Georgia Southern Hosts Stress Free Festival Amid Finals

Massage therapists & therapy dogs were highlights of the event


Duncan Sligh

Armstrong student receives manicure at Stress Free Festival.

Georgia Southern’s University Programming Board (UPB) and the Campus Recreation and Intramurals (CRI) department hosted a Stress Free Festival in the Student Union Ballroom on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The festival was held the day before finals week began, and offered students a variety of ways to decompress and relax before braving the challenges of finals and winter break travel plans.

The festival offered massages from licensed massage therapists, manicures, therapy dogs and mini horses, meditation opportunities, sandwiches from Jimmy Johns, coloring books and other activities for students to participate in.

There was also a raffle giveaway at the entrance to the festival, where students could enter their names and have a chance to win hats, goodie-bags and other prizes offered by the event.

Students in need of mental health resources during finals week and other high-stress times should seek out resources offered by the Counseling Center, which offers same-day help services for students in need of short-notice mental healthcare. Call that counseling center at 912-344-2529 on the Armstrong campus or 912-478- 5541.

For more information on CRI events on the Armstrong Campus, check out their webpage. More information on UPB events can be found on their webpage as well.