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 Fall Hours
  • 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • CLOSED

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

Nov 23
Movember Photo Contest12:00 a.m.

Send us a photo of your Movember mustache (real or fake) to show support for men's health and mental health. Eligible participants will be entered into a raffle drawing to receive...
November 1–30
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Send us a photo of your Movember mustache (real or fake) to show support for men's health and mental health. Eligible participants will be entered into a raffle drawing to receive a prize. Grand prize is a FitBit Flex 2 and other prizes include $10 gift certificates to an EMU vendor. Photo booth available all month in the Duck Nest or submit your photo online here.

Nov 27
Stress Less Activities Fair10:00 a.m.

Kick Off Stress Less week at the Activities Fair. Come get FREE study supplies, candy, sign up for a trip, do some quick stress relieving activities, learn about free yoga,...
November 27 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Amphitheater

Kick Off Stress Less week at the Activities Fair. Come get FREE study supplies, candy, sign up for a trip, do some quick stress relieving activities, learn about free yoga, aromatherapy and massage.

Find out about all the activites during Stress Less week!



Partners: Center for Student Involvement, University Counseling and Testing Center, Delta Zeta, Safe Ride, The Office of Student Advocacy, ASUO Student Legal Services, Holden Center, Outdoor Programs, Duck Nest, Student Mental Health Advocates, Craft Center, Student Sustainability Center, Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Nov 27
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.

Nov 28
Free Chair Massages1:00 p.m.

Chair massage focuses on muscle relaxation and reducing tension. A variety of massage techniques are performed, targeting the head, neck, shoulders, arms, and back. Each free...
November 28 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

Chair massage focuses on muscle relaxation and reducing tension. A variety of massage techniques are performed, targeting the head, neck, shoulders, arms, and back.

Each free massage lasts approximately 5 minutes, depending on demand, and students will remain fully clothed.

Presented by University Health Center–Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine.

Nov 28
What Does Relaxation Smell Like (Aromatherapy)3:00 p.m.

Learn some history about aromatherapy and sample some good smells! We’ll have “recipes” available so you can make your own oils at home. Bring your own item of clothing to...
November 28 3:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

Learn some history about aromatherapy and sample some good smells! We’ll have “recipes” available so you can make your own oils at home. Bring your own item of clothing to put the scents on.

Presented by University Health Center – Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine.

Nov 29
OM12:30 p.m.

Take a moment to connect with yourself during this communal meditation circle | Hosted by Arian Mobasser of Oregon Mindfulness (OM)
October 25–November 29
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

Take a moment to connect with yourself during this communal meditation circle | Hosted by Arian Mobasser of Oregon Mindfulness (OM)

Nov 29
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.

Nov 29
Dogs at the Duck Nest3:30 p.m.

The dogs are here, hooray! Stop by the Duck Nest to pet some pups and destress for the day. We love having the dogs come visit us and they love seeing you! PAAWS is a Eugene,...
October 14–November 29
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, 041

The dogs are here, hooray!

Stop by the Duck Nest to pet some pups and destress for the day. We love having the dogs come visit us and they love seeing you!

PAAWS is a Eugene, Oregon based support and networking organization for teams registered or certified with a recognized therapy animal organization.

Nov 29
Chakra Clearing Meditation5:00 p.m.

Need a break? Come to this free hour long experiential Chakra Clearing Meditation learning how to connect and clear each chakra with imagery, breath work and meditation. Connect...
November 29 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

Need a break? Come to this free hour long experiential Chakra Clearing Meditation learning how to connect and clear each chakra with imagery, breath work and meditation.

Connect - Relax - Let Go

Taught by Jude Kehoe, LPN, Healing Touch Certified Practitioner, Meditation Instructor. Part of Stress Less Week

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, sexual health, or suicide prevention? 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