Finals preparation is exhausting. Take a break from your hard work and relax during Stress Less Week.

Student Counseling Services is hosting Stress Less Week from Dec. 3 to Dec. 7. Each day will bring a new event, providing fun ways to unwind.

Beginning Monday, Dec. 3, enjoy “Coffee and Creativity” from 12-2 p.m. in the Performance Lounge of the Hill Student Center. Caffeine, arts and crafts will be available to help student get through the their studies.

Tuesday, Dec. 4, enjoy animal-assisted therapy and a massage during “‘Paws’ for a Break.” Hand in Paw, a local non-profit organization, will bring their therapy dogs to the Green while massages will be available in the Blazer Hall  RLC. The event will last from 12-2 p.m.

Meditate with Yoga Flow on “Wind Down Wednesday” Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. in Studio 2 of the Campus Recreation Center. Yoga Flow will offer extended meditation time. The event is open to participants at all levels of yoga experience. The first 50 people will receive a customizable coffee mug sponsored by the UAB Honors College.

“Get Fired Up” Thursday, Dec. 6. Treat yourself by roasting s’mores over the bonfire at the Mini-Park from 7-9 p.m. A DJ will provide music, and the Magic City Eats food truck will offer their menu items for sale. The first 100 visitors will get a meal voucher for a sweet from the truck!

Stress Less Week wraps up Friday, Dec. 7 with “Polar Express and PJ’s” at the Blazer Hall RLC. Get ready for the holidays with Polar Express, comfort, and a photo booth! The Magic City Eats food truck will be available again, and meal vouchers will be available to the first 100 visitors. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the film will start at 8 p.m.

Don’t let exam anxiety wear you down. Enjoy Stress Less Week’s days of relief.

For more information about Stress Less Week or for disability accommodations, contact April Coleman at or Student Counseling Services at (205) 934-5816.