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StudyWell

Description

VCU Libraries and partners in the Division of Student Affairs and Strategic Enrollment Management and Student Success offer StudyWell sessions focusing broadly on student wellbeing. Events highlight all types of health and wellness, including physical, financial, emotional and social health, in addition to academic success.

All sessions are free and open to all VCU students. Most events are drop-in with no registration required. For questions or accommodations, please contact the VCU Libraries Events Office at rbpander@vcu.edu or (804) 828-0593.

Session Lineup

  • YouFirst Study Hours
    Throughout the semester, Mondays and Tuesdays, 5 -10 p.m., Thursdays, 12-3 p.m. *except week of spring break
    Cabell Library, Multipurpose Room (250)
    Drop-in study hours for first-generation students
  • Science Hub Hours
    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2–4 p.m.
    Cabell Library, Multipurpose Room (250)
    Drop-in help from STEM faculty on science topics 

  • STEM Undergraduate Research Series with the Science Hub
    Wednesdays, Biweekly 4-5 p.m. Beginning Feb. 2.
    Cabell Library, Multipurpose Room (250)
    Are you interested in participating in research? Join us for our STEM Undergraduate Research Series. Come hear from undergraduates about the research they are conducting and how they connected with faculty researchers.

  • Not on My Resume Series
    Wednesdays, Biweekly 6-7 p.m. Beginning Jan. 26
    Cabell Library, Multipurpose Room (250)
    Come hear from VCU alums and local employers about all the things that happen on the path to success that don’t always end up on a resume.

  • Peer Health Educator Relationship Health 101: Needs, Wants, Tolerates, and Dealbreakers
    Feb. 7, 1:30-3 p.m.
    Cabell Lobby
    Join RecWell's Peer Health Educators to talk about ways to prioritize relationship health. Peer Educators will help students identify healthy relationship habits and how to foster them. Drop by between 1:30 to 3 p.m.

  • Peer Health Educator Mental Health 101: Count Your Zzzzzs
    March 1, 3-4:30 p.m.
    Cabell Lobby
    Join RecWell's Peer Health Educators to talk about ways to prioritize sleep and rest even during finals times. Peer Educators will help students identify ways in which you can prioritize rest and good sleep and how our mental health can affect that. Drop by anytime between 3:30 to 5 p.m. 

  • Peer Health Educator Alcohol 101: Know Your Solo
    March 21, 5:30-7 p.m.
    Cabell Lobby
    Join RecWell’s Peer Health Educatorsto talk about ways to identify and prioritize healthy alcohol consumption. Peer Educators will help students identify unhealthy patterns and identify tools to cultivate healthy practices around Alcohol. Drop by between 5:30 to 7 p.m.

  • Meditation Session
    March 24, noon- 1 p.m.
    Health Sciences Library 1st Floor Conference Room
    Registration is required

  • Mario Kart Station 
    March 31, noon-1 p.m. 
    Health Sciences Library Lobby
    Did you know that games can help you refocus? Take a quick break from your studies to race Mario and his friends in a fun and friendly game of Mario Kart. Learn more about video games available for check out through VCU Libraries. 

  • Grad and Professional Student Appreciation Table
    April 7th, All Day 

    Health Sciences Library Lobby and Cabell Library Lobby

  • Send a Postcard Home
    April 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Cabell Lobby
    VCU Library and Friends of VCU Libraries will provide postcards with postage to send a note home to friends and family

  • Send a Postcard Home
    April 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Health Science Library Lobby
    VCU Library and Friends of VCU Libraries will provide postcards with postage to send a note home to friends and family

  • Happy Birthday Mr. Cabell!
    April 14, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

    Cabell Lobby
    Stop by our lobby table to celebrate Mr. Cabells birthday 
  • Peer Health Educator Physical Health 101: Find Your Fit
    April 15, 3-4:30 p.m.
    Cabell Lobby
    Join RecWell's Peer Health Educators to discuss ways to prioritize physical well-being during finals season. Peer Educators will help students reflect on their physical activity and nutrition habits and create plans to incorporate physical self- care during finals. Drop by between 1 to 2:30 p.m.

  • Eating Well During Finals
    April 20, noon-1 p.m.

    Presented virtually, Registration required
    Eating healthy as a student can be a struggle. With finals just around the corner, finding time to make informed healthy food choices can be even more challenging. The VCU Health Sciences Library, and VCU Health are here to help you build a plan for making better nutritional choices! Hayley Billingsley, a registered dietician at VCU Health will disucss strategies and tips for creating a sustaining healthy habits for students during finals. 

  • Send a Postcard Home
    April 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Cabell Lobby
    VCU Library and Friends of VCU Libraries will provide postcards with postage to send a note home to friends and family


  • Cabell Coffee and Snacks with UX Cafe
    April 21, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 
    Cabell Lobby
    Stop by our lobby table on Thursday the 21st for some coffee and snacks, and also have the opportunity to give feedback on VCU Libraries floor maps

  • Rainbow Poems: Writing Collaborative Poetry (In-Person)
    April 22, 2-3 p.m.
    Cabell Library Room 250, Registration Required
    Poetry has long been used as a tool of self-expression, but rarely do we get the chance to create it collaboratively. Join us for a workshop, in which participants write and remix poems around a shared theme, selected by the group. It can be silly or serious or surreal! No poetry expertise required. 

  • Mindful Video Games
    April 26, noon-1 p.m.

    Health Sciences Library Lobby
    Some video games are designed to promote mindfulness and stress reduction. Immersive environments can provide time for a unique reflective experience. Stop by to try out an immersive game and learn about other video games for mindfulness.  

  • HSL Coffee and Snacks with UX Cafe
    April 27, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Health Sciences Library Lobby
    Stop by our lobby table on Wednesday the 27th for some coffee and snacks, and also have the opportunity to give feedback on VCU Libraries floor maps

  • Collections Care Tabling
    April 28, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.Cabell Lobby 
    Stop by the Cabell Lobby on Thursday to learn to care for your own rare collectaion and make an oragami bookmark

  • Rainbow Poems: Writing Collaborative Poetry (Virtual Session)
    April 29, 2-3 p.m.
    Registration Required
    Poetry has long been used as a tool of self-expression, but rarely do we get the chance to create it collaboratively. Join us for a workshop, in which participants write and remix poems around a shared theme, selected by the group. It can be silly or serious or surreal! No poetry expertise required. 

Mindful Finals:

  • PHE's Mindful Finals Reflection Beads
    April 26 3-4:30 p.m.
    Cabell Lobby
    Stop by to visit our peer health educators, make a reflection bracelet and learn some tools around practicing mindfulness.
  • Mindful Finals Mediation Session
    April 27 5:15-6 p.m.
    Cabell Multipurpose Room 250
    Join RecWell as they facilitate a mediation session open to all students to help destress during preparation for finals. 

Other Events Focused on Wellness and Student Success

  • Wellness programs from the Health and Wellness Library
  • Health Sciences Webinars
    Throughout the Semester
    Sessions aimed at researchers at all levels in the health sciences to help with mastering online tools and other resources and strategies that benefit research projects
  • Advance Your Research Webinars
    Throughout the Semester
    Online workshops for graduate students and advanced researchers to help strengthen research skills
  • Workshops @ The Workshop
    Throughout the Semester
    Hands-on demonstrations of tools and software to stimulate productivity and creativity on academic and personal projects

Image: Study Well, by Caslin Applewhite