Frenzy-Free Finals Stress Busters Includes Dogs

Frenzy-Free Finals Stress Busters Includes Dogs

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Students pet dogs to help relieve stress during exams

Photo courtesy UNH Library

Students took a break from studying for finals at the Dimond Library this week, relieving stress with the help of dogs, treats, and the traditional primal scream, which took place near midnight Dec. 10.

For the second year in a row, “study buddy” dogs were part of the Frenzy-Free Finals campaign. Accompanied by their trainers, the dogs were available for patting throughout the day, drawing large crows of students away from their textbooks and notes for a brief reprieve. The dogs are from ElderPet, an organization launched at UNH’s Thompson School of Applied Science in 1982 to connect pets with senior citizens and people with disabilities.

There also was the annual cookie break, which included healthy food options as well. Frenzy-Free Finals is sponsored by UNH Library, Healthy UNH, Dining Services, the Parents Association, Health Services, and ElderPet.

annual cookie break at UNH Library

Photo courtesy Bill Ross, Special Collections

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