Online Happenings

Feel free to explore the links below for entertainment, exploration, learning, enrichment, etc.

UConn Late Night

April Virtual Challenge!

    • To participate - Complete 5 out of the 10 challenges and DM the UConn Late Night Instagram account with photos/videos of you completing the challenges by April 28th.  If you do so, you will be entered to win a prize.  3 winners will be chosen!

LN April Challenge Graphic

 

UConn SUBOG

(Student Union Board of Governors)

  • Follow SUBOG on their social media accounts for fun online activities, polls, and flashbacks!

UConn Recreation

UConn Rec
Going Live with Fitness Classes

Health and Well-being

Stamford Mental Health Resource Center

 

Student Health and Wellness (SHaW)
If you are looking for spaces to breathe, to maintain your wellness, and to connect with fellow students, please join us for the following online programs and services:

  • Tools for Easing COVID-19 Related Anxiety
    • This is a 3-part video series that draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It covers topics including components of anxiety, how the current pandemic might impact anxiety levels, and specific skills to help ease anxiety. Part 1 is an introduction to anxiety and CBT. Part 2 moves into cognitive skills that help decrease anxiety. Lastly, Part 3 incorporates behavioral skills to ease anxiety and improve wellbeing. These skills can be helpful in navigating the challenges and uncertainty associated with COVID-19.
    • Find this resource and more at, https://counseling.uconn.edu/mental-health-covid19/
  • Meditation Mondays
    • Join Student Health and Wellness every Monday night at 4 pm EST  for a guided meditation.
    • Join us here: https://bit.ly/UConnSHAW_MeditationMonday |  Meeting number (access code): 611 597 667  |  Meeting Password: 6NjqsiNCp53
  • Feel Good Fridays
    • Since UConn has moved to online learning for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, UConn Student Health and Wellness wants to provide a space for students to gather and connect although we are not on campus together. One of the ways we thought we could come together was with a Friday chat we are calling Feel Good Fridays. Each Friday for the rest of the semester, we will post a prompt for our community to gather and discuss. This is a place for you to share what is going on for you, seek support, and to provide support for your fellow Huskies. This group is for UConn students, staff, faculty, and alumni. 
    • Join us on Facebook
  • UConn Recovery Community (URC)
    • The UConn Recovery Community continues to provide support to the UConn Community through our virtual meetings, which include All Recovery Meetings and Friends, Family, and Allies Meetings. Please see descriptions of our virtual meetings below.  We welcome individuals who have questions to contact us. For inquiries, please contact sandy.valentine@uconn.edu. 
    • All Recovery Meetings: every Wednesday at 12 noon EST
      Open to ALL UConn students who are in recovery or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs. Meetings are discussion based and explore different topics of recovery each week.  For the link to join, please visit http://urc.uconn.edu/
    • Friends, Family, and Allies Meetings: every other Monday at 12 noon EST  
      Does someone in your life have an addiction or substance use disorder? Have you become an Ally to students in recovery?  Meetings provide support for individuals who know someone with an addiction or substance use disorder. For the link to join, please visit http://urc.uconn.edu/.
    • F.A.C.E. C.O.V.I.D.
      • COVID-19 has generated significant difficulty across all domains of life - including mental health - and contributes to all kinds of emotions like worry, grief, loneliness, and sadness. This F.A.C.E C.O.V.I.D. handout utilizes an acronym to provide a resource to those who may be struggling with the mental and emotional aspects of COVID-19’s effects. It includes helpful written content combined with links to meditations and beneficial practices. This resource is a great introduction to some new perspectives and practices you can use to enhance your mental response to COVID-19 and to boost your resilience. Use this guide to learn how to F.A.C.E. C.O.V.I.D.! 
      • https://counseling.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/605/2020/04/F.A.C.E-C.O.V.I.D.pdf 

       

      International Students

      • Do you feel stressed about the COVID-19 situation? Do you feel lonely when you maintain social distancing? The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected many people’s lives, especially international students. Join our Student Health and Wellness-Mental Health (SHaW-MH) international students support group. We are offering this group for all UConn international students residing in the U.S. during this period of global pandemic where you can express your concerns, connect with others, and support your peers! 
        • The support group will be conducted through WebEx biweekly on Fridays at 1 pm for one hour, through June 12. Please sign up through the relevant WebEx registration links below and spread the word! If you have any questions, please contact SHaW-MH at 860-486-4705 or email Dr. Song at chao.song@uconn.edu.
        • Sign up: International Students Support Group in English: bit.ly/uconnintlsupport 
        • 觉得压力山大吗? 觉得孤单吗?加入我们的中国留学生互助小组吧!COVID-19 极大的影响了人们的生活,尤其是中国留学生。为了更好的支援中国留学生,学生心理咨询中心将为无法回国的中国留学生提供一个在线互助小组。中国留学生可以在小组里用中文表达各种顾虑,互相支持,互相帮助。 
          • 互助小组每两周举办一次,时间为周五下午2 点到3 点。如有兴趣,请用以下的WebEx链接注册!如果你的朋友或同学有需要,请广而告之!如有问题,请致电学生心理咨询中心860-486-4705 或邮件联系宋老师 chao.song@uconn.edu.
          • Sign up: Chinese International Students Support Group in Chinese: bit.ly/uconnchintlsupport 

            Office of Global Affairs

            Virtual Cultural Demonstrations

             

            UConn Dining

              UConn Dining - Online Cooking Videos

              *Editing and filming credit to UCTV

              Online Suggested Entertainment

              Museums, Art Exhibits, & Cultural Sites 


              Digital Entertainment

               

              Social Media

              • Host a dance party on Instagram or Facebook
              • Livestream concerts by John Legend, Pink, Keith Urban, Katherine McPhee & David Foster (Instagram)
              • Livestream Alvin Ailey Dancing or Yoyo Ma (Instagram)
              • Google for more livestreaming artists who will entertain for free during this time of social isolation