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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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? Stop by the Duck Nest and ask us about the program.

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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)

Apr 19
Relaxation Yoga10:00 a.m.

This free hour 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!
September 28 2018–June 7 2019
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

This free hour 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!

Apr 22
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–June 5
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)

Apr 23
Neurodiversity: What It Is and How to Talk About It2:00 p.m.

Come learn and discuss what neurodiversity means. The neurodiversity movement strives for the recognition, honoring, and inclusions of neurological differences such as: Autism...
April 23 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest 041

Come learn and discuss what neurodiversity means. The neurodiversity movement strives for the recognition, honoring, and inclusions of neurological differences such as: Autism Spectrum, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyslexia, and others. Come learn more about the neurodiversity movement and discuss advocating for, celebrating various forms of communication and self-expression, and promoting a community that is inclusive of all. We will also discuss resources on campus and at the Accessible Education Center. ​This workshop is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.

Apr 23
Rudra Meditation5:00 p.m.

Rudra Meditation is an open-eye form of meditation that uses breath to open and strengthen the energy centers in the body. It is a technique that can be used to help transform...
January 22–June 4
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

Rudra Meditation is an open-eye form of meditation that uses breath to open and strengthen the energy centers in the body. It is a technique that can be used to help transform tension to build a strong foundation, clarity of mind, and an open heart.  Class will begin with an introduction to the technique, followed by meditation, and completed with a question and answer session. Led by Jenifer Wuite, meditation instructor

Apr 23
Free Meal Prep Cooking Class6:00 p.m.

***FOR STUDENTS ONLY*** How do you even meal plan?! Can't we just stick some pizza and donuts in Tupperware and call it a day? Lucky for you, we're here to help guide...
April 23 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
TBD

***FOR STUDENTS ONLY***

How do you even meal plan?! Can't we just stick some pizza and donuts in Tupperware and call it a day? Lucky for you, we're here to help guide you on your meal planning journey!

Join us for an evening of learning the ins and outs of meal prep and skills on how to stretch your food dollar through group activities and meal planning. We're also going to be practicing some cooking skills and enjoying the food together, so come hungry!

Sign up* here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3sHde7sQOuNRnlH

*Preference will be given to students who have not had a chance to attend a cooking class yet.

The Duck Nest is partnering with Food for Lane County and UO Housing to bring free cooking classes to campus!

Apr 24
Stress and Anxiety Management Workshop2:00 p.m.

Learn how to identify stress and anxiety triggers and work on personalized management techniques. All students are welcome to drop in to this free workshop.
April 3–June 5
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Learn how to identify stress and anxiety triggers and work on personalized management techniques. All students are welcome to drop in to this free workshop.

Apr 25
Financial Flight Plan Drop-in Hours4:00 p.m.

Join us for drop-in financial planning and develop understanding of topics such as: budgeting, credit management, studying abroad, and student loan management! Brought to you...
April 4–June 6
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

Join us for drop-in financial planning and develop understanding of topics such as: budgeting, credit management, studying abroad, and student loan management!

Brought to you by the Financial Aid Office

Apr 27
Dogs at the Duck Nest11:00 a.m.

Stop by the Duck Nest to pet some pups and destress for the day. If it's nice out, you'll find the dogs outside! We love having the dogs come visit us and they...
April 14 2018–June 1 2019
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

Stop by the Duck Nest to pet some pups and destress for the day. If it's nice out, you'll find the dogs outside! 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.

Apr 30
Let's Talk About Substances2:00 a.m.

Many people on our campus use alcohol or other drugs, and this workshop will help you to identify how you can make informed choices about your substance use to avoid the negative...
April 30 2:00 a.m.–2:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest 041

Many people on our campus use alcohol or other drugs, and this workshop will help you to identify how you can make informed choices about your substance use to avoid the negative consequences of alcohol and drug use. We'll be talking about a harm reduction strategy. What is harm reduction? It means you have choices. You could choose to quit, moderate, or learn to use substances safely. Basically, it's all up to you! You decide how you'd like to continue in your relationship with drugs and alcohol. And maybe you are one of the many people on campus who do not use substances. This workshop will also address how to approach a friend or loved one that you are concerned about. How can you use harm reduction strategies to help a friend? You'll find out! ​This workshop is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.

Jun 7
Freebie Friday: Bath Fizzles12:30 p.m.

The Craft Center and the Duck Nest wants to help you relax this week. Stop by and make your own bath bomb! We'll have various essential oils and colors to choose from....
June 7 12:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), TBD

The Craft Center and the Duck Nest wants to help you relax this week. Stop by and make your own bath bomb! We'll have various essential oils and colors to choose from. All ingredients are natural!

Our Freebie Friday Workshops are quick drop-in crafts open to any UO student. Please bring your student ID. Come by for a bit between classes or stay a while. All materials are provided!
Location: TBD

Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
Freebie Friday Workshops will be held every Friday all term long. Same place, same time, different craft.

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.

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