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The mission of the HCC is to provide exceptional, inclusive, integrated health care. We promote student success and wellness through education, advocacy and outreach to the University of Denver community.

Success Through Wellness

End of Year Stress Management

As the end of another academic year approaches, it is important to be mindful of the added stress that scholastic, employment-oriented, and transition-related pressures place on every member of our campus community.

Even when ultimately positive and growth-oriented, life transitions – such as those that occur at the end of an academic year – are often stressful. Feeling emotional or unmotivated can be related to the anticipation of a major change, and as such, you may find it more difficult to cope with other life issues during this time. Help put things in perspective by reminding yourself that you are in a transition period and that it is a naturally stressful time. Reflect upon important experiences and what you have learned about yourself that will benefit you in the future. It may also be helpful to reflect upon how you have successfully coped with and adjusted to previous life transitions.

If you are experiencing ongoing anxiety related to finals or graduation, the DU Health and Counseling Center’s Counseling Services may be able to help.

Call 303-871-2205 or visit to schedule an appointment.


Don’t Stress – We’ve got you!

Don’t Stress – We’ve got you! Finals Week Stress Relief Event

Tuesday, June 2
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Anderson Academic Commons Event Room

Featuring 5 minute massages, mindful meditation, coffee, snacks, and the ever-popular therapy dogs!

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