Events & Workshops

Everyone is welcome to participate in our free workshops and events! Please note, RSVP may be recommended for some workshops. For disability and accessibility accommodations please contact us at hpw@sfsu.edu.

REQUEST A WORKSHOPIf you would like to request one of our workshops for your class or student org, please see our full list of offerings and submit a request form.

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Upcoming Events

Health Promotion & Wellness

Fun Fest

Learn about health and wellness campus resources, win giveaways, get free snacks, and watch our cooking demo!

Date & Time: Thursday, September 19 from 11 AM- 2 PM
Location: Quad

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Focus Group (Free lunch!)

Help us create a healthier campus community! Participate in a 1-hour focus group to share your opinions about and experiences with making healthy eating choices on campus.

Date & Time: Thursday, September 26 from 12- 1 PM
Location: Student Health Center

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Cooking Class: Flavorful Veggies

Join us as we cook, eat & learn together! This free hands-on cooking class will teach basic cooking skills using budget-friendly ingredients to prep a quick and healthy meal. Groups are welcome. Registration is recommended, as space is limited. Walk-ins will be placed on a waitlist (first-come, first-serve) and welcomed to join the class if spots become available

Date & Time: Thursday, September 26 from 4:30- 6 PM
Location: Burk Hall 406
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Be a Good Neighbor, Feed a Gator Donation Drive

Help out your fellow Gators by donating up to five meals from your block meal plan at City Eats! Just let the cashier know you would like to donate. If you would like to make a monetary donation instead, please click here. Note: Block meal plans only; unlimited meal plans cannot donate; RAs cannot donate.

Be a Good Neighbor, Feed a Gator is a community meal sharing program that provides students experiencing a food security crisis with free meals on campus at City Eats Dining Hall. Meals are donated by students, faculty, staff and community members. 

Date & Time: September 30- October 7
Location: City Eats

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is about raising awareness of mental health issues and how stigma is a big barrier in seeking support or help. This event aims to promote ways in which we can fight mental health stigma and protect our mental health.

Date & Time: Thursday, October 10 from 11 AM- 1 PM
Location: Quad

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Cooking Class: Plant- Based Protein

Join us as we cook, eat & learn together! This free hands-on cooking class will teach basic cooking skills using budget-friendly ingredients to prep a quick and healthy meal. Groups are welcome. Registration is recommended, as space is limited. Walk-ins will be placed on a waitlist (first-come, first-serve) and welcomed to join the class if spots become available

Date & Time: Thursday, October 10 from 5- 6:30 PM
Location: Burk Hall 406
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STI Testing Van

You can get tested for free for chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, and HIV. Look out for the SF AIDS Foundation Testing Van!

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 15 from 12- 4 PM
Location: In front of Student Services Building

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Cooking Class: Super Salads

Join us as we cook, eat & learn together! This free hands-on cooking class will teach basic cooking skills using budget-friendly ingredients to prep a quick and healthy meal. Groups are welcome. Registration is recommended, as space is limited. Walk-ins will be placed on a waitlist (first-come, first-serve) and welcomed to join the class if spots become available

Date & Time: Thursday, October 24 from 4:30-6 PM
Location: Burk Hall 406
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Health Promotion & Wellness

Ambassador Info Session #1

Want to get more involved on campus? Gain new skills? Love health & wellness? Join Health Promotion & Wellness’ Ambassador Program! Learn more at an information session

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 30 from 2- 2:30 PM
Location: HPW Office

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Ambassador Info Session #2

Want to get more involved on campus? Gain new skills? Love health & wellness? Join Health Promotion & Wellness’ Ambassador Program! Learn more at an information session

Date & Time: Thursday, November 7 from 1- 1:30 PM
Location: HPW Office

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Cooking Class: Breakfast To Go

Join us as we cook, eat & learn together! This free hands-on cooking class will teach basic cooking skills using budget-friendly ingredients to prep a quick and healthy meal. Groups are welcome. Registration is recommended, as space is limited. Walk-ins will be placed on a waitlist (first-come, first-serve) and welcomed to join the class if spots become available

Date & Time: Thursday, November 7 from 9- 10:30 AM
Location: Burk Hall 406
RSVP: Check back soon

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STI Testing Van

You can get tested for free for chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, and HIV. Look out for the SF AIDS Foundation Testing Van!

