Midnight Breakfast for Meditation: The Chronicle’s Guide to Relaxation During Reading Time


The end of the semester is almost here, and with exam season fast approaching, many students may crave fun activities to relax and recharge before their thesis begins. Here is The Chronicle’s guide to relaxing during the coming reading period.

Frost proof

On Thursday evenings, take a break from studying at Frost Fest, hosted by the Duke University Union Special Events Committee at the Bryan Center Plaza from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. just be sure to register on DukeGroups before you cross over.

Small Town Records LDOC show

Would you like to celebrate the last day of the fall semester in style? Head to Devil’s Krafthouse Pavilion this Friday, where Small Town Records, Duke’s student-run record label, is hosting a free, open show from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event celebrates this semester’s fondest memories. Aside from the great music and company, Small Town Records will be giving away merch and other fun activities during the show.

Midnight breakfast

Drum Roll Please – Duke’s most popular graduation event is back and better than ever, and this time it’s a winter wonderland theme. Midnight Breakfast, the university’s annual pre-finals festival, will be held on Saturday, December 4th from 11:00 PM to 1:00 AM at the Brodhead Center and East Campus Marketplace. Although the event at the Brodhead Center is sponsored by the Sophomore Class Council, all students are invited to attend. The Marktplatz-Essen is organized by the East Campus Council.

Attendance at the event is free, but students must ensure that they to register on DukeGroups until Tuesday, November 30th at 11:55 p.m. First graders receive a marketplace swipe especially for midnight breakfast.

Events in the wellness center

Do you want to decompress and find inner peace at the same time? The Student Wellness Center is holding its typical range of activities during the two-day reading period next week.

Bring a yoga and Buddhist meditation mat held in Room 144 on Monday, December 6th. The yoga event runs from 12 noon to 12:50 pm and focuses on poses and actions designed to help students manage their stress and anxiety. Return to the same room at 7:00 pm for Buddhist meditations that teach people of all faiths and backgrounds how to practice mindfulness and meditation.

A variety of stress-relieving events are scheduled for Tuesday, December 7th, including global talks, a tea get-together, and meditative arts. Meet colleagues and faculty in Room 123 from 1:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for international discussions on everything from culture to local and global news. At 5:30 pm in room 144, come for a tea meeting hosted in partnership with Duke CommuniTEA and try some wellness-based concoctions. Meditative Art, a way to create stress-free works of art, will also be held in the same room at 7:00 p.m.

Group fitness classes at the Wilson Recreation Center

If you haven’t tried the group fitness classes at the Wilson Recreation Center, now is the time. From biking to kickboxing, Duke Recreation hosts personal fitness classes at Wilson every day of the week – the perfect opportunity to socialize and stay active while you take a break from studying. Log in to your. to register MyRec portal, navigate to Fitness & Wellness, and under the Fitness Personal tab, select a class that suits your schedule. The indoor climbing wall is the only open part of Wilson on December 5th and 6th, and the leisure center is completely closed from December 10th to January 4th.


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