What is Stress?

The National Institutes of Health state that "stress can come from any situation or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or anxious." Stress can be both good and bad. Small amounts of stress are good because they keep you motivated. Excessive stress can be harmful physically or psychologically.

It's no secret that attending any college can be a stressful endeavor – a busy schedule to balance, exams to study for, and possibly living away from home for the first time. Remember to eat well, get enough sleep, take time to enjoy life, and don't hesitate to reach out if you need to talk to someone. Here at Carlow, we offer counseling, massage therapy, nutrition and exercise advice, assistance for those with disabilities, and even a therapy dog or two.  

What Help Does Carlow University Have to Offer?


Frances Warde Hall, 411

Massage Therapy, Nutrition, Exercise, Smoking Cessation Advice

Director of Wellness and Fitness
St. Joes Hall, 2nd level

Time Management

The Center for Academic Achievement
Frances Warde Hall, 2nd Floor

Student Accommodations

Disabilities Services Office
Frances Warde Hall, 4th Floor

Don’t Have a Lot of Time?

Check out these websites to help you access stress management techniques quickly and easily:
Stress Symptoms, Signs, and Causes
Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief
Managing Stress