Anyone who’s ever had a family pet knows how calming it can be to sit with an animal. The Library wants to help bring that calm to you this finals-season, so we’re partnering with the UT College of Veterinary Medicine’s H.A.B.I.T. (Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee) program to bring in 2 therapy dogs, Maggie & Nash.

UTC Students, Faculty and Staff are invited to meet Maggie & Nash on Thursday April 24 in the Library from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Drop by to say hello and give your new furry friends a pat on the head.

Maggie and Nash are certified therapy dogs and will be accompanied by trained handlers.  If you prefer not to be near the dogs for any reason, you can still use the library at this time. The dogs will be located in a dedicated section of the first floor of the library, near the Dean’s office, and will not be in the traffic flow of computers, printers, elevators, restrooms, or vending machines. As well, the 2nd and 3rd floors will be animal-free.

For more information on the H.A.B.I.T. program, visit the UT site at

Furry Finals Relief
Thursday, April 24
10:00am – 2:00pm
Library, First Floor


This sweet smile belongs to Nash, a certified therapy dog who will visit UTC.


Maggie is a certified therapy dog who loves to help relieve students’ stress during finals.