Keep Calm and Study On!

At the end of the fall and spring semesters, the Student Counseling Center hosts a week of free events to provide Des Moines University students the opportunity to let off some steam and have fun as a break from studying for exams. Past events have included yoga, ice cream socials, therapy dogs, crafts and cookie decorating. Stay tuned to Pulse for announcements about the next event!


Thrive is a live, interactive six-workshop series that helps students flourish. Thrive sessions “connect the dots” between how various mental health-related concepts and tools serve to support emotional, physical and academic well-being. Sessions also offer techniques that students can immediately implement in their daily lives. Since we recognize that social well-being is an important part of staying whole and human, Thrive facilitates fun, informal events at several points in the semester. The series is open to all programs, with Zoom and recorded options available.

Watch your email and Pulse for more information about the series!


The SCC provides seminars, training and workshops on a variety of topics such as improving sleep, managing stress, enhancing romantic relationships, preventing depression, alleviating test anxiety and increasing self-esteem.

Students, staff and faculty may request a specific presentation for a group or class.

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