Winter Recharge - Fight the Winter Blues

Student Leadership & Involvement and Counseling and Psychological Services presents Winter Blues, an all encompassing weekly event with three main events over winter term that allows for students to decompress, use the Student Experience Center as a place for relaxation and destress, and in an effort to get rid of the “winter blues/gloomies”.  It is our hope that through these events students will feel comfortable utilizing the Student Experience Center as a hub for relaxation and comfort. 

Happy Lamps

Student Leadership & Involvement is happy to announce we will now have a supply of Happy Lamps for students to use and check out. Happy Lamps will be available during regular business hours in the Student Experience Center in the Involvement Lounge in room 112, and will also be able to check out for student use through the front desk. 

S.A.D stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder, light therapy is one of the many ways that can help alleviate or benefit those suffering from SAD. Light therapy is used to mimic natural sunlight that many lack during the winter season, causing seasonal depression, sleeping problems and disorders, mood changes, and other potential issues that may arise.


How to properly use a Therapy Light Lamp and get the most out of your light therapy session:

  • Sit or work near a light box

  • Most effective when done in the early morning

  • 20-30 minute sessions

  • Keep a consistent schedule of when you are using light therapy

  • Understand that light therapy isn’t a cure, but a way to help


Benefits from HAPPY lamp light therapy

  • Better sleep

  • Increase in energy

  • Improved energy

  • Enhanced mood

  • Feel better about life and yourself


Events Calendar

    Every Wednesday from 1-5 there will be whole fruit, free coffee and tea, HAPPY lamps, and coloring pages for student use in SEC 112

    January 16th - Join departments on campus for a campus resource event in the SEC Plaza from 11:30am-3:00pm. Meal will be provided.

    February 13th - SLI & CAPS pair for a Recharge in the Plaza event in the SEC Plaza from 11:00am-2:00pm. Meal will be provided. Therapy dogs will be in attendance from 12:00-1:00pm. 

    March 6th - SLI welcomes students to a free movie and dinner night in the SEC Involvement Lounge 112 from 4:00pm-6:00pm. 

    March 13th - SLI brings together our annual Beaver Chill event in the SEC lounge from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Meal will be provided. Free massages will be offered. 

    Join Positivitea 

    January 30th from 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Febuary 20th from 12:00pm-1:00pm

    in SEC Involvement Lounge 112

    Counseling and Psychological Services Events

    BEavers HERE NOW Meditation

    Every Weekday in the Craft Center, weeks 2-10 @ 1 pm

    Try a different guided meditation each week. No experience necessary. All are welcome!


    Craft Center Free Weekly Activities

    Every Weekday, weeks 2-10, 1-3 pm

    Mandala Mondays, Tinker Tuesdays, Watercolor Wednesdays, Thoughtful Thursdays, Folding Fridays.


    Speed Friending with Active Minds

    Thursday, January 17, 5-7:30 pm, MU Ballroom

    Dinner, fun and friendship provided! Everyone welcome!


    Paws to Destress

    Wednesday and Thursday of Dead week, 12-2 pm, MU Main Lounge

    Pet therapy dogs!