Studying for exams can be a highly stressful part of student life. The Library is a popular location for students cramming before their finals. At AUS we sought to provide a calming oasis for our students to encourage them to take regular “de-stress” breaks as they studied to support their wellbeing and mental health. The “chill zone” was a success, receiving frequent student visitors who engaged with activities and reported their appreciation of the visual calm effect of the space. This session will share ideas on creating calming environments to support students during stressful times on a minimal budget.