De-Stress Activities

In compliance with Chancellor Khosla’s campus-wide guidelines regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Library will not be holding any de-stress events in-person (Take-A-Break, Stress-Free Zone, etc) until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience. De-stress activities like coloring pages & puzzles, foam rollers, and WalkStations are still available as usual.

Need a break from long hours of studying? Give your mind a rest with one of our de-stressing activities. 

At-Home De-Stress Activities

Working and studying from home during these times can be stressful and quite an adjustment. Remembering to take care of our minds, bodies, and overall well-being is especially important in times of uncertainty. Check back every other Wednesday for a healthy tip, quote, or new activity that you can do at home as a scheduled study break, weekend de-stress activity, or share with friends (virtually, of course). We will be sharing original coloring pages, easy DIY crafts, simple healthy recipes, mindfulness tips, and more! 

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WalkStations

Too much sitting? Take a walk with your book or laptop. Two WalkStations in Geisel East's Commons (2nd Floor) and one in Geisel's Brody Collaborative Space (West Wing, 1st Floor) feature low-speed treadmills with adjustable-height work surfaces. Book stands and wrist supports are available for checkout through the Tech Lending Program
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Quarterly Student Activities

Notice: In compliance with Chancellor Khosla’s campus-wide guidelines regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Library will not be holding any de-stress events (Take-A-Break, Stress-Free Zone, etc) until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Join us for our quarterly de-stress activities and learn about how the Library can help you succeed academically. Have a suggestion for an activity you'd like the Library to offer? Send comments and suggestions to LearningSpaces@ucsd.edu.


Mid-Term De-Stress Events

Notice: In compliance with Chancellor Khosla’s campus-wide guidelines regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Library will not be holding any de-stress events (Take-A-Break, Stress-Free Zone, etc) until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Take your study breaks seriously. Stop by our "Take A Break" series for drop-in activities like Kinetic Sand, adult coloring pages, DIY zen gardens, and more! Invite your friends, or make new friends, at our “Take A Break” event series in Geisel's East Commons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays of Weeks 4, 5, and 6 (excluding Summer).


Puzzles & Games

Stop by and complete a lot, or a little, of the Library’s popular puzzle. Puzzles are available in Geisel's East Commons (2nd Floor), Brody Collaborative Space (1st Floor West), & the Biomedical Library Building (2nd Floor), and are rotated regularly. Shared chess and Scrabble tables are positioned near the windows in Geisel's East Commons.

Coloring pages, mazes, and word searches are available in the pamphlet rack near group study rooms 1 and 2. Crayons and colored pencils are also available by request at the Front Desk
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Stress-Free Zone

Notice: In compliance with Chancellor Khosla’s campus-wide guidelines regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Library will not be holding any de-stress events (Take-A-Break, Stress-Free Zone, etc) until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of Week 10, we offer a ‘Stress-Free Zone’ in the Events Room on the 1st floor of the Biomedical Library Building. Activities from our “Take A Break” series will be available from 4-6PM on each day. Stop by during your study break and get a blue book or scantron when you complete a brief survey; completed surveys will be entered in a raffle for a prize. 

From 7-9PM on the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Finals Week, we offer an expanded ‘Stress-Free Zone’ in Group Study Room 2072 in Geisel's East Commons (2nd Floor). The activities above are available along with limited snacks and coffee.

 

Stretching

Foam rollers are available in Geisel's East Commons (2nd Floor) and Brody Collaborative Space (West Wing, 1st Floor) for stretching and desk exercises. A handout showing uses for the foam rollers is available near the foam rollers in the East Commons and in PDF format, while details on a wealth of other uses can easily be found online. Additional sets of foam rollers are available in the Biomedical Library Building (1st Floor South).

Comments, Questions, or Suggestions?

Know of other items you’d like us to offer?  We’d love to hear your ideas. Send questions, comments, and suggestions to LearningSpaces@ucsd.edu.