Stuff around campus to help you cope
Every year, organizations and establishments across the campus of North Dakota State put on little events or fun things to help students get through Dead Week and Finals Week.
At the library
As every semester, the NDSU Library’s hours have now become 24/7, thanks to the Blue Key Honor Society and the students that volunteer to staff the place all night.
In the past, members of the Blue Key Honor Society have also ventured through the library at odd hours of the morning, like 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.
Snacks will be provided sporadically throughout Dead Week and Finals Week along with the extended hours.
There are also games and projects to help students de-stress, such as a sticker mosaic, LEGO bricks, coloring sheets, board games and other miscellaneous things, some of which are to be determined.
At 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, Therapy Pets for Red River Valley are bringing the therapy dogs in to lift students’ spirits.
Despite the library being open 24 hours a day until May 10, students are prohibited from bringing in outside cooking equipment, though a microwave is available for use.
Additionally, study rooms cannot be checked out after midnight, as the library staff will not be present at that point, and at midnight the Blue Key Honor Society takes over.
The Counseling Center
The Counseling Center at NDSU has offered group workshops the whole semester, and it’s not too late to catch the tail end of the Art Therapy workshop.
At the workshop, students can expect counselors to work with them to develop an art project that fits their specific needs.
The final session of this art therapy will take place 3-5 p.m. Friday, May 7, and more information can be found on the Counseling Center’s webpage or by contacting Teresa DeMers.
Take a scroll through Facebook
There are a lot of events happening around the Fargo-Moorhead area in the next week or so that all focus on making art, planting or buying plants, doing a pub crawl or enjoying music.
Alternatively, if discussion between people is more your style, there are plenty of discussion based events around the area as well.
If stress shopping is more your style, spring cleaning has brought about several clothing swaps and thrifting events around town, along with community dance and yoga events.
Lastly, there are a few pet adoption events, and despite students not being allowed to have pets in residence halls and many apartments, it never hurts to window shop for cute animals that you hope to own one day.
Take a nap. Sleep is the best way to prepare for any exam.
Eat, because many students don’t get a decent meal in for most of Dead Week or Finals Week.