Relaxing and fun ideas this week for TU student study breaks

School is important but so are you, here is a list of things you can do to relax in between your study times

With spring break over and all our assignment due dates approaching soon, it’s important that you remember to take a break every once in a while. From a quick coffee break to a whole day’s adventure, there are plenty of things to do on campus or around Tulsa to relax your mind and take a break from the textbooks.

Starting with everything on campus you can do to relax and have fun, it’s Springfest week! Throughout the school week, the student association is holding three events. Garden Party is Monday from 4-7 pm at Dietler commons. This event will consist of painting flower pots and potting plants while listening to music from The King Cabbage Brass Band and enjoying free sandwiches from Schlotzsky’s.

The next event for Springfest will be Disco Cowboy, this event will take place in the Reynolds Center from 6-8 pm on Wednesday. This will be a great event to have some fun and forget about that paper you’ve been procrastinating on. Enjoy some free Foxy Tacos, a petting zoo, decorating cowboy hats, and music entertainment from DJ Matt Murrie.

The last Springfest event is Karaoke and Cocktails, this event will be held Thursday at Jackson Commons from 7-9 pm. There will be karaoke, cocktails and even mocktails for those under 21. Now if drinks aren’t your thing, there will also be s’mores and snacks. Also, there will be hidden eggs around campus this week that hold prizes and some include tickets to redeem larger prizes at the event.

Stepping away from campus, there are many nearby activities around our campus. Mother Road Market is right off campus and is a great place to grab a quick bite in between study sessions. With so many options to choose from such as pizza, sushi, barbeque, tacos and even ice cream. This is a great place to sit back and relax, also with TU’s new partnership students are able to use Hurricane Gold Dollars to purchase food

918 Coffee is another relaxing activity for students, it’s also a good place to study if you don’t have a long amount of time to take a break. The coffee house has a cozy spot filled with the great smell of fresh coffee. I recommend white chocolate hot chocolate on a cold day for those who don’t actually like the taste of coffee. They are open from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, so if you want a good place to study before that early morning class or to get away from the chaos of classes and start your day in a different environment, this would be a great place.

Finally, Tulsa Farmers Market is officially starting their spring season this Saturday, April 1st. The farmer’s market has been downsized during their winter season, as many vendors’ produce wasn’t in season. This Saturday, right in front of She Brews Coffee House and Pancho Anaya Bakery, E Admiral Blvd will be lined with vendors excited to sell their fresh produce, baked goods, and even crafts. Not only is it a 15-minute walk from campus, but it’s a great opportunity to enjoy some fresh air and it is a great way to support local businesses. Also with She Brews Coffee house on the same street, you can enjoy a coffee using your TU ID to get a student discount.

It’s important to remind yourself that the stress of schoolwork should not overshadow your body’s need to relax. Whether it’s a 10-minute walk outside, a 10-minute break scrolling through TikTok or a couple of hour-long adventures away from your textbook, relaxing gives you some time to re-energize and will make studying less of a pain.

Post Author: Isabella Herrera