OC students relax and de-stress at Finals Resort

Apr 23, 2018

Finals week is here again. As much as OC students prepare and study for their finals, the week tends to encompass stress and sleepless nights. To ease the stress, Director of Student Events Amanda Watson started Finals Resort.

The event runs April 23-24. These two days consist of free Sonic drinks, coffee, candy, snacks and stress-relieving massages, therapy dogs, Legos, play dough and coloring tables.

Finals Resort first started four years ago. Watson said she saw examples from other schools and wanted to bring a similar event to OC.

“We had done some research on what other schools were doing, and we loved the idea,” Watson said. “We went to SGA to see if they wanted to sponsor it, and they did. So we have kept it going every year, making small changes as time goes by.”

Junior Paige Arter said that Finals Resort is one of her favorite events that OC gives to the students, and she loves to have the therapy dogs on campus.

“My friends and I love Finals Resort,” Arter said. “It’s kind of funny because we obviously don’t like finals week, but all of the snacks and activities actually make it bearable and kind of fun.”