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Flu shots now available at Health Services! Call for an appointment, 218-726-8155.

Health Services Calendar of Events

Fall 2020

Some of our events have been cancelled or may be offered online for fall semester...

Flu vaccinations at Health Services will be available starting September 14th.  Please complete the consent form and bring to your appointment.  Flu vaccine information sheet.

  • Appointment only by calling 218-726-8155
  • Scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
  • COVID screening, anyone with any COVID symptoms or exposure will be asked to call and reschedule
  • FREE to UMD students
  • FREE to Staff/Faculty/Dependents over 18 and Retirees who are enrolled in UPlan at UMD
  • Please contact Lori Kunkel for more information,, or 218-726-8617

UMD Flu Clinics. Wednesday, October 21st and Tuesday, October 27th, 2020.  The Ballroom, 9am-3pm.  Free flu shots for UMD students.  Flu shots are covered by UPlan Insurance for UMD staff, faculty, dependents over 18, and retirees. Safety practices will be enforced, and there will be a COVID-19 screening station with temperature checks.  Stay tuned for updates.  Please contact Lori Kunkel for information,

New self care skills group!  Are you interested in new ideas for coping strategies? Or maybe curious about tools to lower stress?  Campus professionals are providing a small group learning environment to learn science-backed techniques from The Center for Mind-Body Medicine.  R2, Resilience and Renewal, is starting on Tuesday, October 13th from 4:30-6:30pm and will continue for 8 weeks.  To pre-register, email Stacy Crawford, by October 7th.

Grief group continues to meet using Zoom on Wednesdays (starting 9/9/20) from 4:00-6:00pm  If you would like to be added to the meeting invite contact the facilitator Barb Titus via email

Let’s Talk Online.  Counselors will be available for brief, informal, free and confidential, drop-in consultations.  Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis. Click on the link or use the meeting ID and pass code to join the zoom session of your choice. You will enter the waiting room and a counselor will acknowledge that they notice you there. You may need to wait a few minutes if the counselor is with someone else. The wait time is usually 5-15 minutes. Once you are admitted from the waiting room, the counselor will listen closely to your concerns and provide support, perspective and suggestions for resources to assist you. Links for access are recurring.

Mondays, 10am-12pm, Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 978 1711 9768
Passcode: 3SKqa+

Tuesdays, 5-7pm, Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 947 4681 0478
Passcode: 6LShvw

Wednesdays, 11am-1pm,  Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 973 9180 1063
Passcode: 8wg1Pm

Thursdays, 1-3pm, Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 930 5216 2782
Passcode: 6P=Rre

Cancelled for fall semester only--Pet Away Worry and Stress monthly events. 11am-1pm in the Kirby Student Lounge. We will also have a few pets in the Garage space across the hall for a quieter experience for students who may prefer that. 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.

PAWS event dates for the spring semester:

Wednesday, February 3rd

Tuesday,  March 2nd 

Tuesday, April 6th

Wednesday, April 28th, Stressless Week

Cancelled for fall semester--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 web page. 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.