10 Ways to Stay Well in Grad School
Grad school can be an exciting and inspiring time — but also one of the most difficult and intense times of your life!
Don’t let your school demands tax your health. Balance hard work with self-care by taking advantage of these free UCR wellness resources just for graduate students.
- Connect with GradSuccess.
Get to know the resources available at CAPS.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a range of free, confidential services including individual counseling, couples counseling, group therapy and psychiatric services. Learn more or schedule an appointment at counseling.ucr.edu.
Come to the Graduate Student Support Group.
Nothing feels better than talking with people who know exactly what you’re going through. Get a referral from a CAPS counselor to join the Graduate Student Support Group and meet up once a week for cathartic camaraderie in a supportive environment. Call (951) 827-5532 for more information.
Take it easy at the Stress Relief Fair.
Each quarter, you can attend an on-campus Stress Relief Fair exclusively for graduate students. Unwind with art therapy, eat a free dinner, get a massage, let your kids play in the craft corner, play board games and more! See the events calendar at well.ucr.edu or the GradSuccess calendar to find out when the next Stress Relief Fair is coming up.
Get emergency food at R'Pantry.
Grad students are at a high risk for food insecurity. You can get emergency free food and personal care items at R'Pantry so that you have the energy and concentration to focus on school.
- Stop by the R'Pantry in Costo Hall during walk-in hours (visit the R’Pantry Facebook page for the most current schedule).
- Recharge at the weekly grad student coffee social.
- Take a mental health training
- Figure out your health insurance
Get help with the UCR Graduate Student Association (GSA).
Get funding for conference travel and access grants for community outreach projects through GSA programs. Join the GSA to be an advocate for your fellow grad students. Learn more at gsa.ucr.edu.