Self-Care in the Library – Care of the DSC

An email* came into the WOCN last night, and I had to share with the entire GC community:

Since it’s finals week, the DSC has a few self-care events arranged for this week: a finals relief salon, an end-of-semester coffee hour, and a Zen meditation session.

Monday and Tuesday:

Finals Relief Salons in the library and Room 5409, 11am-3pm

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  • Free chair massages and nap/meditation sessions in the library, back by the elevators on the first floor (come at 11am to sign up for a slot: they fill up quick!)
  • More nap/meditation sessions in Room 5409, plus soothing music, aromatherapy, and coffee/tea.
  • Freebies like earplugs, Safer Sex materials, and self-care handouts in both places!


DSC Coffee Hour, 5:30-7pm, Rm 5495

  • Come by the shared DSC office for coffee, tea, snacks, and company!

Zen Meditation Session, 7-8pm, Rm 5414

  • A practitioner from the Chan Meditation Center leads GC students through a meditation practice, with advice on how to continue that meditation on your own, too.Please come five minutes early if you can!

Find Comfort Stations at the GC Library on the 1st floors by the elevators.
and for more information, go to:
or @healthDSCcuny

*From original email sent by Charlotte Thurston and Carlos Camacho
(Health and Wellness and Student Life and Services Officers)

About the Author

Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz is an Assistant Professor and Head of Reference at the Graduate Center Library.