It’s that time of year again: finals are approaching, and high stress levels can be felt all across campus. To combat this, multiple student groups and organizations are putting on study breaks during the next two weeks to prioritize mental health and healthy study habits for undergraduate students. Bwog knows how busy everyone is, so we put it in our hands to compile a list of all of the best study breaks that you should attend this week.
Monday, December 11th:
Study Breaks with FLIP: “Finals got you stressed? Don’t want to spend another minute in Butler? Come to FLIP’s biweekly study breaks! Hang out with other FLIP students, take a break, and have some snacks!” IRC First Floor Lounge, 8PM-9PM (Event link here)
Stressbusters in Butler: “Kick off your reading week right, with free neck and back rubs and a bunch of stressbusting swag!” Butler 203, 6PM-10PM (Event link here)
Tuesday, December 12th:
Midnight Pancakes Study Break: “Finals making you hungry? Need to get in the spirit of the season? Take a break and join us at Broadway Presbyterian Church for free pancakes, coffee, bacon and other late night breakfast delights. There will be classic holiday movies on the big screen, a giant Christmas tree, free wifi and a chance to take a load off and relax for a few minutes or a few hours before you head back to studying.” Broadway Presbyterian Church, 11PM – 1AM (Event link here)
Wall of Success: “Stressed out during Finals week? You are not alone! Join Columbia Ivy Council and our mental health initiative: Wall of Success | Wall of Failure. Look out for candy and posters in Butler Cafe, where you can anonymously share any successes or failures you’ve encountered this semester!” Butter Library, All day (Event link here)
Low Lounge Study Break: “The Low Library rotunda will be open to Columbia students with CUID and offer snacks, yoga, games and room to relax and refuel with friends or on your own as we transition into study days. Raffle prizes on the hour, music and more!” 12PM – 5PM (Event link here)
Wednesday, December 13th:
Fireplace Study Break: “Take a break from studying and the cold weather with a fun and festive event in the John Jay Lounge! There will be a hot chocolate bar (free Columbia mugs provided), gingerbread cookie decorating, snow globe making and more!” John Jay Lounge, 11AM – 3PM (Event link here)
Holiday Study Break: “Join us in taking a well-deserved break from finals prep! We’ll have comforting insomnia cookies, sweet cider, and warm hugs for everyone :) See you there!” Furnald Main Lounge, 9PM-10PM (Event link here)
Thursday, December 14th:
CCSC’s Insomnia Study Break: “Come outside Butler before Orgo Night and enjoy free Insomnia Cookies, hot chocolate and cider to help get you through the night. All Columbia College students welcome!” Outside Butler, 11PM-12AM (Event link here)
Midnight Breakfast: “Light the camp fire, it’s almost Midnight Breakfast! You’re cordially invited to Midnight Breakfast, one of Barnard’s most treasured traditions! Come reignite your summer memories at CAMP MILLIE featuring your favorite foods and camp activities.” Diana Center, 11PM Barnard freshmen, 11:30PM all Barnard students, 12:00AM all Columbia students (Event link here)
Good luck studying this week, and remember to prioritize your mental health!