College Care Week focuses on stress relief as finals approach
The College of Arts and Sciences is transforming Dead Week to College Care Week. The College — The Media School included — will provide food, fun and special activities Dec. 6-10.
With students under stress as deadlines from different courses loom, IU is focusing on doing what it can to alleviate students’ worries, associate dean Radhika Parameswaran said.
“It is so important for students to remember to take care of themselves mentally and physically during this week so they can pace themselves and finish all their assignments. All schools and departments should be aware of this and do what they can to help their students,” Parameswaran said. “Eating and sleeping well, making some time for a bit of fun and relaxation, spending time with friends and walking outdoors if the weather is good can all be a part of how students can try to reduce stress during this week.”
Director of student services Eliza Erxleben echoed the importance of students’ self-care during the end of the semester.
“Care Week provides a place and space for students to connect with each other during a traditionally busy and stressful time,” Erxleben said. “It’s a good reminder that students are not alone and that many people are rooting for their success.”
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