Certified volunteers from Therapy Dogs, Inc. visited the Library's Information Commons to offer students a fun-filled study break.
Students are invited to pet and play with the dogs during
Therapy dogs are trained to help individuals struggling with
Rosalia Ballinger, user experience librarian, says that
these events are becoming more common at universities to help students cope
with the end-of-semester stress of final projects and exams.
"The end of the semester is such a busy and stressful time for everyone," said Ballinger. "Being able to pet a dog and unwind for a few minutes is a nice break that we can offer."
Four dogs from Therapy Dogs, Inc. visited Stritch over the course of the week.
View some local media coverage of the therapy dogs' visit.