Events

We can help you learn how to keep your life in balance. Programs and workshops are designed to help you gain practical skills you'll use now and after graduation. Our events are also listed on the university calendar for your convenience. 

Weekly Drop-in Activities

Registration is not required for drop-in activities, which take place at Health & Wellness or Thrive, the Health & Wellness Satellite Office, located in Room 238 at the Hamel Recreation Center (HRC).

Day Activity Time Location Notes
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Drop-in Meditation & Mindfulness 12:30 pm -1:00 pm Health & Wellness, 2nd Floor  Students & Staff welcome
Wednesday. Last meeting is on December 5, 2018. Refuge Recovery

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thrive,  Health & Wellness Satellite Office, Hamel Recreation Center (HRC) Students & Staff welcome
Wednesday Paws & Relax Noon - 3:00 pm Thrive,  Health & Wellness Satellite Office, Hamel Recreation Center (HRC) Students & Staff welcome; please leave your pets at home

Groups & Workshops

Groups and workshops are designed for students only. Advanced registration is often required for these groups and workshops unless noted. Sign up below or by calling 603-862-3823.

Workshops Day Dates Times Registration

What's Cooking? Classes

Wednesdays September 19- December 5 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm Sign Up for what's cooking 

Yoga Nidra Workshop. This
event has passed.

Fridays

October 19, November 16 and December 7

1:10  pm- 3:00 pm Sign up for  yoga nidra
Groups Day Dates Times Registration
Mindfulness & Meditation Group Tuesdays 10/2-10/23 12:40 pm-2:00 pm this group is closed 
Mindfulness & Meditation Retreat (1/2 day) Sundays October 21 1:00 pm-5:00 pm  

Special Events

The following events do not require tickets or registration. 

Fall 2018

Event Description Date Time Location
Flu Clinic Free flu clinic for students who have paid their mandatory health fee. Otherwise: $25 This event has passed. 10/25 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Hamel Recreation Center (HRC)
Sextober All month there will be opportunities for the community to learn about sexuality and sexual health.  This event has passed. 10/1-31 Varies Varies
Wellness Fest  Wellness Fest, brought to you by Fresh Check Day, raises awareness of mental health coping strategies and resources at UNH. It is a celebratory fair-like event that includes interactive expo booths, free food, entertainment,  prizes, and giveaways.  This event has passed. 10/4 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Hamel Recreation Center (HRC)
Pleasure Party  An arousing sex positive event to learn about sexual health, safer sex, contraception, and sexual pleasure. Free sex kits for all participants.  This event has passed. 10/16 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thrive,  Health & Wellness Satellite Office, Hamel Recreation Center (HRC)
Body Positivity Week A variety of events brought to you by Eating Concerns Mentors to promote healthy body image. This event has passed. 10/22-26 Varies Varies
Fierce & Fabulous Expo In addition to awesome activities and door prizes, student organizations and local businesses will be there to offer you information to connect you with your community. The expo is open to all identities and genders. We welcome UNH students, employees and community members. This event has passed. 10/25 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Hamel Recreation Center (HRC)
Get Yourself Tested Walk-In STI/HIV Clinic  Get screened and/or tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV without an appointment.  If you are unable to attend the walk-in clinic, you can make an appointment to get tested  online  or by calling (603) 862-9355 This event has passed. 11/1 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Health & Wellness
Unwind & Recharge Workshops

Fun and creative workshops that will help you understand how stress and wellness impact your success and you’ll gain skills to cope with life’s challenges.   Bring friends. Make friends. Take care of yourself. Registration NOT required. 

11/6 You Can’t Pour from an Empty Cup – Coping with Stress 

11/13 Mindfulness and Free Glitter Jars 

11/20 Napercise and Free Sleep Kits 

11/27 2-Minute Stress Relievers 

This event has passed.

11/6

11/13

11/20

11/27

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Thrive, the Health & Wellness Satellite Office at HRC.
Body Monologues UNH students and staff create and perform stories of resiliency and self-love. Stories are meant to inspire and educate the audience about the internal struggle with body image and eating concerns. This event has passed.

11/14

 

7:00 pm Strafford Room, MUB
Great American Smokeout

We are calling on students, faculty and staff to join together in support of clearing our lungs and clearing our campus environment of tobacco.   Most of us know all too well the devastating impact tobacco has on health, but tobacco is also a serious environmental threat. Recognizing the dedication of our community members in working to create a happier, healthier and cleaner UNH campus, we would like to invite you to join us for the 1st UNH Health & Wellness Cigarette and Vape Cartridge Campus Clean Up in recognition of the American Cancer Society’s 43rd Great American Smokeout event.

No sign up required---simply present to our table outside the Health and Wellness building to pick up your supplies and instructions.  Participation in this event will qualify you for raffle prizes.  For more information please contact Corinne at crm1073@wildcats.unh.edu or call Health & Wellness at 603.862.3823. This event has passed.

11/15 11:00 am-1:00 pm Health & Wellness
World AIDS Day World AIDS Day is honored around the globe to remember those who have died from AIDS.  Get tested during the walk-in HIV testing clinic for students.  Learn more 11/30 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Health & Wellness, Room 249
Wellness & Woofreshments Cafe

Join us for a mindful break in a café-like environment with refreshments, music, relaxing activities and Paws and Relax therapy dogs. Held at Thrive, the Health & Wellness Satellite Office, located in Room 238 at the Hamel Recreation Center (HRC). 

12/5 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Thrive,  Health & Wellness Satellite Office, Hamel Recreation Center (HRC)
Survive & Thrive through Finals Take a break from studying to relax and have fun. Cool activities and good food. This event is powered 100% by our peer educators and interns.  12/10 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thrive,  Health & Wellness Satellite Office, Hamel Recreation Center (HRC)

Spring  2018

Event Description Date Time Location
Eating Concerns Awareness Week More than 30 million people in the US suffer from an eating disorder and that number is expected to be much higher due to many people who live in silence with an eating disorder. Join us in raising awareness about eating disorders at UNH.
Feb. 26 - Mar. 2
TBD Varies
Nutrition Expo The Nutrition Expo is a one-stop shop, bringing together the many great nutrition services around UNH and the Durham community.  Learn about nutrition, sustainability, and eating well from local businesses, restaurants, and organizations.  Mar. 29 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Hamel Rec Center
Get Yourself Tested

Make an appointment and get screened and/or tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV during April will receive a $5 gift card to a Durham coffee shop. This promotion is only available for current UNH students who have paid the health fee and ends April 30, 2018. Limit 1 per person

Apr.  1 - Apr. 30 Hours  Health & Wellness
Get Yourself Tested Walk-In STI/HIV Clinic 

Get screened and/or tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV without an appointment. You will receive a $5 gift card to a Durham coffee shop. This promotion is only available for current UNH students who have paid the health fee and ends April 30, 2018. Limit 1 per person

If you are unable to attend the walk-in clinic, you can make an appointment to get tested  online  or by calling (603) 862-9355

Apr. 13 11:00am - 2:00pm Health & Wellness
Pleasure Party  Celebrate Get Yourself Tested Month by attending this rousing event with fun activities and opportunities to learn about sex toys, pleasure, and safer sex. Free sex kits for all participants. Apr. 26 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thrive, Hamel Recreation Center
Thrive & Strive Variety of de-stressing activities offered on the two reading days before finals.  May 8 - May 9 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thrive, Hamel Recreation Center