Stress Less!


College students consistently indicate that stress is the #1 impediment to academic performance. 

Many UMass Dartmouth departments offer programming and services to help students manage, and reduce, their stress.

We've collected information about these on-campus programs and services, along with some helpful online resources, and posted them here.

We will update this webpage frequently. If you know of a program, service, or website that should be added to this webpage, please let us know!

 

Stress Management Programs: Fall 2016

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Feel Better Fast: Improving Your Self-Care Skills & Learning to Program Your Brain for Contentment

Chair Massage

Yoga

Wellness Walks

Fitness


Mindfulness, Meditation, Mind-Body Medicine & Related Topics


StressLess Days


Game Nights


Academic Help and Support


Counseling Center Support Groups


New Bedford Wellness Initiative Wellness Classes

Feel Better Fast

Feel Better Fast

To be determined

No appointment necessary. Drop-in.

Counseling Center

Free!

Open to students.

Contact:

508-999-8650

Chair Massage

de-stress Days @ FDUH To be determined

Frederick Douglass Unity House

You are encouraged to sign up in advance at the Unity House to reserve your space.

Free!

Open to students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Contact:
FDUH
Donna Moore
dmoore@umassd.edu
508-999-9222

 

Yoga

Yoga

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
12-1 PM

Tuesdays & Thursdays
3:30-4:30 PM


Fitness Center

Free!

Open to students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Contact:
Fitness Center
508-910-6921

Wellness Walks

 

No Corsair Left Behind on the Campus Trail
Wednesdays
(September 14, 21, & 28. October 5, 12, 19)
12:30 pm
Meet at the Fitness Center


Wellness Walk Wednesdays
Wednesdays
(October 26. November 2, 9, 16, 30)
Meet at the Campanile

Sponsored by Athletics; LiveWell: Office of Health Education, Promotion, & Wellness;and the Office of Campus Sustainability and Residential Initiatives.

Contact:
No Corsair Left Behind
Junior Medina
amedina1@umassd.edu
508-910-6421

Wellness Walk Weds.
Jamie Jaquart
jjacquart@umassd.edu
508-999-8880

Fitness

 

Physical activity reduces stress.

The Fitness Center offeres a variety of fitness classes, which are open and free to the university community.
Check their webpage for the most up-to-date schedule.

Intramural Sports offers students a comprehensive individual and team intramural program. Intramurals are structured recreational and competitive sports and activities for individuals in the Umass Dartmouth community. Competitions and activities are held in league, tournament, meet, and race format. Previous athletic experience is not a prerequisite for intramural participation. The Intramural program is staffed by an Intramural Sports Coordinator, and student workers who serve in the capacity of game officials, game supervisors, and scorekeepers.
Learn more about the Intramural Program here.

Registration on IMLeagues is required. To register, visit www.imleagues.com and create an account

Intramural Fitness Fall Events

Halloween 5K Trail Run/Walk (Costume is a must!)
October 31
12:30 pm
Meet at the Fitness Center

Thanksgiving Fitness Center Biathlon Challenge
November 20
(30 minutes on the bike and 30 minutes on the treadmill (walk/jog/run).
Your score is the total miles on the bike and run

Step it Off Challenge
December 19-January 23
Your score is the total amount of steps in 36 days

 

Contact:
Fitness Center
508-910-6921

Intramurals
Junior Medina
amedina1@umassd.edu
508-910-6421

Mindfulness, Meditation, Mind-Body Medicine & Related Topics

 

The Center for Indic Studies frequently hosts seminars and workshops on mindfulness, meditation, mind-body medicine and related subjects.

Contact:
Center for Indic Studies
508-910-6630

Mindfulness Meditation
(Faculty, Staff & Administrators ONLY)

Wednesdays
12:15-1 PM
MacLean Campus Center, Reflection Room (Room 223)

Free!

Open to faculty, staff, and administrators.

No previous experience with mindfulness meditation is expected. Drop-ins are welcome at any point in the semester. Come join us for a mid-week break to re-energize and re-focus.

Dates: 9/7/16 through 12/21/16

Contact:
Aminda O'Hare
aohare@umassd.edu
508-999-8761

StressLess Days

 

Get a mini-massage. Play! Coloring, Crafts, & Games. Join us for an afternoon break to relax and unwind.

Wednesdays
1:30-5:30 PM
Claire T. Carney Library Living Room

  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 7

 

Contact:
Beth-Anne Guthrie
bvieira@umassd.edu
508-910-6965

Kari Mofford
kmofford@umassd.edu
508-999-8865

Game Nights

 

Game Nights @ the Library

Take a study break and unwind with some old-fashioned games, cards, Legos, etc.

Every Thursday
beginning September 15th
7-10 PM
Claire T. Carney Library Living Room

The Library is also accepting donations for Game Night.
Donation collection will be at the Library Circulation desk. If you have any questions, please contact Kari Mofford, kmofford@umassd.edu.

Contact:
Kari Mofford
kmofford@umassd.edu
508-999-8865

 

Academic Help & Support

Many departments offer academic support to students. Visit the Academic Resource Center website for more information on academic support services.

Support Groups

Academic Success Group
(3-week sessions)

Learn a variety of skills that can aid in your academic success, including: time management, study skills, test taking strategies, test anxiety and memory tricks. You can join a group at any point during its cycle.

To be determined

Free! Open to students only.

To register, contact:
Counseling Center
508-999-8650

 

Counseling Center Support Groups

The Counseling Center offers the support groups listed below. If you are interested in one or more of these groups, please stop in to the Counseling Center. The Counseling Center attempts to offer these groups on dates/times most convienient for group participants. Therefore, you will be asked to share your availability for scheduling purposes.

To be determined Questions? Contact:
Counseling Center
508-999-8650

 

 New Bedford Wellness Initiative Wellness Classes

The New Bedford Wellness Initiative offers free wellness classes every Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the New Bedford Boys and Girls Club.

Classes are free to everyone.

No need to sign up, just drop-in for the classes you want to take.

For more information: New Bedford Wellness Initiative

 

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