Office of Student Life


Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service is delighted to showcase the benefits of mindful play. We love this time of year and the chance to spend time with students and remind everyone to take a break, play, and relax. Typically celebrated during periods of National and World Mental Health Awareness, the mission of RECESS is to join with others in our Buckeye community to offer activities aimed at education about mental health, stigma reduction and wellness.

Why play? And why play for adults? Play can create a positive state of mind and pleasant emotions, which can foster great things like creativity, innovation, mental flexibility, empathy, social connections, a sense of belonging, stress relief and resilience. Take time away and explore your play style. It’s still ok to have fun! 

This year, RECESS will take place October 10, 2023; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the South Oval.

To host a table or volunteer for RECESS, please contact Kaylee Enscoe.