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 or (804) 828-0593.

Session Lineup Fall and Spring

  • Study Breaks in Cabell Library
    A variety of coloring pages, puzzles and Legos to help with de-stressing and stimulating creativity

  • Science Hub Hours
    Throughout the semester, Mondays 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesdays 11 a.m-1 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays 1-4 p.m.*except week of spring break 
    Cabell Library, Multipurpose Room (250)
    Drop-in help on science topics, staffed by STEM faculty

  • YouFirst Study Hours
    Throughout the semester, Mondays 5 -10 p.m., Tuesdays 1-5 p.m. and Thursdays 4-10 p.m. *except week of spring break
    Cabell Library, Multipurpose Room (250)
    Drop-in study hours for first-generation students 

  • Humanities Accelerated Library Fellows Tabling
    Cabell Library Lobby
    August 11, noon-2 p.m. 

  • Peer Health Wellness Passport table
    Cabell Library Lobby
    August 24 2-3:30 p.m.

  • Health Sciences Library 90th Anniversary 
    Health Sciences Library Lobby 
    September 14, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 

  • Make your own Bookmark with the Friends of the Library 
    Cabell Library Lobby 
    September 20 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. 

  • Campus Learning Center Tabling
    Connect with the Campus Learning Center and learn about their resources for students
    Cabell Library Lobby
    September 23, 11:30-1:30 p.m. 

  • Make a Journal with VCU Libraries' Collections Care Team!
    Join us to learn how to make a small journal out of one sheet of paper. All supplies will be provided
    Cabell Library Lobby 
    September 30, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

  • Friends of VCU Libraries/ Family Weekend Table
    Cabell Library Lobby 
    October 8, 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. 

  • Coloring with Academic Coaches
    Academic Coaches from the campus learning center will provide a coloring activity as well as information regarding resources provided by the center
    Cabell Library Lobby
    October 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 

  • Postcards with the Friends
    VCU Friends will be providing a study break to write postcards home
    Cabell Lobby
    October 18, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. 

  • Finals Relaxation Table with the Campus Learning Center
    Stop by for a study break with representatives from our campus learning center to help destress during finals
    Cabell Lobby
    December 9, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 

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