By Taylor Stewart

Student decorating sugar cookie during 2021 Stress Less week

With finals just around the corner, it’s time to announce the event line-up for UAB Stress Less Week! This week-long program encourages students to engage in various health and well-being events and activities to lift their spirits and aid in reducing stress before final exams. 

Monday 11/28


  • Stop by the Hill Student Center dining area from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to kick off Stress Less Week! Students can enjoy fun crafts like crafting their own study buddy, engage in sensory activities, cookie decorating, and more! 

Stress Less Wind Down

  • Take game night to the next level with the Collegiate Recovery Community and Good Games UAB. Join their virtual Twitch stream or stop by their office to play video games from 3 to 5 p.m. Their office is located at 1102 12th Street South between Subway and Pita Stop. 

Tuesday 11/29

Biscuits and Balance

  • Enjoy the most important meal of the day with Second Year Experience outside Blazer RLC from 8 to 10 a.m. Grab some free breakfast and affirmations to start your day off the right way! 

DeStress Fest

  • Stop by the UAB Bookstore for free food and games from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m! Put together a puzzle with your friends, play a game or color. They’ll have a variety of snacks and fun giveaway items while you forget about exam stress.

Hip Hop with Martin

  • Sweat out your stress with University Recreation! Join Martin at 5:30 pm in Studio 1 to participate in a hip hop dance class! 

Wednesday 11/30

Wake Up Wednesday

  • Get past the mid-week slump with free coffee and pastries at the Off-Campus Student Lounge from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Blazer Bash Car Smash

Thursday 12/1

Peer Wellness Showcase

  • Join Wellness Promotion, Peer Educators, and AIDS Alabama on the Campus Green from 12 to 3 p.m. for a health education expo. Engage in fun activities, and get some free food and swag. The first 50 people who receive STI Testing will get a $20 gift card!

Study Party

  • Stop by Sterne Library, Suite 222 from 6 to 10 p.m. for the ultimate study party with free food, games, and great music. Connect with tutors throughout the night as you prep for your final exams.

Friday 12/2

Poetic Justice

  • Social Justice meets performance art at WOW on Friday night from 5 to 8 p.m. Tap into your creative side and share your stories with the UAB Social Justice Advocacy Council.

Sunday 12/4

UAB vs. South Alabama

  • Cheer on the UAB Men’s Basketball team before official finals cramming begins! Tailgating starts at 10 a.m. with the Blazers tipping off against South Alabama at 1 p.m. at Bartow arena.

All events are open to UAB students, don’t forget to register on Engage or bring your OneCard to check in. To stay up to date on Stress Less Week events, be sure to follow @uabstudents and @getinvolveduab on Instagram.