Duck Nest

Duck Nest

A place to find your balance.

The Duck Nest is open for in-person services, as well as online programming. Please check this site often, as we add programs weekly!

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Promoting Self-Care and Balance

The Duck Nest helps you develop self-care and life-balance strategies related to stress, food security, physical health, and general wellness. During this time of uncertainty, the Duck Nest is here for you. We want to provide you with resources from within the UO community and beyond. We've divided these into eight different dimensions of wellness.



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Manage Your Stress

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Take Care of your Body

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Learn from Other Students

Feeling Lonely and Isolated? Tap into Nod

As the world continues to cope with the challenges of COVID-19, we know that forming and maintaining social connections is more challenging than ever, and in spite of this fact, remains a core component of the student experience.

With that, the University of Oregon is proud to announce Nod, a research-backed app for students that taps into positive psychology and the science of social connections to help you build the friendships you want and need. Nod is not a social media app, but is all about helping you achieve your social goals in real life.

Download Nod on Your Mobile Device

Peers Helping Peers

Peer Wellness Advocates are change agents in their communities, act as liaisons to campus wellness services, and create and implement student-driven wellness programs.

Our Peer Wellness Advocates also offer one-on-one support services for the UO student community, including SNAP enrollment assistance, or simply time to check in about whatever is going on in your life.

Sign Up for Online and In-Person Assistance

Want to join us as a volunteer? Benefits of volunteering include:

  • Improved leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Skill development and career enhancement
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the health of UO students
  • Being involved in social justice and equity work

Want to know more? Email our current Peer Wellness Advocates and learn how you can get involved.

Email Peer Wellness Advocates

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Oct 11
Let's Talk - Tuesday noon-2PMnoon

Meet with Counseling Services Mariko Lin at the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (Oregon Hall-Room 130) or click here: Let’s...
September 27–December 6
Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence, Oregon Hall-Room 130

Meet with Counseling Services Mariko Lin at the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (Oregon Hall-Room 130) or click here:

Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:

Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it.
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling.
Would like to consult with a CS staff member about what actual therapy looks like.
Would like to meet with one of our CS identity-based specialists.
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.

How does Let’s Talk work?

Let’s Talk will be offered via Zoom and/or in satellite locations across campus. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

Click here for Let's Talk – Tuesday noon 2PM or see Mariko at the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (Oregon Hall-Room 130):



What We Offer
  • Meditation and relaxation
  • Mental well-being workshops
  • Social connection
  • Body love
  • Food security resources

Duck Nest Hours

  • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

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

Connect with Us

Does your group want to learn more about stress management, relaxation, nutrition, sexual health, or suicide prevention? Our team is working hard to make each of our workshops available on demand. Check back to see what’s available.

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