Community, Assistance and Resources for Engineering Students

Introducing Purdue CARES Hub

The new Purdue CARES (Community, Assistance and Resources for Engineering Students) Hub is located on the first floor of the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering in the former Minority Engineering Program space, ARMS 1261.

When the CARES Hub fully launches in January 2024, it will feature drop-in peer mentoring, overseen by a trained clinician. The CARES Hub will provide ample space for wellbeing, with meditation classes, art therapy, and more. Check out our upcoming events this fall, hosted in partnership with RecWell.




Schedule of Events - Fall 2023

We’re excited to launch our first series of events in the CARES Hub (Community, Assistance and Resources for Engineering Students)! Check out the events below. We hope to see you there! All events will be in ARMS 1261 unless otherwise specified. All events are completely free and open to all students!

10/30 @ 6:00pm-8:00pm - Halloween Social and Movie w/PUMA
PUMA (Purdue University Materials Advantage) and CARES Hub will be hosting a Halloween social event on Monday 10/30! We will have snacks and drinks, a fun craft, and be showing Little Shop of Horrors (1986). Come and celebrate the Halloween season with us in [insert CARES Hub location] from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Note: If you are unaware of the content of the movie, please visit the following sites to familiarize yourself with potential triggering themes and scenes:
https://www.doesthedogdie.com/media/10392
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091419/parentalguide#advisory-nudity

11/1 @ 4:00pm – 5:00 pm – Drop-in Guided Meditation with Vanessa Pacheco, RecWell
Take a few moments to relax, let your mind truly rest, and let go of your to do list. These guided meditation sessions take 15-20 minutes and you’re free to drop in at anytime!

11/2 – 6:00pm – 7:00pm Tie-Dying w/BMES
BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society) will be hosting a Tie-Dying event from 6:00-7:00pm on Thursday, November 2! We’ll have t-shirts (but feel free to bring your own, too), dyes, and all the other supplies you’ll need to tie-dye a shirt. Stop by and get creative!

11/9 @ 4:00pm – 5:00 pm – Drop-in Guided Meditation with Vanessa Pacheco, RecWell
Take a few moments to relax, let your mind truly rest, and let go of your to do list. These guided meditation sessions take 15-20 minutes and you’re free to drop in at anytime!

11/13 @ 3:30pm Smash Wall @ the Engineering Fountain
Learn how to manage stress amidst the fast-paced college environment. In this immersive experience, you will get to practice different coping skills including some unconventional ways such as sound, breathwork and smashing objects against a wall with our smash wall.

11/14 @ 1:30pm – 3:30pm - Savvy Snacking
Build your own trail mix while you learn about healthy snacking options and mindful eating during this fun and relaxed workshop. Come with questions and cravings!  

11/15 @ 4:00pm – 5:00 pm – Drop-in Guided Meditation with Vanessa Pacheco, RecWell
Take a few moments to relax, let your mind truly rest, and let go of your to do list. These guided meditation sessions take 15-20 minutes and you’re free to drop in at anytime!

11/16 @ 10:00am – 11:00 am – Drop-in Guided Meditation with Vanessa Pacheco, RecWell
Take a few moments to relax, let your mind truly rest, and let go of your to do list. These guided meditation sessions take 15-20 minutes and you’re free to drop in at anytime!

11/16 @ 7:00pm – Dr. Will Miller, Comedian & Therapist – WALC 1087
Come join Dr. Will for a fun and hilarious chat on the challenges of building and re-building your support networks. Laughs and growth guaranteed!

11/27 @ 3:30 – Vision Boarding
Drop in to create your own vision board to help you manifest your goals and dreams! We’ll provide all the supplies and guidance you need to create a vision board that

11/29 @ 10:00am – 11:00 am – Drop-in Guided Meditation with Vanessa Pacheco, RecWell
Take a few moments to relax, let your mind truly rest, and let go of your to do list. These guided meditation sessions take 15-20 minutes and you’re free to drop in at anytime!