Pittsford, N.Y. -- Nazareth students took a break on Monday from studying for midterms to hang out with some four-legged friends.
Seven therapy dogs visited the campus with their trainers from Lollypop Farm. Students played with the dogs and petted them.
Research has shown animal-assisted therapy can lower blood pressure and reduce stress.
About 250 students took advantage of the "Paws" to Relieve Stress program Monday.
"We've had all positive reactions so far," said Dan Norton, Assistant Director of Residential Life. "We've got so many students who came out. They really loved it. I've had a few students come up to me and ask if we can do it every week."
Students were also treated to a massage.
They have midterms next week.