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Restoration Week, Oct. 12-17

McWell and numerous campus partners have joined together to promote "Take a Break" Restoration Week October 12th - 17th. Look out for opportunities to relax, laugh, experience memories from home, have a little change of scenery, and learn how to develop a restorative routine to help you brave a very challenging semester.…

Phased-In Evening Hours

As we restart in-person instruction, McWell will phase in evening hours.  From Sept 7 to 17 on M, W our Restorative Spaces will be available for reservations until 8 pm but closed on Tu, Th, and Fr at 5 pm.  On Sept 21, we will resume evening hours M - Th.…

Virtual McWell Services (Spring Semester 2020)

Virtual McWell Services

Due to Notre Dame's decision to move all classes online for the rest of spring semester, the staff in McWell are working hard to provide students with virtual services that can be accessed from different locations and time zones.  For the latest information about services and opportunities, follow @McWellND on social media.  For the most up to date information about the University's response to COVID-19, visit coronavirus.nd.edu

Temporary Services Modification (Spring Semester 2020)

Updates on McWell Service Modifications

Due to Notre Dame's decision to move all courses online for the rest of spring semester, a number of McWell services have been modified or temporarily paused. For information on services that have been modified to align with a virtual delivery, visit the Virtual McWell Services

Notre Dame Health and Wellness Survey Launch

Participate in the Notre Dame Health and Wellness Survey, which we have launched in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs, and be entered to win $15, $50, or $200 in Domer Dollars! Check your inbox for details - the survey, also known as the National College Health Assessment, is open Sunday, September 29 through Tuesday, October 15.  All responses are greatly appreciated.  Data received from this survey will offer information about trends, determine health promotion priorities and provide valuable benchmarking opportunities.  Contact us with any questions.…

McWell Center Hours

McWell will be hosting Moreau First Experience tours from Tuesday, 9/17 through Monday, 9/30.  During this time, our center will have very limited room availability.  Thank you for your patience while we welcome our first-year students to McWell!…

McWell Closed for Labor Day

McWell will be closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day. We will resume our normal hours on Tuesday at 8 am. Have a great weekend!…

Fall 2019 Center Hours

Welcome home, Irish! Starting Thursday, August 22, McWell will resume its normal operating hours for the Fall 2019 semester. The Center will be open for the following times on the following dates:

Mondays: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesdays: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesdays: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursdays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

McWell Summer Hours

McWell will be open Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm throughout the summer.

All restorative spaces are available for reservations and drop-ins. In addition, snacks, coffee, tea, and essential oils are available during business hours. We hope to see you soon!

 

Please note, the center will be closed on May 27 and July 4 for Memorial Day and Independence Day.…

Failure Redefined

McWell has developed a new initiative, Failure Redefined, which is designed to challenge perfectionism by encouraging students, faculty and staff to embrace failure.  Failure is part of being human; we all fail at some point in our lives and that is okay! Student, please join us Monday, April 29th for an art-themed Health Hut experience at 1:30 at the South Quad flagpole, and again at 7pm in Carey Auditorium (1st floor of Hesburgh Library) for Caitie Whelan’s workshop, The Art of Risk Taking, where there will be VIP prizes for the first 15 attendees. Stories of resilience will also be shared through our Instagram account - follow along @McWellND.  

GROW Peer Leaders - Dining Hall Hacks

Students: Out of Flex points? Need some dining hall inspiration? The GROW Peer Leaders, a McWell-affiliated group of enthusiastic students committed to promoting wellness on campus, have compiled a recipe book of dishes to help you break out of that end-of-semester dining hall rut! From sweet potato toast to Mediterranean quinoa salad, the recipes are sure to help you finish this school year off well

In Light of Recent Events

The staff of the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being are horrified and deeply saddened by the hate based violence that has plagued our country of late.  We stand by students, staff, and faculty of every religion, color, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social or economic class, and nationality.  Belongingness is a well-being issue. If we are not a part of helping everyone feel that they belong, we are part of the problem.  Please, join our staff in lifting up the victims and survivors and do our part, wherever we are, to make our communities safe, supportive and welcoming.   …

