Stress less with your SU

December 5, 2017  |   Found in Advocacy // Get Involved // Student Life

PrintIt sure is hard to believe the semester is almost over! The past few months have flown by and it’s almost time for exams. We know that the end of the semester is crunch time and you’re no doubt pulling all-nighters, so the SU has got you covered for stress relief:

Start off by dropping by Mac Hall and participating in Stress Less Week. Until the end of this week, we will be hosting drop-in de-stressing activities in the north courtyard (by Stor). Personally, I’m going to be making a mini terrarium on Wednesday, but you can check out the whole schedule here:

Did you know that the SU patrols campus during exams, looking for stressed out students to hand our De-Stress Kits to? Each kit is full of goodies to help you through final exams. Watch for our updates on social media to find out where and when we’ll be handing them out. They’ll also be available in the SU office after Dec. 11.

We know that study space can be tough to find this time of year, so we’re opening That Empty Space throughout the exam period for students to study in. Located in the lower level of MacHall, That Empty Study Space will be open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., starting on Monday, Dec. 12 and running on weekdays until Dec. 21.

For a complete list of other study spaces on campus, check out

Finally, there are tons of on and off campus resources to help you through the next couple of weeks. We’ve put together a list of resources that we hope will help you maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle and succeed academically. Check out it out here:

And if you’re tired of studying and just want a little distraction, here are two things to consider:

How about putting together a Frostbite team? Frostbite is the UCalgary’s official winter games, Jan. 22-26. Throughout the week, teams of students compete in a series of outdoor and indoor challenges to earn points for sweet prizes. The team who earns the most points at the end of the week will win the coveted Frostbite Cup and a winter ski vacation for the team. Registration closes on Friday, Dec. 8. Go to for details.

Have you ever thought about running for a position in the SU? Being part of student government has been one of the best things I’ve had the opportunity to do at UCalgary. Official nomination packages will be available in January, but in the meantime, we’re regularly updating our election webpages with important information and deadlines. Learn more about what it’s like to campaign and become an SLC member:

Good luck on your exams and I’ll see you in the new year!


President, The Students’ Union