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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!


2023 Spring Semester:

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

Group Therapy

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For many concerns that undergraduate and graduate students face – group therapy is the best option for support and healing. Various groups include: BLOOM, Emotional Empowerment, Families with Addictions, Finding My Place, Growth Thru Grief, Interpersonal Group for Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Neurodiversity Support, and RA Consultation

Location: Arjona 4th floor

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)
NEW Location: Cordial Storrs House

Tuesdays: 5 - 7 pm

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

The Benton from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Yoga

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

 

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

Tuesdays: 5 - 6:15 pm

Lavender Resilience Collective

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Join the educational support group for LGBTQIA+ students aimed to interrupt any internalized bias they may have based on the identities they hold. Learn new tools to help build resilience and feel empowered to be their authentic selves.

  Open to both undergraduate and grad students.

Location: Virtual

Tuesdays: 5 - 6:30 pm

Must register by January 27

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

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.

Location: Cordial Storrs House

Mondays: 6 - 7 pm

Email urc@uconn.edu to get the link to join.

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.

Wednesdays: 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.

Location: Cordial Storrs House

Fridays: 6 - 7 pm

Email urc@uconn.edu to get the link to join.
urc@uconn.edu

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

Calendar

  1. 1/18Recovery Coaching Drop In Hours
  1. 1/1915 Minutes to Calm
  1. 1/2012 Step Recovery Meetings
  1. 1/23Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 1/23Recovery Coaching Drop In Hours
  1. 1/23Free & Private Rapid HIV Test/HepC Test @ The RC
  1. 1/23All Recovery Meetings
  1. 1/24Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 1/24Introduction to Mindfulness
  1. 1/24Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 1/24Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 1/24Interpersonal Group for Graduate Students
  1. 1/24Recovery Coaching Drop In Hours
  1. 1/24Pet Therapy
  1. 1/24Recovery Yoga
  1. 1/24Virtual Yoga
  1. 1/25Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 1/25Koru Mindfulness and Meditation Class
  1. 1/25Introduction to Mindfulness
  1. 1/25Let’s Talk: Virtual Office Hours
  1. 1/25Recovery Coaching Drop In Hours
  1. 1/25Interpersonal Group for Graduate Students
  1. 1/25Let’s Talk: Office Hours For NCAA Student-Athletes
  1. 1/25Interpersonal Group for Undergraduate Students
  1. 1/26Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 1/26Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 1/26Introduction to Mindfulness
  1. 1/26Interpersonal Group for Undergraduate Students
  1. 1/26Neurodiversity Support Group
  1. 1/26Group Therapy - BLOOM: Undergraduate Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
  1. 1/26Growth Through Grief
  1. 1/26Virtual Yoga
  1. 1/2615 Minutes to Calm
  1. 1/27Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 1/27Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 1/27Families with Addiction Group Support
  1. 1/27Recovery Ally Training Online
  1. 1/27Recovery Coaching Drop In hours
  1. 1/2712 Step Recovery Meetings
  1. 1/30Let’s Talk: Office Hours For NCAA Student-Athletes
  1. 1/30Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 1/30Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 1/30Finding My Place
  1. 1/30Introduction to Mindfulness
  1. 1/30Recovery Coaching Drop In Hours
  1. 1/30All Recovery Meetings
  1. 1/31Emotional Empowerment
  1. 1/31Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 1/31Introduction to Mindfulness
  1. 1/31Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 1/31Interpersonal Group for Graduate Students
  1. 1/31Neurodiversity Support Group
  1. 1/31Recovery Coaching Drop In Hours
  1. 1/31Lavender Resilience Collective
  1. 1/31Pet Therapy
  1. 1/31Recovery Yoga
  1. 1/31Virtual Yoga

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Free Flu Shots

Free Flu Shots

Free Flu shots by appointment. Please bring your UConn student I.D.

Location: SHaW's Hilda May William's Building

December 6th

Get Yourself Tested

Get Yourself Tested

Get Yourself Tested for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Location: SHaW's Hilda May William's Building

November: 8th from 4:30 - 6pm

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

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