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 12 from 12- 4 PM
Location: In front of Student Services Building

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Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Let's talk about student hunger and housing insecurity! Stop by Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week to engage in activities, art, conversation and story sharing about student experiences with hunger and housing insecurity @ SF State. Learn about the resources we have.

Date & Time: Thursday, November 21 from 12- 2 PM
Location: Quad

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Cooking Class: Flexible Meal Prep

Join us as we cook, eat & learn together! This free hands-on cooking class will teach basic cooking skills using budget-friendly ingredients to prep a quick and healthy meal. Groups are welcome. Registration is recommended, as space is limited. Walk-ins will be placed on a waitlist (first-come, first-serve) and welcomed to join the class if spots become available

Date & Time: Thursday, November 21 from 5- 6:30 PM
Location: Burk Hall 406
RSVP: Check back soon

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Cooking Class: Creative Leftovers

Join us as we cook, eat & learn together! This free hands-on cooking class will teach basic cooking skills using budget-friendly ingredients to prep a quick and healthy meal. Groups are welcome. Registration is recommended, as space is limited. Walk-ins will be placed on a waitlist (first-come, first-serve) and welcomed to join the class if spots become available

Date & Time: Monday, December 2 from 4- 5:30 PM
Location: Burk Hall 406
RSVP: Check back soon

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STI Testing Van

You can get tested for free for chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, and HIV. Look out for the SF AIDS Foundation Testing Van!

Date & Time: Tuesday, December 3 from 12- 4 PM
Location: In front of Student Services Building

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Upcoming Workshops

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Mental Health 101

Learn the difference between mental health and mental illness, challenges to seeking support, and signs you or a friend need help.

Date & Time: Thursday, October 10 from 3- 4 PM
Location: Student Health Services Conference Room

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Let's Talk About Drugs

Want to know more about drugs and their effects on the body? In this workshop we will discuss the effects of marijuana, cocaine, and ecstasy on the brain and the body. We will talk about the legalization of marijuana, the different forms of consumption, and the recommended consumption guidelines to prevent overdoses. Join our dialogue!

Date & Time: Friday, October 11 from 2- 4 PM
Location: Mashouf Wellness Center Classroom

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Healthy Eating on a Budget

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “I want to eat healthy, but it’s too expensive,” then this workshop is for you! Join us as we learn how to plan, shop for, and prepare healthy and budget-friendly meals. A short cooking demonstration and taste test will be included! 

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 15 from 3:30- 4:30 PM
Location: Student Health Services Conference Room

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Partying for Dummies

Want to have a fun night out without a headache the next day? Learn how to maximize the good nights and minimize the bad nights through this interactive workshop. We will be talking about standard drink sizes, how to find your personal buzz point, and how to turn up for yourself and your friends when partying or drinking.

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 29 from 4- 6 PM
Location: Mashouf Wellness Center Classroom

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Decoding Nutrition Labels

Nutrition labels are a great tool for making healthier eating choices when shopping for food, but they can be overwhelming if you’re not sure what to look for. In this workshop, we'll take a closer look at each of the components of the nutrition label and learn how to use the information to make healthy eating easy.  

Date & Time: Thursday, November 14 from 1- 2 PM
Location: Student Health Services Conference Room

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Zzz to A's: Healthy Sleep Habits

Learn the benefits of quality sleep and develop personal goals for increasing optimal sleep.

Date & Time: Monday, December 2 from 2- 3 PM
Location: Student Health Services Conference Room

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Self-Care for Resilience

Explores various self-care strategies to utilize on a daily basis to promote positive mental health and manage stress

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 4 from 3- 4 PM
Location: Student Health Services Conference Room

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Ongoing Programs

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CalFresh Help Clinic 

Do you need help paying for food? Visit the CalFresh Help Clinic to see if you qualify for CalFresh, a program that gives you money each month to buy groceries. You can meet with one of our CalFresh Navi-Gators to learn more about the program, start your online application, and connect with free food resources on campus.

Drop-in Hours: Monday- Thursday from 11 AM- 3 PM
Location: Health Promotion & Wellness office 

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Zen Den

Feeling sleepy during the day? Commuting long distances or dealing with housing insecurity? Need a place to nap on campus? Drop into the Zen Den to catch a nap in a space conductive to sleep! Nap stations and sleep kits provided.

