Events Calendar

Throughout the summer OISS is hosting both on-demand programs and in-person events. Please continue to check the calendar as new events will be added on an ongoing basis.


Event image for Molly Makes...(a new) Morning Routine
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

Welcome to the third installment of the Molly Makes series, where Molly, OISS Assistant Director for Programs, “makes” something new and invites you to join her in the journey. This week, Molly Made (a new) Morning Routine! Has the pandemic changed the way that you wake up and start each day? After a year...

Event image for Molly Makes a Magnificent Mile
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

Welcome to the seventh installment of the Molly Makes series, where Molly, OISS Assistant Director for Programs, “makes” something new and invites you to join her in the journey. This week, Molly Made a Magnificent Mile to prepare for the return to the office later this summer. In this series Molly points...

Event image for OISS Podcast Picks
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

When you head outside to take a walk this semester, listen to one of our favorite podcasts along the way! See our list here: https://pin.it/7Cv3irG.  OISS had a great time putting this list together and we want to know what else you would add. Email molly.hamp...

Event image for Molly Makes Many Colors
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

Welcome to the eighth and final installment of the Molly Makes series, where Molly, OISS Assistant Director for Programs, “makes” something new and invites you to join her in the journey. This week, Molly Made Many Colors, aka Molly Makes Tie-Dye! Tie-Dye is making a comeback and it’s the perfect...

Event image for Make Your Own Pasta
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

OISS Adviser, Kira Bellucci, regularly makes homemade pasta and she has graciously shared her recipe with us.  Follow her easy recipe here and send us photos of your finished pasta products and we will feature them on our Instagram page.  Happy cooking! 

Event image for Molly Makes...Mocktails & Cocktails
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

Welcome to the fourth installment of the Molly Makes series, where Molly, OISS Assistant Director for Programs, “makes” something new and invites you to join her in the journey. This week, Molly Made Mocktails & Cocktails! Mango Margarita Mocktails and Cocktails to be exact. With spring around the...

Event image for Make Your Own Chai
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

Winter is the perfect time to try out new recipes for warm and toasty beverages! OISS staffer, Nathan, is an expert Chai maker and used to make the staff a cup of chai occasionally when we were in the office - we sure do miss that.  Nathan has kindly put together a step-by-step guide to teach us all how to make...

Event image for Play Online Board Games with Yalies
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

OISS staffers, Luca and Nathan, are board game enthusiasts and the pandemic hasn't stopped them from playing!  They have put together some tips for playing online board games, including the opportunity to play with Ludi et Veritas, Yale's official board gaming club!  Read their tips and let us know...

Event image for Words of Wisdom Videos
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

We all could use some Words of Wisdom right now. Diane Frankel-Gramelis, Student Wellness Counselor at the Yale School of Public Health, is releasing weekly videos with her words of wisdom for us to reflect upon.   These short videos address stress, mental health, wellness, and helpful tips for prioritizing what...

Event image for Molly Makes...Mason Jar Mantel Pieces
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

Welcome to the fifth installment of the Molly Makes series, where Molly, OISS Assistant Director for Programs, “makes” something new and invites you to join her in the journey. This week, Molly Made Mason Jar Mantel Pieces! This crafty project is a fun and easy way to destress and distress (you’ll...

Event image for Molly Makes...Muffins!
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

Welcome to a new series of programs at OISS this semester called Molly Makes…! Throughout the spring semester your Assistant Director of Programs at OISS, Molly Hampton, will attempt to “make” something new and she invites you to participate along with her in this journey.   This series of...

Event image for Doodle and De-Stress
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

As we get closer to the end of the semester, stress might begin to build up and start to feel overwhelming. But instead of just turning on the TV or ordering takeout to take your mind off of everything, try some art therapy instead! Humans are creative by nature and art has been shown to actually have a calming...

Event image for 1 Week of Mindful Coloring
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

Did you know that adult coloring can actually relax your brain? There are many studies out there, but according to the Cleveland Clinic, here are three reasons why you should pick up a sharpie: It allows us to shift the focus of our attention away from ourselves, making it a very meditative experience. When your...

Event image for Molly Makes...less Mess!
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

Welcome to the sixth installment of the Molly Makes series, where Molly, OISS Assistant Director for Programs, “makes” something new and invites you to join her in the journey. This week, Molly Made less Mess in celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd! We all can contribute in meaningful ways to keep our...

Event image for OISS Book Recommendations
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

OISS has compiled our favorite books for you to enjoy when you need a break from your required reading or after work! Check out our list on Pinterest and let us know if you read any of them: https://pin.it/HQjQ54I. Do you have books you would like to add? Email molly.ham...

Event image for Create Your Own Vision Board
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

Did anyone else find it hard to set goals in 2020? There was no where to go, restaurants weren’t open, gyms were closed, borders were hard to cross; basically planning felt hard or even impossible.   But now with a vaccine plan in place, planning & goal setting seem possible again! Which is why it...

Event image for Self-Guided New Haven Street Art Walking Tour
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

Spring has finally arrived and with the new season comes beautiful weather which is perfect for discovering new parts of New Haven! One way to get to know your community is through it’s art, and New Haven is actually a haven (get it) for public street art and community murals. We have put together a list of a...

Event image for Spread Kindness (Rocks)
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

We could all use a little extra kindness in our days, right? Well help us spread the love by painting kindness rocks and leave them across campus for people to find! Here’s what you need: A Rock – any size will work! Sharpies or Paint – or both! A little creative energy! The goal of a...

Event image for Mindful Bingo
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

Having a hard time inserting mindfulness into your daily routine? Try Mindful Bingo! You can use the Mindful Bingo sheet above or check out other examples on our Pinterest Board. The game is simple. Every Monday pick a square on the bingo sheet to start with and practice what is written down. Over the next four...

Event image for Molly Makes...Memories!
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

Welcome to the second installment of the Molly Makes series, where Molly, OISS Assistant Director for Programs, “makes” something new and invites you to join her in the journey. This week, Molly Made Memories (alternative title, Molly Figures Out Bullet Journaling). You can find her step-by-step guide...

Event image for DIY Affirmations Jar
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

Many of you have probably heard of the idea of telling yourself daily positive affirmations, but does it really work? The short answer is YES. And there’s actually science and theory around this practice and the benefits that come from it. The basic practice of daily positive affirmations is to pick an...

Event image for Take A Mindful Hike
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

In celebration of Earth Day, our wellness activity for the week is to get outside and take a mindful hike or walk! Never taken a mindful walk before? Look at our Pinterest board for some tips on how to get started. What is mindful hiking? Basically it’s appreciating the journey along the hike every step of the...

Event image for A Guide To Self-Care Sundays
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

Being a student or scholar at Yale comes with it’s fair share of pressure and stress. Often when we are stressed and overwhelmed with school and work, we forget to prioritize our own self-care. In turn, when we forget about taking care of ourselves that trickles into our professional lives and prevents us from...

Event image for Make Your Own Terrarium
(On-demand)
August 21, 2021
(All day)

Did you know that gardening can actually improve your Mental Health? According to Psychology Today, gardening can help you to: Practice acceptance Move beyond perfectionism Develop a growth mindset Connect with others & your world Be present in the moment Reduce stress We know many of you might not have...