Stress and anxiety are normal parts of life. They let us know when we need to adapt or take action. Stress can have a positive impact on the preparation for a test, performance for an assignment or other similar activities. However, too much stress can lead to mental or physical problems. Excessive anxiety may prevent us from completing the tasks we need to succeed. College and its related obligations create many sources of stress. Some students may feel like they do not have the resources to overcome this stress and develop anxiety about resolving these feelings of stress.

What are some warning signs of excessive stress and anxiety?

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Excessive weight gain/loss
  • Sudden illness
  • Increased risky behaviors
  • Racing thoughts/forgetfulness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Irritability
  • Isolation

What resources are on campus to help reduce stress/anxiety?

  • Campus Wellness offers one-on-one stress management consultations at the Center for Health and Well-Being (first floor)

Contact: 803-576-9393 or

What other resources have good stress-reduction tips?