Take 5 Program

Relaxed Puppy

The Counseling Services Take 5 program reaches out to students where they are on campus by offering a variety of programs and services to help them become better at managing the stress of college life. Made possible through a grant from the Berger North Foundation, the Take 5 Program provides students the opportunity to interact with a mental health professional in locations that are convenient for them during the semester. It also provides a host of interesting and fun interactive activities that help reduce stress and build confidence and self-esteem.
Visit one of our locations to learn new skills, connect with others, develop positive coping strategies and make the most of your academic experience.

Services Offered

Individual Consultations
Students can walk-in for a brief consultation with one of our licensed clinicians

Take 5 offers a variety of workshops throughout the semester on a number of topics.

Stress Relief Activities
Stop by our table at one of our locations to relax, refocus and make the most of your academic day by taking a few minutes out to color, play with LEGOS or puzzles, learn about relaxation or test taking strategies, or just pick up some literature on a variety of mental health topics.

Spring 2019 Schedule

Individual Consultations, Stress Relief Activities and Information

Knowledge Center Breezeway and Nook

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

11:00 am to 1:00 pm


Take 5 to Stay Paws-itive

Knowledge Center Breezeway

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Take 5 is happy to coordinate with local therapy dog organizations to bring the joy of being able to pet a pup on campus! Studies have shown that interacting with an animal can reduce blood pressure, relieve stress, reduce loneliness and improve your mood. Pups will be available to love from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Knowledge Center Breezeway on the following dates:

  • Thursday, January 24
  • Thursday, February 7
  • Thursday, February 21
  • Thursday, March 7
  • Thursday, March 28
  • Thursday, April 11
  • Thursday, April 25
  • Wednesday, May 8 (Prep Day)

Take 5 with SPCA

Knowledge Center Nook

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • September 6
  • September 20
  • October 4
  • October 18
  • November 1
  • November 15