The following virtual workshops and support spaces are being offered in Spring Quarter; you can register for workshops using the form below.
Tuesday, April 20, and Tuesday, May 4, 11-12 p.m.
Procrastination is a normal challenge faced by all students that can have significant consequences. Discover the psychological reasons behind procrastination and learn behavioral techniques to help you more consciously choose behaviors that align with your personal academic goals. This is an experiential workshop and participants will be encouraged to actively explore their habits and practice techniques during the session.
Wednesday, April 21, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Struggle with body dissatisfaction and feel impacted by the unrealistic portrayals of bodies across media? This workshop will expand your idea of a healthy body. Recognize the impact that thin ideal messaging has on us and work to move away from body shaming. Find the respect and appreciation for your unique body.
The Fundamentals of Academic Success
Tuesday, April 27, 3-4 p.m., and Tuesday, May 11, 11-12 p.m.
Are you seeking academic success without sacrificing your mental health? Do you want to learn how to incorporate self-care and downtime into your daily routine? This workshop will combine evidence-based practices that support optimal learning with practical tips that students can use to improve their retention of learned material more efficiently. We will also discuss ways to create balance that promote academic success and good mental health.
Building Patterns of Productivity with Time Management
Wednesday, April 28, 4-5 p.m., and Wednesday, May 19, 11-12 p.m.
Are you feeling tired, overwhelmed, or stressed out? Do you feel like there aren't enough hours in the day to complete your to-do list? You are not alone! The focus of this workshop is to assess how you currently use your time and explore time management strategies that can aid in structuring your schedule. This workshop will also cover important aspects of self-care that can affect academic performance including habit building, stress management, and sleep hygiene.
Butterfly Support Group
Wednesdays (April 7 and 21, May 5 and 19), 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
This drop-in group is a confidential, non-judgmental, and safe space for UChicago students who would like support and insight on dealing with the stressors surrounding immigration policy and changes that may impact you or your family (such as TPS, DACA, travel bans). Interested students can email Dr. Khanh Nghiem at firstname.lastname@example.org or Devon Moore at email@example.com (at Center for College Student Success) for the zoom link or if having questions.
Support Space for Students of Color (in partnership with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs)
Thursday, April 8; Monday, April 26; Monday, May 17; and Wednesday, June 9, 4-5 p.m.
This is a semi-structured support space for students of color to receive support, build community, and learn resiliency and coping strategies to thrive. Join us for community, discussion, exploration, and connection regarding experiences being a student of color and intersectionality of identities. The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and UChicago Student Wellness staff will co-facilitate this support space.
Support Space for International Students
Fridays (April 9 through May 21), 9-10 a.m.
This support space is for international students to stay connected during these uncertain times. Through theme-based discussion, participants will have opportunities to reflect together on their needs and goals and learn to approach challenges with a growth mindset.
- April 9: Healing from Challenging Experiences
- April 16: Debunking Myths about Mental Health
- April 23: Managing Stress and Uncertainty Related to Job Search
- April 30: Exploring Ways to Engage in Activism and Advocacy
- May 7: Creating Structure and Routine for Productivity
- May 14: Building Community and Staying Connected
- May 21: Managing Cross-Cultural Transitions
Support Space for LGBTQ+ Students
Tuesdays (April 13, May 11, and June 1), 6-7 p.m.
A support space for LGBTQ+ students to receive support from one another during the pandemic and when navigating family dynamics, community, and living arrangements. Join us to learn coping strategies and find ways to navigate circumstances during these uncertain times. *Register prior to each group meeting no later than 9 a.m. the day of each meeting.