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.

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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.

 

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Manage Your Stress

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Take Care of your Body

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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?

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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)

Dec 17
Share Your Thoughts About Sexual Health on Campus 12:00 a.m.

Are you interested in the sexual health of our campus community? We want to hear from you! The University Health Center and the School of Journalism and Communication are...
November 30 2018–January 12 2019
Online

Are you interested in the sexual health of our campus community? We want to hear from you!

The University Health Center and the School of Journalism and Communication are conducting an online survey to better understand UO students’ perceptions about the sexual health environment at the UO and student views related to sexual health.

To participate in this study you must:


Be a UO student
Be 18 years old or older


Participation in this study involves:


15-20 minutes to complete an online survey; your responses will be anonymous
You will be entered into a drawing to receive a $10 gift card to your choice of Chipotle, Starbuck’s or Amazon.com for your participation

1 in 5 students will receive one!




Your input will directly inform sexual health programs and resources for University of Oregon students.

Ready to participate? https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bmByBL0IgjHObMF

Questions? Contact Cate Clegg-Thorp co-Principle Investigator at clegg@uorgeon.edu or 541-346-2728

Jan 9
OM1:00 p.m.

Take a moment to connect with yourself during this communal meditation circle | Hosted by Arian Mobasser of Oregon Mindfulness (OM)
January 9–March 13
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)

Jan 11
Relaxation Yoga 10:00 a.m.

This free 45 minute class is designed to enhance muscular strength, flexibility, and balance while centering the mind and reducing stress. We have the mats, all you need is...
January 11–March 15
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

This free 45 minute class is designed to enhance muscular strength, flexibility, and balance while centering the mind and reducing stress. We have the mats, all you need is yourself!

Jan 23
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 23–February 27
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, Weeks 3 to 8 (1/23 to 2/27) 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; visit health.uoregon.edu/relax to reserve a spot

Jan 24
Drop-in Pressure Points Relaxation4:30 p.m.

This free drop-in session utilizes a stress ball on pressure points of the hands and feet. Experience how simple techniques can relax your entire body, relieve tension, and help...
January 24–February 21
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

This free drop-in session utilizes a stress ball on pressure points of the hands and feet. Experience how simple techniques can relax your entire body, relieve tension, and help reduce pain.

The class will be led by Jude Kehoe, LPN, who is also a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and meditation instructor. She has taught and practiced energy healing and meditation at University Health Center since 1998.

Jan 31
Drop-in Energy Release Techniques4:30 p.m.

Learn unique, easy relaxation techniques that you can put into daily use for quick stress relief. This class teaches you how to access your energetic system including the...
January 31–February 28
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

Learn unique, easy relaxation techniques that you can put into daily use for quick stress relief. This class teaches you how to access your energetic system including the electromagnetic field that radiates from the body, chakra system, and meridian tracts.

The free hour class will be led by Jude Kehoe, LPN, who is also a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and meditation instructor. She has taught and practiced energy healing and meditation at University Health Center since 1998.

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