Events

We're here to support you in learning to create balance in your life. 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).

Activity Description Day Time Location
Drop-in Meditation & Mindfulness For those who are new to meditation or those who use meditation as part of their everyday self-care practice. Students, faculty & staff welcome.

Monday - Friday

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Health & Wellness, 2nd Floor 
Paws & Relax A therapy pet's primary function is to brighten someone's day. Come take a "paws" with us, meet others, and snuggle up with one of our many trained therapy animals. Wednesday Noon - 3:00 pm Thrive,  Health & Wellness Satellite Office, Hamel Recreation Center (HRC)
Walk & Talk  Take a walk around campus to clear your mind, get some fresh air, and move your body with Health & Wellness and Campus Rec. Rain, snow, or sunshine. Students, faculty & staff welcome. Wednesday 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm Meet at Thompson Hall 
A Mindful Walk in College Woods Take a walk in College Woods to clear your mind, get your nature fix, and move your body with Health & Wellness and Campus Rec. Rain, snow, or sunshine. Students, faculty & staff welcome.  1st Thursday of the month (9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5) 8:00 - 9:15 am Meet in the Campus Rec lobby

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.

Workshop Description Day Dates Times Registration

What's Cooking? Classes

Learn to make meals that are healthy, tasty, budget-friendly, and easy to prepare. Led by Nourish UNH peer educators. Wednesdays

9/18
10/2
10/16
10/30
11/13
11/27
12/4

4:10 pm - 5:30 pm Sign Up for what's cooking 

Yoga Nidra Workshop

Restore, revive and energize your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This workshop will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Open to all abilities, no yoga experience needed. Fridays

9/20
10/25
12/6

1:10 pm - 3:00 pm Sign up for yoga nidra
Napercise With guided relaxation techniques, a 20-minute power nap, light stretching, and aromatherapy, you'll leave feeling energized and ready to continue your day. Free sleep kits available.  1st Tuesday of the month 9/3
10/1
11/5
12/3
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Sign Up for Napercise
Group Description Day Dates Times Registration
UNew Home

Adjusting to college (or any new situation) can be both exciting and nerve-racking. While homesickness has no simple cure, knowing that it doesn't have to last forever and being able to talk about your experience of leaving home can be incredibly helpful. Talk it out, meet new people, and learn ways to cope at our 4-week group. 

In collaboration with Residential Life and PACS. Registration encouraged, drop-ins welcome.

Fridays  9/13
9/20
9/27
10/4
2:00 - 3:00 pm SIGN UP FOR U.N.H. GROUP
4-Week Mindfulness & Meditation Group:
Session I
Learn about mindfulness, practice different forms of meditation, and apply new skills to your life over the course of this 4-week group. Registration ends one day before the start of the group. Fridays

9/27
10/4
10/11
10/18

1:10 pm - 2:30 pm SIGN UP FOR M&M GROUP
4-Week Mindfulness & Meditation Group:
Session II
Learn about mindfulness, practice different forms of meditation, and apply new skills to your life over the course of this 4-week group. Registration ends one day before the start of the group. Tuesdays 10/22
10/29
11/5
11/12
12:40 pm - 2:00 pm SIGN UP FOR M&M GROUP
Mindfulness & Meditation Retreat
(1/2 day)
Learn about and practice mindfulness and meditation in one 4-hour session. Registration ends the Friday before the start of the group. Sundays

10/20
12/8

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm SIGN UP FOR M&M RETREAT

Special Events

The following events do not require tickets or registration. 

Fall 2018

Event Description Date Time Location
Wellness Fest  Wellness Fest, brought to you by Fresh Check Day, raises awareness for 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.   9/26 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Hamel Recreation Center (HRC)
Flu Clinic Free flu clinic for students who have paid their mandatory health fee. Bring your health insurance ID card. No appointment needed. 10/9 9:00 am - 4:30 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. 10/3 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Health & Wellness
Sextober Sextober is a month of sex-positive and inclusive programming. No topic is too taboo! Free Safer Sex Kits given out all month.  10/1 - 10/31 Varies Varies
Pleasure Party  An arousing sex positive event to learn about sexual health, safer sex, contraception, and sexual pleasure. Free sex kits for all participants.  10/7 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thrive, HRC Rm. 238
Body Positivity Week A variety of events brought to you by Eating Concerns Mentors to promote healthy body image.  10/21 - 10/25 Varies Varies
Fierce & Fabulous Womxn's 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.  10/31 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Hamel Recreation Center (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. 

