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Activities planned to help relieve stress for RMC students during finals

Ruff Relief 2013BILLINGS, December 3, 2014 – To help alleviate the stress of final exams, Rocky Mountain College has planned various activities to help students relax during one of the most stressful weeks of the year.

RMC’s Office of Residence Life will begin the “de-stress” events by hosting a stress-relief break for on-campus students on December 4 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the residence hall lounges (Rimview and Anderson/Widenhouse connecting lounge). They will be serving hot cocoa, apple cider, and cookies. Students are encouraged to come in for a quick break or stay awhile and relax while watching the movie Frozen.

During the week of finals, which is December 8-12, there will be a number of events available for students. There will be three spa days, which will include opportunities for students to receive free, 15-minute massages by licensed massage therapists. There will also be facials and other spa treatments available. The spa days will be held in Fraley Lounge of the Bair Family Student Center from Monday, December 8, through Wednesday, December 10, from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

RMC will also be hosting “Ruff Relief,” where trained “comfort dogs” and their trainers will visit campus for “AAA” (animal-assisted activities) from the international organization Pet Partners. The dogs will be visiting on Tuesday, December 9, and Wednesday, December 10, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Fraley Lounge of Bair Family Student Center. 

"Rocky Mountain College is always excited to bring Pet Partners on campus," said RMC Community Services Coordinator Jill Washburn. "Providing the pet therapy is a good way for students to de-stress; ultimately we want the students to feel successful and confident as they wrap up the end of their work for the semester. This is one way we can help them to do that! This year will be the third time we have brought the dogs on campus, and they are always well received, so we want to continue to bring this relaxing event to them."