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Students at UM petting a therapy dog.

EXERCISE: Exercise can raise endorphins and serotonin levels and increase and promote a good mood. These mood enhancing benefits are great for a stressed out student while also helping to increase productivity and overall work performance.

EAT: Eating healthy foods like fruits and vegetables can increase mood and will help fuel you for those long nights in the library. Eating high protein foods like nuts and chicken and peanut butter will fill you up using less food which helps you save money, pro tip!

[FREE!] FUN: Everyone on campus knows that exam time can be the most stressful time in a student’s academic career, that’s why so many clubs, departments, and organizations host events to help students destress! Clubs will have dog’s to pet and play with, free food, free testing supplies, and various other types of freebies.

  1. Investing in Ability Events - explore the interconnected nature of disability and diversity
  2. Bhakti Yoga Society: free yoga & snacks every Thursday, RSVP here
  3. Alumni Center Freebies: Blue Books, Personal Business Cards, and Welcome Wednesdays
  4. Other Upcoming Events!

RELAX: An important part of studying that many overlook is self-wellness. It is important to step back and take a deep breath to remain calm and collected throughout the semester. If you are unsure how to start relaxing, you can go to one of the many free events at Trotter Multicultural Center, like a free yoga class every Thursday or Paint-No-Pour on October 20th. There are also massage chairs, light therapy, and much more in The Wellness Zone in the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) office, located in the Michigan Union.


Staying calm and collected during midterms can be hard, but there are several resources and activities that are going on around campus to make the semester go as smoothly as possible. These tips may help you minimize stress levels and help you prepare better for your exams! You can get 24 hour help from the CAPS crisis line at (734)-764-8312 if needed.


Contributed By: Destiny McMillin