December Campus Life Programs Will Help Students Manage Stress

Puppies help students manage stress on Relaxation Day!December may be an extra-stressful time for students due to finals and wrapping up projects and papers. Campus Life is committed to making sure students are well-supported to make good decisions and maintain a healthy attitude. Key to keeping students on track and relatively stress-free is providing opportunities for them to get out, connect with others, and communicate their needs. Campus Life will offer a variety of fun, de-stressing events in December - both in our residence halls, sponsored by Residence Life, and more broadly on campus from Student Activities and Campus Recreation. 

For anyone who needs help managing stress, we have committed staff available to listen, help, and provide resources. With our resident assistants and area coordinators living on campus, students have access 24/7 to a large community that has been specially trained to assist with both personal and academic concerns. 

Elsewhere, the Counseling Center, the Academic Center for Excellence, and the Dean of Campus Life's office are central points for students feeling overwhelmed. Learning how to deal with stress is an invaluable life skill; with the right tools and a good support system, success is achievable.

On Monday, December 11 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. the Heffernan Center lounge will turn into a relaxation station for Relaxation Day as students gear up for finals. Professional massage therapists will be on hand to give out personal massages and there will be plenty of snacks available.  A local organization will also provide the SJC students with a handful of puppies to play with and snuggle!