6 Things To Do on Reading Day

The end of the semester is near, which means exams are right around the corner. Exams might not be fun, but Reading Day, the Friday before exams, can be. Reading Day is meant for students to catch up on reading and to study for exams, but sometimes you just need a break. With a stressful semester behind us and stressful exams in our future, you deserve a day off. Here are some fun ideas on how to spend your Reading Day not reading.

Visit the Rec
Take some time for yourself and visit the Rec. Without any classes you can spend as much time as you want there. Maybe you want to have a long, powerful workout, or even visit zouLife to relax a little. Either way, you can spend some time on yourself and not worry about being in a rush.

Visit Tiger Grotto
If it's a nice day outside, you can visit the outdoor pool and soak up some sun. But if the weather is as unpredictable as Missouri weather usually is, you can always go to the indoor pool. The indoor pool has a lazy river, whirl pool, hot tub, steam room and sauna. Whatever you choose will be a great way to relax and de-stress.

Go to the Movies
Take your mind off classes and exams for a bit, and take a trip to the movie theater. The much-anticipated “The Great Gatsby” premieres May 10 and would be a great way to spend the afternoon. Grab some friends, buy some snacks and escape to another world for a couple hours.

Hit the Shops
There is nothing better than a little retail therapy to de-stress. Head to downtown Columbia or even the mall and do some shopping. Buy some new clothes and get ready for summer.

Visit the Craft Studio
From 12-4 p.m. on Reading Day the craft studio will hold a free "crafternoon." All of their leftover supplies will be available for you to make whatever you want. Spend the afternoon hanging out with your friends and make something special.

Go Out to Lunch
Call up some friends you haven’t seen in awhile because school has been so stressful and busy. Spend the afternoon catching up and hanging out before you all have to go home for the summer.

Whatever you end up doing on Reading Day, make sure you have fun. Exams can be stressful, and taking some time to get your mind off your classes can be beneficial. But by all means, if you really want to spend your Reading Day reading, go ahead.

By: Abby Kass | Image: Source


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