De-Stress December 2014

De-Stress December is here again — which means it's time for making stress balls, getting some exercise with friends, and, of course, a visit from therapy dogs! Hopefully you can find some events in this series that will help reduce the stress you may be feeling during this hectic time of the semester. Check the schedule below by specific day, or scroll through to see what Binghamton University has put together for you.  

Check back often for updates to the schedule. You can also search #DeStressBing on Twitter to find out about all of the free, fun activities taking place and follow @BingDean for last-minute updates.

Wednesday, Dec. 3
Thursday, Dec. 4
Friday, Dec. 5
Saturday, Dec. 6
Sunday, Dec. 7
Monday, Dec. 8
Tuesday, Dec. 9
Wednesday, Dec. 10
Thursday, Dec. 11
Friday, Dec. 12
Saturday, Dec. 13
Sunday, Dec. 14
Monday, Dec. 15
Tuesday, Dec. 16
Wednesday, Dec. 17
Thursday, Dec. 18
Friday, Dec.19
Ongoing services
 

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Free fitness classes
Rec Center at the East Gym
All Group Fitness classes will be free and open to students, faculty and staff with a valid Binghamton University ID. Check out play.binghamton.edu for full schedule. 

Pillow talk/Arts and crafts
6-8 p.m.
UU-Tillman Lobby
Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office.

Game Night
6-9 p.m.
UU-256
Board and card games. Sponsored by Student Support Services.

Keep calm and hula hoop on
7 p.m.
Mohawk Hall Great Room
Grab a hula hoop and take a study break!

Tree Lighting Party
8 p.m.
Susquehanna Coffee House
View the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Tree and make crafts.

Thursday, Dec. 4

Free fitness classes
Rec Center at the East Gym
All Group Fitness classes will be free and open to students, faculty and staff with a valid Binghamton University ID. Check out play.binghamton.edu for full schedule.

De-stress with the Eating Awareness Committee
9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
West Gym Lobby
Make a stress ball while learning how to stay happy and healthy during finals! Try flavor-infused water by Sodexo!

Study room
1-8 p.m.
FA-351
Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office.

Mid-Day Concert
1:20 p.m.
FA-21
A free mid-day concert featuring Binghamton University faculty and student performers. Sponsored by the Department of Music.

MRC Global Fiesta: Celebrating Holidays Around the World

5-7 p.m.
UU-Mandela Room
Featuring presentations on both religious and non-religious holidays around the world, cultural performances, holiday food samplings, interactive activities/games and special prizes! This event is free and open to all. Sponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center.

Home for the holidays, or not?
7 p.m.
Hunter Hall Great Room
While many of us will soon be in our warm homes with our families for the holiday and winter season, many people do not have a home or financial resources to live comfortably. Come learn about how you can make a difference as we hear from various student organizations including Poverty Awareness Coalition, Knock Knock Give a Sock and Habitat for Humanity.

Get to know s'more neighbors
7:30 p.m.
Susquehanna Coffee House
Join your neighbors to have a s'more and get to know more people. 

Friday, Dec. 5

Flute Studio and Flute Chamber Concert
10:45 a.m.
FA-Casadesus Recital Hall
Binghamton University flute studio and chamber students will perform. Sponsored by the Department of Music.

Dean & Donuts
1-3 p.m.
UU-Tillman Lobby or UUW Patio, depending upon the weather
Visit with the dean of students and her staff while enjoying a tasty donut! Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office.

Study room
1-8 p.m.
FA-351
Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office.

International Coffee Hour

3:30-5 p.m.
UU-Old Union Hall
Sponsored by the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.

Hunter Hall Ball
Time TBA
APP-111
Winter-themed dance for Mountainview residents to celebrate the end of the semester and the holiday season.

Saturday, Dec. 6

Binghamton University Price
12:45 p.m.
Hunter Hall Great Room
Join the BU Zoo in preparing for the men's basketball game, participate in trivia for prizes.

Combat stress with yoga
3 p.m.
Marcy Hall Great Room
20-minute yoga sessions and healthy snacks.

University Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert: "From the New World"
3 p.m.
AC-Osterhout Concert Theater
Free for students. Sponsored by the Department of Music.

