University Libraries to provide Stress-Free Zone during finals week

Taylor Robinson

Kent State University Libraries will host their biannual Stress-Free Zone Dec. 12 and Dec. 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the University Library Garden Room.

The Stress-Free Zone serves as a study break for all Kent State students during finals week.

“We realize this is the most stressful time of the semester for the campus community,” said Cynthia Williams, the director of marketing, communications and public relations for University Libraries. “We offer the students, faculty and staff a stress-free zone (for) a soothing balance to the anxiety of finals week.”

Williams said the most popular and exciting part of the event will be the therapy dogs from the Dogs on Campus group.

The event will also have snacks, beverages and popcorn for students to enjoy. Students can also get involved in the Student Multimedia Studio, where there will be demonstrations using the 3D printer to create ornamental designs.

“At University Libraries, we’re always looking for effective avenues to support student success,” Williams said. “Along with President Warren, we believe that students come first.

Williams said hosting the event is one important way University Libraries does their part to engage students in activities that provide an escape to the pressures of final exams.

Taylor Robinson is the libraries reporter. Contact her at [email protected].