May 2017 Paws for Stress held at The Student Commons

May 2, 2017

Held ahead of exam week at VCU Monroe Park Campus, the Paws for Stress event lets VCU Students take a break from exam preparation and enjoy time with Dogs On Call therapy dogs. Our published research documents the stress relief provided by this event. With an average turnout of over 800 students, Virginia Book Company also provided free scantrons and blue books to be used for exams. Thank you to our partners at VCU University Counseling Services, the Student Government Association and Virginia Book Company for another successful event!


Dogs On Call therapy dog Wrigley, a yellow lab, is hugged by a smiling student

Photo by Julia Rendleman, VCU University Marketing