One Night in Asia
6 p.m.
Appalachian Dining Hall
Cultural event that showcases Asian cuisine, dance and music.

Sunday, Dec. 7

Frost Fest
1-5 p.m.
UU-Mandela Room, UU-Old Union Hall, UU-Tillman Lobby
It's time for the Sixth Annual Frost Fest, winter's Spring Fling! This year's Frost Fest will feature a wide variety of student tabling activities and student performances. Battle your friends in laser tag or test your strength with the mechanical bull! Freebies and free food will be given out during the festival as well!

Monday, Dec. 8

Free fitness classes
Rec Center at the East Gym
All Group Fitness classes will be free and open to students, faculty and staff with a valid Binghamton University ID. Check out play.binghamton.edu for full schedule.

Study room
1-8 p.m.
FA-351
Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office.

Punch it out!
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Rec Center at the East Gym
Sponsored by Campus Rec.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Free fitness classes
Rec Center at the East Gym
All Group Fitness classes will be free and open to students, faculty and staff with a valid Binghamton University ID. Check out play.binghamton.edu for full schedule.

Play time with Lulu
Noon-2 p.m.
Be on the lookout for the REACH pink pig gem car, Lulu, and the goodies and toys she'll bring to play with. Sponsored by Health Services.

Study rooms
1-8 p.m.
FA-351 and FA-354
Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office.

Make your own trail mix
3-5 p.m.
Rec Center, East Gym lobby
Sponsored by Campus Rec.

Mindful mile Nordic walk
4-5 p.m.
Rec Center at the East Gym
Sponsored by Campus Rec.

Stress management tips and activities
Dinner hours
C4 Dining Hall
Receive stress management tips and a free stress-relief activity pack.

Game Night
7-9 p.m.
UU-Mandela Room
Sponsored by M-HOPE and REACH interns, the 20:1 Program and the Dean's Team.

Piano Ensemble Recital
7:30 p.m.
FA-Casadesus Recital Hall
Students will perform. Sponsored by the Department of Music.

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Free fitness classes
Rec Center at the East Gym
All Group Fitness classes will be free and open to students, faculty and staff with a valid Binghamton University ID. Check out play.binghamton.edu for full schedule.

De-stress with the Eating Awareness Committee
9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
West Gym Lobby
Make a stress ball while learning how to stay happy and healthy during finals! Try flavor-infused water by Sodexo!

Study rooms
1-8 p.m.
FA-351 and FA-354
Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office.

Play time with Lulu
2-4 p.m.
Be on the lookout for the REACH pink pig gem car, Lulu, and the goodies and toys she'll bring to play with. Sponsored by Health Services.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle like a pro
4:45-5:45 p.m.
Rec Center at the East Gym
Sponsored by Campus Rec.

Nukporfe African Drumming and Dance Ensemble
7:30 p.m.
FA-Watters Theater
A concert of traditional African music. Tickets are $5 at the door. Sponsored by the Department of Music.

Thursday, Dec. 11

Free fitness classes
Rec Center at the East Gym
All Group Fitness classes will be free and open to students, faculty and staff with a valid Binghamton University ID. Check out play.binghamton.edu for full schedule.

Study rooms
1-8 p.m.
FA-351 and FA-354
Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office.

Holiday Mid-Day Concert
1:20 p.m.
FA-Casadesus Recital Hall
A free, festive mid-day concert with Binghamton University faculty and staff performers featuring holiday music. Sponsored by the Department of Music.

Free chair massages
2-3:30 p.m.
Rec Center, East Gym, Wellness Services Suite
Sponsored by Campus Rec.

There's always time for some monkey business
6 p.m.
Smith Hall Main Lounge
Zoomobile will bring animals for students to interact with.

Stress relief with stress balls
6 p.m.
Mohawk Hall Great Room

De-stress with De-ssert
7 p.m.
Cayuga Hall 3rd floor lounge

Hunter Hall's Ugly Sweater Concert Series
8 p.m.
Hunter Hall Great Room
Wear your ugly sweater, eat pancakes, take awkward holiday photos and de-stress. This will also be an open-mic event to showcase musicians and artists from our community.

Friday, Dec. 12

Free fitness classes
Rec Center at the East Gym
All Group Fitness classes will be free and open to students, faculty and staff with a valid Binghamton University ID. Check out play.binghamton.edu for full schedule.

