Late-night breakfast one of several activities aimed to help students cope with stress of finals
Riverside, Calif. (April 28, 2017) — Students put finals on hold for a short time April 27 to feast on a late-night breakfast served by California Baptist University faculty and staff.
The nighttime breakfast, served from 9-11 p.m., is a CBU tradition that gives faculty and staff an opportunity to encourage and serve students during finals week. Students were served a spread of eggs, French toast, bacon, Tater Tots and doughnuts at the Alumni Dining Commons.
“Before I came to CBU, I went to a community college and it was pretty dull, to be honest. The school was great but the teachers, they just taught the students and then went home,” said Sam Jacob, an engineering major. “Whereas CBU [professors] are always in constant communication with you to try and help you pass all your courses. They try to serve you.”
For Riley Forristel, a CBU freshman, the breakfast was a much-needed break.
“I have been studying all day, so this is the time I get to come and eat some food, hang out with some friends and enjoy their company,” Forristel said. “I feel pretty blessed just because all the staff and faculty are going around and serving us food. It’s a cool experience.”
Other stress-relieving activities for students during finals week included opportunities in the Stamps Courtyard for chair massages, petting puppies, popping bubble wrap and enjoying refreshments.