Many college campuses offer stress reducing activities for students during finals week. WSU has come up with a new way to relax and take a break from the pressure of projects and exams. During finals week, animals will be available so that students can pet away the stress.
The Office of the Dean of Students has arranged for staff at the Whitman County Humane Society to bring dogs and cats to campus to comfort students.
"Many students miss their pets at home and would like the opportunity to interact with animals on a regular basis" said Rebecca Liao of the Dean of Students office.
More than 400 students came to spend time with the animals when they made a campus visit during midterms this semester.
"The students were chatting, laughing and connecting with their fellow students as well as the animals." Liao said of the mid term visit, "They walked away with smiles on their faces."
The cats and dogs will be on campus Monday, April 22, from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. on the Terrell Library Plaza.