Center Closed for Thanksgiving

McWell will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd, and Friday, November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We look forward to seeing you all back in the Center on Monday, November 26th from 8 am - 7 pm.  We hope you enjoy your holiday!…

Center Closed for Labor Day

McWell will be closed on Monday, September 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. We look forward to seeing you all back in the Center on Tuesday, September 4 from 8 am - 7 pm.…

McWell Summer Hours

The McDonald Center for Student Well-Being will be open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm during the summer, starting Monday, May 14. Please feel free to reserve the Break Room, the Living Room, and the Fort during these times. We look forward to seeing you soon!…

Center Closed for Good Friday

McWell will be closed on Friday, March 30 for Good Friday. We will reopen on Monday, April 2 with normal hours. We look forward to seeing you then!…

International Day of Happiness 2018 Spotify Playlist

 

Good news: there is officially a day that is dedicated entirely to happiness! International Day of Happiness will be celebrated all around the world on March 20 and McWell is joining the movement. With the idea that happiness is a fundamental human right in mind, the United Nations created the International Day of Happiness in 2012 to promote and celebratethe happiness of everyone around the globe. …

Spring Break 2018 Hours

Monday, March 12: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, March 13: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 15: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, March 16: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.…

Digital Detox: Turn Off & Tune In

Boost your social well-being this week by participating in McWell's Turn Off, Tune In Challenge. Studies suggest that the average person checks their phone 110 times a day, and we encourage you to 'turn off' that technology and 'tune in' to the social connections and activities that you may be missing out on.  The New York Times recently published an article called How to Break Up with Your Phone

Moderation for the Win

I bear great news: there’s finally a way to take the “guilt” out of “guilty pleasure!” How, you might ask? For every “cheat food” you consume at the dining hall, supplement it with a nutritious side item. I highly recommend eating your side items first and slowly as well; they crush any temptations you have to go grab more of your “cheat food” by pre-filling your stomach with food that is both filling and easier to metabolize. Think of the side item consumption as “conditioning” your body before it takes on the main event! Is your mind absolutely set on the pizza in the dining hall tonight? No problem! If you want one slice of pizza, supplement it with a small side salad; if you feel drawn towards two or more slices of pizza, pick up a piece of fruit to eat alongside your salad. I also recommend investing in a large, reusable water bottle that you can refill regularly and carry with you from class to class. Not only does this encourage consistent hydration; with (free) water constantly in hand, you often feel less inclined to purchase soft drinks or juices when you pass by campus shops and restaurants. Before you know it, pairing your less healthy foods with more healthy ones will transition from an obligation into an enjoyable habit.

Events

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Mini Break Day: Explore Ways to Restore

Location: https://mcwell.nd.edu/services/explore-ways-to-restore/

Mini-break, big impact.

Even a mini break can have a big impact on your well-being.  Consider this your permission slip to take a day off for rest and restoration.

Each of us has different ways of feeling rested and restored.  McWell is offering a variety of activities throughout the day on March 2 (and beyond) to support your well-being.  We invite you to explore ways to restore by checking out the events and resources below. Need help thinking through how to integrate rest and restoration into your daily lives? Check this out: "Take a Break: A Guide to Creating a Restorative Routine

Mini Break Day: Play with a Virtual Escape Room

Location: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHcouRxPb7qD6EuVwu1I1Cn5ksFTGY3sEAc6mGc1wowe7DZQ/viewform

Virtual Escape Room

Can you decipher enigmatic puzzles that require constant communication between you and your teammate to solve? Your escape is dependent on how well you work together to find your way through gadgets and clues to solve the puzzle. Using two separate devices, play with a friend in the same room or even all the way across the globe!

