The Final Lap

Final Lap

Successfully cross the end-of-semester finish line! Open to all GW students, The Final Lap is designed to support student wellbeing prior to and during final exams.


Our Final Lap programming will run from May 1st through May 12th, 2023.

Check out our event calendar below!


Good luck with Finals! We're rooting for you!

<3 The Health Promotion & Education Office


Events Calendar

Snack Break

May 1st, 3rd, 8th, 9th, & 11th

Kogan Plaza or Vern Quad


Having a mid-afternoon slump? Stop by the HPE table for some yummy snacks to sustain yourself. We'll be on the Vern May 1st and 11th and on Foggy on May 3rd, 8th, and 9th!

No need to register!

Mindful Monday

May 1st



Create a positive space for yourself, connect with others, learn new coping tools, and find local resources with the GW Art Therapy Clinic!

Register here!

Free Group Fit Classes

May 1st-7th

Lerner Health and Wellness Center

Multiple Days and Times

Campus Recreation will be offering FREE Group Fitness classes from May 1st through May 7th. Classes range from yoga and pilates, to HIIT and BodyPump. Come take a break from the stress of finals and move with us!

No need to register!

Free Chair Massages

May 2nd & 10th

University Student Center 405


Drop in for a free chair massage provided by a licensed massage therapist from Eye Street Massage Therapy! These individuals are trained massage and bodywork professionals with a therapeutic focus.

No need to register!


Paws N' Relax

May 4th

University Student Center
3rd Floor Terrace


Join People Animals Love (PAL) in the USC to rejuvenate with some professional therapy pups & enjoy some paws-itivity! Registration is required.

Register here!

Roller Skating

May 4th

University Student Center
Columbian Square


Come join us in the USC for a night of Roller-rink themed fun featuring roller skating, shaved ice, and retro vibes! Roller skates will be provided for attendees.

Register here!

Argentine Tango

May 5th

Mitchell Theater


Join the Argentine Tango Club for free tango lessons! No dance experience expected and no partner required.

Register here!

TRAiLS Trips

May 6th & 7th

Multiple Locations

Multiple Times

Join TRAiLS for an outdoor adventure the weekend before finals! They will be leading trips to Cedar Run, Climb Upton, and a Hains Point Bike Ride.

Register here! 


More Than a Score

May 3rd, 10th

3rd floor of The GWU Museum and The Textile Museum

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Join the MSSC and graduate student Shawn Shafner (MFA Social Practice) for an hour-long self-care session dedicated to your whole being. Surrounded by beautiful art, we'll meditate, gently stretch and move, and get our voices vibrating. Open to all bodies and experience levels. 

Register here!



Mindfulness and Mental Health

Campus Living & Residential Education

Campus Recreation

Capital Peers

Counseling & Psychological Services

Eye Street Massage Therapy

Division of Safety & Security

GW Art Therapy Clinic

GW Alumni Association

Office of Advocacy and Support

Office of Student Life

Students Rights and Responsibilities