Lack of sleep will catch up with you – we’ve all been there. Try creating a sleep schedule where you go to bed around the same time each night and awaken around the same time each morning.
Don’t study too much for too long. It’s a great way to lose focus and make you want to stop studying. Incorporate breaks into your studying to be more efficient in your learning.
There is life beyond school and work. Don’t isolate yourself. A huge part of college is having fun and socializing. Make time to be with the people who are important to you.
If your desk looks like a trash can has spilled across it, chances are you won’t be able to get much studying done. Tailor a work environment so that you can perform at maximum capacity.
Coffee, energy drinks and potato chips – oh my. Eating healthy can seem difficult when you are constantly on the go. Try replacing caffeine with water, and chips and other processed snacks with fresh fruits and vegetables.
If you are too sick to join us in the Residential Restaurant, request a sick meal. Specially tailored to get you back on your feet, sick meals include hot teas, soups, sandwiches and other flu-fighting foods. A friend, roommate or Resident Advisor may pick up your order from either Residential Restaurant. Submit a sick meal request.
Get a checkup without having to say, "Ah-h-h!" Take online health assessments to get personalized feedback on your sleeping, drinking and eating habits, and more. Complete an online checkup.
You deserve to enjoy life. If you are in a depressed mood that won’t seem to lift, or are feeling distressed, we will help. Free, confidential counseling is offered at the Counseling Center, along with couples counseling, group therapy and psychiatric services. Walk-ins are welcome or schedule a wait-free appointment.
You don’t have to go through hard times alone. UCR has a case manager, a trained staff member to coordinate services and locate resources on your behalf. Services and resources include finding appropriate medical, psychological, social and psychiatric help for you. Contact the Case Manager.
Depression, stress and anxiety can come on suddenly. The severity and length may vary. If you are unsure whether or not you are dealing with a serious mental health issue, take an anonymous self-assessment. Results can help you identify symptoms and direct you to appropriate resources.
Put your body in motion and make your heart smile. Take advantage of fitness centers, recreation fields, courts, swimming pools, equipment and wellness programs available in your community.
Athletic, maintenance and other equipment is available for loan from the Resident Services Office (RSO).
Calling all athletes – aspiring, amateur and pro – Intramural Sports is waiting for you to bring your “A” game. Get a team going with roommates, hallmates, your Resident Advisor (RA), Program Coordinator (PC) or all of the above. Talk with your RA or PC to get started.
Be sure to notify the Resident Services Office of the arrival of new family members.