Welcome to our Virtual Community
Visit us to find your virtual community. We’re here to help assist you achieve success through a multitude of online programs and services.
Tips, Tricks & Best Practices
Remember to stay 6 feet apart. You can still practice social distance running, hiking or walking with friends!
Stay local, traveling to other communities puts them at risk (sorry, no visiting your favorite climbing crag for a while)
Smile and Say Hi. A smile is contagious, but not dangerous. Make your daily outing an opportunity to say hi and see other people. Just remember to keep 6 feet of distance between you and others.
Join an online support group, encourage your friends, create challenges among your group
Schedule it into your day, go outside NO MATTER WHAT
Take advantage of your local parks (but remember that the facilities might be closed)
Always wanted to build a bouldering wall at home? Plant a garden? No better time than now
Missing the outdoors or wanting to go explore? Here are some ways to adventure from your own home!
Teaming up with “Google Arts and Culture,” five different national parks have created virtual tours that allow you to explore and experience the parks. Travel through hoodoo’s and gaze at the Milky Way in Utah’s Bryce Canyon, kayak through icebergs in Alaska’s Kenai Fjords, explore a lava tube in Hawi’i Volcanoes, “see” life as a bat through New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns, or swim through the third-largest coral reef in the world in Florida’s Dry Tortugas.
Yellowstone National Park - Wyoming
Explore and learn about a number of the main attractions in the park and find pointers to plan a future visit View the park through a number of live webcams, including one that will show you “Old Faithful” erupting.
Need background sounds to bring you to the outdoors? Check out the “Wildlife Sounds Index” through Rocky Mountain National Park. The index covers anything from animals to various soundscapes to various parts of the park.
Click your way through the famous Bright Angel Trail and see the canyon walls in all of their glory. Traveling from the South Kaibab trailhead down to Phantom Ranch, this trek allows you to explore the trail yourself.
Gratitude Happiness Journal App – This app lets you write and send thank-you notes to people in your life. It also includes features like inspirational quotes, reminders to practice gratefulness throughout the day, and of course, the ability to jot down what you’re grateful for.
Day One Journal – This app lets you create entries with words and photos.
1 Second Everyday – Video Diary: “Imagine a movie that includes every day of the rest of your life”
Fix Your Finances
Mint – a great tool for keeping track of your spending! Connect your bank account, create budgets, set up reminders for your bills, and more!
Her First $100k – Tori saved $100k by the time she turned 25, and her website and blog has a ton of info on how to save and manage your money.
Cooking with Stephanie – Follow our Instagram (@uic_campusrec) for scrumptious recipe ideas!