Destress before finals with some of these campus events

With finals coming up, various student organizations are planning end-of-the-year destress events for students across campus


Jong Eun Jung

This semester has been one for the books, beginning with a winter that lasted way too long and ending with an “Old Town Road Remix” that’s been played way too often. That said, with finals week rapidly approaching, it’s important to take time to relax your mind and body so you can finish the year off strong. Attend one of these upcoming destress events to find your zen before your exams.


Stress Less Spring Fest

Thursday, April 18 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Recreation and Wellness Center

This events offers massages and a variety of activities including  top golf, bowling, video games, beach volleyball, yoga (5:30 – 6:45 p.m.), crate stacking (5:30 – 7 p.m.) and rock wall climbing (7 – 8:30 p.m.). Attendees will also get the chance to pet the therapy dogs and hang out in Hammock Village. Most importantly, there is free food.


Let’s Get This Banh Mi

Friday, April 19 from 5 – 7 p.m. in Sarratt 189

This event offers students the chance to make a banh mi sandwich, which is a big part of Vietnamese street food and a staple in the country’s breakfast menu. There are suggested guidelines for making one, but feel free to let your culinary creativity run wild. In addition, you sing away your stress with karaoke.


Midnight Breakfast

Monday, April 22 at 11:59 p.m. in Morgan Reading Room

On the last day of class, right before midnight, students can gather to eat breakfast foods as a Highland Quad tradition. Choose from a selection of pancakes, bacon, biscuits and gravy, bagels, fruit, McDonald’s hash browns, Foxes Cronuts and a coffee cart from Crest Coffee. There will also be a variety of foods that cater to different dietary restrictions.  


Finals Mini-Bar

Tuesday, April 23, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Branscomb Lobby

Stop by to grab some snacks and school supplies before finals swing into full gear.


Commodore Coffee Break

Tuesday, April 23, 7 – 10 p.m. in the Student Life Center

Vanderbilt Programming Board is hosting its annual spring finals event inspired by Central Perk, the coffee shop from the TV show Friends. There will be plenty of couches for you to chill out and New York paraphanelia to really integrate the Friends vibes. Unwind and destress with massages, facials, Hip Hues T-shirt printing, virtual reality games and free food.  


Additionally, the Center for Student Wellbeing will continue to hold their regular weekly destress events; their events calendar is listed below.  

Gentle Yoga on Monday, April 22 from 2 – 3 pm

Guided Meditation on Tuesday, April 23 from 1:15 – 1:45 pm

Silent Meditation on Thursday, April 25 from 3:15 – 3:45 pm