Stress can have a major impact on your grades, your relationships and your life as a college student. In fact, many students say stress is the main obstacle to their academic success. If you’re feeling anxious or stressed out, we can help.
Do you get headaches? Are you biting your nails, feeling irritable or having a hard time sleeping? Maybe it’s hard for you to concentrate, or you feel anxious. These are all signs that you may be stressed.
Stress is a normal reaction. Many times, you can’t avoid it. But you can often lower your stress levels just by taking better care of your body and mind.
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Find more advice in the Student Self-Care Manual.
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Need someone to talk to? Want to relax? At the Wellness Suite, you can sit down, enjoy some free tea, and find books and other helpful resources. The Suite is also a Safe Zone safe space for all members of the UB community, with staff available for consultations.
Enjoy classes and workshops throughout the semester.
Want to relax, relieve stress and improve your flexibility? Consider taking one of our free yoga classes, which are open to all students — regardless of your level of experience.
Meditation programs can help you better manage stress and lead a healthier life.
The benefits of practicing meditation can include reduced stress, improved sleep, and a more focused mind. Do you want to learn how to meditate? Or would you like assistance with your current meditation practice? All experience levels are welcome. This session is offered weekly and is followed by our weekly Meditation Group at the same location.
Attending a meditation group can reinforce your desire to practice meditation daily and help you to expand your skills. It also can connect you with other students who are interested in mindfulness practices. All experience levels are welcome. This group is offered weekly and follows our weekly "Intro to Meditation" session. Drop-in when you can.
Koru mindfulness students are less-stressed, sleep better, and have more self-compassion. Now you can learn the fundamentals of mindfulness and several different techniques to practice mindfulness every day through this free program. With Koru, you can find ways to better manage your stress, and lead a healthier life.
Choose from the four-session course, a four-hour retreat day program or both.
You must register in advance for the Koru four-session course. You do not have to register in advance for the Koru retreat day.
To register for a four-session Koru course, please complete and submit the registration information; you will need to attend all four classes in order to participate in this course. The Koru course is designed for 12-15 students. You will be emailed to confirm your registration before the first class. If the class is filled, we will inform you when the class is offered again in the future.
Koru 1: No pre-requsite required
Koru 2: You must successfully complete Koru 1 to register for Koru 2
At this time we do not have a limit on the number of participants who can attend a Koru four-hour retreat day. We do not close registration on retreat days.
If you’re a Resident Advisor, part of a student organization or other member of the UB community, you can request a facilitated workshop, pick up a do-it-yourself workshop or host your own customized event.
Talking to someone else about your stress can often help you feel better. Whether you’re texting with a friend or family member, talking with your Resident Advisor (RA) or Community Advisor (CA), or meeting confidentially with an on-campus professional, there’s always someone who will listen.
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202 Michael Hall, South Campus
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Phone: (716) 829-5800
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