Students Unwind at Chalk-In

To celebrate art and relax before final exams, GW students gathered around Kogan Plaza for the 38th annual Chalk-In.

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GW students got creative and took to H Street for this year's Chalk-In. (William Atkins/GW Today)
May 04, 2018

By Briahnna Brown

With finals quickly approaching, George Washington University students took to  H Street on a bright and sunny Tuesday and destressed before exams began with this year’s Chalk-In.

In addition to creating chalk illustrations, quotes and hashtags that lined H Street, GW students participated in relaxing activities in Kogan Plaza such as cornhole and hula hooping. There was also an array of small stress-relieving toys available such as yo-yos, Silly Putty, Slinkys and stress balls.

Emily Kane, program coordinator with the Colonial Health Center, said that the GW tradition is important to the CHC and Program Board because it promotes self-care through art, creativity and self-expression.

"Chalk-In, which has roots in art therapy, is a significant GW tradition because it provides students the opportunity to relieve the stress of the semester and celebrate the end of the year through creative expression,” Ms. Kane said. 

Other stress-relieving events the CHC has planned for exam season include:

Monday, May 7

Breakfast Break - Free grab-n-go breakfast for GW students
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Kogan Plaza (Rain Location: Gelman Library)

Buff and Blue Study Break - Free snacks, study tips and toys for students
7:00  p.m. -  10:00 p.m.
Eckles Library

Tuesday, May 8

Breakfast Break - Free grab-n-go breakfast for GW students
9:30 a.m.  - 11:00 a.m. 
Kogan Plaza (Rain Location: Gelman Library)

Buff and Blue Study Break - Free Chair Massages for students
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Gelman Library, Room 302

Wednesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 10

Colonial Calm Down - Free 10-minute Chair Massages for GW students 
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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