Student Life is offering students new ways to stay connected through virtual activities, workshops and more.
Need something to keep you busy over the long winter break? Join Student Engagement and complete daily activities for our Jump Start January Calendar! Focusing on a different theme each week, we provide a list of activities to complete over the month of January to help you stay connected and engaged over break! Start (or end) your Mondays with Monday Meditations, join friends on zoom for our Trivia games happening every Tuesday night, and work on Here to Career micro-credentials.
Register on UBLinked each week to be entered into the raffle to win cool UB gear at the end of each week and a grand prize at the end of the month!
Friday, January 1 - Write down some New Year's resolutions!
Saturday, January 2 - Bundle-up and go for a walk!
Sunday, January 3 - Watch an episode of the Shine One series on Netflix with Reese Witherspoon
Monday, January 4 - Monday Meditations - Try a mediation or sleep story through the Calm app – free through the app store! Or try Headspace on Netflix
Tuesday, January 5 - Trivia Tuesday @ 7:30 p.m. Friends Edition!
Wednesday, January 6 - Pick a book of the month to start reading. Finding time to read a book outside of class material seems impossible! However, with a long break this is a perfect time to pick something out and spend an hour a day reading for pleasure
Thursday, January 7 - Take a look at the Here to Career website to see how you can build out your resume by getting credit for extracurriculars you have already completed (Hint: You're probably pretty close to completing a micro-credential!)
Friday, January 8 - Watch 5 Minutes for the Next 50 Years of Your Life with Matthew McConaughey and share your reaction on social media
Saturday, January 9 - Turn off your phone for the first hour and the last hour of the day. It's important to take a break from screens once in a while!
Sunday, January 10 - Start a 2021 Vision Board! Creating a visual representation of your goals, dreams, to-do lists for 2021 makes it easier to track progress and hold yourself accountable
Monday, January 11 - Monday Meditations: Write down 2 things you do well, write down the names of people you admire or look up to, or write down 1-3 ways you are going to get more involved at UB this semester
Tuesday, January 12 - Trivia Tuesday @ 7:30 p.m. Disney Edition!
Wednesday, January 13 - Send someone a handwritten card or note in the mail. Let them know you appreciate them!
Friday, January 15 - Take a moment to feel like a kid again and enjoy the little things: Go outside and make a snow angel, jump in puddles, or feel the sunshine on your face
Saturday, January 16 - Attend our Virtual Night of Soul with Phillip Michael Scales
Sunday, January 17 - Go through old clothes and donate what you can
Monday, January 18 - Monday Meditations: Try a mediation or sleep story through the Calm app – free through the app store!
Tuesday, January 19 - Trivia Tuesday @ 7:30 p.m. US Presidents Edition!
Wednesday, January 20 - Watch the Presidential Inauguration or research a social justice issue and read 2 articles, blogs, or posts from reputable sources to expand your knowledge on the topic
Thursday, January 21 - Take a trip to your favorite local small business that you can support. From buying a coffee to promoting them on social media, there is so much you can do to make a difference!
Friday, January 22 - Get inspired by watching Michelle Obama’s Best Advice for Students - How to Succeed in Life
Saturday, January 23 - Watch the documentary Life on Our Planet with David Attenborough - available on Netflix!
Sunday, January 24 - Spend an hour organizing your planner and calendar for the new semester. Preparation is key!
Monday, January 25 - Monday Meditations: Listen to a meditation playlist. Take some time to just breathe while you listen to this. As you breathe in, think of what you want to embody this semester (motivation, energy, focus, etc.) and breathe out what you don’t want (laziness, exhaustion, negativity, etc.)
Tuesday, January 26 - Trivia Tuesday @ 7:30 p.m. Harry Potter Edition!
Wednesday, January 27 - Reach out to a mentor and schedule a virtual coffee date or join us for virtual coffee on Zoom!
Thursday, January 28 - Tour a museum virtually. You can explore museums in places across the world with more virtual tours being offered than ever!
Friday, January 29 - Make a list of workshops you want to attend this semester. Events hosted by Student Engagement can be found on UBLinked!
Saturday, January 30 - Watch the Social Dilemma documentary on Netflix. It's important to explore the impact that social media has on the human experience
Sunday, January 31 - You made it! Now put that positive energy to work and start a Here to Career Micro-Credential!
Catch up with old friends, learn something new or share your experiences in one of UB's new virtual student activities:
UB Clubs and Organizations are meeting virtually and in-person throughout the semester. It's never too late to join!
Elevate your leadership skills. Network with and learn from experts in the field. Build professional relationships with other student leaders at UBuffalo. Together, we lead.
The Virtual Leadership Academy is a new program hosted by Student Engagement. Intentionally designed to engage students in conversations about leadership skills and strategies, this 8-week long program will help students discover who they are as a leader and develop their full leadership potential. We'll host weekly discussions and small group meetings that allow students to take a deep dive into what it means to be a leader and how they can leverage their skills to stand out amongst UBuffalo student leaders.
This program will be delivered synchronously through an online platform on Thursdays from 2 - 3 p.m. from Feb. 18 - April 15, 2021. Students must be available at that time to participate in the Virtual Leadership Academy.
Participation in the Virtual Leadership Academy requires pre-registration - you can register on UBLinked. Reserve your spot in this exclusive program today! The deadline for registration is 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18.
We'll present topics relevant to current students and our global society and examine them through a leadership lens.