The Students’ Association will conduct Lighten Your Load Week to help students de-stress during the week before finals.
With the tension high and pressure on, the Student Association wants to help their students take a load off before stepping into their test rooms.
“Lighten Your Load Week is something SA started last semester as a means to help alleviate the overall stress and anxiety that finals week brings to campus,” said Beau Carter, executive vice president of Students’ Association. “The idea is that, as students prepare for their papers, projects and tests that finals brings, SA can help calm students down in preparation for the hectic time. More importantly, we want the students to know that SA has your back, and we want to do what we can to serve the student body.”
The week will consist of festivities that will keep students warm during the December chill and get the campus in the holiday spirit.
Students will have a chance to collect free Scantrons, coffee and tea during the week, and there will be chili offered in the Atrium in the library the Friday before finals.
The biggest event of Lighten Your Load week will be Thursday night at the ACU Christmas Slam.
“We invite all of the student body to come together as a community to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season as well as to cheer on our basketball team and grow our school spirit,” Carter said. “We think that in this hectic time, nothing is better than coming together in community to take your mind off of your work to simply enjoy a night with your peers and to engage in your school spirit alongside the rest of the student body. In the Christmas spirit, we will have pictures with Santa and hot cocoa at all of the concourses.”
There will be a few big giveaways on behalf of SA during the Christmas Slam as well. There will be an opportunity to walk away with $100 in Bean Bucks and a new iPad Air 2.
“On top of that, we have teamed up with Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization for this event, and they are offering the chance for one person chosen from the crowd to make a series of shots to win a year of free tuition,” Carter said. “This is an event we get excited about every year, and we want everyone to come out and show their Wildcat and Christmas cheer.”
SA hopes to see people take the study break on Dec. 4 to join in on the festivities that are offered at the Christmas Slam.
“It is our goal that during the chaos of finals season students feel supported and appreciated by their Students Association,” said Rodney Johnson, executive president of the Students’ Association.