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 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)

Nov 19
Fuel Right to Feel Right1:00 p.m.

Are you interested in the bridge between physical health and nutrition? Come do some nutrition and physical health mythbusting with the Duck Nest and learn about other food...
November 19 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Student Recreation Center (SRC), Outside of Shake Smart

Are you interested in the bridge between physical health and nutrition? Come do some nutrition and physical health mythbusting with the Duck Nest and learn about other food programming that’s happening here on campus. We will also be partnering with Shake Smart to give free smoothie samples to people that stop by!

Nov 19
OM1:30 p.m.

Take a moment to connect with yourself during this communal meditation circle | Hosted by Arian Mobasser of Oregon Mindfulness (OM)
October 1–November 26
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)

Nov 19
SNAP Drop-in Assistance2:00 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!
November 7–December 6
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (EMU 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!

Nov 19
SNAP Enroll-A-thon3:00 p.m.

Find out about new eligibility requirements and get help enrolling in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Some computers will be available, but bring your own...
November 19 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Student Sustainability Center (EMU 005)

Find out about new eligibility requirements and get help enrolling in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Some computers will be available, but bring your own laptop if you have one.

The main event will be happening in the Student Sustainability Center (EMU 005), but if you're like a more private setting stop by the Duck Nest for assistance (EMU 041).

Nov 19
Cooking Class: Cooking for One or Two6:00 p.m.

***FOR STUDENTS ONLY*** Have you ever tried making pasta for yourself and ended up making enough pasta for all of Eugene? Join us for an evening class to learn how to make...
November 19 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
TBD

***FOR STUDENTS ONLY***

Have you ever tried making pasta for yourself and ended up making enough pasta for all of Eugene?

Join us for an evening class to learn how to make food for one or two people! We’ll focus on how to strategize in order to cook smaller portions and how to extend the life of your ingredients through group activities. We’ll also practice making a meal together!

Sign up* here! (https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_efkVchCIvzKi10x)

*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!

Nov 20
Mid-Week Meditation1:00 p.m.

A mid-week meditation meetup for first-timers to advance practitioners. Each meetup will allot for 5-10 minutes of learning, 20-25 minutes of meditation. Please arrive early to...
October 2–December 4
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

A mid-week meditation meetup for first-timers to advance practitioners. Each meetup will allot for 5-10 minutes of learning, 20-25 minutes of meditation. Please arrive early to allow for a healthy transition into this gathering. Meetup will start on time.

Nov 20
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. 
October 2–December 4
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. 

Nov 21
Financial Flight Plan Drop-in Hoursnoon

Meet one-on-one with a Peer Financial Educator to discuss financial goals, budgeting, saving, credit, study abroad, and loan repayment. Financial Flight Plan is a program...
October 10–December 5
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Meet one-on-one with a Peer Financial Educator to discuss financial goals, budgeting, saving, credit, study abroad, and loan repayment.

Financial Flight Plan is a program devoted to fostering a community of financially capable students at the University of Oregon. Through our collaboration, FFP and the Duck Nest hope to provide lessons and resources to help students manage their money by budgeting and borrowing responsibly, understanding credit, and making informed decisions regarding their finances.

Nov 21
Resilience Building and Goal Setting for Successnoon

This is the sixth of a series of diversity, inclusion, resilience and well being sessions led by Graduate School Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Padma Akkaraju. RSVP...
November 21 noon–1:30 p.m.
Lokey Education Building, ED 276

This is the sixth of a series of diversity, inclusion, resilience and well being sessions led by Graduate School Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Padma Akkaraju. RSVP here.

You are welcome to attend one session or the entire series

Nov 21
Thanks But No Thanks-giving: Decolonizing an American Holiday2:00 p.m.

Millions of families gather together every year to celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. Many Americans do not grow up thinking much of the history behind the holiday. The...
November 21 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Crater Lake South (145)

Millions of families gather together every year to celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. Many Americans do not grow up thinking much of the history behind the holiday. The main messages are that of gratitude, food, and family; however, Thanksgiving is, foundationally speaking, a celebration of the ongoing genocide against native peoples and cultures across the globe. In collaboration with the Native American Student Association (NASU), we will focus on ways in which we can continue to show gratitude while raising our critical consciousness and identifying ways to decolonize the holiday.

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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