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We are dedicated to supporting the well-being of students at UMD.

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"Thank you so much for hosting Calm this year. The relaxation techniques we went over were extremely helpful and I feel better than I have ever felt since starting college".

Health Services Calendar of Events, Spring 2018 (events added throughout the semester)

H & H.  Hope and Help is a program for students struggling with a loved one's addiction.  Meetings will resume in spring semester on Mondays, from 7-8:30pm in RDC 301. Contact Savannah Dettman with any questions at, Barb Titus at, or Lauretta Perry at  You are not alone. 

The Outpost. The Medical Outpost is a drop-in program in the Kirby Student Center staffed by Health Services medical professionals.  The program is intended to conveniently address students' health questions and concerns; and to provide information about Health Services and referrals to HS as necessary. The Outpost will not be set up for exams or prescriptions.  Stay tuned for further details.

Calm.  Join us for brief relaxation sessions in the KSC!  We will practice a different technique each week intended to help students actively de-stress. Starting February 5th, sessions are offered on Tuesdays,  2-3pm, Wednesdays, 2-3pm, and Thursdays, 3-4pm, in Kirby Student Center 361.  Most sessions will last only 30 minutes.  Just drop-in!  Tea and snacks will be available. Sponsored by Health Services and Disability Resources.

Pet Away Worry and Stress monthly events!! 11am-1pm in the Kirby Student Lounge on select dates: see the PAWS website for current information. The focus of PAWS is to decrease stress levels in students, faculty and staff, with therapy animals. This collaborative event is sponsored by Animal Allies, UMD Employee Wellness Program, KUMD, The Kathyrn A. Martin Library, UMD Health Services, and UMD Wellness Collaborative, UMD Serve, Office of Environmental Health & Safety, and Kirby Student Center.

Designated Nap Zone on campus!  The Underground in the Kirby Student Center will be a designated nap zone on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2-3pm.  It will be available for use as usual for studying, etc, but signs will be posted honoring a quieter space during those days and times.  This program is a collaboration of the Student Health Advisory Committee, UMD Health Services, and the Kirby Student Center. The nap zone was inspired by the results of a needs assessment on student sleep habits and barriers.

Let’s Talk.  “Let’s Talk” is a program that provides easy access to brief, informal, and confidential consultations with counselors from UMD Health Services.  Drop-in for support and resources – no appointment necessary!! Mondays 10am-12pm, and Thursdays 1-3pm in Kirby Student Center 361; and Tuesdays from 5-7pm in Lake Superior Hall 175.

Grief Support Group. Every Wednesday evening.  The group will meet in RDC 301 (across from the dining center). Choose your group time, 4-5:30pm or 6-7:30pm.  Snacks provided.  Facilitated by Barb Titus,