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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 8:00AM - 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

What is Financial Well-Being?

Using your dollars and "sense."

By now, you may have found our second collectible postcard for Spring Break & Beyond by visiting us or the Office of Student Enrichment on the second floor of LaFortune.  The featured topic of the postcard this week is Spending Wisely which connects us to our financial well-being piece of the Wellness Wheel pie.  Have you thought much about your financial well-being before?  If not, check out this article

Collect Postcards to Win Prizes: Spring Break & Beyond

Join RecSports and McWell as we travel through 10 weeks of wellness! Each week through April 3, we'll highlight a different health topic to consider integrating into your everyday life.  Stop by campus offices/events to pick up your collectible postcard filled with resources and tips for a healthier you.  Postcards and locations will change each week, so stay tuned to mcwell.nd.edu

Featured Recipe

The Ultimate Burrito

Thinking about your next dining hall meal and wanting to add your own personal flair?  Consider trying this featured recipe utilizing ingredients that already exsist at NDH/SDH.  

While takeout restaurant burritos are delicious and made with natural and generally nutritious ingredients, their large size and generous portions of meat, cheese, and sour cream add high levels of sodium, fat, cholesterol, and carbs.  To make a lighter alternative right on campus, make sure to watch those particular toppings and focus on loading up with vegetables.  …

Facing Holiday Stress?

For some, the holidays can be a stressful time.  This article from Psychology Today suggests that much of our holiday stress stems from perfectionism.  We often will hear phrases along the lines of, "I have to find the best gift," (perfect presents), or "No need to bring anything, I've got it all covered" (perfect host).  This year, instead of aiming for perfection, we encourage you to be better than perfect

Clean Hands Save Lives

Have you noticed yummy soaps in your main Hall bathrooms and in other places around campus?  McWell is sharing these suds with you in hopes that you will take a moment to remember how important handwashing is, in honor of National Handwashing Awareness Week.  Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It's quick, it's simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except the germs.  …

World AIDS Day

Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day - a day to acknowledge our progress in HIV prevention and treatment around the world and renew our commitment to a future free of HIV.  To read more information from the CDC, click here. …

Here's a Major Health Reason to Get Outside During the Wintertime

As the days get shorter and the chilly weather rolls in, we all want to curl up in a blanket and hibernate until spring rolls around. But making time to get outside in the sun, even when it’s cold out, could have bigger mood benefits than you might realize.