Skip to main content

Library De-Stress Activities

Stay informed about Library student activities by visiting this page. We are here to support you and welcome your ideas and feedback.

Activities Stamp Card

Spring 2024

Fill up the Library De-Stress Activities Stamp Card by attending any eligible de-stress events at the Library, such as a Yoga at the Library class, De-Stress with Pups during exams, or a pop-up crafting activity in Geisel Library.

You will receive a stamp for each activity that you attend. Turn the completed card in during any de-stress event through Week 10 to be entered into a raffle for a fun froggt fidget toy or mini LEGO kit! Raffle winners will be contacted via their campus email to pick up their prize from the Geisel Service Hub during Finals Week. Email Learningspaces@ucsd.edu with any questions.

SLA-Stamp-Card-Giveaway_Lego.pngSLA-Stamp-Card-Giveaway_Froggy.png

Spaces to Take a Break

Calm Cave Meditation Space

Geisel Room 621
Calm Cave Logo

 

The Calm Cave Meditation Space (Room 621) offers a brief retreat from studying where students can relax, breathe deeply, clear their mind, and peruse a variety of mindfulness and wellness books.

Calm Cave interiorCalm Cave interiorCalm Cave interior

Leisure Lounge Art/Game Room

Geisel 1st Floor West
ArtGame-Room_Outside-sign-20x20.png

 

Drop in to play board or card games, color, do origami, or de-stress with printable puzzles. This space features colorful furniture that can be reconfigured to suit the game or creative activity you are doing!

LL-7.jpgLL-5_cropped.jpgLL_6.jpg

In-Person Student Activities

Discover all library events in the News & Events Center. Join the us for de-stress activities throughout the academic quarter. Below are some activities to look forward to!

De-Stress with Pups

Relax with certified therapy dogs in the Library from 2:30pm-4:00pm throughout the quarter! Find specific dates and locations on the Library's Events Center. No registration needed.

De-Stress with Pups is done in partnership with Love on a Leash, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing an avenue for volunteer pet therapy teams to engage in meaningful and productive animal assisted therapy. Contact Love on a Leash directly with inquiries about arranging your own pet therapy events.

Yoga at the Library

Join UCSD Recreation instructor, Teresa Yacamán, for a refreshing, all-levels yoga class at Geisel Library during Weeks 1-10. Registration is required prior to each class. Classes are free for students. Staff with Recreation memberships may also register. Please bring your own yoga mat and props.Follow the signs to the Geisel Meeting Room (1st Floor East).

Pop-Ups

Keep an eye on the Library's Events Center for pop-up crafting activities at Geisel Library!

Finals De-Stress Activities

Arts, crafts, and building activities to help you de-stress during finals week. The activities are located in front of Classroom 1 (Geisel Library, Main Floor) from 2-3:30 p.m. Supplies and light refreshments will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Library De-Stress Publication


Check back every other week for original Library coloring pages, simple recipes, mindfulness tips, and more!

Spring 2024 Publications:

De-Stress LibGuide

Virtual de-stress resources available from the Library and on-campus. Printable coloring pages, a virtual jigsaw puzzle of the library, recipes, and much more can be found at https://ucsd.libguides.com/de-stress

De-Stress Amenities

WalkStations

Keep active while you study in the Library. One WalkStation in Geisel's 1st Floor West) features low-speed treadmills with adjustable-height work surfaces. Bookstands and wrist supports are available for checkout at Geisel’s Service Hub.

Stretching

Foam rollers are available in Geisel's East Commons (2nd Floor) and Brody Collaborative Space (1st Floor West) for stretching, and WongAvery Library (Floor 1 South Stairs) for stretching and desk exercises. See this Tritons Care article to learn foam roller exercises to support your physical health.

Puzzles and Coloring Pages

Shared jigsaw puzzles are available in Geisel's West Commons (2nd Floor), Brody Collaborative Space (1st Floor West), and WongAvery Library (2nd Floor), and are rotated regularly. A shared chess board is positioned near the windows in Geisel's East Commons.

Printed coloring pages, puzzles, and mazes are available in the Leisure Lounge in Geisel 1st Floor West (near the charging lockers). Coloring pages and a Color & Share board are located in Geisel 2 East (near the restrooms) or at WongAvery 2nd Floor. Borrow a Coloring supply kit from the Geisel and WongAvery Service Hubs. 

Comments, Questions, or Suggestions?

Know of other amenities, activities, items or events you’d like us to offer? Send questions, comments, and suggestions to LearningSpaces@ucsd.edu.

See Also