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 2018

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Chair Massage

Yoga

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

Chair Massage

de-stress Days @ FDUH

Frederick Douglass Unity House

All dates 10 am-1 pm

  • Mon., September 24
  • Mon., October 29th
  • Mon., November 26th
  • Mon., December 3rd
  • Mon., February 25th
  • Mon., March 25th
  • Mon., April 29th

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: 12-1 pm
Tuesdays: 3:30-4:30 pm
Wednesdays: 12-1 pm
Thursdays: 3:30-4:30 pm
Fridays: 12-1 pm

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.
Learn more about the Intramural Program here.

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

Visit UMass Dartmouth's page on IMLeagues.

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 for Students

 

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.

 

Free!

 

Open to faculty, staff, and administrators.

 

Every Thursday
5:00-5:45 pm

MacLean Campus Center, Reflection Room (Room 223)

 

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

Mindfulness Meditation
(Faculty, Staff & Administrators ONLY)

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.

Free!

Open to faculty, staff, and administrators.

Every Wednesday
September 12-December 19
12:00-12:45 pm

MacLean Campus Center, Reflection Room (Room 223)

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.

All dates, 1:30-5:30 PM

  • Tues., October 16
    Claire T. Carney Library Living Room

  • Wed., November 14
    Claire T. Carney Library Living Room

  • Thurs., December 6
    Claire T. Carney Library Grand Reading Room
    (Free snacks & therapy dogs, too!)

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 Help & Support

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

Multiliteracy and Communication Center (MCC)
LARTS 219-221
Schedule an appointment online or by visiting the MCC (LARTS 219).


Offers one-on-one consultations for:

  • Written essays in all disciplines (including brainstorming, thesis/argument development, organization, clarity, and understanding citations)

  • Multimedia/Multimodal projects and presentations

  • Public speaking

  • Research/Reading strategies

  • Listening skills

  • Document and web writing/design

  • Professional preparation (including resumes and statements of purpose)

Questions? Contact:
Elisabeth Buck
ebuck@umassd.edu

STEM Learning Lab
SENG 217
Schedule an appointment online, by calling 508-999-8717, or by visiting the STEM Learning Lab.

Services and resources of the STEM Learning Lab include:

  • Tutoring in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, and Mathematics subjects

  • Individualized (one-on-one) tutoring, group study spaces, tutoring and activities, and online tutoring for Math courses

  • Supplemental instruction in collaborations with the colleges

  • Access to reference material (books, notes, online, etc)

  • Access to computers for related courses and programs

  • Access to workshops for resumes, time management, use of graphing calculators, and study habits
Questions? Contact:
John Fernandes
jfernandes@umassd.edu

Writing and Reading Center
LARTS 010
Schedule an appointment online, by calling 508-999-8710, or by visiting the Writing and Reading Center.

Services and resources of the Writing and Reading Center include:
  • Individual tutoring sessions by appointment/drop-in to support study techniques, reading strategies, language and vocabulary development, critical thinking and writing strategies

  • Course-related and general group study sessions for deep reading, writing, study, and content comprehension strategies

  • Writing Studio: Computer space providing uninterrupted writing time with intermittent tutor support as needed for TRiO grant clients

  • Weekly peer coaching for extended paper-writing and sustained skill development

  • Conversation groups and partners to enhance oral English language proficiency for multilingual/dual language learners

  • Peer mentoring and cultural programs to enhance student engagement and success will be supported by tutors
Questions? Contact:
Writing and Reading Center
arc_writingcenter@umassd.edu
Amy Parelman
aparelman@umassd.edu

 

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.

Walking for Calm: Stressed after a long week? Tired of sitting in classes, or in your office all day? Then come walk with us!
Fridays (beginning Fri. September 28th)
10 am
Depart from Counseling Center
Weather permitting
 
Mindfulness Group: Learn to relax, focus, and engage with life!
Thursdays 3:30-5 pm
Eight sessions from 9/27-11/8
 
Interpersonal Group (the "IT Group"): Learn to be a more authentic and connected with people.
Mondays 3:30-5 pm 
Weekly sessions from 10/1 to the end of semester
 
Group for Graduate Students/Law School Students/Older Students: It can help to have a confidential place to speak with and listen to students with similar issues and experiences.  Often the issues are somewhat different from those of younger students. 
Wednesdays
8:45-10 am (beginning 10/3)
Registration for the group and interview and referral by Counseling Center staff is required.  No drop-ins.  
Contact David Perry, Ph.D. (dperry5@umassd.edu) at the Counseling Center for interview and details.
Questions? Contact:
Counseling Center
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

 

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