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Student Health and Wellness advocates for the balanced and integrated emotional, social, and academic functioning of our diverse community. Guided by our commitment to diversity and social justice, SHaW strives to create a safe and inclusive environment to enhance the quality of life on our campus.  We aim to reach every member of our community through specialized training which raises awareness, reduces stigma, addresses barriers, and promotes holistic wellness. Trainings are offered to UConn faculty, staff, and students on an array of topics.


 

SHaW's Educational Program Offerings:

Click the button above to request a program, have a SHaW staff member participate on a panel, a tabling event, or to request an interview with a SHaW staff member on the Storrs Campus.

Programming options may vary depending on campus. For more information about programming for Regional Campuses, please email joleen.nevers@uconn.edu.

Alcohol and Other Drug

Facts on Tap

Compete in a team-based trivia game that tests your knowledge about alcohol! Trivia topics include BAC, tolerance, how the body metabolizes alcohol, and how to help your friends stay safe!

Recovery Ally Training

Through an interactive two hour session, the Recovery Ally Training program exists to expand awareness, sensitivity, and support to any individual on the University of Connecticut campuses in (or seeking) recovery from substance use disorders.

Alcohol, Me, and My Community

Join Student Health and Wellness for an interactive discussion about navigating alcohol within your community. We'll explore what you love most about your community, unpack the science of alcohol's effects on the body, and discuss ways to both manage risk and keep your community healthy.

Mental Health

Promoting Mental Health

This informative and interactive workshop increases participants' knowledge of the range of mental health resources on campus and helpful self-care and stress management strategies.

Helping Students in Distress

This informative and interactive workshop helps participants learn the warning signs that someone is in distress, basic helping skills, and provides an overview of campus and national resources for those in crisis.

Nutrition

The Science of Exercise

This practical and informative workshop helps participants understand the science behind their favorite gym routine or exercise class, provides information about starting a new exercise routine, and how to fit it into your busy schedule.

Nutrition for the College Student

Navigating eating well for energy, academic success, and overall health can sometimes be challenging as a busy college student. Participants will learn strategies for eating nutritionally sound food on a college campus. Participants will also hear the facts about commonly heard nutrition myths and diets.

The Basics of Body Image

Informative presentation covering the basics of body image, and fostering positive body image and self-esteem, signs and symptoms of disordered eating and eating disorders, and how to promote body positivity and well-being for yourself and the ones around you. This presentation will also educate students on where to refer a friend or find help for themselves if they are concerned about their health and well-being.

Sexual Health

Sexual Health Showdown

Test your sexual health knowledge by joining the UConn Sexperts for Sexual Health Showdown! Compete against your friends via Kahoot while learning all about a variety of topics, including safer-sex, contraception, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and more!


Check out the calendar below for SHaW's Fall 2022 Events & Programs:

Free Flu Clinics

Free Flu Clinics

Free Flu shots for Storrs students. Please bring your UConn student I.D. Appointments are encouraged.

Location: Rome Commons, Community Room, lower level

September 27: 10 am to 3 pm
October 17: 10 am to 3 pm
October 19: 1 pm to 5 pm
October 25: 10 am to 3 pm

Student Health & Wellness Fair

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Join us for a fun day of free giveaways, food, health information, and much more!

Location: Fairfield Way
RAIN DATE: October 6th
9:30 am - 2 pm

Plate Smash!

Plate Smash even hosted by SHAPE

Students will be able to write all of their negative perceptions of themselves down on a plate and then smash the plate to let those perceptions go!

Location: Fairfield Way
October 12th
 2 - 5 pm

Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours

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Office Hours: DROP-IN (no appointment required)

Location: Various

Mondays - Fridays

Full Schedule Here

Let’s Talk Virtually: Mental Health Office Hours

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Same-day availability
Location: Virtual

Wednesdays: 1 - 3 pm

More Information

Pet Therapy

Pet Therapy event

DROP-IN (no appointment required)
Location: Wilson Hall, Room 126

Wednesdays: 4:30 - 6:30 pm

or First Thursday of each month located at The Benton Museum!

Virtual Yoga

Yoga event

Tuesdays: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursdays: 4 pm - 5 pm

Live classes will not be available 9/13 - 10/1. Click More Info below for pre-recorded classes.

Introduction to Mindfulness

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DROP-IN (no appointment required)
Location: Arjona 4th Floor, Room 403

Mondays - Thursdays: 1 pm - 2 pm

 

Recovery Yoga Sessions

Recovery Yoga Sessions

Open to all UConn students, meetings are in person at UConn Rec Center.

Location: Rec Center

Thursdays: 4:30 - 6 pm

Innovate Wellness Photovoice Project

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Participate in the Innovate Wellness Photovoice Project! Your photos can help promote change on campus!
All you have to do is submit photos relating to to your wellbeing, things that find you joy, or brings balance to your life.
 

Photo submissions are now open!

