Midnight Breakfast at Meditation: The Chronicle’s Guide to Reading Relaxation During Period

The end of the semester is almost here, and with exam season quickly approaching, many students may find themselves looking for fun activities to decompress and rejuvenate before the final phase begins. Here is The Chronicle’s guide to all things relaxation in the next reading period.

Frost festival

Take a break from your studies Thursday night at Frost Fest, which will be hosted by Duke University’s Union Special Events Committee at Bryan Center Plaza from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. just make sure you Register now on DukeGroups before leaving.

Small Town Records LDOC Show

Want to celebrate the last day of fall semester classes in style? Meet at Devil’s Krafthouse Pavilion this Friday, where Small Town Records, the Duke student-run record label, is hosting a free show open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Since Friday is the last day of classes before students make it to the finals, the event will pay homage to the best memories of this semester. In addition to great music and company, Small Town Records will be distributing merchandise and hosting other fun activities during the show.

Midnight breakfast

Drum roll, please – Duke’s student favorite finals event is back and better than ever, and this time it’s a Winter Wonderland theme. The Midnight Breakfast, the University’s annual pre-finals party, will be held on Saturday, December 4 from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Brodhead Center and the East Campus Marketplace. Although the event at the Brodhead Center is sponsored by the Sophomore Class Council, all students are welcome to attend. The market meal will be organized by the Eastern Campus Council.

Participation in the event is free, but students should ensure that they Register now on DukeGroups by Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 11:55 pm The early years will get a hit from the market especially for the midnight breakfast.

Events at the wellness center

Are you looking to decompress and achieve inner peace at the same time? The Student Wellness Center is having its typical series of activities next week during the two-day reading period.

On Monday, December 6, bring a mat for Yoga and Buddhist Meditation, which will take place in Room 144. From 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m., the yoga event will focus on poses and actions designed to help students to manage their stress and anxiety. Return to the same room at 7 p.m. for the Buddhist meditation, which will include people of all faiths and backgrounds learning to follow mindfulness and meditation.

On Tuesday, December 7, a host of anti-stress events are planned, including global conversations, afternoon tea, and meditative art. Join your peers and professors in Room 123 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for international discussions on everything from culture to local and global news. At 5:30 p.m. in room 144, come for a tea party organized in partnership with Duke CommuniTEA and try some wellness concoctions. Meditative art, an opportunity to create stress-free works of art, will also be hosted in the same room at 7 p.m.

Group fitness classes at Wilson Recreation Center

If you haven’t yet taken the group fitness classes at Wilson Recreation Center, now is the time to do so. From cycling to kickboxing, Duke Recreation runs in-person fitness classes every day of the week in Wilson, the perfect opportunity to socialize and stay active while taking a break from studying. To register, log into your MyRec portal, go to “Fitness and Well-Being” and choose a class that fits your schedule in the “Fitness, In Person” tab. On December 5 and 6, the indoor climbing wall will be the only open part of Wilson, and the recreation center will be completely closed from December 10 to January 4.

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