For Immediate Release
December 16, 2002

Media Advisory

New Jersey Institute of Technology Eases the Tension of Final Exams Week: Enter the Stress Free Zone

WHAT:New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has established a stress free zone to ease the anxiety of students caused by final exams. During the next week, NJIT students can get massages, play with toys, shoot pool and watch movies.

WHEN: Dec. 16 - Dec. 19, 2002. .

WHERE:The Hazell Student Center on the NJIT campus.

WHO: Donna Minnich, director of student activities, is available to discuss the stress free zone. To interview her or to visit the stress free zone, call Robert Florida at (973) 596-5203.

BACKGROUND: NJIT started the stress free zone to remind students that too much cramming and anxiety can be unhealthy.


NJIT is a public, scientific and technological research university enrolling more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers adults eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives include architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials, microelectronics, multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar astrophysics. Yahoo! Internet Life magazine cites NJIT as a "perennially most wired" university.