“Crunch Time” at the University Student Union Offers Stress Relief for CSUN Students During Finals

April 24, 2019

Northridge — The University Student Union (USU) is back with the solution to that finals week meltdown too many CSUN students go through. All Matadors are invited to take advantage of “Crunch Time”, the well-timed stress relief event over the two most important weeks from Monday, May 6 to Friday, May 10 and then again from Monday, May 13 to Friday, May 17 at the USU. Don’t fall victim to the test taking blues! Come and treat yourself to tasty snacks, hot breakfast, beverages, exam supplies, massages, and crafts, as well as quiet and relaxing study places – all FREE at the USU!

 “Finals are the prime time when students tend to forget the importance of taking care of themselves as they complete their semesters,” said Events Supervisor, Xiomara Carranza. “But the USU has their back with ‘Crunch Time’. It’s two-weeks of free food, great giveaways and fun activities to help CSUN students find academic success!”

From Monday, May 6 to Friday, May 10, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the East Conference Center of the USU, students can enjoy a range of attractions.

Along with the free snacks, beverages, exam supplies and study spaces, they can indulge in free massages, yoga, meditation, and Craft Corner activities. On Wednesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 9, students can also enjoy free screenings of the fun films “Grease” and “Mean Girls” with free popcorn and drinks in the Panorama City Room in the ECC.

On the evening of Wednesday, May 8, be sure come back to the Plaza del Sol of the USU from 5 to 8 p.m. for a fun “Summer Kick-Off” celebration. All students are welcome to take this special evening break from finals with a Santa Monica Pier themed event that will include carnival-styled games, tarot card readings, a fire dance performance, a live DJ, and free hot dogs, veggie dogs, nachos, soft pretzels, deep fried Oreos & Twinkies!

During the second week of “Crunch Time” from Monday, May 13 to Friday, May 17, students can start their day right by fueling their brains from 7:30 to 9 a.m. with a free hot breakfast in the Plaza del Sol at the USU. There will also be more exam supply giveaways and as always, many options for quiet study spaces and work areas all throughout the USU.

All CSUN students are welcome to treat themselves and finish the semester strong at “Crunch Time”! For more information, please visit or contact Events Lead for this event Stephanie Arevalo at

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