Open Door Day

Today is the first day after the end of classes and traditionally is known as Reading Day. This semester, it has also been designated as “Open Door Day,” where the administration, faculty and other offices are all opening their doors to students who want to talk. "The intent is for each of us to demonstrate openness and a willingness to be available to one another" said John Stein, vice president for student life and dean of students. "It’s a small gesture, but one that I hope will foster a greater sense of community and belonging, which is very much needed at this time."

Counselors will also be available to meet with students in a number of locations around campus.  In addition, there are multiple ways that students can talk or take a few minutes to relax, with pet therapy, a movie, or informal conversations.

Here is a full list of activities and support programs:

Drop In Support Services with Counseling Center & Health Initiatives
Come chat with a counselor or a wellness coach about anything – they are there to support your mental health and well-being during this stressful time.
December 5th, 9am – 12pm
Scheller College of Business, Room 497
Open to all GT Community members.

Reading Day Special at Tech Rec
Students can use Tech Rec for bowling & games all day for free.
December 5th, 10am – 10pm
Student Center, Tech Rec 1st Floor
Open to all GT students.

VOICE Advocate Drop In Hours
Come talk with a VOICE advocate about anything you need. Open to all students regardless of gender and sexual orientiation.
December 5th, 11am – 1pm
LGBTQIA+ Resource Center, Oasis Room
Open to all GT students.

Pet Therapy
De-stress with some furry friends!
December 5th, 11am – 12:30pm
College of Computing
Open to all GT community members.

Drop In Meditation Yoga
Free yoga offered during your lunch break with Will – open to everyone, regardless of CRC membership.
December 5th, 12pm – 1pm
Campus Recreation Center, Studio C
Open to all GT community members.

Let’s Talk
Two additional sessions scheduled today for drop in, confidential counseling.
December 5th
12pm – 2pm, Graduate Living Center room 106
4pm – 6pm, Clough Communications Center
Open to all GT students.

Free Paper & Clay Crafts
Enjoy some free crafts to de-stress with for reading day.
December 5th, 12pm – 6pm
Student Center, 3rd Floor
Open to all GT students.

De-Stress Yo Self
DIY stress balls, body scrubs, face masks and more, along with food and other fun freebies.
December 5th, 2pm – 4pm
Student Center, Peachtree Room
Open to all GT students.

StressBuzzters
Meet with a counselor, chat with a Dietitian, do some yoga, and get some free food and other freebies.
December 5th, 3pm – 5pm
Main Library
Open to all GT students.

Mindful Moments
Enjoy color and quick guided mindfulness exercise to clear your mind.
December 5th, 3pm – 4pm
Student Center, Cypress Room
Open to all GT community members.

Come Fly with Us: Free Ziplining
Release your stress by flying through the sky with free zipline!
December 5th, 4pm – 6pm
Leadership Challenge Course
Open to all GT community members.

Free Group Fitness Classes
Enjoy free group fitness classes from now until the 14th. Go to crc.gatech.edu to see the class schedule.
December 5th – 14th, various times
Campus Recreation Center
Open to all CRC members and guests.

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