Duck Nest

Duck Nest

A place to find your balance.

The Duck Nest is open for in-person services, as well as online programming.

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Promoting Self-Care and Balance

Physical, sexual, mental, and emotional well-being are important to student success. The Duck Nest seeks to assist you in developing self-care and life balance. Here, we connect you with resources within the UO community and beyond, focusing on strategies in the following eight dimensions of wellness.



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Take Care of your Body

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Is your group interested in a Duck Nest presentation during a class or meeting? Would you like to request the Duck Nest table at your upcoming event? Looking to order some Stress Less kits?

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Peers Helping Peers

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

If you are craving social connection and want to chat with a friendly peer, check out Peer Wellness Chit Chats. Our Peer Wellness Facilitators are students who are trained in campus resources and college student wellness. Many people utilize Chit Chats to talk about feelings of loneliness, stress management, adjusting to college life, and so much more! You can drop by the Duck Nest during our open hours—no sign-up required! Chit Chats are not therapy, and we may connect you to Counseling Services or another resource as needed based on presenting concerns. If you or another student are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call Counseling Services' 24-hour hotline at 541-346-3227.

Our Peer Wellness Facilitators 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.

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 Facilitators and learn how you can get involved.

Email Peer Wellness Facilitators

Grocery Shuttle

The Grocery Shuttle is a free transportation service sponsored by the Duck Nest Wellness Center in collaboration with Duck Rides. The Grocery Shuttle aims to increase food accessibility by providing weekly rides for students, staff, and faculty members to affordable grocery stores that are located farther away from campus. The shuttle will go to WinCo Foods on odd weeks of the term and Trader Joe’s on even weeks.

The shuttle will pick up participants by the EMU Amphitheater at 4:00 p.m. every Thursday, starting January 26 and running through March 16. Participants will have an hour to shop before being transported back to campus. Participants must reserve their spot on the Grocery Shuttle in advance. Sign-ups open the Friday before the shuttle date and close 48 hours before the shuttle date.

Reserve Your Spot on the Grocery Shuttle

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Mar 21
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...
January 31–June 13
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
  • Space to relax and de-stress
  • Workshops, presentations, and tabling events
  • One-on-one social connection
  • Sexual health resources
  • Cooking classes and food security resources
  • And more!

Duck Nest Winter Term Hours

  • 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

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