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Four-legged friends help MSU students de-stress during final exams

Posted at 3:58 PM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:09:56-04

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