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As you settle into this new semester, it's crucial to prioritize not only your academic success but also your overall well-being. One key aspect of this is maintaining a healthy and fulfilling social life. In this newsletter, we will highlight strategies for maintaining your social well-being while balancing coursework and extracurricular activities.

What Is Social Well-Being?

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Developing and maintaining connections that allow you to form a community of mutual support

Maintain Your Social Well-Being

Find Balance

  • Incorporate short breaks into your study routine to chat with friends, go for a walk, or have a quick meal together. It can refresh your mind and keep you connected.
  • Learn to politely decline invitations or commitments that may overwhelm your schedule. Saying no at times is crucial to maintaining a healthy balance.
  • Regularly reflect on your schedule and habits. Assess what's working and what needs adjustment to maintain balance.

Get Involved on Campus 

  • Participate in clubs, organizations, or groups that align with your interests to meet new people.
  • Take advantage of on-campus events and activities to connect with peers.

Seek Support 

  • Start by reaching out to family and close friends. They can provide advice, encouragement, and even accompany you in social activities.
  • If you're feeling overwhelmed or struggling with social anxiety, schedule an appointment at the Counseling CenterThey can provide guidance and support.

Do: Explore Engage

On campus, there are hundreds of organizations you can get involved with. Engage is a one-stop shop for student involvement. Take some time to explore Engage and find a club or event that sparks your interest! 

Do: Express Gratitude

Thank You NotePracticing gratitude can help to ground yourself, be mindful, build strong relationships, practice positivity, optimism, and more. One way to practice gratitude is to communicate with the people that are important to you why they're important to you, or to thank them for simply being there for you! Take some time to send a gratitude text letting someone you know why you're grateful for them.

Listen: A Student-Run Podcast

On this eposode of the Student Well-Being Podcast, special guest Alix Earle shares her insights on college life and beyond.

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Engage With Your Well-Being

  • Universal Meals Teaching Kitchen | Tuesday, Sept. 26 | 5 p.m. | Herbert Wellness Center | Register Here
  • Fresh Check Day | Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Foote Green | More Info
  • Family Weekend Student Services Cafecito Hour | Friday, Oct. 6 | 2-2:45 p.m. | Student Services Building
  • The Clothesline Project | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Foote Green | More Info
  • Narcan (Naloxone) Training | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | Noon-1 p.m. | Shalala Student Center | Register Here

Check your email every Wednesday for Ibis News to see upcoming events for the week, and view the University events calendar for a complete listing of on-campus events and programs.