Innovate Wellness Challenge

Innovate Wellness Challenge

The Innovate Wellness Challenge is a case competition that encourages students to come together to solve some of the most pertinent health and wellness issues on campus through the Design Thinking Process.

October 18 - November 18

Join the App Beta Bash

Join the App Beta Bash

Students will be able to test and interact with various health and wellbeing apps! This specific event will introduce students to our Innovate Wellness program while also asking for their feedback and insight on a variety of health-based apps. Join us for free food and goodies! The Beta Bash is part of October's Month of Discovery!

Location: Wilson Hall, Room 126
Thursday, October 6th
5 - 7 pm

LGTT 15 Minutes to Calm

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Join us for Let’s Get Together Thursdays for 15 Minutes of Calm. Practice breathing & stretches for stress relief.
Open to all UConn students from any campus. No experience required. Sessions will be held virtually.

Thursdays: 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Lavender Resilience Collective

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SHaW LGBTQIA+ Support Group @ Rainbow Center.  Open to all LGBTQIA+ identified undergraduate students.

Location: Rainbow Center

Mondays: 5 - 6:30 pm

gloveBOX

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gloveBOX is a free safer-sex supply delivery service. Students can order safer-sex supplies, including condoms, lubrication, and dental dams, to have delivered directly to their mailroom.

Students can choose from 6 different boxes, up to 3 times a semester.

All Recovery Meetings

All Recovery Meeting event

Open to all UConn students from any campus. Meetings will be held both in-person and virtually.

Mondays: 6 - 7 pm

More Information

Friends of Recovery Meetings

Friends of Recovery

Open to all friends, family and allies in the greater UConn community. Meetings will be held virtually.

Mondays: 12 - 1 pm

More Information

12 Step Recovery Meetings

Recovery Ally Training event

12 Step Recovery Meetings are available for UConn students. Meetings will be held both in-person and virtually.

Fridays: 6 - 7 pm

Join Teams Meeting

 Calendar

  1. 10/3Recovery Community Center Drop In Hours
  1. 10/3Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 10/3Intro to Mindfulness
  1. 10/3Lavender Resiliency
  1. 10/3All Recovery Meetings
  1. 10/4Recovery Community Center Drop In Hours
  1. 10/4Intro to Mindfulness
  1. 10/4Let's Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 10/4Let’s Talk: Office Hours For NCAA Student-Athletes
  1. 10/4Virtual Gentle Therapeutic Yoga
  1. 10/5Recovery Community Center Drop In Hours
  1. 10/5Intro to Mindfulness
  1. 10/5Let’s Talk: Virtual Office Hours
  1. 10/5Let’s Talk: Office Hours For NCAA Student-Athletes
  1. 10/5Pet Therapy
  1. 10/6Recovery Community Center Drop In Hours
  1. 10/6Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 10/6RAIN DATE: 10/6! Student Health And Wellness Fair
  1. 10/6Intro to Mindfulness
  1. 10/6Virtual Gentle Therapeutic Yoga
  1. 10/6Pet Therapy At The Benton
  1. 10/6Recovery Yoga At The REC
  1. 10/6Innovate Wellness Beta Bash!
  1. 10/6LGTT: 15 Minutes to Calm
  1. 10/7Let's Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 10/7Recovery Community Center Drop In Hours
  1. 10/712 Step Recovery Meeting - In Person And Online
  1. 10/10Recovery Community Center Drop In Hours
  1. 10/10Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 10/10Intro to Mindfulness
  1. 10/10Lavender Resiliency
  1. 10/10All Recovery Meetings
  1. 10/11Recovery Community Center Drop In Hours
  1. 10/11Intro to Mindfulness
  1. 10/11Let's Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 10/11Let’s Talk: Office Hours For NCAA Student-Athletes
  1. 10/11Virtual Gentle Therapeutic Yoga
  1. 10/12Free & Private Rapid HIV Test/HepC Test @ The RC
  1. 10/12Recovery Community Center Drop In Hours
  1. 10/12Intro to Mindfulness
  1. 10/12Let’s Talk: Virtual Office Hours
  1. 10/12Let’s Talk: Office Hours For NCAA Student-Athletes
  1. 10/12Pet Therapy
  1. 10/13Recovery Community Center Drop In Hours
  1. 10/13Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 10/13Intro to Mindfulness
  1. 10/13Virtual Gentle Therapeutic Yoga
  1. 10/13Recovery Yoga At The REC
  1. 10/13LGTT: 15 Minutes to Calm
  1. 10/14Let's Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 10/14Recovery Community Center Drop In Hours
  1. 10/1412 Step Recovery Meeting - In Person And Online
  1. 10/17Recovery Community Center Drop In Hours
  1. 10/17Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 10/17Intro to Mindfulness
  1. 10/17Lavender Resiliency
  1. 10/17All Recovery Meetings
  1. 10/18Recovery Community Center Drop In Hours
  1. 10/18Intro to Mindfulness
  1. 10/18Let's Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 10/18Let’s Talk: Office Hours For NCAA Student-Athletes
  1. 10/18Virtual Gentle Therapeutic Yoga
  1. 10/19Recovery Community Center Drop In Hours
  1. 10/19Intro to Mindfulness
  1. 10/19Let’s Talk: Virtual Office Hours
  1. 10/19Let’s Talk: Office Hours For NCAA Student-Athletes
  1. 10/19Pet Therapy
  1. 10/19Innovate Wellness Kick-Off Event
  1. 10/20Recovery Community Center Drop In Hours
  1. 10/20Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 10/20Cannabis & College: Finding Balance
  1. 10/20Intro to Mindfulness
  1. 10/20Virtual Gentle Therapeutic Yoga
  1. 10/20Recovery Yoga At The REC
  1. 10/20LGTT: 15 Minutes to Calm
  1. 10/21Let's Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 10/21Recovery Community Center Drop In Hours
  1. 10/2112 Step Recovery Meeting - In Person And Online
  1. 10/24Recovery Community Center Drop In Hours
  1. 10/24Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 10/24Intro to Mindfulness
  1. 10/24Free & Private Rapid HIV Test/HepC Test @ The RC
  1. 10/24Free & Private Rapid HIV Test/HepC Test @ The RC
  1. 10/24Lavender Resiliency
  1. 10/24All Recovery Meetings
  1. 10/25Recovery Community Center Drop In Hours
  1. 10/25Intro to Mindfulness
  1. 10/25Let's Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 10/25Let’s Talk: Office Hours For NCAA Student-Athletes
  1. 10/25Virtual Gentle Therapeutic Yoga
  1. 10/26Recovery Community Center Drop In Hours
  1. 10/26Intro to Mindfulness
  1. 10/26Let’s Talk: Virtual Office Hours
  1. 10/26Let’s Talk: Office Hours For NCAA Student-Athletes
  1. 10/26Pet Therapy
  1. 10/27Recovery Community Center Drop In Hours
  1. 10/27Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 10/27Intro to Mindfulness
  1. 10/27Virtual Gentle Therapeutic Yoga
  1. 10/27Recovery Yoga At The REC
  1. 10/27LGTT: 15 Minutes to Calm
  1. 10/28Let's Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 10/28Recovery Community Center Drop In Hours
  1. 10/2812 Step Recovery Meeting - In Person And Online
  1. 10/31Recovery Community Center Drop In Hours
  1. 10/31Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 10/31Intro to Mindfulness
  1. 10/31Lavender Resiliency
  1. 10/31All Recovery Meetings

