Libraries' virtual De-Stress Fest open to all Penn State students

December 07, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. — Although students are studying for exams virtually this semester, the stress of finals is much the same as ever. Fortunately, Penn State University Libraries has curated a few activities to help students slow down and relax, take a break from studying and even learn a new hobby — all while enjoying a bit of carefree downtime in between preparing for finals.

This fall, the Libraries will again offer virtual Destress Fest options to help students relax and unwind while completing end-of-term reports and studying for final exams. Through Friday, Dec. 18, visit Online De-Stress Fest for a curated list of links, tutorials and homegrown videos, including some that showcase the talents of University Libraries’ faculty and staff.

Online storytelling, virtual art galleries, puppy playrooms, craft tutorials and coloring pages are just a few of the collection of online resources designed to give busy minds a break from studying. And to warm up the muscles and get moving, a variety of online yoga classes are offered as well.

Virtual De-Stress Fest is open to all Penn State students from across the commonwealth and World Campus. Though some physical spaces throughout the libraries remain closed, many resources are available to students. Be sure to check Remote Resources for Penn State Library Users  for help navigating it all. For question about the virtual De-Stress Fest, contact Megan Gilpin at


Last Updated December 09, 2020