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.

 

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)

Apr 20
Relaxation Pilates-Yoga10:00 a.m.

Pilates based exercises are paired with yoga practice and music. This workout is designed to enhance muscular strenth, endurance, flexibility, and balance while centering the...
April 6–June 8
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

Pilates based exercises are paired with yoga practice and music. This workout is designed to enhance muscular strenth, endurance, flexibility, and balance while centering the mind and reducing stress. We have the mats, all you need is yourself!

Sponsored by PE and Rec

Apr 23
Suicide Prevention and Resources2:00 p.m.

The Student Suicide Prevention Team and the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers this suicide prevention training to students. You will learn how to talk about suicide,...
April 23 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

The Student Suicide Prevention Team and the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers this suicide prevention training to students. You will learn how to talk about suicide, recognize suicide risk factors and warning signs, help a friend in need, and utilize campus and community mental health resources. This workshop is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.

Apr 24
OM1:00 p.m.

Take a moment to connect with yourself during this communal meditation circle | Hosted by Arian Mobasser of Oregon Mindfulness (OM)
October 25 2017–June 5 2018
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 24
Sex Cafe5:30 p.m.

An open student group of female-identified and non-binary people with a mission of supporting sex positive experiences through open dialogue and self-reflection.
January 9–June 5
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, 041

An open student group of female-identified and non-binary people with a mission of supporting sex positive experiences through open dialogue and self-reflection.

Apr 24
Cooking for One or Two!6:00 p.m.

Have you ever tried making pasta for yourself and end up making enough pasta for you, your roommates, and the rest of Eugene? This class while be focused on learning how to make...
April 24 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Global Scholars Hall, Demo Kitchen

Have you ever tried making pasta for yourself and end up making enough pasta for you, your roommates, and the rest of Eugene? This class while be focused on learning how to make food for one or maybe two! And at the end, you'll be able to take some ingredients home to practice what you learned! 

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

Sign up by going to the following link and reserving your spot with your email address: https://doodle.com/poll/m9dh9dytnyr3wrpz

Apr 25
Stress Management Workshop2:00 p.m.

Learn personalized stress mangement techniques and how to identify the signs, symptoms, triggers, and underlying functions of stress. All students welcome to drop-in.
January 10–June 6
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Learn personalized stress mangement techniques and how to identify the signs, symptoms, triggers, and underlying functions of stress. All students welcome to drop-in.

Apr 25
Stress Management Workshop2:00 p.m.

Learn personalized stress management techniques and how to identify the signs, symptoms, triggers, and underlying functions of stress. All students welcome to drop-in.
April 4–June 6
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Learn personalized stress management techniques and how to identify the signs, symptoms, triggers, and underlying functions of stress. All students welcome to drop-in.

Apr 25
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 spring's...
April 18–May 23
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 spring's class will take place on Wednesdays, April 18 through May 23, 2018. The 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; call 541-346-2770 to reserve a spot.

Apr 26
Anxiety Management Workshop2:00 p.m.

Gain an understanding of your anxiety triggers and symptoms, and develop strategies for addressing related challenges. All students welcome to drop-in.
April 5–June 7
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Gain an understanding of your anxiety triggers and symptoms, and develop strategies for addressing related challenges. All students welcome to drop-in.

Apr 26
Anxiety Management Workshop2:00 p.m.

Gain an understanding of your anxeity triggers and symptoms, and develop strategies for addressing related challenges. All students welcome to drop-in.
January 11–June 7
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Gain an understanding of your anxeity triggers and symptoms, and develop strategies for addressing related challenges. All students welcome to drop-in.

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