Relax in the Union at “De-Stress Days”



Student Wellness Services will be holding their bi-annual “De-Stress Days” in the Maucker Union Ballroom on April 29, 30 and May 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Letter to the Editor

Hey Panthers, it’s that time of year once again! Time to put everything you have spent the past 14 weeks learning to the test – literally! You might find yourself becoming overwhelmed by the amount of stress that final exams stir up. However, there are a few things you can do to prevent letting the stress of finals week get the best of you: make sure to get adequate sleep, make time to take care of your body and eat a balanced variety of foods. These are just a few steps you can take that may help reduce stress during finals week. Looking for more ideas? You are in luck! There will be many stress relieving activities for you to try during De-Stress Days at UNI!

Student Wellness Services and the Student Health Advisory Committee will be hosting De-Stress Days during the week prior to finals week. Drop by the Maucker Union Ballroom on Monday, April 29, Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for fun, stress relieving activities! We will have puzzles, coloring pages/colored pencils, and beads available for those who would like to make bracelets. If you are looking to practice gratitude, cards will be available to write notes of gratitude to the people in your support network. We will also have the labyrinth available, a walking meditation that can be used to experience peace and relaxation.

But wait, there’s more! Each day, Student Wellness Services will also have a number of massage therapy students available from Capri College to provide free, five-minute massages. In addition to all of this, we are collaborating with Retrieving Freedom and will have dogs to hang out with every day of De-Stress days! We will also provide Panther Punch and tea, free of charge! These activities are not only fun, but they provide stress-relieving qualities. De-Stress Days is the perfect place for students to start finding healthy ways to handle stressful situations!

Contact Student Wellness Services for any interest in scheduling a program related to a number of wellness topics at