Well-being during finals

A student sits on the floor to pet a dog in the Chazen Museum of art.
Yahtzee, a yellow Labrador with Dogs on Call gets pets from Morgan Langer (right) as his handler Wendy Kuzma (left) looks on during Study Day at the Chazen Museum of Art.

There are many resources across campus to support students’ well-being throughout the semester and during finals. Our student services staff are also happy to help La Follette students navigate the end-of-semester crunch.

  • Get help now: The UHS Mental Health Support Line is staffed 24/7 by licensed professionals. Call this number for support: 608-265-5600 (option 9).
  • Study tips and academic resources: a list of resources curated by Student Affairs.
  • Wellness Coaching: reflect on wellbeing and establish goals through Recreation & Wellbeing. Recwell also offers in-person and virtual Mindfulness options. They also offer Self-Care Week during finals
  • Healthy Minds Program app: easy-to-use guide to meditation and well-being that is powered by UW science.
  • UHS guided relaxation podcasts: options include breath awareness, muscle relaxation, focus, and sleep techniques.
  • Dogs on Call on campus: see end of December for campus visits where you can lower your cortisol by petting dogs at various libraries.
  • ‘Coffee & Collage,’ the Kohler Art Library’s de-stress event, will be held in the Art History conference room (Elvehjem 150) on Dec. 13 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. There will be coffee, tea, granola bars, and plenty of collage materials. There will also be a selection of art books related to collage.
  • Many other libraries offer special finals programming, so keep an eye on the website of your favorite place to study to see what they have in store.
  • Take out food from dining facilities: the Ticket to Take Out Program allows you to grab a meal and go using a reusable container.

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