Semicolon Week

Emotional wellness

"A semicolon is used when an author could've chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. That author is you and the sentence is your life."
- Project Semicolon

The conversation starts here and now. This is not the end of your story, but it's only the start. With the semicolon, know that your sentence will continue. The purpose of Semicolon Week is very simple. Rather than standing idle and allowing the story to end with a period, we're here to work towards continuance with the stroke of a semicolon. Be it self care or self-advocacy, Semicolon Week focuses on continuing stories and providing the resources that we can capitalize on to push forward. The premise is that this simple and commonly used symbol shows support and promotes awareness of mental health and suicide. Your story continues.

Contact Elisabeth Cavallaro, Assistant Director and Coordinator for Student Mental Wellness, at for questions.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Professors - Participate in Semicolon Week in your classes by putting a special Semicolon Week Google Slide Show presentation up prior to your class starting. The presentation will auto-rotate through some easy to apply mental health tips. 

Monday March 22
Brain and Gut Health Table [RSVP on Engage]
2pm - 3:30pm on the 1st Floor of the Student Union
Stop by the student union to grab some snacks and learn about how the brain and the gut are connected.

Slow Art Mindfulness Event
6pm - 7pm on Zoom [Register for Event
Slow art is a growing movement to mindfully observe and appreciate art. Wellness and Prevention Services and the North Carolina Museum of Art will lead you through centering techniques and breathing practices, and an intentional observation of a Monet painting. More info on Engage.

Tuesday March 23
Mental Health Themed HIIT Workout in Quinn [Register for a Spot]
6pm - 6:30pm in Quinn 
Push yourself to a new level with a special mental health themed High Intensity Interval Training session! This 30-minute class will help you build muscle, burn fat, and find out what you're really made of!

Wednesday March 24
Mindful Mugs Table [RSVP on Engage]
11am - 2pm in the Student Union
Swing by the student union to grab a mug filled with some treats and learn more about mindful eating.

Mental Health Themed HIIT Workout at Home [Register for a Spot]
6pm - 6:30pm - Register to get Zoom Link
Push yourself to a new level with High Intensity Interval Training! This 30-minute class will help you build muscle, burn fat, and find out what you're really made of! 

Thursday March 25
DIY Self-Care Workshop - Embroidery Make and Take Kit [Register for the Event]
2pm - 3:30pm - Register to get Zoom Link
Pick up a preassembled kit at the library and then join the Zoom class to learn the basics of embroidery with calming patterns. 

Saturday March 27
y(OUR) Story Website Premiere [RSVP on Engage]
7pm: More Info
Mental health stories submitted by the campus community will be performed.