Beginning today, the Russell House will host events in an attempt to lighten the stress of exam week.
Today, Carolina Productions will host Carolina After Dark from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. in the Russell House. The lobby of the building will host a relaxation station, complete with massage chairs and beds, and an oxygen bar as well as sandy candy.
In the ballroom, there will be a dome planetarium theatre that organizers have explained as a surround sound/video immersive mind-body experience.
In the theater, fourth-year music major and local musician Haley Dreis will be putting on a concert opened by third year english major, Ned Durrett. Durrett was last year’s winner of USC Idol.
“I’m really excited because I think it’s going to be a wonderful opportunity for me and also for students who have never heard my music but need that study break,” said Dreis, whose band will perform original songs from both of her albums as well as a few covers. On Tuesday, the Russell House Study Union begins. The program, which was started to offer support and space for students to study during exam week, will run through May 3.
Students will be able to benefit from free photocopying services at the Russell House Information Desk, and will be able to use the meeting rooms for studying.
Campus Wellness will be relocating its Bean Bag Room into the lobby as well.The Russell House itself, as well as the Horseshoe Deli, will stay open until 3 a.m. from Tuesday to Thursday.
On Wednesday, the Union will host “Russell House Review”. The night will have a free late-night breakfast in the Grand Market Place from 11 p.m. until 1 a.m., pet therapy in the ballroom, ZUMBA stress breakers and free massages.