Mason Family Flash

Three Ways for Students to De-stress During Exam Week

Students at Fenwick Library

Winter break is right around the corner and many students are busy wrapping up the semester with final exams, papers, and projects. Because this week can be particularly demanding for students, we have provided you with three different ways to help your student manage stress during finals week.

Mason Recreation
Physical activity is a great way to reduce stress and Mason Recreation offers many different options for students. Encourage your student to visit for a full list of group fitness classes, aquatic, and fitness options available. With three different facilities on the Fairfax campus and the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center on the Prince William campus, Mason Rec offers the variety to meet your student’s needs.

Wellbeing Exercises
The Center for Consciousness and Transformation offers several different programs focused on supporting the wellbeing of students and reducing stress. Events include meditation, yoga, and tai chi. Encourage your student to visit the Center for Consciousness and Transformation’s event website for more information.

Learning Services
During final exams, students oftentimes feel overwhelmed by their workload. Encourage your student to visit Mason’s Learning Services website to gather techniques on how to best manage their time and study most efficiently.

Cakes and Bakes by Mason Dining
What better way to show your student your support than by sending him or her a special treat? Mason Dining offers several different sweet treats that can be ordered online. Orders must be placed five days in advance, so check out for more information and place your order today!

With all of the demands the end of the semester brings, students often struggle to manage stress levels. Please encourage your student to take advantage of these activities in order to relieve stress and power through the final weeks of the semester.

Rebecca Kurihine
Graduate Assistant
Orientation and Family Programs and Services