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Feb 13 | Meditation Session

Feeling overwhelmed by the start of the semester? Next Tuesday 2/13, 2:00pm-3:30pm, come for a meditation session in 5414. Please confirm attendance by email to services@cunydsc.org

Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1766177000356240/

If you cannot make it to this session but are interested in attending meditation sessions, please also email services@cunydsc.org and specify which time slot would better work for you among the following options:

Tuesday 1:00-2:30pm
Tuesday 1:30-3:00pm
Tuesday 2:00-3:30pm
Tuesday 2:30-4:00pm
Wednesday 1:00-2:30pm
Wednesday 1:30-3:00pm
Wednesday 2:00-3:30pm
Wednesday 2:30-4:00pm

Feb 21 | FREE Rapid HIV Testing Event @ GC

Mark your calendars: Come join us Wednesday, February 21st on the 9th floor for the GC Wellness Center for a FREE HIV Rapid Testing and Awareness Event with Ryan-NENA Community Health Center until 3:00pm.

The Ryan-NENA CHC staff have generously agreed to visit us at the Graduate Center to administer free and confidential Rapid HIV Testing.

Stop by and see us!

Mar 12 | Getting What You Need From Your Advisor


Getting What You Need From Your Advisor

March 12, 2018 (Monday)
Room # 9204

With Arielle Shanok, Ph.D. & Ariel Westerman

Does your advisor seem to be avoiding you? Are your advisor’s expectations of you unclear or unrealistic? Is your advisor really the best fit for you?

Your relationship with your advisor is vital to your success and well-being in grad school. This workshop will address: how to choose an advisor, how to build and maintain a working relationship with your advisor and what to do when problems occur.

Dr. Arielle Shanok is Deputy Director and a Staff Psychologist at the Wellness Center Student Counseling Services.  Ariel Westerman is a clinical fellow at Student Counseling Services.

Please note that no food or beverage will be allowed during this workshop.

**You must be a currently registered GC student to attend this workshop**

To register stop by the Wellness Center Student Counseling Services in Room 6422 to fill out a workshop application. The application has also been attached here, email and fax is acceptable.  For more information, please call (212) 817-8731.

Thank you

Wellness Center
The Graduate Center
City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6422
New York, NY 10016
212-817-7020 (p)
212-817-1602 (f)
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FREE HEARING TEST – Spring 2018 Semester!!

Fitness Class Registration Opens January 23rd at 10:00AM

The Graduate Center offers fitness classes facilitated by the Doctoral Students’ Council and the Student Affairs Office.

Registration for the first half of the spring 2018 semester opens on Tuesday, January 23rd at 10:00AM in room 7301. Students, Faculty , Staff and Community Members must register in person at the Student Affairs Office, room 7301. Payment is required at time of registration and a $10 registration fee is applicable each semester for Faculty, Staff and Community Members.

Registration and full payment are required before the first class for all classes, see schedule below. Registration is first come, first served.

Payment may be made by cash, money order or check made payable to the Graduate Center, CUNY. We cannot accept credit cards.

Fitness equipment is provided.


Winter Pilates and Hatha Yoga Classes Offered

We will be offering one Pilates class and one Hatha Yoga class during the winter intersession break between semesters, but only if we have adequate enrollment. Please register now in room 7301 if you wish to attend either class. Registration must be done prior to the first class.

Hatha Yoga Session E 12:00-1:00pm (Wednesdays) $20 GC Students/ $65 Faculty-Staff/ $80 Community Members

Dec 13, Dec 20, Dec 27, Jan 3, Jan 10, Jan 17


Pilates Session G, 4:15 to 5:30 (Thursdays) $35 GC Students/ $77 Faculty-Staff/ $95 Community Members

 Dec 14, Dec 21, Dec 28, Jan 4, Jan 11, Jan 18


Scott Voorhees
Associate Director, Office of Student Affairs
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 7301.05
New York, NY 10016-4309

Dec 18 | Mindfulness Exercise For Stress & Anxiety

The clinical staff at The Student Counseling Center are well aware of the ongoing and persistent stressors impacting our student population today. In response to these cumulative stressors, we are offering several Mindfulness Exercise Sessions during the academic year.


Mindfulness Exercise For Stress & Anxiety
Monday December 18, 2017
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Room # C197
Michelle Chu, Psy.D. & Ravital LaBua (more…)

Free Hearing Test – Fall 2017 Semester!

Chronic Stress Resource

The clinical staff at The Student Counseling Center are well aware of the ongoing and persistent stressors impacting our student population today.  The divisive socio-political environment along with the many tragic terrorist attacks, mass shootings and natural disasters have made it difficult for all of us to employ self care in our everyday lives.  However, chronic stress can be exhausting, insidious and dangerous to our physical and psychological health.  We urge you to take steps to care for yourself and your loved ones during this stressful time in our history – http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/chronic-stress.aspx. (more…)

Nov 7 | Seasonal Flu 2017-2018 Informational Tabling Event

As the colder months approach and flu season is upon us once again, join us next Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in the lobby of the Graduate Center for an informational tabling event!

The Health Education Coordinator will be there from 11am-2pm with information regarding the Seasonal Flu (& Shot) for the 2017-2018 season. We will be there to answer questions, provide resources, and information about where to get a flu shot this season!

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