11/13

 

7:00 pm Strafford Room, MUB
Great American Smokeout

Stay tuned for events to support yourself, your friends, and your campus community in co-creating a smoke- and nicotine-free life. 

11/21 TBD TBD
Wellness & Woofreshments Cafe

Join us for a mindful break in a café-like environment with refreshments, music, relaxing activities and Paws and Relax therapy animals.

12/4 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Thrive, HRC Rm. 238
Survive & Thrive through Finals Take a break from studying to relax and have fun. We'll have food and giveaways to help you through the end of the semester. This event is powered 100% by our peer educators and interns. 12/9
12/10
TBD Thrive, HRC Rm. 238

 

Spring  2019

Event Description Date Time Location
Pleasure Party

We are reclaiming Valentine’s Day to be all about self-love, with or without a partner. Join us for an arousing, sex-positive event with opportunities to learn about safer sex, sexual health, decision-making, identity, and the health benefits of sexual pleasure. This event has passed.

February 11 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Thrive Kitchen, Health & Wellness Satellite Office, Hamel Recreation Center (HRC) 
Random Acts of Kindness Week 

Let’s make kindness the norm at UNH. Join us for a week-long celebration of kindness, compassion, and self-care. Look for our daily activities schedule and finish out the week at our Kindness Retreat. See the full schedule here. This event has passed.

#BeKindUNH

February 11 - 17 Varies Varies
Kindness Retreat

Relax with free tea and snacks, decompress in the meditation room, and try different activities that are proven to help you feel good. Workshop themes include: 

  • Wellness & Self-Care
  • Calming the Inner Critic
  • Self-Compassion for Stress Relief

This event has passed.

February 15 10:00 am - 3:00 pm  ThriveHealth & Wellness Satellite Office, Hamel Recreation Center (HRC)
Eating Concerns Awareness Week More than 30 million people in the US are known to have an eating disorder, a number which leaves out the many who are suffering in silence. Join us in raising awareness about eating disorders at UNH with activities designed by our Eating Concerns Mentors.  This event has passed.  February 25 - March 1 TBD Varies
Be Well, Sleep Well Month 

Sleep helps your body and mind rest, repair, and restore the energy you need to do well in class and cope with stress. Take this month to learn how to get better Zzz’s! Look for weekly activities and join us March 21 for our sleep fair. Events include:

  • Napercise
    • 1-2pm on Tuesdays 3/15, 3/19, 3/26 @ Thrive 
    • For details and to register Registration required. 
  • Guided Meditation for Sleep
    • 12:30-2pm on Wednesdays 3/6, 3/20, 3/27 @ Health & Wellness
  • Yoga Nidra
    • 1:10-3pm on Friday 3/22 @ Thrive
    • For details  Registration required.

This event has passed.

March 1 - March 31 Varies Varies 
Be Well, Sleep Well Fair

Join Health & Wellness for an interactive day of learning at our first annual sleep fair. Understand the importance of sleep, the impact sleep has on our overall well-being, and how to overcome sleep challenges. Talk with the experts, assess your personal sleep environment, and sample a variety of relaxing activities designed to help you sleep well… and be well. This event has passed.

March 21 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  Hamel Rec Center 
Nutrition Expo Join us for interactive and fun opportunities to learn about nutrition, improve your overall health, and explore the food & nutrition resources available at UNH and beyond. This event has passed. Mar. 28 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Hamel Rec Center
Get Yourself Tested! Month

Let us help you prioritize your sexual health and learn about safer sex. Get tested for STIs at Health & Wellness in April and get a free $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 personThis event has passed. 

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. 12 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Health & Wellness
Here For You: Sexual Well-Being and Trans Health Care at Health & Wellness A UNH Gaypril event.Join us for an informal meet-and-greet with some of your Health & Wellness clinicians and wellness educators/counselors. Learn more about the sexual well-being and trans health services available at UNH. Tea provided by Teatotaller. This event has passed.  Apr. 24 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm  Thrive, Health & Wellness Satellite Office, Hamel Recreation Center (HRC)

Wellness &
Woof-reshments
Cafe

Take a mindful break in a café-like environment with refreshments, music, relaxing activities and Paws & Relax therapy animals.This event has passed. 

May 1  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  Thrive, Health & Wellness Satellite Office, Hamel Recreation Center (HRC)
Survive & Thrive

Take a break from studying to relax and have fun. We’ll have food and giveaways to help you through the end of the semester. Event powered by our Wellness Ambassadors. Offered on the two reading days before finals. This event has passed. 

May 7 - May 8 TBD Around UNH Campus