Student services to take advantage of

It’s week 7 of the semester, and you’re a wreck.

Your homework is piling up, you’re stressed out, and you’ve got a mystery flu going around your dorm or apartment complex.

We’ve all been there. But fortunately, where counseling services are insufficient, UB’s health promotion, health services and recreation are there to take over. While their services do not replace traditional therapy, here are some free (or almost free) services that UB students can take advantage of:

Yoga for the well-being of students – Student Union and Zoom

Cory Sampson (pictured) has completed a 200-hour trauma-informed yoga instructor training and teaches inclusive classes through UB Health Promotion.

Health Promotion offers yoga classes on Monday evenings from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with instructor Tara Laurenzi and Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. with instructor Cory Sampson. Classes are free and accessible to all students. Due to COVID-19, all classes are held through Zoom. Class times are available on Health Promotion Yoga and Meditation website.

Meditation group – Student office

Health Promotion offers weekly group meditation sessions in the League’s Landmark Room, although you can connect through Zoom. The sessions are led by the Health Promotion Program Coordinator, Sharlynn Daun-Barnett, and the schedule can be viewed on Health Promotion Yoga and Meditation. website.

Sexual Health Services – Health Promotion

UB offers free safe sex supplies and services to all students. Students can request supplies, including: condoms, female condoms, flavored and unflavored lubricants, and dental dams to be delivered in discreet packaging to their residence on campus or made available for collection in a secure bin on campus. picnic table outside Michael Hall. Health services can also prescribe various types of contraception and provide testing for STIs, which may be covered by a health insurance plan or private insurance plan. You can make an appointment on the Health Services website to discuss pregnancy prevention measures that are right for you.

Monthly dog ​​walking group – Student Union

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Lily the Dog visits the League yard one Wednesday a month from 4 pm to 5 pm to provide stressed students with “canine hugs”. Participants gather at the table in front of the SU for an hour of unconditional love from the trained therapy dog. Snacks and anti-stress gifts are offered at each session. The program of the sessions is available on the UB calendar.

Chiropractic care – Michael Hall

New York Chiropractic College offers free chiropractic services to UB students at Michael Hall. Call their number (716-685-9631) and identify yourself as a UB student to make an appointment. Meetings are offered on Monday and Wednesday mornings, and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. You must wear a mask and bring your UB Card to your appointment.

Group fitness classes – Alumni Arena

For $ 30, students can purchase a permit for a variety of group fitness classes offered by UB Recreation. A permit gives you access to zumba classes (offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 75 Alumni Arena or via Zoom), yoga classes (offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 144 Alumni Arena or via Zoom) , Pilates classes (offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. at 144 Alumni Arena) or cardio-sport sessions (offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:45 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. at 75 Alumni Arena). Permits can be purchased here. You will receive an email when your license is ready to be picked up at 175 Alumni Arena.

Classes of a UB Rec credit – Varies

In addition to offering paid fitness classes, UB Recreation offers a variety of credit classes that you can add to your class schedule. Activities ranging from volleyball to dancing to swimming lessons are offered at UB Course Catalog in the fall and spring semesters.

Tutoring – Zoom

Campus Living offers free tutoring for UB students. Students can receive tutoring through Zoom for subjects such as accounting, biology, chemistry, economics, economics, English, mathematics and physics. Appointments are available Sunday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Reilly Mullen is the editor-in-chief of Spectrum. She has a double specialization in English and in political science. She enjoys Dunkin iced lattes, arguing with frat boys, and shopping for cool shoes. A former editor of websites, features and news, she writes about her chronic illnesses and the suppression of patriarchy.

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