The Sweet, Furry Approach Some Colleges Are Taking To Ease Students Stress Is Brilliant

Being a college student comes with a lot of stress. It involves the rigors of adulting practically on your own combined with a heavy workload, cramming your brain full of facts, trying to have a social life, and managing parents’ expectations, all often topped off with worry about how you’re going to pay off this expensive education.

The hardest part for some students? They don’t have a dog or cat to cuddle with like they might have had at home, and if you’re a pet parent, you know just how good a de-stresser that is.

As a way to de-stress just before finals week, students head to the Boynton Health Center to spend some time with animals. Every Wednesday these dogs, rabbits and even a therapy chicken are on campus to help students get their mind off school work.