We know that application season is a stressful time of year for students, and that’s before we take the pandemic into account. If you’re struggling to find a bright side in all of this, we’ve compiled a list of some of the ways we’ve seen the River Hawk community come together to deal with stress. And, we want to share some resources to help you destress.
How we’re helping high school applicants this year:
- We’ve added additional application deadlines
- We’re being flexible with standardized testing. (On top of being test optional since 2015, applicants are now able to self-report their test scores.)
Quick and easy ways to add self-care into your life:
- How to meditate (tips and tricks)
- Coloring across UMass Lowell’s campus
- Staying active and healthy with household items
- Local spots to get some fresh air
- Self-care advice from a UMass Lowell student to you
Some ways our River Hawks are dealing with stress:
- UMass Lowell experts share advice for studying and working from home
- They’re building UMass Lowell in Minecraft
- UMass Lowell Counseling Services are now offering telehealth sessions to our students
- The Campus Rec Center is offering virtual fitness classes, eSports competitions, wellness tips and more
If you are feeling overwhelmed, know that we’re a quick email away. We’re always available if you have any questions or need assistance.