University Sponsors ‘Stress Free Zone’ Where Students Can Pet Puppies and Learn ‘Adulting’

Oglethorpe University and Rutgers University have joined the list of schools making sure students don’t get too stressed out by final exams and jobs.

The Oglethorpe Counseling Center, for example, recently sponsored a three-hour “Stress Free Zone” on December 9, the last day of classes, where students could go to enjoy puppies and henna tattoos.

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“What better way to relieve end of semester stress than some good old fashioned stress relieving fun,” the event description states. “This year’s stress free zone will include old fashioned yard games, arts and crafts, henna tattoos, and most importantly, PUPPIES!!!!!”

Photos from the event show about two dozen students petting dogs and playing cornhole.

OU also advertised the event on its official Facebook page, gushing that “some furry friends helped us celebrate the last day of classes today in the Counseling Center’s Stress Free Zone!”

“Stress free zone? A lot has changed since I was there,” one Oglethorpe alum commented on the post, while another addressed the students directly, scoffing that “There are no stress free zones in real life sno…

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