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)

Feb 22
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.

Feb 23
Relaxation Yoga (for Students only)11:00 a.m.

Join us for a 45 minutes session of relaxation yoga in our space. We have the mats, all you need is yourself!
January 12–March 16
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

Join us for a 45 minutes session of relaxation yoga in our space. We have the mats, all you need is yourself!

Feb 23
Relaxation Yoga (for Faculty and Staff only)noon

Join us for a 45 minute session of relaxation yoga in our space. We have the mats, all you need is yourself!
January 12–March 16
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

Join us for a 45 minute session of relaxation yoga in our space. We have the mats, all you need is yourself!

Feb 26
Imposter Syndrome2:00 p.m.

Have you ever felt like you’re not “smart enough” for college or for a particular position on campus? Imposter syndrome is a common feeling among college...
February 26 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Have you ever felt like you’re not “smart enough” for college or for a particular position on campus? Imposter syndrome is a common feeling among college students. In this workshop, students will learn about how imposter syndrome works, strategies for increasing confidence, and ways to reduce self-doubt.

Feb 27
All Sizes Fit Art Galanoon

Art show with student submissions for the All Sizes Fit theme. Come view and support student art, celebrate our bodies, and enjoy snacks!
February 27 noon–6:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Crater Lake Room North (146)

Art show with student submissions for the All Sizes Fit theme. Come view and support student art, celebrate our bodies, and enjoy snacks!

Feb 27
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–March 13 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)

Feb 27
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–March 13
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.

Feb 28
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.

Feb 28
Social Media and Body Acceptance3:30 p.m.

This free, drop in workshop for UO students will focus on exploring the ways in which social media can impact body image and offer strategies to promote body acceptance.
February 28 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

This free, drop in workshop for UO students will focus on exploring the ways in which social media can impact body image and offer strategies to promote body acceptance.

Feb 28
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 winter's...
January 24–February 28
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 winter's class will take place on Wednesdays, January 24 through February 28, 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.

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