Combatting Homesickness
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Combatting Homesickness

Being away from home can be difficult. You may feel as though you’re missing out on things, you may be lonely, or you may not feel comfortable in your new home yet. Whether it is your first year at UGA or you’re a senior, homesickness can impact you no matter how long you’ve been away from home.   What is homesickness?  Homesickness is defined by Merriam-Webster…

Kickstarting Your New Year’s Resolutions with UGA Fitness & Wellness

Kickstarting Your New Year’s Resolutions with UGA Fitness & Wellness

It’s the first week of classes. You have a bright new schedule, a fresh, untouched gradebook, and some new bus routes to get used to. Finals week was a blur, and however it went, you’re past it now- it’s spring 2022! You promised yourself each week leading up to this month that you wouldn’t be…

Start Spring Semester Strong!

Start Spring Semester Strong!

Spring Semester is here! Whether you are just beginning at the University of Georgia or are coming back to campus for another semester, there are many ways Student Transitions encourages you to get engaged and involved to make the most of your spring semester! Attend a #WelcomeUGA Event Welcome UGA is a campus effort to…

5 Tips to Know Before Using a Rideshare
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5 Tips to Know Before Using a Rideshare

Plans Matter. If using a rideshare: Check color, make and model of vehicle. Confirm license plate. Ask the driver to verify your name. Stay together as a group. Make sure cell phones are charged. Going to be a Designated Driver? If you plan to be a designated driver, your safety and the safety of those…

Preparing for the Holidays: Sober Edition
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Preparing for the Holidays: Sober Edition

With the holidays right around the corner, you may think of fine food and good company as a wonderful disruption to the college routine. As some traditions and celebrations may consist of alcohol and other substances, it can become overwhelming to navigate for those in recovery. Whether you are recovering or supporting someone going into…

Navigating Holiday Food Choices
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Navigating Holiday Food Choices

For some, this will be their first holiday season with family and friends since making a change in their diet. For others, they’ll be spending the holiday away from home and sharing foods from different cultures or customs. Whether adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet, avoiding something that triggers digestive problems like lactose or gluten,…

Intro to Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)
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Intro to Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)

Adjustment to a new environment, a new semester, or even a change in weather can affect the way we think, feel, and act. There are so many stressors, external and internal, that we experience throughout life that can make us feel low, anxious, overwhelmed, or lonely. Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is a resource to build…

5 Sexual Health Facts Every College Student Needs to Know
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5 Sexual Health Facts Every College Student Needs to Know

1. Not all college students are sexually active.   According to the National College Health Assessment, 35% of undergraduate students reported having no sexual partners within the past year, and 49% of undergraduate students reported having 1 – 2 sexual partners within the past year.