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Health Services Calendar of Events

Free webinar on mindful eating:  After a stressful day, have you ever found yourself gravitating towards the bag of potato chips or a pint of ice cream? Do you ever wonder if you’re just bored and not actually hungry? We get it, and we can help. Visit to take an assessment and get started today. The mindful eating webinar explores the relationship between stress and food, and how you can take helpful action when you feel overwhelmed.  To register for one of the webinar dates and times, visit our webinar page and enter your access code: UMN. Available at no cost to all Student Services Fee-paying students at the University of Minnesota.

Monday,December 9th 9:00a

Monday,December 9th 10:00a

Monday,December 9th 11:00a 

Tuesday,December 10th 10:00a

Tuesday,December 10th 11:00a

Tuesday,December 10th 12:00p

Wednesday,December 11th 11:00a 

Bystander Intervention @ Consent Week! Monday, October 7th, 6-7:30pm. The Rafters.  Food and t-shirts provided!  Please register by emailing  This interactive workshop will include scenarios and small group discussion with the aim of increasing your understanding of consent and confidence for intervention. See you there!

Pet Away Worry and Stress monthly events. 11am-1pm in the Kirby Student Lounge.  Event dates for the 2019-2020 academic year are as follows: Wednesday, September 18; Tuesday, October 15; Wednesday, November 20; Tuesday, December 3; Wednesday, February 5; Tuesday, March 3; Tuesday, March 31; and Wednesday, April 29.  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, KUMD, The Kathyrn A. Martin Library, UMD Health Services, the Department of Psychology, the Office of Environmental Health & Safety, and Kirby Student Center.

UMD Health Check. Wednesday, October 9th, Kirby Ballroom, 10am-1pm. Free drop-in health and wellness assessments and information for students! Over 20 assessments and activities available ranging from back health, to financial wellness, to blood pressure.  Free massage, tea and snacks provided.

Annual Flu Clinic: Tuesday, October 22nd and Wednesday, October 30th.  Kirby Rafters.  9am-3pm.  Free flu shots for UMD students.  Flu shots for UMD employees are covered by UPlan Insurance. Sponsored by The College of Pharmacy, UMD Health Services, and the Employee Health & Wellbeing Center.

Designated Nap Zone on campus!  The Underground in the Kirby Student Center will be a designated nap zone every weekday, 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.  For more information about sleep and napping, visit Health Services Sleep Education & Initiatives webpage. Napping is not recommended for students within insomnia, or difficulty sleeping on a regular basis.  Please make a free appointment with a UMD Health Services Counselor for support.

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, in Kirby Student Center 361

Tuesdays, 5-7pm in Lake Superior Hall 175

Thursdays, 1-3pm in Kirby Student Center 361

Wednesdays, 11:15am-12:45pm in SpHC 193.

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,