BOZEMAN – The final stretch of the school year is here for Montana State University students, and that means so are final exams. But there is a way for students to take their minds off of studying, with the Paws to De-Stress program.
Paws to De-Stress visits the MSU campus leading up to finals week and during finals week, to offer students some relaxation with a few four-legged friends.
Students can visit the library for a few hours each day and socialize with the therapy animals, while taking a break from their studies.
Marielle Korringa, a junior at MSU who has visited Paws to De-Stress for the past three years, said the program is the perfect distraction.
“Whenever I can I show up,” Korringa said. “Outside of this, I really have to study for all of my tests, but here I can just forget about all of my exams and just focus on petting these dogs.”
Paws to De-Stress will be at the MSU library Wednesday from 1-3pm, Thursday from 12-2pm and Friday from 12-1pm.
Reporting by Kaitlin Corbett for MTN News