Workshops & Drop-in Spaces

All USF students can sign up for our workshops and workshop series. Sign up by calling CAPS during business hours or registering on our website when online registration is available.


Virtual & In-Person Wellness Workshops

Open to all USF students. See below for more information about our different types of workshops.

upcoming events

"Wellness Wednesdays" at the USF Community Garden

Flyer reading "Wellness Wednesdays at the USF Community Garden. Needing a break from work and school? Looking for a way to unplug from devices and connect to nature? Come join us in the USF Community Garden for Wellness Wednesdays! Every Wednesday from 2-3PM, USF students are welcome to fcome visit the friendly confines of the USF Community Garden and recharge with a dose of Rx Nature. We hope to see you there :) (Contact CAPS for more information: 415 422 6352)

“Wellness Wednesdays” is a new collaboration with the USF Community Garden that intends to encourage students to engage in preventive wellness interventions  (e.g. mindfulness, exercise, rejuvenation via immersion in the natural world) and to not just rely on our traditional in-house therapy services as a means of managing mental health concerns. Every Wednesday, from 2-3PM, the USF Community Garden will be made available to all interested students who may benefit from such wellness experiences. There will be student garden representatives on hand to provide informal tours or activities such as brief meditation or more hands-on experiences like seed planting, harvesting, and cultivation. Students are welcome to participate in those activities or can just use the space to unplug or engage in quiet reflection. Interested students are free to drop by the garden anytime from 2-3PM on Wednesdays but can also contact CAPS directly (415 422 6352) to learn more about the opportunity.

Past events

CAPS International Student Support Spaces: 3/9, 3/16, 4/4, & 4/18

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March 9th, 3-4pm: Building social connections in the pandemic
March 16th, 3-4pm: Navigating school systems & overcoming barriers
April 4th, 1-2pm: Addressing homesickness & engaging in self-care
April 18th, 1-2pm: Acknowledging strengths & integrating cultural practices

Drop in for one or all sessions! Please sign up here
Group facilitator: Dr. Haidi Song

Trans/Non-Binary Dorm Living Discussion Space, Tuesday 3/21 from 11:40am-12:40pm

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Trans or Non-Binary? Gendered dorms got you down? Let's talk about it!
CAPS x Cultural Center
In person: Toler Hall 1st Floor, Gender Inclusive Lounge

Community Event: Building Community and Connections Among Undocumented Students, Friday 2/17/2023 at 11am | Romero Room, UM

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Building community is a crucial part of USF's mission. Join us for this exclusive event and meet other undocumented students. This is a safe place to connect and learn about the Magis Fellowship and its requirements for applying in the spring. Mingle in the Romero room while enjoying snacks and refreshments to kick off the IGN summit.
No registration required! Co-presented with University Ministry.

Asian Community Healing Space, Friday 2/10/23 from 11:30am-12:30pm

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A safe and healing space presented by CAPS for the Asian-identified students at USF to discuss and process the recent and ongoing social-political events and related concerns and reactions. Facilitated by Dr. Haidi Song and Allison Drazba from CAPS

Register HERE


Benefits of Workshops

  • Workshops provide an opportunity to realize you’re not alone—other students are there to get help dealing with similar issues.
  • Workshops can provide practical skills and knowledge to build your coping tools, insights about yourself, and perspectives.
  • CAPS' one-time workshops provide information and skills to deal with a variety of issues common to college students, such as stress, anxiety, relationships, and more.
  • CAPS' three-part Anxiety Toolbox workshop series gives participants the chance to practice what they learn in between each of three workshops. Each workshop builds on the last to enhance participants' learning experience.