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 & Services: Fall 2019

Quick Links: Click on a link below to jump to that section on this page.

Chair Massage
Yoga
Fitness
Mindfulness, Meditation, Mind-Body Medicine & Related Topics
StressLess Afternoons
Game Nights
Academic Help and Support
Counseling Center Support Groups
New Bedford Wellness Initiative Wellness Classes

Chair Massage

de-stress Days @ FDUH

TBD

Frederick Douglass Unity House

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: 12:10-1:10 pm
Tuesdays: 3:30-4:30 pm
Wednesdays: 12:10-1:10 pm
Thursdays: 3:30-4:30 pm
Fridays: 12:10-1:10 pm (YOGA 101-September only)

Fitness Center

Free!

Open to students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

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.

Contact:
Fitness Center
508-910-6921

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.

Registration on IMLeagues is required. To register, visit www.imleagues.com and create an account. Click here for additional information about Intramural Registration.

Visit UMass Dartmouth's page on IMLeagues.

Contact:
Fitness Center
508-910-6921

Intramurals
508-999-8723




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

StressLess Afternoons

 

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

  • Wed., September 25, 12-4 PM
    Claire T. Carney Library Living Room

  • Tues. October 29, 12-4 PM
    Claire T. Carney Library Living Room

  • Wed., December 4, 12-4 PM
    Claire T. Carney  Library Living Room

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
7-10 PM
Claire T. Carney Library Living Room

At any other time, these board games may also be checked out for the day using your UMass Pass from the Circulation Desk.

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 Advising, Tutoring, & Support

Many departments offer academic support to students. Follow the link to more information on each resource.

  • Academic Resource Center
    Provides free peer tutoring to any UMass Dartmouth student throughout the school year, and during an abbreviated schedule during the summer and intersession. Both tutoring centers—STEM Learning Lab and the Writing & Reading Center—tutors students in a wide variety of subjects. The ARC works to ensure that students have clear, understandable and achievable academic goals.
  • Advising, Support and Planning (ASAP) Office
    Provides advising for College of Arts & Sciences Undeclared majors, Liberal Art majors (up to 45 credits), and all first and second year College of Business majors--as well as students in transition.
  • Multiliteracy and Communication Center
    A free tutoring service available to all UMassD students. The MCC can help you interpret, draft, and revise communications assignments of all types, including written texts, presentations, and multimodal projects.

 

Counseling Center Support Groups

The Counseling Center offers the support groups listed below. All Groups are free to full-time students.
Space is limited, so call or stop by the Counseling Center today!


  TBA

Questions? Want to sign up for a group? Contact:
Counseling Center
508-999-8648
508-999-8650

 

New Bedford Wellness Initiative Wellness Walks & Classes

The New Bedford Wellness Initiative offers free Wellness Walks every Saturday. Locations vary. Visit their webpage for updates.

Additionally, wellness classes are offered every Sunday from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the New Bedford Boys and Girls Club.

Walks and classes are free to everyone.

No need to sign up, just drop-in!

For more information: New Bedford Wellness Initiative

 

QuickLinks

x

+