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Visit us on Fall Break, 9am-4pm

We hope you enjoy your fall break, ND!  Please stop by to see us if you're on campus. We will be open from 9am-4pm during the break and will resume usual operating hours on 10/23/17.…

The DH Dash: Economical Eating Can Be Healthy, Too

I stroll into South Dining Hall at 7:30 p.m. on a Wednesday, and my eyes involuntarily dart towards the mashed potatoes. They have gravy today. I confidently walk past the stir fry, the salad bar, and baskets of fresh fruit towards my starch-laden destiny. As I inhale spoonful after spoonful of potato, I think to myself that they taste even better than they did yesterday. And on Monday. And on Sunday……

Successfully Navigating the Roommate Experience

Many people enter college expecting to make a best friend out of their roommate. Sometimes this happens; other times, the priority becomes keeping the peace (if) and when possible. Most students fall somewhere in the middle of this spectrum. No matter where you currently stand in your relationship with your roommate, never forget that the needs of both of you should be equally considered. This can only be accomplished through meaningful communication. Don’t harbor hard feelings for your roommate over the course of the semester, only for all your grudges to inconveniently surface and pour over during finals week. If you two have different standards of cleanliness, set boundaries, and make compromises. If you operate on different sleep schedules, assign separate study spaces to the early bird and the night owl. Adequate sleep is integral to your overall wellbeing, so don’t forfeit any of it out of fear of confrontation. If you are not okay with who circulates in and out of your room during the day, speak your mind. It is your room just as much as it is your roommate’s, so any physical or mental stimuli that challenge your comfort are worth addressing. Your room is your everyday space, so how do you make the best of sharing 50% of it with someone else (someone who may even be a stranger)? Take a look at this article

So, Activities Night Happened: Am I Overextending Myself?

It is not uncommon for students to leave Activities Night adorned with free notebooks, water bottles, and hard candy – ready to take on the world with their newly-packed extracurricular schedules.

One week later, dozens of email lists about orientation meetings and trainings saturate your inbox. “Why did I sign up for that?” you ask yourself. Before you have even finalized your class schedule, you find yourself attending multiple events, sessions, and workshops each day, rendering yourself exhausted and barely motivated to focus on your primary obligation: homework. “This is too much,” you grumble after the third week of school. Already, the wear and tear of college life has aged you.…

On Coping with Homesickness

Do you ever return to your dorm after a long day, longing for the comfort of your bedroom back home? Ever enter the dining hall praying that your grandma’s homemade soup somehow made the menu that evening? Have you ever desperately needed the advice of your high school best friend, but you knew that a Skype conversation would not nearly parallel the satisfaction you have from seeing them in person? If you responded “yes” to any of these questions, know that you are not alone. We have all been there, so don’t feel like you should repress your homesickness. Not only is communicating your feelings healthy – it is also a great starting point for receiving the support you need. There are plenty of resources around you that can guide you in the process of feeling happy and secure on campus. Every student has a coping mechanism when faced with a new and overwhelming environment, and this article

September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month, an annual observance celebrated every September since 1989. In September, and throughout the year, Recovery Month spreads the message that: Behavioral health is essential to health, Prevention works, Treatment is effective, and People recover.  Mental and/or substance use disorders affect people of all ethnicities, ages, genders, geographic regions, and socioeconomic levels. Help is available. Individuals can get better, both physically and emotionally, with the support of a welcoming community. As the Notre Dame Family, we celebrate those in recovery and encourage those who are struggling to seek help through the many resources available.  AA meetings are held several times throughout the week on campus (go to http://www.michianasober.org/

Registration open for Koru Mindfulness Class

Registration is now open for Koru Mindfulness classes beginning the week of September 12th. 

Koru Mindfulness is a free 4-week series of mindfulness classes designed specifically for college students.  Registration is required, but previous mindfulness practice is not.  Space is limited and this is a popular class open to all students - Register Soon Here!

McWell Fall 2017 Hours

Hello and welcome to a brand new year with McWell! Saint Liam Hall's building hours have changed which means so have ours.

McWell will now be open at the following times:

  • Monday 10:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:00AM -7:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:00AM-7:00PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM

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Summer Hours

Summer! Our summer hours at McWell will be Monday thru Friday 9am - 4pm.…

Self-Care for Finals

Ways to Practice Self-Care During Finals. 

Finals week can certainly be challenging, which makes it that much more important to proactively nurture and maintain your personal well-being.  We recommend that students make a point to continue to practice their normal self-care routines, which can sometimes fall by the wayside during stressful times like finals week.  This includes things like taking the time to eat nutritious meals to nourish your mind and your body, giving yourself plenty of time to sleep (aiming for 7-9 hours per night for optimal performance), and continuing normal physical activity routines which can be excellent for stress relief.  Of course it's also important to practice other stress management techniques such as mindfulness and meditation, deep breathing, yoga, or even something as simple as intentionally taking a stroll around ND's beautiful campus.  Additionally, we are big advocates for taking intentional study breaks to engage in something that you love to do, even if it's only for a short period of time during your long study sessions!  …

McWell is Hiring

Now seeking student applicants for McWell Assistant Role.

