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Blue Hen Re-Coop Days

The University will observe the second Blue Hen Re-Coop Day on Monday, April 19, coinciding with the break in classes for students–to focus on community and connection and provide an opportunity for Blue Hens to invest time to focus on overall wellbeing.

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In-Person Events For UD’s Re-coop Day

What is Re-Coop Day?

  • A day when all UD classes are suspended to give students a few extra hours to focus on wellbeing.
  • Something different for everyone; a day to catch-up, a day to sleep in, a day to be outside, a day to reflect.

Focus on Community and Connection

Whether you can set aside a minute, an hour, or the day, we encourage you to make the most of #BlueHenReCoop by participating in activities for students that support your wellbeing before, during, and after April 19.

Mentor's Circle

Campus Seek and Find

11 a.m.-3 p.m. | North Green

Participate in “Campus Seek and Find” designed to encourage you to explore campus and discover things you may have walked by a thousand times without even realizing what was there. Check off several items from the #UDBucketList and discover other neat features of campus. We are hoping this opportunity to explore the campus will provide a fun way to be in the outdoors, get in some movement, and discover. 

Return to the table to show us photos of the items you found. All who find 10 items on the list will be entered into a drawing for prizes! Masks and appropriate social distancing will be required of participants.

UDairy Moo-Mobile

noon.-2 p.m. (while supplies last)

The Moo-Mobile will be on-site (and are items on the list to find!)  Find the Re-Coop table on the North Green for instructions and to pick up your free ice cream ticket!

Moo Mobile
Mentor's Circle

Selfies with YoUDee and Baby Blue

2-3 p.m. (drop-in)

Drop by our table to get your picture taken with YoUDee and Baby Blue! Post your photos using the tag#BlueHenRecoop and #UDBucketList to complete a Campus Seek and Find task!

UD Community Mosaic

At the Re-Coop table on the North Green you will also be encouraged to participate in a mosaic art project. In person, entries can be hand-written and posted on the art mosaic.  Those who are not on campus can participate virtually by sharing via “What Brings You Joy?” form.

Blue Tile Mosaic
Girl practicing yoga

Free Yoga

1:30 p.m., Little Bob Turf Fields

Refresh and Re-Coop with us! Weather permitting, join us outdoors for a free yoga class. Bring your own yoga mat and/or towel. Register online.

Succulent Giveaways

10 a.m.-noon and 4-6 p.m.

Find our table in the lobby of the Little Bob to receive a free succulent (while supplies last)!

Top down view of a green succulent

Virtual Activities for Re-Coop Day

A variety of virtual and self-paced resources are available for employees unable to attend in-person events. Make the most of your Re-Coop by selecting tools that fit your needs!

Virtual Fitness Classes

Registration for Virtual Employee Wellbeing Re-Coop Day Fitness Classes is open to students and employees

12:00-12:30pm: Yoga Break

12:15-12:45pm: Cardio & Core

5:15-6:15pm: Cardio Strength

Haiku Contest

In honor of both Re-Coop and April being National Poetry Month, there will be a Haiku Poetry Contest!  Submit an entry by 5:00pm on Friday, April 23rd.  One winner will be selected for the Grand Prize at the end of the week.

Open book covered in leaves

Self-Care Workshop

10-10:30 a.m.

Discuss practical solutions and self-care tips for minimizing burnout and being your best self!

More Ways to Promote Your Wellbeing

Make Art

28 to Make: Art Making Video Series: Thanks to access granted through the UD Library, Blue Hens have the ability to explore thousands of videos through the Alexander Street video distribution library for free.

Get A Backstage Pass

Backstage Pass Online – provided by the Arts and Sciences Masters Players Concert series through UD, this collection features recorded music performances, discussions with performers, and even the opportunity to register for LIVE virtual events.

Artists for Joy Podcast

Artists for Joy – this podcast series explores the health and wellbeing benefits of pursuing creative activities to reduce stress, overcome challenges or heal from past experiences.

Female holding hands in heart shape

Practice Self Care

Self-Care vs. Self-Soothe: We’ve collected 11 tips to help you hone these abilities. When you do a self-care action, you’re setting yourself up to better respond to a stressor. When you engage in a self-soothe behavior, you’re allowing yourself the time and space to recover from a stressor.

UD Themed Mandala

UD Mandala – express your UD spirit by downloading and printing this UD-themed coloring page to adorn with blue and gold in whatever medium you prefer or save a tree and use GIMP to color it in.

Female doing yoga in front of laptop

Do Some Guided Exercises

Guided Exercises from the Mind-Body Behavior Laboratory – these podcasts produced through UD’s Mind-Body Behavior Laboratory assist students with practicing meditation, doing body scans, and engaging in mindful breathing exercises.

Watch Wellness Break Videos

Wellness Break Videos – SOS created a series of videos to support students in developing skills related to stress reduction, anxiety management, creative expression and more! Videos have included instructional dance lessons, learning how to create your own mindful coloring mandala, basic yoga moves, jewelry-making, and even how to use crystals. (Sign in with UD email to watch)

Self-Compassion Exercises

Often we are wonderful friends to others, offering love and compassion readily, yet we struggle to give ourselves that same grace and gentle care.  These Self-Compassion Exercises are a wonderful way to extend that same compassion to ourselves. 

Work To Overcome Trauma

The Trauma-Sensitive Mindful Podcast offers great insights and strategies shared by expert speakers, not only for individual trauma survivors but also to address the collective and community trauma of racial injustice and social conflict.

Learn About Happiness

The Greater Good Science Center offers a lot of great information on the science of happiness, Anti-racist resources, the Science of Happiness Podcast, events and classes, magazines, newsletters, a monthly happiness calendar, and more.

3 Ways To Be Active For UD’s Re-coop Days

1. Visit UD’s Botanic Gardens

Find a friend and go on a self-guided tour of UD’s Botanic Gardens

2. Walk The Labyrinth

Settle on a question that you’d like to meditate or pray about, and meditate on your questions while walking the Labyrinth on STAR Campus.  Or if you’d like to explore other nearby labyrinths, use this Labyrinth Locator

3. Take A Yoga Class

Sign up to take a free Yoga Class online, Monday 5:30-6:30 via UD’s Yoga Club

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