In addition to casual classes designed to engage our students' interests, Student Engagement and Leadership is hosting a series of programs and events that build skills and community. We are collaborating with various campus partners to give our students something to do almost every day! Check out more details and RSVP to all events on the Student Engagement and Leadership Hub page.
JAN 8th, 15th, and 22nd; 1-3 PM; Lewis-Sebring Dining Room
This program will guide students through easy-to-follow tutorials so everyone can feel confident in the kitchen! This program, which is being hosted by Dining Services, takes place from 1-3pm on Mondays in the Lewis-Sebring Dining Room in Valentine Dining Hall. RSVP is required for Cooking 101 and spots are limited.
- Monday, January 8th- Basic Knife Skills
- Monday, January 15th- Soup
- Monday, January 22nd- Cooking 101 + Eggs
Guided Breathing & Recentering Techniques with REW
JAN 17; 1:30-3:15; Wellbeing Makerspace Keefe 101
Join local yoga instructor, Matt Shamey, to learn several breathing, meditation, and visualization techniques that you can use every day to recenter and calm your body and mind. 15-minute sessions will be offered throughout the afternoon at 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, and 3:00pm. To maintain a quiet environment and minimize disruptions, we ask that you arrive a few minutes before session start time and stay for the full 15-minute session once it begins. The Wellbeing Makerspace will not be open for drop-in use while sessions are in progress.
The Restorative Storytelling Circle program
JAN 10th and 24th; 1-3 PM; O'Connor Commons
This program is hosted by the Center for Restorative Practices. Restorative circles are a way to express your feelings and worries in a safe and supportive environment surrounded by your peers. These circles build community and encourage growth and development through connection. This program is on Wednesdays from 1-3 pm in O'Connor Commons (basement of Charles Pratt).
- Wednesday, January 10th- Our Experiences with Community, Connection, and Belonging
- Wednesday, January 24th- Following our Professional Passions
JAN 9th, 16th, and 23rd; 12:05-12:55 PM; Conway Classroom in Alumni Gym
Hosted by Athletics, this program is designed to make workouts fun through high-energy exercises that are a combination of pilates, ballet-inspired movements, cardio conditioning, and strength & flexibility training.
JAN 9th, 16th, and 23rd; 12:05-12:55 PM; Middleton Gym in Alumni Gym
Hosted by Athletics, this program will teach students about the sport that's a combination of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. Pickleball is well-suited for all abilities and ages. Athletics is hosting this program on Tuesdays from 12:05-12:55pm in the Middleton Gym in Alumni Gym.
JAN 10th, 17th, and 24th; 12:05-12:55 PM; Conway Classroom in Alumni Gym
Hosted by Athletics, these yoga classes are a great way to center yourself and mentally prepare for the upcoming semester while engaging your muscles and practicing your breathing. This class includes both alignment principles and heart-centered themes. Bringing your own yoga mat is encouraged.
Strength Training 101
JAN 11th, 18th, and 25th; 12:05-12:55 PM; Conway Classroom in Alumni Gym
Hosted by Athletics, this class will give you an overview of what strength training is, the benefits of it, and how to ease into it without stressing your body. All abilities are welcome!
If you're more interested in going off-campus and checking out nearby areas, SEL is hosting three field trips through Interterm. Transportation to and from locations is included, as well as any entrance fees. RSVP is required as spots on the bus are limited; any leftover spots will go at a first-come, first-serve basis. All participants must fill out a waiver prior to boarding the bus.
Northampton & the Smith Botanical Garden Field Trip
JAN 12th; 1-4 PM; Bus leaves from Converse Hall
This trip gives you the chance to walk through the beautiful Botanical Garden and greenhouse at Smith College, as well as easy and quick access to the numerous restaurants and shops in downtown Northampton.
The Springfield Museums Field Trip
JAN 19th; 1-4 PM; Bus leaves from Converse Hall
This trip will take you a short bus ride away to Springfield where all students will have access to five amazing museums all in one day!
The Interskate 91 Field Trip
JAN 26th; 4-7 PM; Bus leaves from Converse Hall
This trip is a great way to "roll" into the new semester with some rollerskating, soft drinks, and pizza all in one! Located in the Hampshire Mall, there is also plenty of shopping available once you're done skating.