BWise Dog Day Helps Students Adjust to College


Alyssa Nieset

tudents enjoying time with Oreo in North Quad

Alyssa Nieset, Contributing Writer

The North Quad was filled with dogs of all colors, shapes, and sizes for BWise’s Dog Day.
Students and faculty from all over campus came out to play with the dogs, or just to hang out with a new friend.
“Dog Day is our annual event that we do during our Adjustment to College Month.” Catherine Pochervina, the Student Director of BWise, said.
BWise holds events during the month of September to help students adjust to the college setting.
“We use this as a stress reliever for students so they can have some fun, and if they have furry friends at home, we hope that this event can make them feel a little less homesick.” Pochervina said.
“We had a larger turn out this year from attending students to faculty that brought their dogs.” Pochervina added.
BWise also had FAUNA working with them on the event. FAUNA is a group on campus that volunteers with places nearby that work with animals, and the group allowed for Dog Day to run much more smoothly this year.
There was very positive feedback from students about the event. “We need to do things like this more often,” Nicole Gladish, a freshman Psychology major said.
Chad Rice, a freshman Education major added, “this is a great stress free environment.”
Lucky for students who enjoyed the event, they will be seeing more of their furry friends in the future. “BWise is also looking to do Dog Day again in the spring semester as well due to so many students’ requests,” Pochervina said.
BWise’s next events will be A Shot of Reality on Oct. 8, and Dead Day on Oct. 22.