Who Let the Dogs Out? Therapy Dogs Highlight Activities to Relieve Finals Week Stress

ALBANY, N.Y. (December 7, 2015) – With the end of the semester right around the corner, the campus community may be feeling pressure from final exams, projects, papers, and presentations. Thankfully, the University has enlisted some canine friends to help de-stress, along with an entire week of planned activities.

UAlbany is once again hosting local therapy dogs for the campus community to enjoy. The dogs visited campus on Saturday, December 5, and will return again this week on Thursday, December 10, in the Campus Center Commuter Lounge, 1 - 4 p.m. On Monday, December 14, the therapy dogs will be available for a final session in the Science Library, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Zen Zone
Students are invited to de-stress in UAlbany Programming Board’s “Zen Zone” on Monday, December 7, in the Campus Center Commuter Lounge.

Beyond the therapy dogs, students are invited to visit UAlbany Programming Board’s “Zen Zone” on Monday, December 7, in the Campus Center Commuter Lounge, from 12 – 4 p.m. In the “Zen Zone,” students can take a quick breather from studying through an oxygen bar, and let their minds and bodies rest with massage chairs and chai massages. Visit albany.edu/go for more information.

Activities sponsored by the University Libraries will also be available through finals week. These include free coffee and cookies, adult coloring, chair yoga, streaming of cat videos, plus more. Follow #StressLessUAlbany on Twitter or visit the University Libraries’ website for additional information.

Good luck with the end of your semester!

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