Stress Less Fest Spring 2022

The Office of Student Involvement collaborates with a variety of offices and organizations to ease your mind during finals. Save the date! Spring Stress Less Fest will take place from May 2 - May 6.

Stress Less Fest Spring 2022 May 2 - May 6

Featured Stress Less Fest Events include Pause for Paws, Chair Massages, Late Night Breakfast, Campus Rec events, and more! View the complete Stress Less Fest Schedule below. Stress Less Fest events take place on the Volker Campus, Health Sciences District, and virtually. 

 

Stress Less Fest Spring 2022 Schedule

Stress Less Fest 3v3 Kick-Off w/ Sporting KC (canceled due to weather)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Durwood Stadium
This event has been canceled due to weather.

Group Fitness Classes
Swinney Center

Pizza and Play-doh
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Health Sciences Library, School of Medicine Building
Take a brain break. Stop by the Health Sciences Library to enjoy a slice of pizza and get a free tub of Play-Doh (while supplies last). 

Chair Massages
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Student Union 401B
Need a few minutes to unwind? The Office of Student Involvement is bringing massages to UMKC! Stop by Student Union 401B to sign up for a 5-minute massage with a massage therapist from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Sign ups will be first-come, first-serve!

Roller Skating with UPB
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pierson Auditorium
Getcha Skate on with UPB! Enjoy a night of music and skating before finals! 

Group Fitness Classes
Swinney Center

Life Coach Group Session: Finals Support with Roo Advising
9:00 am - 10:00 am
via Zoom 
The Roo Advising Life Coach serves as an entrusted person where students can discuss strategies, tools and resources that will help them be successful in reaching their academic and personal goals. Join this session to receive additional resources and support for upcoming finals! Zoom link will be emailed to those who RSVP on Zoom.

Keep Playing Around: The Therapeutic Power of Play for Adults with RoosforMentalHealth

11:00 am - 11:30 am
via Zoom
Learn about the origins and principles of play therapy, the benefits for incorporating play activities to ease stress, and play therapy activities you can incorporate into daily life.

Chair Massages
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
School of Dentistry Canteen
Need a few minutes to unwind? The Office of Student Involvement is bringing massages to UMKC! Stop by the School of Dentistry Canteen to sign up for a 5-minute massage with a massage therapist from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Sign ups will be first-come, first-serve!

Games and Coloring with the Financial Wellness Center
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Student Union 402
Take a break from studying for the Financial Wellness Center's coloring and board game event. We'll provide snacks, coloring sheets, and a range of card and board games. 

Beat the Clock Challenge with Campus Recreation
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Swinney Center
Try your best and if you are fast enough, you might win a giveaway! Work against the clock to see who can complete the most pushups, crunches, and sprint the fastest! 

Study Night with Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pierson Auditorium
In partnership with this semester's Stress less Fest, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs will be hosting a study night for all students on Tuesday, May 3rd from 5:00 - 7:00 PM in Pierson Auditorium. Come study and enjoy Insomnia cookies, no appointment needed consultations from the writing center, free giveaways, and meditation study breaks from our Campus Recreation instructors. This event is a perfect chance to study for finals with friends while enjoying snacks and working with campus partners! 

Group Fitness Classes
Swinney Center

Shrink Your Stress with UMKC Women's Center
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Student Union 2nd Floor
Join us for artmaking using shrink art and other materials for stress-relief and self-care as you prepare for finals. No art experience necessary.  Co-sponsored by UMKC Office of Student Involvement. 

OSI Tabling
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Student Union 2nd Floor
De-stress with a visit from therapy animals with the MO-KAN Pet Partners! Stop by the Office of Student Involvement table to learn more about our office and opportunities to get involved on campus, plus get some fun freebies. Transfer students, stop by for a special treat!

Pause for Paws
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Health Sciences Library, School of Medicine Building 
De-stress with a visit from therapy animals with the MO-KAN Pet Partners! Stop by the Health Sciences Library to spend time with a trained therapy animal as part of Stress Less Fest.
This event occurs on the Health Sciences Campus and requires special building access to attend.

Water Balloon Games- Roo Wednesday Special with UPB 
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
UMKC Quad
Come join us for Water Balloon Games on the Quad!

Dive-In Movie with UPB and Campus Rec
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Swinney Aquatic Center
Do you want to take a break from studying and swim while watching Star Wars? Then this event is for you! On May 4 at 8 pm, come join us at Swinney Recreation Center at the Aquatic center for an amazing night with Star Wars. Snacks and drinks will be provided as well as giveaways! Please RSVP using the link above. 

Group Fitness Classes
Swinney Center

Pause for Paws
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jazzman's Cafe, Student Union
De-stress with a visit from therapy animals with the MO-KAN Pet Partners! Stop by Jazzman's to spend time with a trained therapy animal as part of Stress Less Fest.

Ice Cream & Slackline with UMKC Climbing Club
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
UMKC Walkway
Join UMKC Climbing Club for ice cream, slackline, and free stickers! Must sign a waiver to participate. 

Study Munchies with Honors Program
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Miller Nichols Library, 1st Floor
Stop by the first floor of the UMKC Library for study fuel provided by the UMKC Honors Program! Grab a piece of fruit, candy or chips, or some chocolate or tea for a sugar and caffeine boost. Munchies will be available starting at 2:30pm as long as supplies last.

Late Night Finals Rooview
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Atterbury Student Success Center, 2nd Floor
Join us Academic Support and Mentoring & the Pal Program for Late Night Finals Rooview! SI Leaders, UMKC Tutors, Writing Consultants, and PALs will be there to help you develop your FINALS ROOVIEW 
plan. In addition, enjoy massage therapists, finals survival kits, and ASM swag. 

Late Night Breakfast
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Pierson Auditorium / ASSC Breezeway
Join us for a fun and wholesome UMKC tradition — Late Night Breakfast! Stop by Pierson Auditorium for some of your favorite breakfast foods! Celebrate the end of the semester while fueling up for exams! 

Roo Blue Friday
All day
Wear your Roo Blue and tag @umkcosi and use the hashtag #RooUp on your social media for a chance to win a fun prize! Follow our accounts to play along.

Our accounts

Group Fitness Classes
Swinney Center

Donut Stress! 
9:00 am - 10:00 am 
Health Sciences Campus Lawn
Stop by the lawn of the Health Sciences Campus to grab a free donut provided by the Office of Student Involvement and Health Sciences Library (while supplies last).

Knock Your Finals out of the Park (Homerun Derby)
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Durwood Stadium (Enter through Swinney)
Join Campus Recreation for a Homerun Derby in Durwood Stadium and enjoy fresh Cotton Candy sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement. 

Going the Distance for Finals (Punt, Pass, Kick)
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Durwood Stadium (Enter through Swinney)
Join Campus Recreation in Durwood Stadium!

Life Coach Group Session: Finals Support Session
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Roo Advising Life Coach serves as an entrusted person where students can discuss strategies, tools and resources that will help them be successful in reaching their academic and personal goals. Join this session to receive additional resources and support for upcoming finals! Zoom link will be emailed to those who RSVP on Zoom.

Join Campus Dining from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for special Study Snacks!

Monday, May 2: Nachos and Cheese Bar

Tuesday, May 3: Ice Cream novelties and bars

Wednesday, May 4: Grilled Cheese Bites and Soup