It’s been a challenging few months, and now — with only a few days remaining until the end of the semester — many students are feeling the additional pressure of finals. While remote learning means no midnight trips to the library or the Student Union, we’re still here to help you stay focused and unfrazzled during this stressful time. When it’s time for a break, check out these virtual events and activities that will help you relax and connect.
How to Stay Sane, Keep Calm For Finals with Dr. Jay Kumar
Friday, May 15
Don’t let anxiety and stress be the final word as you head into Finals week. Fitness & Recreation Services, in partnership with Dr. Jay Kumar (professor of Chapman’s “Happiness” course), invites you to a special student event where you can discuss proven strategies for regulating stress, boosting your resilience and mastering your mind.
Ordinarily during finals, the Leatherby Libraries offer 24-hour services — with tables of cookies available on each floor. Though they can’t offer cookies right now, the new LibGuide is offering fun ways to de-stress, including links to puzzles, coloring pages, free streaming video services and pictures of the furry friends of the Leatherby Libraries librarians and staff.
Live Pilates with Callie
Thursday, May 14 & Thursday, May 21
Color Your Way to the Student Union
Monday, May 18
Missing the Argyros Forum Student Union? So are we! Here’s a relaxing activity to bring you closer to campus. Research shows that coloring can reduce anxiety and may boost creativity in adults. Download the full image of the Argyros Forum Student Union, color away and then show us your final product by tagging us @lifeatcu. One random participant will be selected to win a Hydroflask!
Dogs on Zoom at Noon
Tuesday, May 19
Finals week can be ruff! It’s time to de-stress with some love from our furry friends. Bring your pupcorn and join us as we watch explore.org’s Livestream Puppy Cam together! Follow @lifeatcu for the link to participate.
CU Burrito Wednesday
Wednesday, May 20
All day, starting at midnight!
Anyone else craving a breakfast burrito from Sub Connection? See a burrito, share a burrito! Tag @lifeatcu in your homemade breakfast burrito creations while wearing Chapman University apparel. We’ll share some of our favorites, and one random participant will be selected to win an Amazon Echo Dot!
Thursday, May 21
Join the Argyros Forum Student Union for the final virtual movie night of the semester via Netflix Party. To participate, you’ll need a Netflix account. You can help identify the movie by following @lifeatcu on Instagram to cast your vote today! Check back in on Thursday for the link to participate.
As finals week quickly approaches, Dean Giulio Ongaro of the College of Performing Arts has compiled a playlist of instrumental music for students to use as a soundtrack when studying for exams. Studies have shown that the benefits of music-listening range from physical and mental relaxation to improved concentration and recall, especially in the case of instrumental works. The new “Study Hour with the Dean” public playlist is available to enjoy now on Spotify.
And don’t miss the Finals 2020 Panther Sourced Jams playlist, with tunes suggested by Chapman students!