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Counseling Center

The center, located in Conant House, focuses on helping students to ameliorate problems that might be obstacles to their growth and development.

Managing Stress

As midterms and final exams approach, many students begin to feel overwhelmed by stress. Although some stress is normal and healthy, too much stress can lead to negative physical, emotional, and social concerns.

Some common strategies to manage stress are:

1. Take several deep breaths and focus on the present

2. Break down larger tasks into small, manageable steps

3. Take 30 minutes to do something you enjoy (listening to music, paint your nails, talk to a friend)

Visit the ULifeline website for more suggestions.

Concerned About a Friend?

Report an incident or concern if you are concerned about a student. It is important to share that information so we can seek to provide assistance.