Managing Stress During the Coronavirus Pandemic

There are many different reactions and responses that one will have during the Coronavirus outbreak. This could include physical and emotional responses that you might be experiencing for the first time, or with a different intensity than you’ve felt before. As these reactions can impact both you physical and mental health, it’s important to bring awareness to your reactions in order to understand how to cope with them.

Adapting to College Life Online

Seattle University has transitioned to online classes from in-person instruction for the remainder of Winter and Spring quarters 2020 due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. This can be a challenging adjustment for many students who are used to the structure and learning environment offered in the classroom. Studying at home can present its own difficulties and distractions, and you might find yourself struggling to feel as motivated and productive as you were before. In addition to academic distress, you might be experiencing other emotions like sadness, anxiety, disappointment, or loneliness. Working and studying from home requires some different skills and more self-starting than you might be used to. Here are some suggestions that might be helpful for you in completing your work at home.

Tips for Parents: Helping Your Student Adapt to College Online

The Coronavirus outbreak has caused a significant disruption to many colleges and universities. As Seattle U students are returning home to start their spring quarter classes online, you might be feeling a range of emotions and reactions. You might be confused, anxious, angry, or sad that plans and routines have changed. You might also be excited at spending more time with your student or relieved to have them close by. It may be that you and your student are having different reactions to this transition and their movement back home. This adjustment period can be disorienting and it’s important to recognize that there’s no right way to respond. Below are outlined some ways to support your student and yourself as they return home.


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Community Resources

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Alcohol and Other Drugs

Eating Disorders 

Local Treatment Centers

Health and Wellness 


Mental Health 

Mindfulness Resources (audio tracks and videos)


Sexual Health and Wellness Links

Stress Management 

Suicide Prevention 

Tobacco Use

Trauma, Assault, Rape, Domestic Violence 


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