Finish Strong, Badgers! You’ve got this.

We’re in the homestretch! As the academic year winds down and spring is here (or trying!), remember to take care of yourself and each other. Let’s stay focused and #FinishStrong, Badgers.  

Here are some tips, resources, and strategies as you hit the final stretch: 

Stay on track.  

You’re not alone.  

  • If you need assistance, there are teams of people to support your basic needs andmental health. If you’re in a challenging situation, and you’re not sure where to go, start with the Dean of Students Office. Staff will help you connect with resources and services.
  • Download the Healthy Minds Program App  or visit Center for Healthy Minds for podcast-style lessons, active meditations, and more. (It’s a personal favorite!) 
  • Let’s Talk through UHS offers students virtual sessions with licensed counselors. Students can sign up online for a 20-minute private consultation within a two-hour period, now until May 6.  

 Take a break. Or celebrate. 

  • Remember it’s okay to take a break. Find time to pause and take in the moment; relax and recharge. Go for a walk outside; listen to music; drink water; sleep; or reach out to your loved ones.   
  • The week of May 7-13 is Self-care Week at Recreation & Wellbeing. Enjoy free group fitness and meditation classes to help you #FinishStrong.  
  • Research has shown that taking a break from studying can help increase energy and focus. Wisconsin Union has free events to help you re-energize, relax, and celebrate. 

This is your moment. Feel proud of yourself and remember that campus is filled with support services and resources so we can #FinishStrong together. 

On, Wisconsin! 

Christina Olstad, Ed.D. (she/her)
Dean of Students