Mini Break Day: Move with Yoga Steve

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Location: https://recregister.nd.edu/Program/GetProgramDetails?courseId=fc0d3185-32b3-443f-9e54-56700ada37c6&semesterId=4b3cccac-5940-40b2-ac08-c201ffe58d85

Restorative Yoga Practice @ Noon

Yoga is good for your brain and for your body.  Move your body and shift your mindset with this Restorative Yoga practice with Yoga Steve. Moving slowly and mindfully can help reset your nervous system and bring your body and mind into a state of calm and equilibrium.

Mini Break Day: Rest with Yoga Nidra

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Location: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHcouRxPb7qD6EuVwu1I1Cn5ksFTGY3sEAc6mGc1wowe7DZQ/viewform

Yoga Nidra Meditation

Join Fighting Irish Cares and McWell’s own Eleigh Tricker for a yoga nidra guided meditation:  There’s no posing, yoga mats, or special equipment required for this type of “yoga”.  Join in for a restful hour that will leave you feeling refreshed.

Mini Break Day: Pray with Fr. Pete's Fireside Chat

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Location: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHcouRxPb7qD6EuVwu1I1Cn5ksFTGY3sEAc6mGc1wowe7DZQ/viewform

(Virtual) Fireside Chat with Fr. Pete

Pause with us for a moment to explore the power of prayer and learn what different ways of praying might look like in your life.

REGISTER HERE

Mini Break Day: Play Astronauts in Trouble with McWell

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Location: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHcouRxPb7qD6EuVwu1I1Cn5ksFTGY3sEAc6mGc1wowe7DZQ/viewform

Astronauts In Trouble

Astronauts in Trouble is a hilarious party game where one player is an ASTRONAUT with a problem. The other players are MISSION CONTROL who help solve the problem with their household items. But with malfunctioning audio, the astronaut can only guess how these items could help. Guess correctly to score points and win!  Invite your friends to play or make some new friends by signing up here to play at 4:00 PM, March 2 with McWell friends.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Wellness Wednesday

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Location: North Quad

Join us each Wednesday for different topics and activities related to your wellness.  Keep an eye on our instagram @McWellND for the theme and details each week!…

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Wellness Wednesday

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Location: North Quad

Join us each Wednesday for different topics and activities related to your wellness.  Keep an eye on our instagram @McWellND for the theme and details each week!…

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Wellness Wednesday

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Location: North Quad

Join us each Wednesday for different topics and activities related to your wellness.  Keep an eye on our instagram @McWellND for the theme and details each week!…

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Wellness Wednesday

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Location: North Quad

Join us each Wednesday for different topics and activities related to your wellness.  Keep an eye on our instagram @McWellND for the theme and details each week!…

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Wellness Wednesday

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Location: North Quad

Join us each Wednesday for different topics and activities related to your wellness.  Keep an eye on our instagram @McWellND for the theme and details each week!…

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Wellness Wednesday

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Location: North Quad

Join us each Wednesday for different topics and activities related to your wellness.  Keep an eye on our instagram @McWellND for the theme and details each week!…

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Wellness Wednesday

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Location: North Quad

Join us each Wednesday for different topics and activities related to your wellness.  Keep an eye on our instagram @McWellND for the theme and details each week!…

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Wellness Wednesday

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Location: North Quad

Join us each Wednesday for different topics and activities related to your wellness.  Keep an eye on our instagram @McWellND for the theme and details each week!…

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Wellness Wednesday

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Location: North Quad

Join us each Wednesday for different topics and activities related to your wellness.  Keep an eye on our instagram @McWellND for the theme and details each week!…

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Wellness Wednesday

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Location: North Quad

Join us each Wednesday for different topics and activities related to your wellness.  Keep an eye on our instagram @McWellND for the theme and details each week!…

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Wellness Wednesday

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Location: North Quad

Join us each Wednesday for different topics and activities related to your wellness.  Keep an eye on our instagram @McWellND for the theme and details each week!…

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Wellness Wednesday

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Location: North Quad

Join us each Wednesday for different topics and activities related to your wellness.  Keep an eye on our instagram @McWellND for the theme and details each week!…