WSU Virtual Recreation & Wellness Programming!

Welcome to some virtual Recreation & Wellness Programming Opportunities and other Resources! We are actively building additions to this set of virtual resources that are designed to enhance your wellness and well-being. Check back often and be sure to follow us on social media for the latest offerings and resources. We will always be adding more everyday! Engage with us and we will mail you a WSU Championship tshirt (when we can).

            

 

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Upcoming/Recurring Events:

  • Join in for some Mindfulness Meditation, Wednesdays from 4:40pm-5:30pm. Feel more relaxed and in the moment with the Mindfulness Meditation club; Email rcarrillo@worcester.edu if you'd like to join.
  • Join Career Services for their first ever virtual Internship & Job Fair on November 5th, 11am-2pm on Zoom! Pre-registration begins on September 24th at 9am. For more information sign into your LancerLink account with your WSU credentials. Registration can be found under the events page.
  • Free COVID-19 testing in Worcester, MA.
    • Thursday, October 29, Noon-4 pm, Community Healthlink, 72 Jaques Ave., Worcester
    • No appointments are necessary, and a free mask and hand sanitizer will be provided with tests. Flu shots are available with insurance. All attendees are reminded to wear a mask or face covering. The testing and resource fairs, part of the state’s Stop the Spread Campaign, is sponsored by the City of Worcester and UMass Memorial Healthcare COVID-19 Equity Task Force, including Worcester Interfaith.
  • Know Before You Go! Check out the current live usage and our facility hours
  • Be sure to check out our Intramural offerings for this fall 2020! ( of course subject to change ;] )
  • WSU Wellness Center has Reopened! Check out some Reopening Information!
  • View the Dining Services, Student Involvement, and Recreation & Wellness Campus Conversation that took place on 8/13! 
  • Do you miss the Wellness Center? Check out some new 360 tours!
  • COVID-19 related On-Demand Webinars from AllOne Health- Topics include Return to Work, Leadership, Transistioning Back, the New Normal, Coping, Caregiving, Relationships, Communincation, Mindfulness and more!

Featured Resources & Information For:


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Physical:

(Join some of your very own WSU Instructors* for a class , Participation is voluntary, and at your own risk. Subject to change without notice.)

  • LIVE CLASSES
    • Check out the Fall 2020 National Recreation Movement- Create an account with your @worcester.edu email address and gain access to live daily classes from colleges and universities across the country!
    • Marco* - Zumba LIVE on Thursdays at 8:30am
    • Jennie - Yoga Practice *LIVE on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10am (*schedule subject to change), see her YouTube Page too!
    • Heather* - DDPYoga Mondays/Wednesdays 8:15pm, Tuesdays 5:15pm and Thursdays 5:30pm via Facebook 
    • Pink Gloves Boxing Drop-In Classes Coming Soon!

Occupational:

  • Join Career Services for their first ever virtual Internship & Job Fair on November 5th, 11am-2pm on Zoom! Pre-registration begins on September 24th at 9am. For more information sign into your LancerLink account with your WSU credentials. Registration can be found under the events page.
  • Stay informed on the latest related to Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) and COVID-19.
  • WSU Wellness Center Employment Opportunities for Summer and Fall 2020As we continue to respond to COVID-19, our summer opportunities are still in question and very limited, but at this time, the fall 2020 opportunities stand firm.
  • Check in with the Career Services team for some career advice. They can answer all your resume, internship and job search questions over zoom, email, and more. Drop them an email at careerservices@worcester.edu to get started. Update your information and create a profile in Lancer Link, including viewing employment opportunities. 

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Financial:

  • TIAA will be hosting a “Financial IQ Challenge” from October 1 through October 31, 2020. Employees can test their financial know-how and possibly win a gift card. Complete a set of 5 questions each day, and be entered into a random drawing for a $50 gift card. You don’t need a TIAA account to participate. Go to: www.wyfiq.org/q/masshighered/Q uiz1 starting October 1 to participate.
  • Saving for retirement? Worcester State University offers the following supplemental retirement plans.
    • 403(b) Plan enrollment link: https://bit.ly/2F5FHze
    • Roth 403(b) Plan enrollment link: https://bit.ly/2DqdJxP
      • Once enrolled you have access to:
      • Automatic savings through payroll deduction
      • Tax-deferred savings* that also reduce your taxable income
      • Virtual one-on-one service available when you are
    • To schedule a virtual meeting with a VALIC financial advisor: https://bit.ly/32Tys5R
  • The financial professionals at TIAA can help you create a 403b supplemental retirement portfolio that’s right for you. Get guidance from TIAA by scheduling a 1:1 virtual meeting with TIAA representative Bernard.
    • Talking with an investment professional can help you:
      • Maximize your retirement savings
      • Balance retirement planning with other financial goals
      • Build an investment portfolio with the right mix of asset allocations
      • Determine your investment strategy
      • Achieve your savings goals
    • To register: https://bit.ly/2EKeMJb
  • Let us help you by providing emergency financial support during this time through the WSU Student Emergency Fund.
  • Metro Credit Union brings us "Money Sense." Whether you’re teaching your grade-schooler about the power of saving or helping your new college grad learn how to create a budget, MoneySense offers a series of interactive courses designed to educate and engage learners of all ages. 
  • As the number of COVID-19 cases climb around the world, health and economic professionals are keeping a close watch. Learn what the coronavirus could mean for your wallet.
  • Skimm’d answers to some of the biggest money questions on your mind right now.

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Other Worcester State Wellness Resources

 

Have questions, concerns, or looking for something more? Know of a resource you'd like to share?

Feel free to contact us; Dean Bowen, dbowen2@worcester.edu  AND/OR Brittany Rende, brende@worcester.edu.

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