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The Skiff Orientation Edition: Welcome, Class of 28!
The Skiff Orientation Edition: Welcome, Class of '28!
By Georgie London, Staff Writer
Published May 13, 2024
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Campus zen: how TCU is helping students melt away stress

TCU Religious and Spiritual Life hosts a goat yoga event. (Photo courtesy of TCU Instagram).
With finals coming up and the end of the semester just around the corner, many students are feeling the stress.

TCU’s Religious and Spiritual Life have put on many events for students throughout the year, including their most recent event: goat yoga. 

“Our hope that everyone just kind of hits pause for an afternoon to take a deep breath, be outside, be in nature, be in beauty and just take care of yourself, take care of your body, take care of your spirit, and be ready to go into finals week in a couple weeks,” said Lea McCracken, the associate chaplain and church relations officer.

Goat yoga offers students a unique mix of relaxing and interaction which is shown to alleviate stress. The presence of goats adds joy and spontaneity for participants. 

Yoga stretches and movement combined with fluffy goats create a calming atmosphere for students who are starting to feel the pressure of the end of the semester. 

Interacting with goats allows a sense of connection and mindfulness, as many are looking to have a pet-like interaction while being away from their pets back home. 

“If you go to our website, you will find one of our programs called Connected Spirit,” McCracken said. “It happens every day at 12 o’clock on campus. You can come by our office, and we will be able to help connect you with a program.”

Students are encouraged to visit Jarvis Hall to meet with support groups to help them finish the semester strong.

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