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Meditation Mondays

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Coming soon!

Mondays: 4 - 5pm
(virtual only via WebEx)

 

Suicide Prevention Week

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We hope our UConn community comes together at our series of events being hosted to connect with each other and care for our community.

September 18th - 25th

 

Stomp Out the Stigma Walk!

Stomp Out the Stigma Walk!

As part of Suicide Prevention Week, you are invited to walk two miles in order to STOMP out the Stigma that can be associated with mental illness and suicide. 

Location: Meet outside the UConn Rec Center!
Tuesday, September 20th
6:30 pm

LGTT 15 Minutes to Calm

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Join us for Let’s Get Together Thursdays for 15 Minutes of Calm. Practice breathing & stretches for stress relief.
Open to all UConn students from any campus. No experience required. Sessions will be held virtually.

Thursdays: 5:30 - 6:30 pm

 

Bereavement Support Group

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This group is about students coming together to support and empower each other during times of grief.

*Please call ahead for information about group screening*

Thursdays: 12:30 - 2 pm

Recovery Ally Training

Recovery Ally Training event

The Recovery Ally training program is an online, two-hour, highly interactive program, facilitated by people in recovery. Registration is required.

Various Dates and Times

More Information

Fresh Check Day!

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Stop by to play games, win prizes, pet baby cows and get free Dairy Bar ice cream!
Student Union Lawn
Saturday, April 23
1 - 4pm

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S.H.A.P.E. Info Session

SHAPE info session

S.H.A.P.E. is a student group that fosters awareness around eating disorders and body image.

Join us in our info session for snacks, information on the group, and to hang out!

Location: SHaW- Hilda May Williams Building
Wednesday, September 14
6-7 pm

Sexual Health Fair

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Join us for an afternoon of sexual health education & advocacy!

Student Union Ballroom, 330
Monday, April 25
1 - 5 pm

COVID-19 Booster Clinics

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SHaW's COVID-19 Booster Clinics
Appointments are available

View available dates and times by scheduling an appointment:

International Student Support Group

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Feel stressed? Join our International Student Support Group to share, connect, and support!

Pet Therapy

Pet Therapy event

DROP-IN (no appointment required)
Location: Wilson Hall, Room 126

Wednesdays: 4:30 - 6:30 pm