Date and Time: Mondays and Wednesdays* from 1:45- 3:15 pm (starting October 7; closed on 10/23; open 1:45- 2:30 pm on 12/4)
Location: Student Health Services Conference Room

Date and Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6- 8 am (starting September 30)
Location: Mashouf Wellness Center Classroom- to the left of Clean Bites

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CalFresh Assistance @ Gator Groceries and Farmer's Market

Stop by the AS Food Pantry on Monday’s and the Food Cupboard on Wednesday or Thursday to pick up FREE food for the week. While you're there, look out for the CalFresh Help table. Stop by to meet with a CalFresh Navi-Gator to learn more about CalFresh a program that gives qualified applicants money to buy food. You can see if you qualify and start your application that day!

Food Pantry Date & Time: Mondays from 12:30- 3 PM
CalFresh Assistance Date & Time: Mondays from 12:30- 2:30 PM
Location: The Annex

The Cupboard Date & Time: Wednesdays & Thursdays from 1- 6 PM
Location: Cesar Chavez Student Center, Bottom Level

Farmer's Market Date & Time: Thursdays from 10- 3 PM
CalFresh Assistance Date & Time: Thursdays from 10 AM- 12 PM
Location: In front of Humanities Building

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Nutrition Clinic

Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Danielle Lundstrom, is available for free private appointments. Visit our Nutrition Clinic page for more information.

Date & Time: 
Every Tuesday from 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM  (by appointment only)
Every Wednesday from 12:45- 4:45 PM  (by appointment only)

Location: Student Health Services

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Therapy Animals

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

Therapy Dogs Date & Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 12- 1 PM
Therapy Cat Date & Time: 2nd Wednesday from 12- 1 PM

Location: For locations, visit our Therapy Animals page

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Tea Time Out

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

Date & Time: Every Tuesday from 12:45- 1:45 PM
Location: Quad

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Condom Caboose

Choo Choo! The Condom Caboose is your plug for a variety of free lube, condoms, dental dams & condom education. #SexyAtSFState

Date & Time: Every Tuesday from 2:30- 3:30 PM (starting October 1)

Location: 

Mary Ward Hall (10/1 & 11/12)
Malcolm X Plaza (10/8 & 11/19)
Outside of the Library (10/22)
Outside of Student Services Building (10/29 & 12/3)
Outside of Gym (11/5)

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Self-Care Station

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: Every Wednesday from 12:30- 2 PM
Location: Quad

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#FoodSecure @ SFState

Stop by our #FoodSecure @ SF State table to learn more about FREE food resources on campus and to get free swag (while supplies last).

Date & Time: Every Wednesday 12- 1:15 PM
Location: 

First Thursday of the Month – In front of Humanities
Second Thursday of the Month- In front of Library
Third Thursday of the Month – By Science Building
Fourth Thursday of the Month - Near Quad

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Storytelling Thursday

Storytelling Thursday is a community listening project where trained listeners offer to listen to anyone about anything!

Date & Time: 
October 3 from 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM
October 17 from 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM
November 7 from 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM
November 21 from 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM
December 5 from 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM

Location: Between the Library and Admin buildings

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Gator Grub Alert Download Sessions

Stop by the Gator Grub Alert community download table to learn more about free food resources on campus and get assistance downloading SF State’s free food notification, Gator Grub Alert. Download the app and get a FREE snack!

Date & Time: Every Thursday from 2:30- 3:45 PM
Location: 

First Thursday of the Month – In front of Humanities
Second Thursday of the Month- In front of Library
Third Thursday of the Month – By Science Building
Fourth Thursday of the Month - Near Quad

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Turn Up! for Art Night

Want to show off your artistic skills? Love painting but don’t have the materials to do so? Join Health Promotion & Wellness for our monthly Art Night. Light snacks, drinks, and art materials will be provided.

Date & Time: 
Friday, September 20 from 8- 11 PM
Friday, October 18 from 8- 11 PM
Friday, November 15 from 8- 11 PM
Friday, December 5 from 8- 11 PM

Location:

Towers Conference Center (9/20, 10/18, 11/15)
Mary Pary Lounge (12/5)

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