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University Centers Virtual Programming & Resources

We've compiled this list to help connect our students with virtual programming, services and resources. Because wherever you are, you can get involved, engaged and make the most of your Pointer experience—and we're here to help.

Explore the sections below and find opportunities to connect with your community, be entertained, get active, learn new skills, volunteer and more.

And please note, UWSP and the University Centers do not endorse any specific programs or services. Due to third-party providers and virtual participation, users participate at their own risk and assume all responsibility for their health and safety.


Community Connections

Discord

Use Discord to stream shows with up to 50 people watching and commenting. 

 

Netflix Party

Link up with friends and host virtual movie nights and TV watch parties.

 

PoCoVid Projects

Visit this Stevens Point Community Facebook page to share your creations during isolation and give and receive support and feedback.

 

Employment and Career

Quest

Your source for on and off-campus job opportunities.

 

UWSP Academic and Career Advising Center

Get career-ready with personalized help from a UWSP career specialist.

 

Entertainment and Enrichment

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Get a unique look at objects and history with British narrator, Neil MacGregor. 

 

Explore National Parks
Take virtual tours of National parks like Dry Tortugas, Carlsbad Caverns, the Kenai Fjords and the Hawaiian volcanoes with Google's Hidden Worlds of the National Parks interactive exhibit. 

 

Dinner with the Gaffigans

Have dinner daily with comedian Jim Gaffigan and his family while we're all being safer at home.

 

Google Street Art

Jump on a guided tour of the street art Google has recorded and hear the stories behind the artwork. 

 

Kanopy

Kanopy gives you access to alternative indie films, documentaries and world cinema. Find UWSP under their school listings and then use your account login to get access. 

 

NPR Podcasts

Check out a variety of podcasts, including the TED radio hour.

 

PBS Food Features

Check out a variety of food-related content and web series, with features like Martha Stewart's Cooking School and Foodophiles.

 

San Diego Zoo Animal Cameras

Check out the animals in live-cam coverage from the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

 

Star Atlas

Explore stars, locate planets and watch sunrises and solar eclipses. If you enter your location, you can see all the constellations that are visible in the night sky in your corner of the world.

 

Tasty

Tons of fun, food-related video content, from cook-alongs to how it's made.

 

TED Talks

Find what inspires you—and learn how to be your best self in times of crisis.

 

Tips on How to Stock Your Kitchen

Find tips on shopping for food and supplies, among other things like meal plans and wellness resources.

 

UWSP Athletics Playlist
Catch up on all your Pointer sports action, on-demand on YouTube!

 

Virtual Museum Tours
Walk through dozens of museums and galleries through Google's Art and Culture app.

 

Fitness, Recreation and Well-Being

14-Day Quarantine Workout Plan  

Get a mix of cardio, bodyweight exercises and plyometrics you can easily do from home, plus other workouts, challenges and more.

 

Daily Mindful Moment

Take a moment at noon from Monday through Friday to relax, de-stress and breathe.

 

Down Dog
Get an app that provides yoga workouts at all levels. Down Dog is offering free access to workouts for students and teachers through July 1, 2020 when you sign up with your .edu email address. 

 

Fitness Blender

Find tons of awesome and absolutely free workout videos for every fitness level.

 

Goodful

Your source for finding tips for healthy self-care needs, from food to fitness and everything in-between.

 

Headspace

For app or desktop, access a free meditation package called "Weathering the Storm" that includes guided meditations, workouts and music. Students also can get the full headspace programs for $6/year if you use your student email. 

 

Instagram Live Workouts

Meditation and Yoga workouts that you can follow live from your home!

 

Les Mills on Demand 
Choose from eight categories of workouts, all with no subscription required at this time. These workouts will be available for free throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Outdoor Fitness Workouts
Download the free Fitness Court app for a series of quick, seven-minute, full-body workouts.

 

Peloton App
Peloton has made their Peloton App free for 90 days. Check out workouts for cycling, running, yoga, outdoors, strength and more.


Running for Health
Learn about the benefits of running for children and adults, other cardio you can do at home, virtual 5Ks and more.


The Science of Well-Being
Join in on Yale's famous "happiness" course, available online for free via Coursera. 

 

Yoga with Adriene
Join YouTuber Adriene for dozens of flows on her channel, and be sure to check out her Yoga for Uncertain Times playlist.

 

Learn New Skills

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe is giving higher education institutional customers like UWSP the ability to request temporary "at-home" access for their students. This will be granted through May 31, 2020 at no cost. Learn more and request your access to learn or grow your Adobe skills.

 

Babbel

Students get three months free to learn a new language with this software. 

 

Cooking Lessons in Quarantine with Antoni Porowski
Have fun in the kitchen with Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski. Look out for a new lesson each day on his IGTV.

 

freeCodeCamp

Learn to code with this introduction to basic HTML and HTML5.

 

Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning
Find thousands of videos and trainings on any topic you can think of, with new courses added every week. Free to you with your UWSP credentials. 

 

On-Demand Drawing Videos

Easy enough for kids, but still fun for adults and art lovers of all ages!

 

The Crafts Channel

Get crafty with tons of easy craft projects with easy-to-follow video tutorials.

 

Music

Music Events Online Streams

Updated every day to share big-name musician's online performance streams. 

 

Nightly Opera Streams

Watch nightly opera streams from the world-famous Metropolitan Opera.

 

NPR Tiny Desk Concerts

A good way to discover new bands or hear from your faves already in a raw, uncut video (with an article to support it!). 

 

Quiet Quest Study Music

Music hand-picked for studying, focus and concentration.

 

Social Distance Fest

A virtual music festival with country, folk and bluegrass offerings.

 

Trivia and Games

Educational Games

Find 50 options with educational aspects—something for everyone.

 

Free Online Trivia

If you're a trivia lover, here's your ticket to trivia fun.

 

Quizwise Daily Trivia

Get in the mix with a daily dose of trivia.

 

World's Largest Online Trivia Site

Join for free and get access to the world's largest selection of online trivia options.

 

Volunteer

Cards for Hospitalized Kids

Provide hope, joy and magic to hospitalized children.

 

Catchafire

Pick a project that resonates with you and volunteer your expertise virtually.

 

Letters Against Depression

Volunteer to write letters of hope and support to people all over the world.

 

Letters of Love for the Elderly

Write a letter to an elder and provide some much needed support and connection.

 

Pointers Standing Tall

Share a positive, uplifting or inspirational message on your social media and use the hashtag #pointersstandingtall. We'll be rounding up and sharing highlights to show just how strong and resilient our Pointer community is.

 

Portage County Humane Society Foster Pets

If you're an animal lover who's able, here's all the info you need to help foster an animal from the shelter. 


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