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)

Feb 22
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!

Feb 22
SNAP Drop-In Assistance1:30 p.m.

Stop by the Duck Nest to learn more about SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and get help with the application. Find out more about food security programs at UO too!
January 25–March 15
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

Stop by the Duck Nest to learn more about SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and get help with the application. Find out more about food security programs at UO too!

Feb 23
Dogs at Duck Nest11:00 a.m.

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...
January 26–February 23
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

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.

Feb 26
All Sizes Fit: Accepting and Loving Myself2:00 p.m.

Self-acceptance is one of our most difficult challenges, we live in a society in which beauty standards, and life expectations make it impossible to fully accept and love...
February 26 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Self-acceptance is one of our most difficult challenges, we live in a society in which beauty standards, and life expectations make it impossible to fully accept and love ourselves. In this workshop we will use mindfulness, to learn how we can truly embrace who we are. It seems all too easy to fall into the trap of judging ourselves as inadequate, finding fault with our achievements or our bodies, and believing our self-critical inner voices. In this workshop we will work on ways to better honor ourselves and who we are, explore what it means to love yourself, how to do it, and its benefits, as well as identifying the the importance of self-love in our lives. This workshop is part of All Sizes Fit programming and is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.

Feb 26
OM3:30 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)

Feb 26
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–March 12
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

Feb 27
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.
January 9–March 13
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.

Mar 5
#howducksmove Blog Launch10:00 a.m.

Learn more about our #howducksmove blog features, how to move on campus, and apps that can assist! We have the blog pulled up and downloaded apps you can play with to learn more.
March 5 10:00 a.m.–noon
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), EMU Stadium Stairs (near O Desk)

Learn more about our #howducksmove blog features, how to move on campus, and apps that can assist! We have the blog pulled up and downloaded apps you can play with to learn more.

Mar 5
Note to Self: Sleep is Important2:00 p.m.

Are you getting enough sleep? How much sleep is enough sleep? In this workshop, we’ll discuss how much sleep is enough, and how to know if you’re getting enough!...
March 5 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Are you getting enough sleep? How much sleep is enough sleep? In this workshop, we’ll discuss how much sleep is enough, and how to know if you’re getting enough! Strategies for maintaining sleep hygiene and for some high quality zzz’s will also be discussed. This workshop is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.

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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