Therapy dogs return to ease end-of-semester stress

Published December 10, 2015

Final exams are around the corner and with them come late nights of studying and, of course, a stressed UB student’s best friend: therapy dogs.

The UB Libraries will host its ninth Stress Relief Days, an event where students, faculty and staff can get away from their textbooks to relax with a four-legged friend.

The dogs can be found from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14-15 in the staff lounge in the basement of Lockwood Memorial Library, North Campus, or in B-15 on the lower level of the Health Sciences Library, South Campus.

In addition to hanging out with golden retrievers, Bernese mountain dogs and cockapoos, the campus community can enjoy coffee, snacks and games.

If you need your puppy fix sooner, there are several opportunities available today:

  • The UB Academies is hosting the SPCA Paws for Love from noon to 2 p.m. in 17 Norton, North Campus.
  • The Student Wellness Team is providing therapy dogs from 1-3:30 p.m. in the Academic Resource Center of Silverman Library in Capen Hall, North Campus.
  • Several therapy dogs will be present for head pats from 8-9 p.m. in the Lehman Hall basement lounge in Governors Complex, North Campus.

For more information on the Stress Relief Days program, contact Pamela Rose, coordinator of web services and library promotion for the Health Sciences Library, at 829-5722.