Transitions

Pursuing a college degree is an experience full of transitions.  Each year, students face new transitions that can be both exciting and challenging such as class transitions, switching a major, life events, as well as preparing for life after Gonzaga.  View these resources for more information on managing the transitions you may encounter during your time as a Zag. 

RESOURCES 

Transitions - Practical tips for college students who are managing transitions.  

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times - A collection of talks given by author Pema Chödrön, the book is a treasury of wisdom for going on living when we are overcome by pain and difficulties. 

Take In the Good - One of the challenges during transitions can be seeing the good in our new environment.  Use this three-step technique to take in the good in your life. 

Blocks to Taking in the Good - We can all experience blocks to taking in the good in our life.  This resource reviews some of the blocks you might be experiencing and ways you can address them. 

Mental Health Screening - This check up from the neck up is a brief, anonymous and confidential screening that helps you determine if you should connect with a mental health professional.  Immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources.  

Hotlines That Help - There are a number of local and national crisis hotlines that can help you 24 hours a day.  Learn more in this resource with specific hotlines numbers (including texting options). 

History of Homesickness - In this Ted Talk, Susan Matt reviews the history of homesickness.  How homesick are you? And what do we do to cope?  This talk sheds light on the demons of loneliness that chase even the hardiest among us. 

How to Beat the Homesick Blues - The SUNY Oswego Counseling Services Center P2P (Peer2Peer) Educators have some great tips for coping with homesickness, and helping to make the adjustment to college a smooth and positive one. 

APPS 

Below is just a sampling of apps available to support you with Transitions of any kind.  Additionally, on-campus and off-campus resources are also available to help support you with any concerns you may have in this area. 

Happify - How you feel matters. Whether you're feeling sad, anxious and stressed, or you're dealing with constant negative thoughts, Happify brings you effective tools and programs to take control of your emotional well-being. Free on Android and iTunes. 

AroundMe - This app allows you to quickly find information in any surrounding.  Use it to help acclimate yourself to Spokane and the many activities, resources, and services in the area. Free on Android and iTunes. 

Eventbrite - Discover popular local events and get local event recommendations.  Find something new to do--concerts, festivals, classes, conferences, free events and more--right in the palm of your hand. Free on Android and iTunes. 

Daylio - A personal journal, gratitude diary, and mood tracker to help you with simple and meaningful self-reflection as you navigate your transition. One month free subscription on Android and iTunes.