||FINALS MANIA IS BACK, AND THIS TIME THERE WILL BE FURRY FRIENDS
will be a new twist to Finals Mania when it returns to
campus: cute and cuddly dogs.
The specially trained therapy dogs will be at the M.D.
Anderson Library during the Tuesday, April 30 event for
students to pet, cuddle and adore. The idea of bringing
them to campus is to provide students stress relief.
Finals Mania is a tradition at UH that happens at the
end of the spring and fall semesters to provide a quick
break for students preparing for final exams. It will
take place from 9 to 11 p.m. in the library’s Rockwell
that short two-hour period, around 1,500 students are
expected to line up for a plateful of pancakes and
turkey sausage, as well as some coffee and orange juice.
They’ll be able to chat with their friends, load up on
snacks, collect Cougar Trading Cards, and if they
choose, play with the dogs before returning to study for
final exams. Students must bring their Cougar Cards in
order to participate in Finals Mania.
The canines will be available from 6 to 10 p.m. in rooms
106P and 106T.
Finals Mania, which is hosted each semester by
University Services, Dining Services and UH Libraries,
will kick off with members of the UH band performing
several songs from the balcony of the Rockwell Pavilion.
Dozens of volunteers will make the food and drink lines
move quickly. Students can choose plain, blueberry or
chocolate chip pancakes. A wide variety of toppings are
available, including strawberries, whipped cream, butter
Faculty and staff who are interested in volunteering
should contact Jessica Mize, marketing coordinator for
Auxiliary Services, at 832-842-9141 or