include a round-the-clock study
lounge, extended hours at the campus library and athletic center, massages, belly
dancing, yoga and free snacks. All
events and snacks are free; all activities open to both residential and
commuter students with valid RU ID.
Fest is sponsored by: the Office of
the Chancellor, the Counseling Center, Paul Robeson Campus Center, the Office
of Student Life & Leadership, the Program Board, the Office of Housing
& Residence Life, Athletics & Recreation Department, Unity
Theatre , the Student Health Advocates (Health Promotion Division
of Health Services) and the LGBTQ and Diversity Resource Center.
12-Dec. 21, various campus locations (Please
started with a twice-annual midnight pancake breakfast, held during winter and
spring finals. For students who were cramming for exams, the pancake breakfasts
provided nourishment, a needed break from their studies, and moral support,
courtesy of Rutgers staff and administrators who served the pancakes while
offering encouragement and a sympathetic ear. The breakfasts are still served
but the campus has added a wide range of activities to help students manage the
stresses associated with finals.
For mental health/stress issues, Dr. Pamela
Heard, Counseling Center, 973/353-5805; for student life issues, Gerald
Dec. 12, 2:30 - 4 p.m., DeStress Fest Kickoff: free massages, interactive drumming with the
Drum Café, a DeStress Wall, games, giveaways, refreshments and much more; Paul
Robeson Campus Center (PRCC), first floor, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Cotton Dana Library, 185 University Ave.:
Dec. 13: 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Fri., Dec. 14: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 15: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 16: 12
noon - midnight
Mon., Dec. 17: 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Tues., Dec. 18: 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Wed., Dec. 19: 8 a.m. - midnight
Thurs., Dec. 20: 8 a.m. - midnight
Fri., Dec. 21: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
2. STONSBY COMMONS, 91 Bleeker
St., 24 HOUR STUDY LOUNGE
Dec. 10: 9-11 a.m., Center for Law and Justice (CLJ), 123 Washington St.
Dec.11: 9:00am-11:00am, CLJ
Dec. 13: 2 - 4 p.m., Dana Library, 185
Dec. 13: 10 p.m. - midnight, Stonsby Lounge, 91Bleeker St.
Dec.14: noon- 2 p.m., first floor, PRCC, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dec.14: noon- 2 p.m., first floor, PRCC
Dec. 15: 9 -11 a.m., CLJ, 123 Washington St.
Dec. 17: 8:30- 10:30 p.m., Stonsby Lounge, 91Bleeker St.
Dec.18: noon - 2 p.m., first floor, PRCC, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dec 19: 7 - 9 p.m., Stonsby Lounge, 91Bleeker
Dec 22: 9 - 11 a.m., CLJ, 123 Washington St.
Dec. 12: 5:30 p.m., Stonsby
Cafeteria, 91Bleeker St., Newark
YOGA WITH S-O-U-L!
Wed., Dec. 12: 8:30 -
Tues., Dec. 18: 8 – 9
Wed., Dec. 19: 8 - 9 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 20: 8 - 9
Stonsby Lounge, 91Bleeker St.
HEALTH PROMOTIONS DIVISION STYLE!
Dec. 13: 6:30 - 7:15 p.m., Student Health Advocate displays (fun on an
apocalyptic proportion), and from 7:15 - 8:30 p.m., Interactive Unity Theatre
show (complete annihilation of stress through laughter)
Theater, third floor, 110 Warren St.
Dec. 13: 10 p.m. – midnight; Stonsby Cafeteria, 91Bleeker St.
Dec.13: 10 p.m. - midnight, Stonsby Cafeteria
PJ PARTY: TAKE A BREAK FROM YOUR STUDIES FOR PBJ’S AND OTHER SNACKS!
Dec. 14: 10 p.m. - midnight or until
supplies last; Stonsby Lounge, 91Bleeker
WOOF THERAPY! Soothing Pet Therapy to Decrease Ur Stress
17: 7 – 8 p.m., University Square
Lounge, 155 University Ave.
Dec.18: 7 - 8 p.m., Stonsby Lounge, 91Bleeker
STATION: COME GET YOUR RELAX ON!
Dec. 17: 8 p.m.; Stonsby Cafeteria, 91Bleeker
YOUR BODY-WORK OUT! EXTENDED GYM HOURS!
Dec. 17 - Thurs., Dec. 20: Gym open until 11 p.m., pool open until 10:45 p.m.;
Athletic Center, 42 Warren St.
Media Contact: Carla Capizzi