Events & Workshops

Upcoming 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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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.


No upcoming events. Check back again near the start of the semester!


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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Self-Care Stations

Self-Care Stations are a pop-up that happens during any Therapy Dog Tuesday. Self-Care Stations are where students can learn and practice new self-care strategies. The self-care activities include: anti-stress coloring, tea time out, aromatherapy, practicing gratitude, painting rock, plus more!

Date & Time: Same time as the Therapy Dogs

Location: Same location as the Therapy Dogs


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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

Past Events and Workshops

Tea Time Out

Tea Time Out is a program that addresses the high levels of stress that exists within the SF State community by providing a space for students to take a time out and perform self care.

Date & Time: Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 from 1:00 - 3:00pm

Location: Health and Social Science Building (HSS), Room 322

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: Malcom X Plaza

Condom Caboose

It's cuddling season! Stop by the big red Condom Caboose to stock up on safer sex supplies and info!

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 from 2:00 - 3:00pm

Location: The Quad

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: Malcom 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

Turn Up! for Game Night at The MWC

Date & Time: Friday, November 3rd, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00pm

Location: The Mashouf Wellness Center

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