Events & Workshops

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Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate in our free workshops and events! Please note, RSVP may be recommended for some workshops. Check back often to see what we have coming up or follow @sfstatecares on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to stay up to date!

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Ongoing Events & Workshops


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Therapy Animals

Connect with SF State Cares on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to stay up to date on Therapy Animals dates and locations, as well as other wellness related activities. 

Take time out of your busy scheduled to pet one of our visiting therapy animals!

Date & Time:

Therapy Dogs: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12:00 - 1:00pm

Therapy Cats: One Wednesday per month from 12:00 - 1:00pm

Location: For locations, visit our Therapy Animals page or follow us on SF State Cares










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Wellness Wednesdays


1st week of the month - In front of the Library

2nd week of the month - Between Hensill Hall and the Science building

3rd week of the month - In front of the Business building (Quad side)

4th week of the month - In front of the Humanities building


Tea Time Out

Tea Time out is a program that emphasizes taking time out of one's day to relax. Tea benefits include stess relief, relaxation, boosts the immune system, and increases intellectual activity.

Date & Time: Wellness Wednesdays from 11:00 to 12:30pm


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Self-Care Stations

Self-Care Station is a program where one can learn and practice self-care strategies including aromatherapy, painting rocks, anti-stress coloring, practicing gratitude, self-care contracts, creating zines, plus more!

Date & Time: Wellness Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:00 pm


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Tobacco Free Tuesday

Come to Tobacco Free Tuesdays to support those who are working towards living a smoke and tobacco free life. You can learn about on and off campus resources and ways to support a loved one in quitting. Share why you lead a smoke and tobacco free life, and your story may be featured on @sfstatecares.

Date & Time: Every Tuesday from 12:30 to 2:30pm

Location: Malcom X Plaza


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Turn Up! for Game Night @ the MWC

Turn Up! for Game Night @ the Mashouf Wellness Center! Play games with friends new and old and enjoy music and snacks!

Date & Time: First Friday of the month from 6:00 to 9:00pm

Location: Mashouf Wellness Center


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Past Events and Workshops

Self-Care as Resistance

This workshop explores various self-care strategies to utilize on a daily basis to promote positive mental health and manage stress. Participants will engage in different self-care strategies and develop personal goals for managing stress.

Date & Time: Thursday, April 19th from 12:00 to 1:00pm

Location: Student Health Services Conference Room

Turn Up! for Movie Night @ TCC

Stop by and hangout with friends and meet new people! Snacks will be provided. This is an event provided to on-campus residents.

Date & Time: Friday, April 13th from 9:00pm to 12:00am

Location: Towers Conference Center

National Kick Butts Day

As part of the BREATHE (Be Responsible, Educated, and Aware about Tobacco, Hookah, and E-Cigarettes) campaign, we are planning our first annual National Kick Butts Day. National Kick Butts Day is a national day that empowers students, faculty, and staff to live a smoke and tobacco free life. We will be having resources and support for stress management, active living, and the first 50 people that attend get free tacos! We will also be hosting a Cigarette Butt Clean Up in which students, faculty, and staff can participate from 12pm - 1pm.

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 10th from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Malcolm X Plaza

Cigarette Butt Clean Up Day

Help out during National Kick Butts Day by joining the Cigarett Butt Clean Up!

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 10th from 12:00 to 1:00pm

Location: Malcolm X Plaza

#NationalCondomMonth Game Day 

Put your skills to the test! Stop by Game Day to join games like, How Many Grapes can fit in this condom?!, Condom Relay Races, Lube Wars, and more!

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 28th from 11am to 2pm

Location: The Quad

Condom Shop

What better way to celebrate National Condom Month then to give your friends, partners, or classmates a personalized condom box?! Stop by the FREE pop-up Condom Shop to create your very own box to give!

Date & Time: Thursday, February 22nd from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Cesar Chavez Student Center Lobby

Kink 101 with Andre Shakti

Pain, pleasure, and power dynamics, oh my! The practice of BDSM offer much more than fan fiction fodder, but only when practiced safely and consensually. Andre Shakti has eight years of both recreational and professional kink experience, and throughout this workshop we will:

  • Unpack WHY people seek out kink/BDSM
  • Debunk harmful myths and stereotypes
  • Talk about getting in touch with our own kinky desires
  • Strategize how to initiate dialogue with our partners about exploring kink
  • Identify "red flags" when seeking potential new partners
  • Learn about consent as it relates to practicing kink/BDSM
  • Share resources for further education
  • Discuss how to get involved in your local kink/BDSM community
  • and More!

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 14th from 1:30 to 3:00pm

Location: Rosa Parks A-C (Cesar Chavez Student Center lower level)

Suicide Prevention 101

Join us in this workshop presented by SF Suicide Prevention to learn about warning signs, suicide stigmas, how to help someone.

Date & Time: Monday, February 5th from 2:00 to 3:30pm

Location: Student Health Services Conference Room

Decolonizing Mental Health Workshop

This workshop will explore how a person's cultural history contributes to stigma in seeking support and the racial inequities in mental health. This workshop also acknowledges how colonial mentality inhibits a person of color to love themselves fully. Participants will be able to critically examine how mental health has been shaped in their lives and reflect on how they can heal.

Date & Time: Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 from 10:00 - 11:00am

Location: Library, Room 286

Cigarette Butt Clean Up Day

Finish out the semester by helping out the environment by joining in on the Cigarette Butt Clean Up Day!

Date & Time: Friday, December 1st, 2017 from 12:30 - 2:00pm

Location: Malcolm X Plaza

Great American Smokeout

San Francisco State University will be joined by other colleges throughout California that are hosting events during the third week of November in honor of the Great American Smokeout that began in 1976 with the American Cancer Society. This year, November 16th marks the offical day in which tobacco smokers are encouraged to quit for the day. Activites include: 

How to Quit Smoking, Stress Free!

Date/Time: November 16th, 2017 from 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Student Health Services Conference Center

BREATHE Outreach Tabling

Date/Time: November 16th, 2017 from 12:00 to 2:00pm

Location: Malcolm X Plaza

Sidewalk Talk: Free Listening!

You want to be heard? You talk! We Listen!

Sidewalk talk is a community listening project where volunteers offer to listen to anyone about anything! Sidewalk Talk's mission is to nurture human connection by teaching and practicing heart-centered listening in public spaces.

Date & Time: Thursday, November 9th, 2017 from 11:30am - 1:30pm

Location: 19th Avenue and Holloway Sidewalk

Eating During the Holidays Workshop

Want to enjoy your favorite holiday foods without the stress or overeating? This workshop takes an Intuitive Eating approach to eating during the holidays to help you savor without the guilt.

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 from 12:10 - 1:00pm

Location: Student Health Services Conference Room

Community Safety & Responsibility: Alcohol & Other Drugs

In this workshop you will learn how to look out for the people in your community by exploring what to do in an emergency, and how to refer a friend to on and off campus resources for alcohol and other drugs.

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 from 1:30 - 3:30pm

Location: Library 121



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