Monday, April 15th at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Parkway Ballroom (4th Floor in Plemmons)

DE-STRESS FEST at Appalachian State University is held each semester to help students manage their stress and be successful in the classroom, on campus, off campus and in their own space!  Hosted by Transfer Admissions and Engagement for the past six semesters, it has been expanded to include the Belk Library, Counseling Center, Disco Student Learning Center, Office of Student Success, Wellness & Prevention Services, University Housing and UREC. Please join the events and learn techniques, strategies and resources that help you de-stress! #destressAppState #appstate



DE-STRESS kits available to students while supplies last. The kits contain clam strips, jolly ranchers, dark chocolate, herbal tea, honey sticks, and aromatherapy bookmarks.


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Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, is activity that has been associated with mindfulness. Its simplicity, the humble act of engaging with paper, the feeling of textures and creases and the visual result that emerges, all offer excellent ways to practice mindfulness. Join us from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This activity is led by Counseling & Psychological Services. To learn about other services from Counseling & Psychological Services click here.


Our quiet room will have a station to make your own tea. Once your tea is made, you can enjoy drinking it while relaxing in a massage chair. 


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Research worries? Can’t find what you need? Contact the library for research assistance! Come by the Belk Library table from 2:00-5:00pm to take part in relaxing activities (including coloring and bubble wrap popping) and receive a small pick me up to help you through exams! To check out the Transfer Students and the Library Guide, click here. To learn more about our other services and offerings, visit the library’s homepage at!



Therapy Dogs

There's no better stress relief then petting a furry friend. We'll have certified therapy dogs who will help melt your stress away.


Activity stations will include coloring, making friendship bracelets, rock painting, puzzles, AND Mario Kart!