Sponsored Events

The Counseling Center sponsors many different events throughout the course of the academic year. We collaborate with a variety of campus partners to create engaging events to support you and promote wellness on our campus. 

All Sizes Fit

All Sizes Fit is a positive body image campaign that aims to increase body positivity and decrease the social pressures associated with obtaining an "ideal body." All Sizes Fit focuses on three principles:

  • Attention: Be in touch with your body and its signals. Your body is excellent at regulating and letting you know what it needs in order to perform optimally.
  • Appreciation: Appreciate everything your body allows you to do and the pleasure it provides. It is because of your body that you can engage in the activities you love and enjoy what life has to offer.
  • Acceptance: Accept all the assets you have rather than longing for what you do not. Much of your body composition is predetermined by your genetics.

It embraces the Health at Every Size philosophy which focuses on healthy eating and daily activity instead of weight loss. Instead of dieting or focusing on a specific weight, we encourage: regular activity that is enjoyable, stress management, and healthy emotional awareness and coping.

All Sizes Fit includes an art show, with Duck Store gift certificates awarded for the top creations. Registration is open now; entries must be received by Friday, February 16, 2018.

Sign Up for the All Sizes Fit Art Show

Stress Less

Academics can be stressful for many of us, especially toward the end of the term. Stress Less is designed to create opportunities for you to explore different ways to practice self-care and find techniques to de-stress during some of the hardest parts of the year. These events are hosted during week 10 of fall, winter, and spring terms. Everyone manages the stress of classes differently, but we are here to support you through those times.

Feb 22
Anxiety Management Workshop2:00 p.m.

Gain an understanding of your anxeity triggers and symptoms, and develop strategies for addressing related challenges. All students welcome to drop-in.
January 11–June 7
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Gain an understanding of your anxeity triggers and symptoms, and develop strategies for addressing related challenges. All students welcome to drop-in.

Feb 23
Fishbowl Fridays4:00 p.m.

Come to Fishbowl Fridays. Meet new people, play board games with friends, get a free Starbucks Coffee, win raffle prizes, have fun doing activities and more. New games and...
January 12–March 16
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Fishbowl

Come to Fishbowl Fridays. Meet new people, play board games with friends, get a free Starbucks Coffee, win raffle prizes, have fun doing activities and more.

New games and activities each week.

Free for anyone! 

Feb 26
Imposter Syndrome2:00 p.m.

Have you ever felt like you’re not “smart enough” for college or for a particular position on campus? Imposter syndrome is a common feeling among college...
February 26 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Have you ever felt like you’re not “smart enough” for college or for a particular position on campus? Imposter syndrome is a common feeling among college students. In this workshop, students will learn about how imposter syndrome works, strategies for increasing confidence, and ways to reduce self-doubt.

Feb 27
Yoga for All Bodies 3:00 p.m.

Flow with your mind, body and breathe while being inspired by the natural environment of practicing in our All Sizes Fit Art Gala. These short sessions will be focused on body...
February 27 3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Crater Lake Room South

Flow with your mind, body and breathe while being inspired by the natural environment of practicing in our All Sizes Fit Art Gala. These short sessions will be focused on body positivity and empowering or our bodies.

Feb 27
AEC's Mind-Wellness Meditation Group: Effortless Meditation Techniques for Improved Stress Resiliency4:00 p.m.

In recent years, the positive effects of meditation have garnered increasing validation from the scientific community. Research has shown that the practice of mindfulness...
January 16–March 6

In recent years, the positive effects of meditation have garnered increasing validation from the scientific community. Research has shown that the practice of mindfulness meditation has the potential to improve focus, attention and working memory, as well as enhance contentment, while decreasing anxiety and fear. Studies show that just a few minutes of practice a day can create dramatically increased activation in the parts of the brain associated with happiness and well being.
In this group, you will learn a variety of mindfulness meditation techniques, and their impact on respective areas of the brain. Special attention will be paid to the topics of test anxiety, stress management, and increasing concentration. Learn about the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation.

To register for this group, email ttaubner@uoregon.edu

Feb 27
NAMI Peer-Support Group6:00 p.m.

Join us for FREE peer-support through the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)! An open and safe space to talk and/or listen.
February 6–March 13
Peterson Hall, Room 102

Join us for FREE peer-support through the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)! An open and safe space to talk and/or listen.

Feb 28
Stress Management Workshop2:00 p.m.

Learn personalized stress mangement techniques and how to identify the signs, symptoms, triggers, and underlying functions of stress. All students welcome to drop-in.
January 10–June 6
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Learn personalized stress mangement techniques and how to identify the signs, symptoms, triggers, and underlying functions of stress. All students welcome to drop-in.

Feb 28
Introduction to Meditation: Relax and Renew5:00 p.m.

Registration is now open for Relax and Renew, a six-week introduction to meditation class that is open to University of Oregon students, faculty, and staff. This winter's...
January 24–February 28
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest Room 041

Registration is now open for Relax and Renew, a six-week introduction to meditation class that is open to University of Oregon students, faculty, and staff.

This winter's class will take place on Wednesdays, January 24 through February 28, 2018. The class will be held from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Duck Nest (on the ground floor of the EMU, room 041).

The instructor for the course is Jude Kehoe, LPN, who is also a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner. She has taught meditation and practiced energy healing at University Health Center since 1998.

Participation fee:


Students: $15 for all six weeks
Faculty/staff: $25 for all six weeks


Advance sign-up is required and space is limited; call 541-346-2770 to reserve a spot.

Feb 28
BINGO Nights presented by Connect The Ducks6:00 p.m.

Like playing Bingo? Getting prizes? Then this event is for you! Every Wednesday at the O Desk Stairs in the EMU from 6pm-7pm we have FREE Bingo every week of the term! Come join...
January 10–March 14
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), by the O Desk

Like playing Bingo? Getting prizes? Then this event is for you! Every Wednesday at the O Desk Stairs in the EMU from 6pm-7pm we have FREE Bingo every week of the term! Come join us to meet new people and create lasting memories!

Mar 1
Love How You Move 6:00 p.m.

Why not making moving fun and enjoy sharing the experience with your friends? Join us for a drumming inspired movement experience that is sure to make you laugh and feel...
March 1 6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.
Student Recreation Center (SRC), 41

Why not making moving fun and enjoy sharing the experience with your friends? Join us for a drumming inspired movement experience that is sure to make you laugh and feel energized.