Work/Life Month & Expo 2023

National Work & Family Month 2023 - Calendar of Events
UConn’s mission highlights our aspiration to promote the health and well-being of all citizens of the state and beyond, and our workforce is the essential component towards achieving this mission. Every October, UConn celebrates Work/Life Month, which includes events to support our workforce and promote a healthy relationship with our work and personal lives.

At the October Work-Life Expo, we gather university and state-sponsored partners who provide benefits, wellness services, and other information and resources for employees. The Expo is an opportunity to reconnect with familiar colleagues, learn something new about work/life, and promote the well-being of you, your family, and our community.

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Please Note: Most sessions will be recorded for future viewing.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Pilates - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Pilates is a bodyweight-based class focused on strengthening and aligning your entire body while also promoting flexibility and posture. Classes integrate progressions through each muscle group while keeping in touch with breathing and core stability. Come by for a soothing yet sweaty workout geared at increasing muscular strength and endurance, coordination, flexibility, and stamina.

UConn Recreation
2060 Hillside Road
Unit 1273
Storrs, CT 06269

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Pet Therapy for Employees - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Faculty & Staff: In honor of Work/Life Month, take a moment out of your Thursday afternoon to reap the benefits of spending time with Wrigley, a bear sized Therapy Dog from Tails of Joy.
Join Wrigley, a Newfoundland for some lunch time snuggles!

Homer Babbidge Library, Staff Lounge on the plaza level enter thru the West entrance (Betweenk the Grad School and ITE).

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Money on My Mind: Dealing with Anxiety - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Continued exposure to financial uncertainty in a constantly changing world has had a direct impact on employee mental health. A sense of instability, triggered by living amid a shifting landscape and the rising cost of living, has seen a surge in levels of anxiety. This session will help participants recognize and understand financial anxiety and distinguish it from worry and stress. It will teach attendees how to manage anxious thoughts and feelings and feel more stable in their own situation.

Join this session to:

  • Understand the difference between anxiety, worry, and stress
  • Learn how to practically tackle overwhelming thoughts
  • Determine ways to manage personal physiological states
  • Discover ways to increase financial stability

Thursday, October 12, 2023 – Work/Life Expo

Work/Life EXPO

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Student Union Ballroom

Work/Life Expo Information


UConn Flu Vaccination Clinic:

Thursday, October 12, 2023
Student Union - Room 304

Fill out the consent form in advance (preferred) or at the clinic.

Bring your Anthem Medical Card.

Speech & Hearing Clinic:

Thursday, October 12, 2023


Begin to Spin - 4:00pm - 4:45pm

SPINNING®, or indoor cycling, is a fun yet intense cardio-based class that takes place on specialized Spinner bikes. Riders are challenged both mentally and physically as they work through a variety of class profiles including hills, flats, sprints, jumps, intervals, and more alongside fantastic playlists.

The first 10 minutes of class will be dedicated to setting up your bike comfortably and the remainder of the class will be the workout.

This class is 45 minutes in length and is suited for all fitness levels.

UConn Recreation

Monday, October 16, 2023

Saving Money: The Best Way to Stay Warm - 12:15pm - 12:45pm

Join Human Resources & the Citizen’s Oil Co-Op to find out ways that you can save money this winter on oil, propane, and electricity. Learn how to make sure you are getting the best arrangement at the most affordable price. Discover how to navigate the industry so you save, while ensuring that you don’t pay for services that you don’t need.

Microsoft Teams Link
Or call in (audio only): 1-475-282-1761, Phone Conference ID: 842 381 941#

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Planning for Retirement webinar: Q&A with Tom Shepherd - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

In honor of Work/Life Month and National Retirement Week, Empower Representative, Tom Shepherd will be joining us on a Q&A session tailored to your retirement future.
Do you know if you are financially on track for retirement? Bring your questions and get ready to build a roadmap to retirement. Join Empower & Human Resources for this informative Q&A session!

Microsoft Teams Link
Or call in (audio only): 1-475-282-1761, Phone Conference ID: 361 170 353#


Cybersecurity Awareness Webinar - 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Change your passwords! Update your software! October is also Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Right now, is the perfect time to take a look at your digital life to ensure you're doing everything you can to stay safer online. As a global leader in Cyber Safety, Norton LifeLock Benefit Solutions is a champion of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Norton LifeLock Benefit Solutions would like to educate you about digital security and help empower you to protect your personal data from cyber criminals.

As a State of CT vendor, NortonLifeLock provides comprehensive all-in-one identity theft protection, credit monitoring, device security, parental control, credit card and banking monitoring services sending you alerts if they detect potential threats to your identity. Should you become a victim of identity theft, Norton LifeLock will work with you to resolve it.

Webinar Link

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Healthy Boundaries & Work / Life Balance - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

People often feel torn between work and time with family. They feel they don't have enough "me" time. This session will help participants identify various ways to achieve balance with personal, family, and work responsibilities. Participants will find answers that will allow them to be more effective and satisfied with both their home and work lives.

Join this session to:

  • Understand the meaning of work-life balance and identify what keeps us out of balance.
  • Learn time management strategies for effectively managing multiple demands.
  • Discuss the benefits of prioritizing and establishing healthy boundaries.
  • Explore the role of delegation and communication with others.
  • Develop an action plan to balance our work and life demands

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Pet Therapy for Employees - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Faculty & Staff: In honor of Work/Life Month, take a moment out of your Tuesday afternoon to reap the benefits of spending time with Seneca, a Therapy Dog from Tails of Joy.

Join Seneca, a Labrador Retriever for some snuggles and belly rubs!


Student Union Terrace


Pumpkin Palooza - 11:00am - 1:00pm

On the Student Union Terrace

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Making Change: Creating a Spending Plan that Works for You - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Take more control over your finances! In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to develop a plan (budget) for managing your money to support your financial priorities. This is a great time to review your spending habits and decide if they are in line with your goals. We’ll also discuss some options for reducing expenses and saving money.

This workshop is presented by the UConn Extension Financial Education Program.

Microsoft Teams Link
Or call in (audio only): 1-475-282-1761, Phone Conference ID: 720 872 051#