Duck Nest

Duck Nest

A place to find your balance.

Welcome to college. Welcome to new friends, new memories, and some of the best years of your life. But wait—that’s not all. Welcome to midterms, late nights, dead weeks, and stress. But fear not—there’s a place you can go to get away, take a break, and maybe learn something too. Welcome to the Duck Nest.

 
 

 

Promoting Self-Care and Balance

The Duck Nest helps you develop self-care and life-balance strategies related to stress, nutrition, physical activity, and general wellness. Our center is staffed by Peer Wellness Advocates that understand the challenges facing college students.

 

Manage Your Stress

Take Care of your Body

Learn from Other Students

Here for You
Drop by the Duck Nest for a quiet break between classes, attend our free workshops or yoga sessions, or take a meditation class. Everything we do is geared to helping you cultivate positive habits and healthy coping strategies for college life and beyond.


Peers Helping Peers
Peer Wellness Advocates are change agents in their communities, act as liaisons to campus health services, and create and implement student-driven health and wellness programs. Want to join us?

Get Involved

What We Offer
  • Meditation and relaxation
  • Yoga
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • Aromatherapy
  • Therapy dogs
  • Mental well-being workshops
  • Wellness presentations

In partnership with:  

Duck Nest Summer Hours
  • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • CLOSED
  • CLOSED

Contact the Duck Nest
Erb Memorial Union, Room 041
(Ground level of EMU near campus copy)

Sep 25
Coping with Anxiety2:00 p.m.

Are you feeling anxious? If so, come to this one-hour anxiety management workshop to gain a greater understanding of your anxiety and develop initial strategies for addressing...
September 25–November 27
Duck Nest, EMU 041

Are you feeling anxious? If so, come to this one-hour anxiety management workshop to gain a greater understanding of your anxiety and develop initial strategies for addressing anxiety symptoms and related challenges. No sign-up required, all students are welcome to drop-in.

Sep 27
Be Well Wednesdays2:00 p.m.

Join us for Be Well Wednesdays—a weekly interactive workshop. Learn to identify and reduce your own stress through relaxation and stress management techniques. No sign-up...
September 27–November 29
Duck Nest, EMU 041

Join us for Be Well Wednesdays—a weekly interactive workshop. Learn to identify and reduce your own stress through relaxation and stress management techniques. No sign-up required, all students are welcome to drop-in.

Sep 28
Adjusting to College2:00 p.m.

For first-year or tranfer students, navigating the university, adjusting to a new life-style, and taking on more responsibilty can feel overwhelming. Gain strategies for...
September 28 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Duck Nest, EMU 041

For first-year or tranfer students, navigating the university, adjusting to a new life-style, and taking on more responsibilty can feel overwhelming. Gain strategies for navigating college life at the free, drop-in workshop.

Oct 5
Ask the Dietitiannoon

Stop by the UO Duck Nest to get all your brief nutrition questions answered by our University Health Center's Registered Dietitian! Week 2: General Nutrition/Building a...
October 5 noon–2:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), The Duck Nest

Stop by the UO Duck Nest to get all your brief nutrition questions answered by our University Health Center's Registered Dietitian!

Week 2: General Nutrition/Building a Performance Plate

Oct 5
Adjusting to College: First Generation Students2:00 p.m.

If you’re the first person in your family to attend college, navigating university life and the demands it brings can feel overwhelming. You are not alone – many first...
October 5 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Duck Nest, EMU 041

If you’re the first person in your family to attend college, navigating university life and the demands it brings can feel overwhelming. You are not alone – many first generation college students struggle with deciphering a system that is often foreign to their family and often their community. This workshop will address the challenges that you might face as a first generation college student, provide you with helpful tools and a roadmap for navigating college successfully, and equip you with valuable campus resources to support you along the way.

Oct 12
Adjusting to College: Students of Color2:00 p.m.

As a student of color, you may find yourself in an environment with more or less racial and cultural diversity than what you experienced in your home community. This often causes...
October 12 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Duck Nest, EMU 041

As a student of color, you may find yourself in an environment with more or less racial and cultural diversity than what you experienced in your home community. This often causes students to feel isolated and disconnected. If this is you, you are not alone! This workshop will address potential barriers and challenges that you may face as a student of color on campus, provide you with strategies to overcome them, and highlight campus resources to support your academic journey.

Oct 19
Healthy Relationships2:00 p.m.

Whether you’re in a relationship, have had past relationships, or have friends who are navigating relationships, you may have noticed that real world relationships look a tad...
October 19 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Duck Nest, EMU 041

Whether you’re in a relationship, have had past relationships, or have friends who are navigating relationships, you may have noticed that real world relationships look a tad different from those depicted in your favorite romantic comedy. While relationships are often a rewarding and meaningful part of life, they also come with challenges and growing edges. This workshop will equip you with the skills you need to identify healthy and unhealthy relationship patterns, communicate effectively with partners, and understand your values when it comes to selecting a partner.

Nov 16
Ask the Dietitiannoon

Stop by the UO Duck Nest to get all your brief nutrition questions answered by our University Health Center's Registered Dietitian! Week 8: Importance of Breakfast and Pre/Post...
November 16 noon–2:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), The Duck Nest

Stop by the UO Duck Nest to get all your brief nutrition questions answered by our University Health Center's Registered Dietitian!

Week 8: Importance of Breakfast and Pre/Post Workout Nutrition

Nov 30
Ask the Dietitiannoon

Stop by the UO Rec Center to get all your brief nutrition questions answered by our University Health Center's Registered Dietitian! Week 10: Late Night Eating
November 30 noon–2:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), The Duck Nest

Stop by the UO Rec Center to get all your brief nutrition questions answered by our University Health Center's Registered Dietitian!

Week 10: Late Night Eating

Connect with Us

Does your group want to learn more about stress management, relaxation, nutrition, or sexual health? Are you putting on a tabling event and wanting the Duck Nest to be a part of it? Our team is available to present to your campus organization or living community.

Request a Presentation