Library provides stress-relief for students

December 03, 2018

Image with caption: Events include a visit from volunteers from Paws for Friendship, a local pet therapy organization.

Events include a visit from volunteers from Paws for Friendship, a local pet therapy organization.

To help students relax while finishing out the semester, the McGoogan Library of Medicine will host relaxation breaks during this week and the week of Dec. 10-14. All are welcome.

Events include:

  • Pet therapy: Volunteers from Paws for Friendship, a local pet therapy organization, will bring dogs to the library to help students and others de-stress, on the sixth floor of Wittson Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Healthy snack break: Grab a healthy snack in the Linder Lounge located on the sixth floor of the library. Snacks will be available (while supplies last) starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6.

  • Relax with animals: Enjoy calming views of puppies, kittens and other animals livestreaming on a monitor in the library's sixth floor lobby area.

  • Wellness Corner and the Reflection Room: For additional relaxation, don't forget to spend time in the library's Reflection Room located on the eighth floor, or the Wellness Corner, located on the northwest side of the sixth floor. Massage chairs are located in both areas.

  • Extended hours: The library will have extended hours during final exam week:

    • Sunday, Dec. 9: 1-10 p.m.

    • Monday, Dec. 10 through Thursday, Dec. 13: 7:30 a.m.-midnight

Winter break hours will begin Dec. 14. For a full listing of the library's hours, please see the library website.

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Julie Garfield
December 03, 2018 at 7:20 AM

Emily and staff, this is so thoughtful. Kudos.