De-Stress Fest

De-Stress Fest - Dec 6-10, 2021

The purpose of De-Stress Fest is to encourage all students to find ways that help them reduce stress in their lives for overall well-being.

Please check your PTCC emails daily for updates on locations due to weather. You will also receive the Medallion Hunt clues via PTCC email.

Monday, May 3 - Mellow Monday

Let's start De-Stress Fest out right by wearing our favorite comfy clothes on Mellow Monday. No need to worry about packing a lunch, we will have Lunch on the Lawn from 10:45am - 1:00pm. We'll be serving pizza and students will get a free PTCC insulated lunch bag with some goodies inside.After lunch, swing by the Student Success Suite for Make 'n Take essential oils from 10:30am-12:00pm. If you haven't registered for summer or fall semesters, no worries, we are having a registration session in the Academic Skills Center from 12:00pm-2:00pm.

Tuesday, May 4 - May the 4th be with You: Stars Wars Day

Calling all Star Wars fans! Today is the day you've been waiting for, where you get to dress up in your favorite Star Wars costume or shirt. We will be havng a Star Wars costume/shirt contest. Go to The Lodge and take your picture in front of the PTCC backdrop, text it to 320-629-4541 and you will be entered in the contest. All pictures will be posted on Facebook where people will vote for their favorite. Winners will get to pick some cool PTCC swag from the Campus Store!

We will also be having live music in The Lodge from 11:00am-1:00pm - Relax with Max. During this time students can hang out and have a free coffee from Parkside and enjoy a coffee & conversation while listening to some live music! We will also be hostin another registration session in the Academic Skills Center from 11:00am-1:00pm.   

Wednesday, May 5 - Work-out Wednesday

Don't worry, we're not going to make everyone go out and do a PE class! But wear some athletic apparal because we have some fun activities planned for today! We'll start out with a guided walk from 8:30am-9:00am, meeting in the gazebo. The National Guard will be bringing their rock climbing wall to try out. It will be set up in the back parking lot fom 10:00am-2:00pm. In between these events, we will also have a yoga session by the gazebo from 11:00am-12:00pm. And there will be another registaration session in the ASC from 12:00pm-2:00pm.

Thursday, May 6 - Tropical Thursday

Summer is almost here! Today you can break out your shorts, flip-flops and Hawaiin shirts! We will have succulent planting in the gazebo from 12:00pm-2:00pm. It will be luau style with tropical music and leis. Student Senate will also be sponsoring a free "Breakfast for Lunch" at Parkside at The Lodge. Pancakes and bacon are on the menu. The daily registration session in the ASC will be from 9:00am-11:00am.

Friday, May 7 - PTCC Spirit Day

Show your PTCC pride by wearing your favorite PTCC apparal! There will be another session for Make 'n Take essential oils in the Student Success Suite from 11:00am-1:00pm. The last registration session will also be from 11:00-1:00pm in the ASC.

*Check your PTCC emails daily for any updates, like location changes due to weather.




De-Stress Fest - December 7 - 11, 2020

The purpose of De-Stress Fest is to encourage all students to find ways that help them reduce stress in their lives for overall well-being.

Embrace the Hygge Lifestyle

Hygge (hoo-guh) is a Danish concept that encompasses a feeling of cozy contentment and well-being through enjoying the simple things in life. Click on the picture below to watch a video that shows 7 ways to create a hygge home.


Since hygge is our theme for De-Stress Fest, we encourage students, staff and faculty to wear their favorite comfy clothes this week. Get out your warmest sweater, your softest flannel, your fuzziest socks and be comfortable!

Make sure to check your PTCC emails each day for information on tips for each day, activities to be entered for prizes, and events happening throughout the week.


Monday, December 7 - Create Cozy Spaces

Complete this FORM to upload a picture of your pet(s) in their favorite comfy space to get your name in the drawing for prizes. A slideshow of all the pictures we receive will be posted on social media!

Sleep Kits available at various locations around campus  

Tuesday, December 8 - Enjoy Nature

11:00am - 12:00pm - Nature Walk - Bring your warm clothes and boots to join us on a nature walk. We will meet in the Bistro Area at 11:00am. After the walk, there will be refreshments in the new gazebo! 

Share your favorite winter activity on our "Uff Da! How We Get Through Winter" state of Minnesota poster in The Lodge. Or complete the online form to be entered in for the drawing for prizes.     

Wednesday, December 9 - Let's Eat

Share your favorite comfort food recipes HERE to get your name entered in the drawing for prizes.

Find quick, take 'n make comfort food packs in The Lodge (soup, muffin, and cookie mixes)

Thursday, December 10 - De-Clutter Your Space

Join us for Virtual Bingo from 11:30am-12:30pm. Click HERE to sign up. You must sign up ahead of time so we know how many cards to create.

Friday, December 11 - Quality Time with Loved Ones (Quarantine Style)

Get tips on ways to connect with the people you care about during COVID. 

Did you do something fun and meaningful?  Submit the activity here and be entered one last time in the drawing for De-Stress Fest!

*Check your PTCC emails daily for hygge tips, detailed information and links to daily activities.

How do I win those awesome prizes, you ask? Great question! For every De-Stress Fest activity you participate in your name will be put in for the drawing. The more activities you participate in the better your odds of winning. The drawing will take place on Monday, December 14. You will be contacted if you are a winner. Good luck and enjoy the week!

Each student can get one FREE meal ticket to be used during De-Stress Fest while Parkside at The Lodge is open. Parkside will be open on Monday, 12/7 – Thursday, 12/10. The weekly specials are:

Monday, 12/7 – French dip with fries

Tuesday, 12/8 – Lazagna with garlic toast

Wednesday, 12/9 – Ham and au-gratin potatoes

Thursday, 12/10 – Southwest rice bowl

*Please pick up your FREE meal ticket in the Library in Room 128