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.

If you would like to request one of our workshops or activities for your class or student organization, please see our full list of offerings and submit a request form.

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Upcoming Events and Workshops

The Budget Bites series is back by popular demand! In this three-part workshop series, we’ll share need-to-know information and realistic strategies to help you plan, shop for, and prepare nutritious meals and snacks on a budget.  Attend all three workshops for a chance to win a cooking-themed prize!

Part 1: Food Budgeting & Meal Planning

Learn money-saving tips and tricks to help you create a food budget and meal plan that works for you. Eating balanced and tasty meals is possible within any budget and we’ll show you how!

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 2nd from 12- 12:45 pm

Part 2: Navigating the Grocery Store

Learn how to make a game plan before going to the grocery store. We’ll talk about creating grocery lists that can help you get in and out of the store more quickly and simple ways to save money!

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 9th from 12- 12:45 pm

Part 3: Meal Prep Made Easy

We’ll show you how to take the stress out of meal prepping by getting familiar and creative with food. Plus, we’ll share our favorite cooking tips & tricks to help save time in the kitchen! 

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 16th from 12- 12:45 pm

From consent and communication to barrier methods and testing, our sexual health educator provides an overview of safer sex practices and is ready to answer the questions you have about sex and making sex safer for you and your partners.

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 23rd from 4- 5 pm

The pill, patch, ring, shot, implant, IUD, the list goes on! Join this workshop to learn the buzz birth control options. We will explore how each method works, their pros and cons, and how each method can cater to different needs and lifestyles.

Date & Time: Thursday, March 11th from 4- 5 pm

Learn about ways to manage your sleep for Sleep Awareness Week. We’ll talk about the importance of sleep, having a sleep routine and tips for optimal sleep!

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 16th from 12:30- 12:45 pm

This workshop explores various self-care strategies to utilize in order to promote positive mental health and sleep management. Participants will receive an Amazon gift card.

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 17th from 12- 1 pm

Engaging in a relationship should be fun and exciting! This workshop highlights ways people can work toward building healthy bonds and explores how less recognized forms of control lead to unhealthy and even abusive relationships.

Date & Time: Thursday, April 8th from 4- 5 pm

In a world of social media, dating apps, and sexting, sexual communication is forever evolving. This workshop covers how consent can be sexy, verbal and non-verbal communication styles, and how to navigate sexting as a form of sexual communication.

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 27th from 4- 5 pm

Recurring Programs
 

Hang out with mental health student leader, Allison to listen and share stories with others. There will be prompts around hope, inspiration, wonder, self-care, empowerment and exploration. Participants will receive a conversation starter set and can participate in one or multiple sessions however will only receive it once.

Date & Time: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 12:30- 1:30 pm

  • Wednesday, February 10th
  • Wednesday, March 10th
  • Wednesday, April 14th
  • Wednesday, May 12th

Hang out with mental health student leader, Devin to talk about all things tea. What types of tea, tea benefits, tea and caffeine will be discussed. Participants will receive a tea kit and can participate in one or multiple sessions however will only receive it once.

Date & Time: Every 1st Thursday of the month from 2- 3 pm

  • Thursday, February 4th
  • Thursday, March 4th
  • Thursday, April 1st
  • Thursday, May 6

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. The CalFresh Help Clinic is providing virtual assistance!

Our weekly virtual appointment hours will resume at the start of the Spring 2021 semester. Please reach out to us at calfresh@sfsu.edu with any questions or CalFresh assistance needs at this time.  

Are you having trouble paying for groceries or finding stable housing? SF State has many programs that can help. Come find out more about what’s available for you!

Date & Time: Every Thursday from 3- 4 pm

Food+Shelter+Success is pleased to offer phone advising sessions for students who are experiencing financial difficulties. SF State has a number of resources that may be helpful for students struggling to make ends meet. After submitting your information, we will e-mail you a confirmation letter with the time that you can expect a call.

Hours: Every Monday & Thursday from 1-3 pm

**CLOSED for Winter Break**

Stop by AS Gator Groceries and pick up a box of free groceries!

Gator Groceries Date & Time: Wednesdays & Thursdays from 11 am- 1 pm (during the regular semester)
Location: Cesar Chavez Student Center Info Desk

Free Food in Your Area

To find free food in your area visit your local food bank or enter your zip code in the foodfinder.

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- 11:30 am
  • Every Wednesday from 1:30- 4:30 pm

Location: Virtual appointments

Join us to explore and cultivate a healthier relationship with your body, food, and movement through group discussion, interactive activities, and self-reflection. This group is open to all students—all bodies are welcome! In our second workshop of the series, we’ll learn about Health at Every Size, a movement that celebrates body diversity and encourages compassionate self-care. Visit the CAPS webpage for more information.

Session, Date & Time: Check back in Spring 2021

Active Minds at SF State is a program of Active Minds, Inc. that exists as a student-run mental health awareness and suicide prevention, education, and advocacy organization on the college campus. Join the upcoming Active Minds general meetings.

Date & Time: Check back in Spring 2021

DIY Programs

Tune in every Tuesday with @SFStateCares on YouTube for a new weekly video! Join our health educators and student leaders as they explore different topics each week.

Learn about mindfulness topics to start your week off on a good note! Tune into YouTube or Anchor/Spotify and catch our latest videos and podcasts.

Learn the basics of alcohol and other commonly used substances as well as steps that can be taken to prevent harm from use in this 20 minute self-paced video.