College would not be college without stress and procrastination. With stress levels increasing each year, it only makes sense that the University of La Verne will try to create ways that students can relieve stress.
Studies from the American Psychological Association show that Millennials (ages 18 to 33) have the highest average stress levels. Both Millennials and Gen Xers report an average stress level of 5.4 on a 10-point scale. Due to stress, more than 52 percent of students report having lain awake at night in the past month and 44 percent of Millennials and Gen Xers report experiencing irritability or anger.
To remedy the stress that sets in during finals the Associated Students of University of La Verne and the Campus Activites Board have a solution: Destination Procrastination. The event is scheduled for May 17 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Campus Center.
It has come to that time in the semester where all the students are burnt out and the countdown to finals begins. It will begin the ultimate procrastination to study for finals and what better way to procrastinate than by playing arcade games, getting free massages, free giveaways and eating tons of free food?
With the coordinators still at work to finalize the final schedule, students can be assured that there will be several events throughout the night and delicious food every hour. This event will be free to both residents and commuters.
Students should take advantage of this event to help relax before finals week kicks off. The APA’s five tips to help manage stress are take a break from the stressor, exercise, smile and laugh, get social support and meditate.
Destination procrastination definitely hits all the APA’s tips to help manage stress. It will help students take a break from studying which will allow their brains to relax. There will be a live DJ that will allow the students to dance the night away and get their stress out through dance.
Socializing with friends will bring out the smiles, laughs and the venting of how much they hate finals. Talk about free massages and food trucks at midnight, if that does not win students over, who knows what will.
For those students who actually want to get a start on studying but still want to participate and eat delicious food, there will be tutors from the Leaning Enhancement Center available to help students. Finals goodie bags will also be handed out filled with supplies for finals.
So if students are ready for the ultimate procrastination experience do not do it on your own, do it at the school’s expense.