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. Fear not fellow Duck—there’s a place you can go to get away, to take a break, and maybe learn something too. A place where you are always invited. Welcome to the Duck Nest.

Nestled on the lower level of Erb Memorial Union, the Duck Nest wellness center can help 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.

Programs include:

  • Meditation and relaxation
  • Yoga
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • Aromatherapy
  • Therapy dogs
  • Mental well-being workshops
  • Wellness presentations

Presentations

If you are interested in our team presenting to your organization or community please request a presentation

Duck Nest Events

Apr 24
Coping with Anxiety2:00 p.m.

Are you feeling anxious? If so, come to this one-hour anxiety management workshop to gain a greater understanding of your anxiety and develop initial strategies for addressing...
April 10–June 5
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Are you feeling anxious? If so, come to this one-hour anxiety management workshop to gain a greater understanding of your anxiety and develop initial strategies for addressing anxiety symptoms and related challenges. No sign-up required, all students are welcome to drop in. Offered even weeks of spring term.

Apr 24
Supporting Friends in Distress2:00 p.m.

Knowing how to help a friend can be challenging—This one-hour workshop will provide you with initial strategies for helping friends who might be in distress, including offering...
April 3–June 5
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Knowing how to help a friend can be challenging—This one-hour workshop will provide you with initial strategies for helping friends who might be in distress, including offering effective coping strategies and ways of getting them additional support. No sign-up required, all students are welcome to drop in.

Apr 25
Relaxation Yoga11:00 a.m.

Come join us for a drop-in yoga break focused on relaxation and breath work. The class is offered every Tuesday and Friday morning, and will be guided by a student instructor from...
April 4–June 9
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (on the ground floor of the EMU, Room 041)

Come join us for a drop-in yoga break focused on relaxation and breath work. The class is offered every Tuesday and Friday morning, and will be guided by a student instructor from the Student Recreation Center. We have the mats; all you need to bring is yourself!

Apr 25
Testing Your Best: Taking Control of Test Anxiety3:00 p.m.

Learn how to approach finals and future exams with a healthy lens. This one-hour workshop will provide participants with several strategies for addressing test anxiety to help...
April 25 3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Learn how to approach finals and future exams with a healthy lens. This one-hour workshop will provide participants with several strategies for addressing test anxiety to help them be prepared for midterms.

Apr 26
Be Well Wednesdays2:00 p.m.

Join us for Be Well Wednesdays—a weekly interactive workshop. Learn to identify and reduce your own stress through relaxation and stress management techniques. No sign-up...
April 5–June 7
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Join us for Be Well Wednesdays—a weekly interactive workshop. Learn to identify and reduce your own stress through relaxation and stress management techniques. No sign-up required, all students are welcome to drop in.

Apr 26
Intro to Meditation: Relax and Renew5:00 p.m.

This six-week meditation series will take place on Wednesdays, April 19-May 24, 2017. The class will be held from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Duck Nest (on the ground floor of the EMU,...
April 19–May 24
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (on the ground floor of the EMU, Room 041)

This six-week meditation series will take place on Wednesdays, April 19-May 24, 2017. 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 course will be taught 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.

Participation Fee:

Students: $15 for all six weeks; billed to DuckWeb account.Faculty/staff: $25 for all six weeks; cash or check accepted.Pre-registration is required; call 541-346-2770 to sign up for the class.

Apr 27
Drop-in Pressure Point Relaxation4:30 p.m.

This free drop-in session utilizes a stress ball on pressure points of the hands and feet. Experience how simple techniques can relax your entire body, relieve tension, and help...
January 19–June 8
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (on the ground floor of the EMU, Room 041)

This free drop-in session utilizes a stress ball on pressure points of the hands and feet. Experience how simple techniques can relax your entire body, relieve tension, and help reduce pain. The first half-hour will include teaching you the techniques, with the rest of the time reserved for you to practice what you've learned.

The 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.

Apr 29
Dogs at the Duck Nest11:00 a.m.

Come hang out at the Duck Nest and relax with some pups. Therapy dogs will be visiting us on multiple Saturdays throughout Spring Term. PAAWS is a Eugene-based support and...
April 15–June 3
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (on the ground floor of the EMU, Room 041)

Come hang out at the Duck Nest and relax with some pups. Therapy dogs will be visiting us on multiple Saturdays throughout Spring Term.

PAAWS is a Eugene-based support and networking organization for teams registered or certified with a recognized therapy animal organization.

May 4
Drop-in Energy Release Techniques 4:30 p.m.

Learn unique, easy relaxation techniques that you can put to use daily for quick benefit. The first half-hour will include teaching you the techniques, with the rest of the time...
January 26–June 1
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (on the ground floor of the EMU, Room 041)

Learn unique, easy relaxation techniques that you can put to use daily for quick benefit. The first half-hour will include teaching you the techniques, with the rest of the time reserved for you to practice what you've learned.

The free 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.

May 9
Healthy Relationships3:00 p.m.

Give your relationship a tune-up with this one-hour workshop aimed at helping you identify better ways of communicating in your romantic relationships. Participants will gain...
May 9 3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Give your relationship a tune-up with this one-hour workshop aimed at helping you identify better ways of communicating in your romantic relationships. Participants will gain strategies to address conflicts and improve communication. No sign-up required, all students are welcome to drop in.

May 23
How to be a Social Justice Ally3:00 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to be an ally, but didn't know how to get involved? If so, come to this one-hour workshop to gain strategies for engaging in social justice activism as an...
May 23 3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Have you ever wanted to be an ally, but didn't know how to get involved? If so, come to this one-hour workshop to gain strategies for engaging in social justice activism as an ally and learn how to offer support and respect to historically marginalized communities. No sign-up required, all students are welcome to drop in.