in this issue

Tang Open House  | 
Pet Hugs 
Safe and Sexy at School  | 
Sexy Tips for Finals  | 
SHIP Tips  | 
Health Worker Recruiting  | 
LGBTQ Resources at UHS  | 
International StudentTips  | 
Cal Party tips  | 
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August 2014   |     #BeWellCal

Social support is all-important to our health and success. People with friends and acquaintances are happier and healthier. The #CalBearsSayHi campaign is here to help us feel more connected to each other here at Cal. It invites us to slow down a bit and notice and acknowledge those around us. 

Tips: Just get started with a simple greeting: "Hi, I'm ____." Learn names! That becomes an immediate connection and makes for smoother conversations in the future. Read more tips.

Resources: Look for "Random Acts of Friendliness" on campus this year; follow the Tang Center's Love Caf´┐Ż at Cal tumblr blog for all relationship concerns; and follow the #CalBearsSayHi hashtag for more social content. 

Classes are about to begin...what's your #bewellcal game plan? We can help! 

1) Stop by our Caltopia booth Sunday, August 24 and Monday, August 25 10am-4pm at RSF to get all kinds of goodies to help you tackle the fall semester. 

Sex Goddess
Back to School, Safe and Sexy
It's August. You know what that means - back to school for students! For some students it's back to the same school with friends you have known for quite a while. For others it's time to start a new chapter at a new school! I have been in both positions many times in my life, however, I have found myself in the latter position more often. As a new person on campus you may feel a little awkward and out of your element. Rest assured you are not the only one feeling a little awkward and alone. While I have not yet figured out the perfect algorithm for making friends and/or finding the best partner, I am happy to offer a few sexy tips to help you with such a quest in a recent #SexySaturdays post: Back to School Safe and Sexy...


XOXO, Ms. Robin, the Sex Goddess 

berkeley ship  
Berkeley SHIP 2014-15 began August 15
As a registered student at Cal, you have an outstanding health plan available designed specifically for college students. Berkeley Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is a comprehensive major medical insurance plan, providing medical, counseling and prescription through Aetna Student Health, vision through VSP and dental services through MetLife. Learn more about how to use SHIP here.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Are you still waiting on your waiver appeal decision? Waiver criteria has recently been changed - read more here. Based on the high number of waiver appeals as a result of insurance information not being entered correctly on the online waiver application and the recent waiver criteria changes, we are currently experiencing a 30-45 day wait for waiver appeal decisions. We understand families want to know the status, and we are working diligently to clear all of the final appeals. 
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LGBTQ resources at Tang
LGBTQ students and allies: check out our Pride page for all the amazing resources available through Tang and campus partners here at Berkeley, including additional services for transgendered students. Don't miss all the free events we have planned for fall in partnership with GenEq; share the event flier (PDF)!
International Student Resources
Are you an International student?
Maintaining your health and wellbeing is an important part of doing well at UC Berkeley. Our health care system may be very different from what you have experienced in your own country, and may be challenging to understand. Visit our International student website to find out more about how to get started at Tang, translations services, American healthcare terms and more. 


Find YOUR Center - Tang Center Open House!

Health + Wellness @ Berkeley! 
Don't miss our annual Open House event! RSF will be holding their Open House at the same time.

Hang out. De-stress. Get free stuff.

Pet Hugs return for Fall semester!

The Pet Hugs return the first Tuesday of the month for Fall semester beginning at our Tang Open House on Tues, September 9, from 3-6pm.


View the full fall schedule, including locations and times, plus past photos and more information on our Pet Hugs page

Stop Sexual Violence


The Health Worker Program is still accepting 2014-15 Health Worker applications for the following locations: 
Unit 1-Cheney; Unit 2-Cunningham; Unit 3-Beverly Cleary; Unit 4-Stern, Bowles; Unit 5 (Clark Kerr)-All.

If you are living in one of those residents, and have an interest in college/public health, the program may be a great opportunity for you! Find out more here.

Cal Party Tip: Looking for a volunteering opportunity? The Pre-Game Huddle is a program that puts student-run resource stations offering free water, snacks, Cal spirit gear and information on alcohol-related risks and harm on some of the busiest routes to the stadium on football game days. If you're interested in helping out get in touch with!

Find this along with Cal Party Tips, Cal Party Confessions, giveaways and more on the Cal Party Tips facebook page.

Get back-to-school ready with lists from the LoveCafe blog:

The end. Until next month...Be Well, Berkeley! 
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