Student Self-Care Day

All Day
On Campus, Virtual Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement

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Take Time To Rest, Recharge, and Relax

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended everyone’s lives, causing anxiety, stress, and even academic struggles. After listening to our students and following the example of other universities in the region, IUP is designating Friday, November 6 as a Student Self-Care Day.

Free Apple Cider and Hot Chocolate

Enjoy free apple cider and hot chocolate from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in from of North Dining and HSS.

Social Media Contest

This Friday, our Division of Student Affairs will host a self-care focused social media contest and will give away 5 $50 Co-Op Store gift cards. Below are the 4 easy steps to enter:

  1. Follow IUP Student Affairs on Instagram @IUPStudentAffairs
  2. Post a picture of you taking advantage of Self-Care Day
  3. Use #IUPSelfCare
  4. Tag @IUPStudentAffairs

All IUP students are welcome to participate and winners will be randomly selected.

During this day, take some time to relieve stress, build self-confidence, and lay a foundation for your wellness through the rest of the semester and beyond. That might include making sleep a priority, eating well, exercising, avoiding or reducing alcohol intake, or doing what you need to do to concentrate on you. The activities and resources on this page can help you achieve just that.

Self-Care Resources for the IUP Community


Online Resources

Calendar of Events for November 6, 2020

Care for Yourself, Care for Others this Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday is typically a time of excitement, of taking a breather from a busy semester and going home to see family and old friends. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many questions and uncertainties on how to behave. Staying safe means taking a few simple steps to protect yourself and others:

  • For the 14 days before you travel home this Thanksgiving break, try to limit your close contacts with others in the campus community.
  • You may still continue to participate in campus-sponsored events, of course. But when you do, take care to follow our coronavirus guidelines on social distancing, face coverings, and more.
  • Our Coronavirus website has the CDC definition of ‘close contact’, helping you understand what to avoid.
  • You can always participate in virtual activities, pick up your food, or hold study groups remotely.

So far this semester, you have proven that COVID-19 will not beat us. Your efforts have shown that you are willing to do what is necessary to keep each other safe. Let’s continue that effort so you can safely enjoy your Thanksgiving break.