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Stress Free

Being a college student can be stressful. Most Smith students report that they have experienced stress-related symptoms, such as feeling overwhelmed and tired. Stress management works best when it involves a lifestyle change, and not a response to a specific event in your life.

Developing healthy coping skills is important to stress management and being a successful college student. Healthy habits can reduce stress overload. Be sure you are getting enough sleep, taking time for fun and relaxation, prioritizing physical fitness and health eating, and practicing effective time-management strategies.

The Office of Student Engagement is committed to helping students develop healthy habits during their time at Smith. We offer a number of programs and events to assist with this process.


Join the OSE Every Saturday night for #StressFreeSaturdays!

6-8 p.m. Nolen Art Lounge Opening Receptions/Galleries
Campus Center 105

7-9 p.m. Smith To Do
Davis Ballroom or the Campus Center

8-10 p.m. RCSG Open Hours
Resource Center for Sexuality and Gender, Wesley House Basment

9-11 p.m. Smithies @ Play Game Night
CC TV Lounge

Stress Reduction Programs

During exams each semester, the Office of Student Engagement offers a series of programs designed to help students take a break from studying and lessen stress levels. Programs include massage, yoga, snacks and other programs that encourage students to take a break, recharge and relax.

Campus Resources

These offices also offer programs and services that can help you build a healthy lifestyle and develop stress management skills:

Get Fit Smith offers noncredit fitness classes for students, regardless of fitness level.

Wellness Education offers student resources for living a healthy life at Smith.

Center for Religious and Spiritual Life has programs around meditation, reflection, and healthy living.

Health Services offers medical care and resources for students.

Counseling Services offers individual session and support groups for students.

Smith To Do has low key DIY events every Saturday night to help students unwind.

Student Event Committee organizes fun social events. Take part in the events or join SEC and help plan them!