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MSU Library Virtual Stress Relief Guide

You're Not in It Alone

College can be  challenging but you don't have to tough it out alone.
MSU Library and departments across campus are here to help students when the going gets tough. This page lists several resources for you to explore.

Stress Relief Resources at MSU Library


Third Floor Foundation - Studies have found that the sounds of nature help us relax. A fountain is located on the library's third floor. Many students find this a peaceful place to study or to chill out.

Acoustic Atlas - Explore the sounds of Montana and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, along with habitats and species from throughout the Western United States. Browse by species, explore ambient recordings, or learn about the significance of sound through featured interviews.

Movies and Music - Browse through a wide selection of DVDs, CDs, and more in the audiovisual section found on the first floor of the library. There you will also find two viewing stations.

Walking Treadmill - A walking treadmill is located on the first floor of the library. It includes a table for laptop, books, and other materials, and moves along at a casual (non-running) pace.

University Health Partners

Following an integrated, collaborative model, University Health Partners unites the components of the health and well-being for MSU students including prevention, health promotion, public health, medical services, dental services, and counseling and psychological services.

Their Office of Health Advancement educates, empowers, and energizes the MSU community to thrive through a balanced lifestyle. They promote generalized well-being by educating on topics such as sexual health, nutrition, physical activity, stress management, as well as the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

ASMSU Recreational Sports & Fitness

Recreational Sports and Fitness, a program of the Associated Students of MSU, encourages personal development, enhances academic productivity, and enriches wellness for students and the MSU community.

Their dedicated professional and student staff work to support health and wellness by offering exceptional facilities, programs, and services.

In addition to the Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center, Recreational Sports and Fitness offers:

  • Club Sports
  • Fitness Services (Group Exercise & Personal Fitness Services)
  • Intramural Sports
  • Massage
  • Outdoor Program