Academic Resilience Group

We know that University can be hard sometimes, especially this past year. But learning better, feeling better and doing better is possible!


Join our Academic Resilience group as we meet to discuss specific learning strategies and how, when paired with thriving skills and other resources, you can create a new and more meaningful academic path for yourself. This group is geared towards students who have completed at least one semester but is open to everyone.


For the Fall 2021 semester, our group will meet on Thursdays at 12PM in AH117. Did we mention this is also a great way to meet other students and build a support crew?

To sign up, simply email: Yup, it’s that easy!   (Links to RSVP for individual events listed below.)


Here is a look at the topics being covered this semester:

September 23: Learn to Love Being a Student (Again!)

Welcome to the Academic Resilience group! In this session, we will introduce the program and discuss how resiliency, growth mindset and effective learning strategies can help you to thrive instead of just survive.

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October 7: Creating Habits for Success

Learn how small changes can make a meaningful impact on both your academic and personal lives. We will discuss how to identify and implement new positive habits, tips on making them automatic, and where to seek additional support when needed. Following this week, you will have the ability to apply a growth mindset to habit formation when pursuing academic and personal success.

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October 14: Time Management & Finding Balance

Coursework can quickly pile up and feel overwhelming. We will discuss tools and techniques to help you create a plan for the semester, how to be more productive and why finding balance is equally important for your success.

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October 21: Optimism & Effective Study Skills

Approaching difficult tasks from a positive perspective can be challenging at times. Join us to learn how optimism is a tool for success and how it can compliment well-developed study skills. We’ll also talk about proven study techniques, why they are effective and how you can implement these for different courses.

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October 28: Gratitude & Building Focus

Maintaining focus can be hard, especially after a year of learning online! This week we will provide strategies to help you stay on task longer and increase productivity. We will also discuss the importance of gratitude for yourself, your academic progress, and your future personal growth.

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November 4: Sleep & Physical Activity as Learning Strategies

Most of know that sleep and exercise are important, but have you ever really thought why? This week we investigate the important role these activities play on our learning and how we can use them as a tool for success. By the end of the session, you will understand the benefits of sleep and exercise while gaining strategies to improve both.

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November 11: Joyfulness (no in-person session; resources provided)

During the fall break, we want to bring joyfulness into focus. We will provide content designed to bring forward happiness and remind us of the importance of joy. Join us as we resume our regular in-person scheduling the following week.

November 18: Calm & Confident Test Taking

Learn how you can feel calmer and more confident during your next exam. Discussions include finding steadiness in the stress, how to prepare for different types of exams, strategies to use during the exam, and everything in-between.

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November 25: Procrastination, Motivation & Writing Strategies

Why do we procrastinate? How can I stop? This week we’ll explore those questions and help you to recognize and prevent procrastination before it occurs. You will learn how you can use these strategies and apply them to daunting projects like writing assignments.

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December 2: Compassion & Connections

University can be hard but it’s a little easier when we show some compassion to ourselves and have a community of support around us. Well talk about the importance of community, how to communicate with your professors and resources to check out.

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December 9: Transitions

As the semester ends, it’s important to take time to reflect on the semester and your personal growth. What were your successes? What will you build upon next semester? What strategies will you use to stay on track? We’ll dive into these topics together.

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December 16: Students Choice

In this bonus session, we’ll take time to wrap up the semester and review any topic of your choice. You can also use this time to visit with our group before the holiday break!