On Monday night students took a break from the kerfuffle of crits by spending some quality time with a pack of lovable pooches visiting the top floor of The Met. The furry cuties are affiliated with PAWS for People, an organization that provides therapeutic visits with friendly animals.
Maria Robinson 17 FS knelt on the floor to visit with Maisey, a large Newfoundland known for her wet kisses. Running her hands through the dog’s thick black mane, the freshman couldn’t help but think about her own family pet. “I just love big dogs,” she noted. “They’re the nicest, sweetest animals.”
The furry interactions are part of Finals Destination, a week of stress-busting events sponsored by Student Affairs, CSI, Residence Life, ISE and Health Services.
In addition to getting a healthy dose of the warm fuzzies, students left with care packages stuffed with peanut butter crackers, noodles, minty gum and juice boxes. “We know this is a really busy time for students,” noted Jess Raffaele, assistant director for Orientation and New Student Programs. “We just want them to feel loved and supported.”