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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.

Upcoming Session Lineup: 

  • 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 

  • Grow Your Goals with PHE's
    Let your goals blossom as you decorate a potted plant with your aspirations
    Cabell Lobby
    November 29, 12-2 p.m.

  • Reflection Beads with PHE's
    Practice Gratitude and self-reflection by creating beaded jewelry just in time for the holiday season with our Peer Health Educators
    Cabell Lobby
    November 30, 12-2 p.m.
  • Gaming at the Library: Mario Kart
    VCU Libraries provides access to video games and more! Bring your friends and race to the finish with Mario Kart
    Health Sciences Lobby
    November 30, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

  • Stay Well with RecWell
    Peer Health Educators from RecWell will be on-site to provide information and tips about how to stay healthy and well during this busy time of year.
    Health Sciences Lobby
    December 1, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

  • Dogs on Call at the Health Sciences Library
    SCA Reading Room 
    December 6, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

  • Joy Journals with PHE's
    'Tis the season to mindful! Decorate a personal wellness journal to take with you into the New Year
    Cabell Lobby
    December 7, 1-3 p.m.

  • Destress with Chair Massages 
    Relax and destress with free chair massage from trained professionals from RecWell
    Health Sciences Lobby 
    December 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

  • Gratitude Cards with PHE's
    Kick off the season of giving with gratitude cards for yourself, your professors, your coworkers, or your loved ones
    Health Sciences Lobby 
    December 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

  • Destress with Chair Massages 
    Relax and destress with free chair massage from trained professionals from RecWell
    Health Sciences Lobby 
    December 8, 1:30-3:30 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. 

Previous Sessions: 

  • 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. 

  • Buttons for Wellbeing with PHE's
    Create buttons with affirmations with our Peer Health Educators to promote positivity
    Cabell Lobby
    November 16, 12-2 p.m.

  • Postcards with the Friends
    VCU Friends will be providing a study break to write postcards home
    HSL Lobby
    November 16, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Count your Zzs with PHE's
    Join our Peer Health Educators in learning about sleep hygiene and how to get the sleep of your dreams
    Health Sciences Lobby
    November 17, 1:30-3:30 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