Even though classes are taking place virtually, it is still important to attend to your physical and emotional well being.  In doing so, you can assure that you are addressing your personal needs and setting yourself up for success!  

Below are campus resources focused on fostering well being that are accessible virtually.

Tips for Self-Care during Shelter in Place

Find Something Wholesome to Do in Your Spare Time

Whether it's reading a comfroting book, watching rom-coms or Disney movies, picking up a new hobby or craft, or playing Animal Crossing, try to find something to take up your time as a distraction from the current events when you're not doing schoolwork

Find a Source of Comfort that You can Use During Class or Studying

Do you have a fuzzy blanket and comfy socks? Try building yourself up while you study or participate in Zoom lectures. Or Perhaps you might want to start a little tea collection and drink a different one for every class!

Do at Least One Good Thing for You Every Day

Exercise, taking a hot shower or bath, doing a face mask, and walking your dog are ways that can help you stay focused and energized. Try to think of different things you can do for yourself and try a new one every day!

Eat Healthy

Try to incorporate healthy foods into your diet if you can If you do not have access to good foods, try to limit the junk food and monitor your stress eating. Att eh very least, drink water! Apps like Plant Nanny for helping you stay motiveated to drink eough water every day

Acknowledge That This is A Challenging Time and Don't Be Too Hard on Yourself

We are going through a collective trauma right now and everyone copes differently. If you are struggling, don't be too hard on yourself. It's normal to have executive dysfunction in times like these and nothing is wrong with you. Take it easy and take care of yourself; know that you're not alone. Try to make an appointment with CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) or ask your professor for help if you are struggling in their class. And just know that your PSC is always willing to help you!


Tips for Keeping Yourself Occupied at Home

Turn up your favorite music and clean your room. Afterwards you will probably be happy and satisfied with what you have
managed to do. My mother always told me: “an organized space equals an organized mind”. I sometimes don’t want to admit it, but for me it is true.

We often don’t have time to develop new hobbies in our everyday lives. Now you can learn something new or improve your skills. Cooking and baking can be therapeutic for some, others prefer to crochet, knit or embroider while watching a show. You can also take the time to develop new habits like jogging or Yoga. Use the University of YouTube to help you develop these

These days almost all of the mail we receive are bills or junk mail. Sit down and write a letter to your best friend, favorite teammate or childhood friend. I am sure they will be incredibly happy to receive a nice letter.

Wordgames, sudoku and riddles are not only for old people. It can be a lot of fun to keep your mind occupied. Make it a
family activity and find out who can solve the problems the fastest. 

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center is open and here to serve students.  Telemedicine services and in-person appointments are available.  Please visit your My Health Portal or call 707-664-2921.

The SHC provides quality outpatient medical care for acute and sub-acute illnesses, injuries, and basic mental health concerns. Most visits are at no additional cost to the student.


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Please call CAPS (707) 664-2153, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM to speak with a CAPS staff member about available services. Outside of office hours, an on-call counselor is available 24/7 by calling our phone number at (707) 664-2153 and following instructions to talk to a counselor immediately. For emergency situations that involve immediate risk of harm to self or others, please call 911 or go to your local emergency room.

  • Supports student’s mental health and wellbeing 
  • Free Services Include: 
    • Individual counseling
    • Group Counseling
    • Workshops 
    • Crisis intervention services 
    • Consultations 
    • Referrals 
    • Training
    • Outreach
  • Phone: (707) 664-2153  
  • Email: caps@sonoma.edu

CalFresh Food

CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program that helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need. CalFresh dollars help stretch a tight food budget and help many people afford to incorporate healthy foods like fruits and vegetables into their diets.

We can help people through the entire CalFresh application process, including assistance with the application itself, obtaining verification documents, navigating the 30-day application period, as well as the renewal process.

Lobo’s Pantry

The Lobo’s Pantry is a food pantry that carries nonperishable items and toiletries. Examples of nonperishable food include dried beans, pasta, canned vegetables, dry rice, breakfast bars, coffee and tea, and quick meals.

Lobo's Pantry is expected to reopen in Fall 2020 under the same protocol as during COVID-19 unless health officials advise otherwise.

  • You must bring your SSU student ID to use the pantry as well as follow pick-up guidelines.
  • If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact JUMP Human Services (link sends e-mail) for assistance.
  • You can also find local food pantries near you.

Campus Recreation

While the Campus Recreation Center is closed, they are hosting Campus Recreation Virtual Events.