students with therapy dog at DeStress Fest

Roosevelt University will host a DeStress Fest featuring specially trained therapy dogs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 30 in the University’s second-floor Congress Lounge, 430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago. 

The University Counseling Center, in cooperation with the Black Student Union, Residence Life, Multicultural Student Support Services, and Alpha Gamma Delta, Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) and the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) will host the DeStress Fest on Thursday. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to join for games, crafts, snacks, and the Lutheran Church Charities’ therapy dogs. The event is free and open to the Roosevelt community. The media is invited to attend.

Finals week at Roosevelt University runs from Dec. 11 to Dec. 16. At this stressful time, the goal is to support students. DeStress Fest is an opportunity for students to have a place to relax while they are preparing for the finals as well as to meet with some of their professors and engage in activities like mixing relaxation jars and making handmade picture frames, according to the Counseling Center.    

“We have always had great feedback from students regarding our DeStress activities. The fest will help students to engage in a kind of activity that will allow them to have some rest, meet up with faculty and staff in an informal atmosphere and to feel motivated,” said Leila Ellis-Nelson, staff psychologist and outreach coordinator at the Roosevelt Counseling Center. 

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