De-Stress during exams

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The exam period tends to be a time of intense stress and also a time when many student resources are no longer available. Counselling Services, McGill’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (MORSL), and Athletics and Recreation have teamed up to offer students a variety of de-stress activities, scheduled on every exam day (Tuesday April 17 – Monday April 30, 2018). 


(MORSL) Interfaith Lounge @ Presbyterian Church (3495 University Street) - McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

11:30-1:30 (Monday - Friday)

Bring your lunch and a mug or thermos to enjoy our tea, and to join in de-stress activities and conversation with our staff, volunteers and your peers!


Pop-Up MORSL @ McGill Sports Complex

  • 8:15-9:00   Room 352 (Monday - Friday)
  • 1:00-2:00   Mind/Body Room (Monday - Friday)
  • 5:30-6:30   Room 352 (Monday - Friday)

Come do some meditative colouring, listen to relaxation audio, talk with a faith volunteer or staff member, use a light therapy lamp, or take inspiration from one of our wellness and spirituality quotes and books.

Therapy Dogs @ Brown Building Lobby

12h30 to 13h30  (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)


Yoga @ McGill Sports Centre (Mind/Body Rm)

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Monday - Friday)


Mindfulness @ Brown Building 4200 

4:30 - 5:00 (Monday - Friday)


Chill Space @ McGill Sports Centre (Mind/Body Rm)

Use this quiet space to relax pre or post exams.

8:00 - 12:00 & 2:00 - 6:00 (Monday - Friday)


Fitness Centre @ McGill Sports Complex

Free - McGill students only

  • 6:30 am - 10:30 pm (weekdays)
  • 9:00 am - 8:30 pm (weekends)


Self-Care During Exams  @  Brown Building 4200

  • Wednesdays April 11, 18, 25 - 2:00 - 4:00
  • Fridays, April 13, 20, 27  - 10:00 - 12:00

These groups will provide a place for participants to discuss challenges they are facing in managing their levels of stress and anxiety. Together we will explore mindfulness strategies, art-based interventions, and the meaning of self-care with the goal to live a more balanced life. This group is appropriate for students experiencing mild to moderate anxiety/stress. 

Registration: Students may register through the McGill Counselling Website


MORSL @ Centennial Centre, Room CC-124


  • April 11th   9:00-11:00
  • April 18th  10am-noon
  • April 25th  1:30-3:30

Come chat with MORSL's spiritual liaison for Mac, Vicki Cowan. Drop in or schedule an appointment with Student Services.

Therapy Dogs @ Centennial Centre Lobby

Tuesdays and Thursdays

12:30 - 2:00