Study rooms
1-8 p.m.
FA-351 and FA-354
Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office.

Qigong/meditation
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Rec Center, EG-24
Sponsored by Campus Rec.

Saturday, Dec. 13

Free fitness classes
Rec Center at the East Gym
All Group Fitness classes will be free and open to students, faculty and staff with a valid Binghamton University ID. Check out play.binghamton.edu for full schedule.

Free chair massages
12:30-2 p.m.
Rec Center, East Gym, Wellness Services Suite
Sponsored by Campus Rec.

Quiet study room
1-4 p.m.
UU-120
Coffee, snacks, power outlets. For transfer students, but all others welcome, too. Sponsored by Transfer Student Services.

Spin out your stress
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Rec Center, EG-22
Sponsored by Campus Rec.

Sunday, Dec. 14

Free fitness classes
Rec Center at the East Gym
All Group Fitness classes will be free and open to students, faculty and staff with a valid Binghamton University ID. Check out play.binghamton.edu for full schedule.

Spin out your stress
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Rec Center, EG-22
Sponsored by Campus Rec.

Quiet study room
3-6 p.m.
UU-120
Coffee, snacks, power outlets. For transfer students, but all others welcome, too. Sponsored by Transfer Student Services.

Monday, Dec. 15

Free fitness classes
Rec Center at the East Gym
All Group Fitness classes will be free and open to students, faculty and staff with a valid Binghamton University ID. Check out play.binghamton.edu for full schedule.

Chair massages
3-4 p.m.
Second floor mezzanine inside Bartle Library
Sponsored by the Libraries.

Pool party
3-5 p.m.
East Gym pool
Sponsored by Campus Rec.

Glitter jars with the Dean of Students Office
5-7 p.m.
Hinman Dining Hall
Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office

Coffee/food/games
8-10 p.m.
Tombs area of the Library
Coloring books, puzzles and more!  Sponsored by the Libraries.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Free fitness classes
Rec Center at the East Gym
All Group Fitness classes will be free and open to students, faculty and staff with a valid Binghamton University ID. Check out play.binghamton.edu for full schedule.

Chair massages
3-4 p.m.
Second floor mezzanine inside Bartle Library
Sponsored by the Libraries.

Pool party
3-5 p.m.
East Gym pool
Sponsored by Campus Rec.

Coffee/food/games
8-10 p.m.
Tombs area of the Library
Coloring books, puzzles and more! Sponsored by the Libraries.

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Free fitness classes
Rec Center at the East Gym
All Group Fitness classes will be free and open to students, faculty and staff with a valid Binghamton University ID. Check out play.binghamton.edu for full schedule.

Mini yoga sessions
3-5 p.m.
LN-1406, Tombs area of the Library
Sponsored by the Libraries.

Pool party
3-5 p.m.
East Gym pool
Sponsored by Campus Rec.

Therapy dogs
7-9 p.m.
Vending machine area at bottom of the stairs in the Tombs area of the Library
Sponsored by the Libraries.

Coffee/food/games
8-10 p.m.
Tombs area of the Library
Coloring books, puzzles and more! Sponsored by the Libraries.

Thursday, Dec. 18

Free fitness classes
Rec Center at the East Gym
All Group Fitness classes will be free and open to students, faculty and staff with a valid Binghamton University ID. Check out play.binghamton.edu for full schedule.

Pool party
3-5 p.m.
East Gym pool
Sponsored by Campus Rec.

Friday, Dec. 19

Free fitness classes
Rec Center at the East Gym
All Group Fitness classes will be free and open to students, faculty and staff with a valid Binghamton University ID. Check out play.binghamton.edu for full schedule.

Pool party
3-5 p.m.
East Gym pool
Sponsored by Campus Rec.

Ongoing services

  • Find "Binghamton University Campus Recreation" on Facebook for daily tips on nutrition and healthy ways to de-stress.
  • "Playtime with Lulu!" Be on the lookout for the REACH pink pig gem car, Lulu, and the goodies and toys she'll bring to play with.
  • You can find out more about the University Counseling Center's services on its website or by calling 607-777-2772.

Last Updated: 11/26/14