URI to offer Stress Relief Day before exams at URI, April 26

Therapy dog petting, neck and shoulder massages among activities

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WHAT: With final exams quickly approaching, the end of the semester can be stressful for many. To help students relax, the University of Rhode Island’s Health Services offers Stress Relief Day.

Among the offerings are free professional neck and shoulder massages, therapy dogs, piñata and yoga. Refreshments and goodies will also be available. The annual event attracts hundreds of students.

WHO: Staff members representing Health Services/Education, in partnership with the Division of Student Affairs, the URI Counseling Center, Rhody Paws, Fascitelli Fitness and Wellness Center, Substance Abuse Prevention Services and Exercise Is Medicine on campus and URI Police Department.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 26 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

WHERE: On the Quad on the Kingston Campus (in the Memorial Union if it rains, 50 Lower College Road)

TO MAKE COVERAGE ARRANGEMENTS CONTACT: Dave Lavallee, URI Marketing and Communications, 401-874-5862.

Sarah Saltiel-Ragot, an international student from Sciences Po Rennes in France and an intern in URI’s Department of Marketing and Communications, wrote this press release.