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We are dedicated to supporting the wellbeing of students at UMD.

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Health Services Calendar of Events

New during social distancing:

Grief group continues to meet using an online platform (Zoom) on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30.  If you would like to be added to the meeting invite contact the facilitator Barb Titus via email

Events resuming in Fall 2020...

UMD Health Check. Wednesday, October 7th, 10am-1pm.  Kirby Ballroom.  Free wellness assessments and activities, including massage!

UMD Flu Clinics. Tuesday, October 20th and Wednesday, October 28th, 2020.  The Rafters, 9am-3pm.  Free flu shots for UMD students.  Flu shots are covered by UPlan Insurance for UMD staff, faculty, dependents over 18, and retirees.

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 2020-2021 academic year:

Friday, August 28th,  Bulldog Welcome Week

Wednesday, September 16th

Tuesday, October 6th (“Wellness Week”) 

Wednesday, November 11th

Tuesday, December 8th, Stressless Week

Wednesday, February 3rd

Tuesday,  March 2nd 

Tuesday, April 6th

Wednesday, April 28th, Stressless Week

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.

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,