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?

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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 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)

Oct 18
Drop-in Energy Release Techniques4:30 p.m.

Learn unique, easy relaxation techniques that you can put into daily use for quick stress relief. This class teaches you how to access your energetic system including the...
October 18–November 15
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

Learn unique, easy relaxation techniques that you can put into daily use for quick stress relief. This class teaches you how to access your energetic system including the electromagnetic field that radiates from the body, chakra system, and meridian tracts.

The free hour class will be led by Jude Kehoe, LPN, who is also a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and meditation instructor. She has taught and practiced energy healing and meditation at University Health Center since 1998.

Oct 19
Relaxation Yoga10:00 a.m.

This free hour class is designed to enhance muscular strength, flexibility, and balance while centering the mind and reducing stress. We have the mats, all you need is yourself!
September 28–November 30
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

This free hour class is designed to enhance muscular strength, flexibility, and balance while centering the mind and reducing stress. We have the mats, all you need is yourself!

Oct 20
PAAWs Pet Therapy Info Session and Open House10:00 a.m.

In partnership with the Duck Nest, you're invited to learn more about becoming a PAAWs (People and Animals Who Serve) pet therapy team at our free Informational Open House....
October 20 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Amazon Community Center, Building C, Mark Lewis Imaginarium

In partnership with the Duck Nest, you're invited to learn more about becoming a PAAWs (People and Animals Who Serve) pet therapy team at our free Informational Open House. Come meet some of our teams, listen to their stories and experiences, and gain an understanding of what it wakes to become a therapy animal team! 

 

For more details and to RSVP please visit: https://mailchi.mp/61f4d554b7a9/10o09ahhb2-2779837

Oct 20
DIY Pamphlet Journals11:00 a.m.

Join the Duck Nest in making your own journal! You can select the paper, doing a simple stitch to bind the pages together, and choosing to decorate however you like. The free...
October 20 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

Join the Duck Nest in making your own journal! You can select the paper, doing a simple stitch to bind the pages together, and choosing to decorate however you like. The free event will be located at the Duck Nest, and all are welcome!

The Duck Nest will be hosting Craft Saturday events a few times each term in collaboration with the Craft Center, where we will host a simple craft for people to create.

Oct 23
Free Chair Massages10:00 a.m.

We feel your aches and pains and we're back with massages! Swing by the Duck Nest and reserve your spot for a free massage from the Lane Community College Massage Therapy...
October 23 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

We feel your aches and pains and we're back with massages! Swing by the Duck Nest and reserve your spot for a free massage from the Lane Community College Massage Therapy program.

We'll have 2 massage therapists available, so hurry by!

Oct 23
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 2–November 27
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)

Oct 23
Procrastination and Time Management2:00 p.m.

Do you procrastinate? Or could you use some tips on improving your time management? If you answered “yes” to either or both of these questions then this workshop is...
October 23 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Do you procrastinate? Or could you use some tips on improving your time management? If you answered “yes” to either or both of these questions then this workshop is for you. During this workshop, students will be given a chance to discuss reasons for procrastination and learn tips for time management and procrastination. This is a drop-in workshop and is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.

Oct 24
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. 
September 26–November 28
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. 

Oct 24
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 fall’s...
October 10–November 14
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 fall’s class will take place on Wednesdays, Weeks 3 to 8 (10/10 to 11/14) 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; visit health.uoregon.edu/relax to reserve a spot.

Oct 25
DIY Wall Art10:30 a.m.

Make words, colors and shapes pop on your own creative wall hanging made from bamboo-based fabric! We cut the shapes and decorate, then hang from twine or twig. Pick your theme...
October 25 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

Make words, colors and shapes pop on your own creative wall hanging made from bamboo-based fabric! We cut the shapes and decorate, then hang from twine or twig. Pick your theme and hang it up to see every day!

Space will be limited! Please RSVP to peerhealth@uoregon.edu by Monday October 22nd with your name, email, and student ID number

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