Wherever you decide to live, Oregon State will meet you where you are. This fall, OSU plans to offer remote health and wellness services, plus some in-person resources with public health modifications for students living in Corvallis or Bend

Take care of your emotional well-being

Everyone’s situation is different, even as we all navigate through a challenging, uncertain time. Don’t blame or shame yourself for what you can or cannot do right now. It helps to separate what is and isn’t under your control, then do what you can to ensure your safety and mental wellness. A few suggestions:

  • Stay connected with others as much as possible. Fortunately, technology makes it easy to connect with friends and family. Call, text, video — there are plenty of options. Visit the Connect & Engage page for other ideas.
  • It’s normal for you to be feeling grief about the different types of loss associated with COVID-19. Read coping skills that can help.
  • Follow @osuwellnessagents on Instagram.
  • Be active to support your mental health. Recreational Sports facilities and activities have resumed for Corvallis-based students with public health modifications. Also check out the suggestions for staying active while maintaining physical distance below, including remote programming options.

Find support at Oregon State

We know this is a challenging time. Though our modes of service delivery have changed, we are here for you. Students seeking mental health support have a number of services they can access remotely:

  • Counseling & Psychological Services is operating remotely, with most appointments via Zoom. Our on-call clinic for consultations and immediate needs continues to operate regular hours. To request a consultation, email caps@oregonstate.edu. After hours, call 541-737-2131 and a counselor will be there to help.
  • CAPS Single Session Clinic is available to discuss a current problem or concern. Schedule a one-time Zoom session with a CAPS counselor.
  • Wellness coaching helps you navigate transitions and overcome challenges. Schedule a Zoom appointment with a wellness coach.
  • OSU-Cascades students may contact Health Advisor Hannah Kuehl at student.wellness@osucascades.edu for help finding counseling resources.

We care about you

Many Oregon State students are experiencing financial uncertainty. There is support for you.

The Financial Support page on the COVID-19 Resources and Updates website provides an overview of federal and local resources, including emergency funding. 

The Human Services Resource Center is here to help you deal with challenges caused by COVID-19. Apply for food assistance, textbook support or laptop loans from the HSRC. You can also schedule a remote appointment with HSRC’s basic needs navigator for help applying for unemployment and SNAP benefits, learning about the Oregon Health Plan or exploring options when facing homelessness.

Plus, the Center for Advancing Financial Education (CAFE) offers one-on-one advising, financial literacy courses, workshops, self-study Canvas modules, and more to help students navigate college finances. Interested? Visit the CAFE website or email CAFE@oregonstate.edu

Stay active while distancing

Regular exercise is good for both the mind and body. Go outside for a walk, run or bike ride — just remember to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet and wear face coverings when you are in closer proximity. If you want to connect with others while you exercise, Recreational Sports offers group fitness classes via Zoom and other remote programming.

Follow good sleep practices

A good night’s sleep is one of your body’s best defenses for maintaining good health. The general recommendation is to get seven to nine hours of sleep each night, although it’s normal to get less sleep than usual when coping with stress. Student Health Services offers several tips for getting good sleep, especially if you’re having trouble sleeping. 

Additional resources for your well-being

Student Care help via text

Student Care strives to help OSU students and families navigate challenging circumstances. Our text line is monitored from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Connect with students in recovery 

We recognize how important it is that students in or seeking recovery from alcohol and drug use continue to have support and community. Visit the Joan & Tom Skoro Collegiate Recovery Community Facebook page for information on recovery events, like Recovery Dharma, Narcotics Anonymous meetings and a mindfulness group.

SARC offers confidential support

The Survivor Advocacy & Resource Center provides support, safety planning and advocacy with SARC staff working remotely. Know that you are not alone. We are available for confidential appointments and consultations using Zoom. You can reach us by phone 24/7 at 541-737-2030 or by email to make an appointment.