My favorite place to de-stress

LAS students share their favorite campus locations to relax

November 3rd is National Stress Awareness Day—according to the International Stress Management Association (ISMA), it's a day to "help people recognize, manage, and reduce stress in their personal and professional lives."

We asked LAS students, "What is your favorite place on campus to de-stress?" Read what they had to say.

Sanketh Bhaskar, Senior in philosophy and bioengineering

Espresso Royale 

"A warm drink and a cozy atmosphere makes Espresso Royale a great place to unwind."

Sanketh Bhaskar


Lavanya Srivastava, Senior in statistics

The Japan House

"I love the Japan House because it's just a beautiful place to walk around, and I find taking the time to take pictures of the flowers and the water extremely relaxing."

Lavanya Srivastava


Tamar Dallal, Junior in physics

Krannert Art Museum

"I've fallen in love with the Krannert Art Museum; it's peaceful, quiet, I can be alone and yet not lonely at the same time. It is a wonderful place to de-stress, whether I want to wander, sit and listen to music, or sketch something inspired by the art all around."

Tamar Dallal


Maha Kalota, Junior in political science and English

The Main Quad

"I love sitting on a blanket with a book and just taking some time for myself. It's also great to meet up with a friend and have a little picnic."

Maha Kalota


Alisha Alam, Junior in political science

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts's rooftop

"Every week, I go watch the sunrise at the rooftop of Krannert. It's one of the most peaceful ways to start my day and just have some time to reflect on my week and have some time to myself to de-stress!"

Alisha Alam


Michael Kraft, Junior in molecular & cellular biology honors

The Union

"I really love the basement of the Union because I can find a place to study and get my work done all while eating lunch from Qdoba or Blaze!"

Michael Kraft