Fall 2021 Stressbusters

Fall 2021
Monday, Nov 29, 2021 - 9:00am to Friday, Dec 10, 2021 - 5:00pm
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 With finals week upon us, the UCLA Library is offering its popular Stressbusters series to ease some of the exam strain!

After being offered in an exclusively online environment since spring 2020, necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic, fall Stressbusters are back with a combination of in person and online de-stress activities! Crafty Bruins can enjoy free origami supplies, coloring pages and puzzles in the Powell Library Rotunda. These activities complement 24/7 study space access to Powell during finals week; a valid BruinCard is required for entry.

In addition, the Library encourages students to explore the end-of-quarter de-stressing activities offered by campus wellness partners including the UCLA Resilience In Your Student Experience (RISE) Center,  Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), ASUCLA, TransUp, Residential Life and others. See below for the schedule of events.

The Stressbusters Digital Care Package – created by student workers in spring 2020 and reimagined in each successive quarter – is the cornerstone of the Library’s student support initiatives this fall. Free feel-good films, calming videos, playlists from the Music Library, fun reading suggestions, online games and more encourage mindful breaks from coursework.

“Finals can be a difficult time and although it is common to cram, I hope students feel encouraged to take breaks, nap and step away from their studying as needed,” said Powell Access Services Lead Ashleigh Darby. “Mental health should always be an important priority, especially in stressful times and not just when there's extra time for self care. I hope we can contribute to an environment that tells students ‘We see how hard you're working, we believe in you, and we want to support you however we can.’”

In-Person Campus De-Stress Events

Free origami supplies, coloring pages, and puzzles!

  • Hosted by UCLA Powell Library
  • Week 10 and Finals Week
  • Powell Library, 2nd floor, East Rotunda
  • Available during regular building hours

Introduction to Mindfulness

  • Hosted by UCLA RISE
  • Nov 30th, Tuesday of Week 10
  • 11:00-11:45am
  • LuValle Commons, 398 Portola Plaza, B-Level

Art in Light Motivational Art Installation

  • Hosted by Arts Engagement at UCLA
  • Nov 30th-Dec 3rd, Tuesday-Friday of Week 10
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • De Neve Plaza and Northwest Campus Auditorium

Finishing Strong: Finding Focus and Motivation Workshop

  • Hosted by Dashew Center for International Students and UCLA CAPS
  • Dec 1st, Wednesday of Week 10
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • RSVP for Zoom link

Wellness Wednesday: Coloring Books

  • Hosted by ASUCLA
  • Dec 1st, Wednesday of Week 10
  • 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Kerckhoff Art Gallery

Affirmation Bracelet Making & Free Coffee

  • Hosted by the USAC Internal President's Office
  • Dec 1st, Wednesday of Week 10
  • 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Front of Bruinwalk

De-stress with Transgender Art Bracelet & Keychain Making

RISE Above: Positive Vibes

  • Hosted by UCLA RISE
  • Dec 2nd, Thursday of Week 10
  • 11:00-11:45am
  • LuValle Commons, 398 Portola Plaza, B-Level

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Tools for Chronic Pain

  • Hosted by UCLA MARC
  • Dec 3rd, Friday of Week 10
  • 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Register here for Zoom link, free for UCLA students

Affirmation Board

  • Hosed by USAC Internal Vice President's Office
  • Dec 3rd, Friday of Week 10
  • Front of Bruinwalk

Open Mic Night

  • Hosted by UCLA ResLife
  • Dec 6th, Monday of Finals Week
  • 5:00-7:00pm
  • Sunset Village Stage

Coffee & Community

  • Hosted by UCLA Graduate Student Resources Center
  • Dec 6th, Monday of Finals Week
  • 9:00am-11:00am
  • Student Activities Center B-11

Introduction to Mindfulness

  • Hosted by UCLA RISE
  • Dec 7th, Tuesday of Finals Week
  • 11:00-11:45am
  • LuValle Commons, 398 Portola Plaza, B-Level

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Tools for Chronic Pain

  • Hosted by UCLA Marc
  • Dec 10th, Friday of Finals Week
  • 10:30am-12pm
  • Register here for Zoom link, free for UCLA students

 

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