Graduate students got a pick-me-up before finals

The Graduate Student Services Team supported University of the Pacific students by sending self-care packages the week before fall 2020 finals.

Team members noted that they used self-care products and techniques to de-stress amid the transition to online education and the pressure of finals.

Elena Dueñas, graduate student services specialist and a member of the team, said, “fully acknowledging that it's been a difficult time all around, self-care has been essential to this team.”

The packages included a variety of items, including Bluetooth speakers, masks, tiger face masks, water bottles and stickers.

More than 200 students signed up for and received self-care packages.

Dueñas explained that “our team hopes that these packages bring a little joy during these trying times.” Students appreciated the gesture, emailing messages including this one: “Thank you so much! This made my day!”

The Graduate Student Services Team is offering more programs for the spring 2021 semester.

Check out Graduate School events, including the Graduate Tiger Talks Series.