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U-Thrive Educational Services

First Year Experience is partnering with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to offer first-year and new transfer students a mental health and wellness program in their first year here at CSUSB. The program will be administered through the support of U-Thrive Educational Services.

U-Thrive offers research-based skills and tools in the fields of Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion to help students manage stress, become more resilient, and thrive throughout their undergraduate experiences and beyond. Students will participate in a five-hour, five-module program focusing on the topics of well-being, stress, mental health, mindfulness, and self-compassion.

Students will not only have the opportunity to learn and grow in the areas mentioned above, but will build a community with other students who are committed to life-long wellness.

Program Timeline: February 7th - March 14th, 2023

Participation Requirements:

  • Attend a 45-minute welcome/program overview meeting
  • Complete all five modules (average 60 minutes each)
  • Attend five mandatory 50-minute debrief sessions (facilitated by FYE and CAPS)
  • Complete a pre and post assessment
  • Total number of hours to commit during the spring semester = ONLY 10 HOURS (not including recommended activities and additional resources) 

Students who participate in the program will learn:

  • Strategies for managing stress
  • Tools for building resilience
  • Deeper insight into what constitutes happiness
  • Self-awareness, understanding, acceptance and compassion
  • How to find purpose and meaning


Hear from previous U-Thrive participants!

<a href=";showinfo=0">Watch Your Mental Health Matters: Join Our U-Thrive Program This Spring YouTube Video</a>

Other Resources

National Mental Health and Wellness Student Statistics 

Learn more about Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)