College students offered puppies, massages, chocolate to relieve exam stress

College students offered puppies, massages, chocolate to relieve exam stress

[Ed. – It’s happening.  I’m starting to remember walking uphill to my college exams barefoot in the snow.  (Oh, wait — except for the “barefoot” part, I did do that.)  Of course, that was back when you didn’t get an automatic A just for showing up.]

With final exams approaching, some universities are offering their students stress relief measures such as puppies, acupuncture, and massages to ensure they don’t get too stressed out.

The University of North Carolina-Wilmington, for example, is providing its students with a “relaxation station,” complete with a number of stress relieving activities like puzzles, coloring, massages, puppies, and even acupuncture.

“Need to relieve some stress with finals quickly approaching?” asks UNCW Campus Recreation. “Check out the relaxation station on reading day…it’s a great study break.”

The post also lists “snacks” twice, as an extra reminder to students scrounging for free food during finals week.

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