Beyond the Diag - Off Campus Housing

Self-care tips during finals

Ahhhhh, spring. The flowers are blooming, we’re swapping our boots for sneakers and sandals, people are hammocking everywhere…and finals are upon us. For many of us, this time of year is bittersweet; the weather is beginning to improve and thinking about the future is exciting, but finals can become a cloud hanging over the springtime positivity. It’s not all bad though, and here are a few top tips to help you take care of yourself during these vital last few weeks:

Have fun - and Stay Safe

With sporting festivities and celebrations that coincide with college life, here is important safety information from Wolverine Wellness and University Health Service, designed to help you have fun while staying safe. Spring, St Patrick’s Day, March Madness and end of classes are just a few of the reasons that you may choose to celebrate in the coming weeks. Take a look at the suggestions below for how to enjoy these events safely.

Consent - It’s Not Optional

If you are in a relationship with another person and you think that you are ready to take things to the next level, there are a few steps you can take to ensure a pleasant experience for both you and your partner.


  1. Communicate with your partner. This seems like an easy first step, but many people struggle to talk with their partner about important changes in their relationship. When sex is involved, both parties need to discuss what they are comfortable with and what they may not be comfortable with.

BYOB - Be Your Own BAE

February 14th can be a fun and special day for some, but can also be a hard day for many people. There’s the flood of social media posts, store ads, and the constant pressure to buy gifts or flowers for loved ones. For those that may be single, Valentine's Day can sometimes be thought of as one of the most difficult days of the year.


However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here at Beyond The Diag, we’ve put together some simple ideas for you to enjoy the day - no matter your relationship status:


Hang Out With Your Friends

CAPS Winter 2022 Groups

During the winter semester, Counseling and Psychological Services is offering group sessions and workshops tailored to a variety of different topics to provide students with a safe space to open up about what is troubling them. 


The Winter 2022 Lunch Series are drop-in events with no previous appointments required, all occurring between 11:30-12:15pm. The following sessions are offered as part of the Lunch Series: