Relieving stress before finals

May 6, 2014

Since prepping for finals can be pressure-packed, Harper College will create a stress-free zone on Wednesday, May 7, to ensure students get into a healthy mindset.

From 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., a group of Comfort Dogs will visit campus to provide a calming influence for students during an otherwise hectic time of the semester. The golden retrievers, specially trained by the Addison-based Lutheran Church Charities, interact with people at schools, hospitals and even disaster situations such as the Washington, Ill., tornadoes and the Boston Marathon bombings.

In addition to the cuddly canines, students can enjoy chair massages, stress consultations, yoga and meditation in Rooms A241-243 of Building A on the College’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine.

The stress reduction efforts are part of Harper’s annual Student Appreciation Day from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Harper Quad. Students can take a study break and let loose with inflatable bungee runs, wrecking balls, obstacle courses and a stop by the Chicago Cupcake food truck. Finals start Monday, May 12, leading up to the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 17.

For more information, call the Office of Student Involvement at 847.925.6242.

Press contact: Kim Pohl, Media Relations Manager, 847.925.6159