DeStress Week


This semester's De-Stress Week will run Monday, April 26 - Friday, April 30.

See below for a list of activities and events taking place. 

Monday, April 26

7:30 a.m. Breakfast on the go | Sorrell Events Center, 2nd floor Commons

Start the morning off with a free granola bar and fruit while supplies last (items individually packaged).

2:00 p.m. Paws to De-Stress | UNMC Instagram

Visit UNMC's Instagram account and meet some of the adorable pets that belong to UNMC faculty, staff and students.

Tuesday, April 27

7:30 a.m. Breakfast on the go | DRC II, Commons Area

Start the morning off with a free granola bar and fruit while supplies last (items individually packaged).

10:00 a.m. Student Snack Break | McGoogan Health Sciences Library, 6th floor by AskUs

The McGoogan Library staff will provide health snacks for students, so take a quick study break and grab a snack (while supplies last). In the library, please enjoy your snack in the study room only.

12:00 p.m. Virtual Yoga | Zoom

Breathe, stretch and unwind in this relaxing and recharging Zoom yoga practice. Suitable for busy students and staff, this class is beginner-friendly and a great way to take a mindful break and get the blood flowing. Sponsored by UNO Campus Recreation.

Wednesday, April 28

12:00 p.m. Campus Walk and Lunch | UNMC Ice Rink

Join Fitness Specialist, Peter Pellerito for a guided 1-mile socially distanced campus walk. A sack lunch to-go will be provided to the first 20 participants after the walk.

In case of rain, the walk will be moved to the Center For Healthy Living. Max capacity will be 20 participants. 

Thursday, April 29

12:00 p.m. Eating Well Under Pressure | Zoom

Join Nutrition Therapist, Meghan Mclarney for a lunch time conversation about eating healthy under pressure. Meghan will discuss the importance of making healthy eating choices in times of stress, provide tips for staying on track and easy snack recipes. 

2:00 p.m. Nebraska Medical Orchestra | Scott Student Plaza & UNMC Instagram 

Our very own Nebraska Medical Orchestra will be performing soothing music in the Scott Student Plaza. Unable to stop by? We will be streaming this performance live on our UNMC Instagram account.

Rain location: Linder Reading Room 

2:00 p.m. Popcorn To Go | Scott Student Plaza

Pop on by for some free popcorn while supplies last (bags individually packaged). 

Rain location: MSC Sorrell Center, 2nd Floor 

Friday, April 30

11:00 a.m. Drive Thru MavPantry Food Drive | Davis Global Center, North Side parking cutout

Bring a donation for the Maverick Food Pantry and we will provide you with a De-Stress Kit in return (while supplies last). Those without a car can still donate by walking up their donation. Sponsored by the Office of Community Engagement. 

Donations needed include: chicken, peanut butter, beans, fruits, veggies, grains (pasta, cereal, rice). Please ensure donations are not expired.  




De-Stress week is sponsored by the UNMC Department of Strategic Communications, the UNMC Office of Student Life Inclusion and Diversity (SLIDO) and the UNMC campus wellness team.