Are you interested in the work that McWell does? We are currently seeking applicants to fill our role of McWell Assistant.  This student will work alongside our staff to support the department’s initiatives, and will be paid based on the University’s 2017-2018 Hourly Student Pay Rates, anticipating an average of 6-8 hours per week. Some evening/weekend hours may apply, in which case the student's typical weekly work schedule would be adjusted.  For specific job requirements and desired qualifications, and to apply, please visit here

Turn Off, Tune In Challenge

Take a break from technology!

Boost your social well-being this week by participating in McWell's Turn Off, Tune In Challenge. Studies suggest that college students spend an average of 8-10 hours on cell phones per day, so we encourage you to 'turn off' that technology and 'tune in' to the social connections and bonds that you may be missing out on.  Take our Turn Off, Tune In Challenge Pledge and be entered to win prizes. Make your pledge at bit.ly/NOTECH

Become a Well-Being Leader

Applications currently being accepted until 4/13/2017.

Looking to get involved with McWell?  Apply to be a Thrive Well-Being Leader and be an integral part of the McWell team.  By joining Thrive, you will encourage your fellow students to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle by managing and implementing some of McWell’s largest events like our Expo and Health Huts.  …

#happyND

Celebrate International Day of Happiness.

McWell will be celebrating the International Day of Happiness on March 20. What is the International Day of Happiness, you ask? It’s a day to be happy, of course! Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of all people around the world.  Find positive messages around campus and on the McWell Twitter page on March 20.  We invite you to share your own positive messages on Twitter using #happyND.  Feel free to also jam out to our Happiness Playlist on Spotify

McWell's Sleep Awareness Week

Sleep for Success.

McWell is hosting a Sleep Awareness Week to highlight the importance of, and benefit to, prioritizing sleep from March 6-10.  Why March 6-10, you ask?  It's midterms week at ND and we know our students may be tempted to get late night study sessions in before their exams.  However, deprioritizing sleep is not the wisest strategy.  Aiming for 7-9 hours of sleep per night and adding in a 20 minute nap can help your creativity and will help you process memory, regulate emotion, and manage stress.  We encourage you to make time for sleep, especially in the "crunch time" of midterms!…

Rethink Your Drink

Explore your choices with McWell. 

The topic for Spring Break & Beyond this week is "Being Well" and we're emphasizing tips to reduce risk and keep yourself safer if you choose to drink.  Check out an image of the postcard below and stop by McWell this week to collect one!  We also offer great resources and services related to substance use risk reduction.  Here's a quick sampling: …

Smart Social Media

Be wise with your social media.

For our fifth week of Spring Break & Beyond, we chose to highlight Occupational Well-Being.  As you prepare for spring break travels, remember to be smart with your social media usage. Our colleagues at the ND Career Center 

Nurturing Friendships

"Good friends are like stars."

With this week of Spring Break & Beyond focusing on "Being a Friend" and social well-being, we thought we'd share some info about how to nurture your friendships.  Here are some helpful tips, presented by the Mayo Clinic

Prepping for a Safer Spring Break

Spring Break Health and Safety Tips

Whether you are staying on campus, going home, or going to a new destination, it's never too early to start thinking about spring break safety.  Make this year's spring break memorable by having fun and helping yourself, your friends, and others stay safe and healthy. The CDC has recommended a few key guidelines that we wanted to share.  Find more tips on this week's Spring Break & Beyond

Events

Friday, November 17, 2017

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Game Day Yoga

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Location: Rolfs Sports Recreation Center, Activity Room 1

Join the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, RecSports, and Game Day to energize your home game mornings with free yoga open to all ability levels!   More information and registration: Game Day Yoga

Friday, November 24, 2017

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Friday, December 1, 2017

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Doing Stress Well

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Location: Saint Liam Hall, 3rd floor conference room

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Stop by Saint Liam Hall for an interactive workshop designed to provide you with the skills to live well through all of life's rythyms.  This skills-based workshop will discuss all aspects of stress – what it is, where it comes from, and most importantly how to deal with it. Join in to learn about and practice a variety of stress-relieving activities and consider ways to implement them into your daily life. No registration required.…

Friday, December 8, 2017

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Friday, December 15, 2017

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Friday, December 22, 2017

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Friday, December 29, 2017

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Friday, January 5, 2018

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Friday, January 12, 2018

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Friday, January 19, 2018

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Friday, January 26, 2018

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Friday, February 2, 2018

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Friday, February 9, 2018

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Friday, February 16, 2018

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Friday, February 23, 2018

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Friday, March 2, 2018

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Friday, March 9, 2018

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Friday, March 16, 2018

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Friday, March 23, 2018

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Friday, March 30, 2018

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Friday, April 6, 2018

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Friday, April 20, 2018

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/