Restorative Spaces

A home to nurture student well-being.

Informed by the research -- and guided by insight from focus groups with students, faculty, and staff -- the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being is integrating well-being into physical spaces across campus. Located on the 2nd Floor of Saint Liam Hall, students can reserve the following rooms at McWell.  Feel free to use these rooms to study, meditate, pray, play, socialize, or for telehealth appointments.  Contact us if you would like to learn how to create your own well-space.

Space By Reservation Only

Book an appointment with McDonald Center for Student Well-Being using SetMore

Reservations are limited to 60 minutes and you may book up to two reservations back-to-back. Please book your reservation no more than two weeks in advance. We ask that you not book rooms for the whole semester. This will allow more students to have the opportunity to enjoy the spaces. If you need to reserve a room for a group activity and need to reserve more than two weeks in advance, please contact Hayley Tessier at 574-631-4438.

Please bring your student ID card with you when you visit - we will ask you to tap-in on a hands-free tablet. Your reservation will be held for 15 minutes after your registered time.


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The Break Room

You work hard--it's time you give yourself a break! Reserve our Break Room and come try new things in our interactive, stress-relieving space. We have video & brain games and creative supplies on request to help you relax and have fun. 




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The Living Room

Welcome to your home away from home! The Living Room has been designed to meet your studying needs. Lounge in our cozy chairs and dive into your books. You'll find comfy chairs, a huge dry erase board, and a soothing fireplace. 



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The Fort

In need of some green? The Fort brings nature to you. Relax and unwind in McWell's nature-inspired space. You'll find cozy furniture and lighting, plants galore, and even nature sounds. Bring your books, use it for a prayer or meditative space - it can be tailored to meet your needs.  



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Inner Resources Room

Would you like to improve your relaxation techniques? The Inner Resources Room is focused on supplying the tools to help.  Use the massage chair to melt away that tension, our large Happy Light for those winter blues, or the Resperate system that uses biofeedback to assist in approving your relaxation breathing exercises.  We will be adding even more to the Inner Resources Room over the course of the year.



The Hub

Need a place to hang out or study between classes or appointments? In The Hub, you can relax on our comfy furniture and even make your own essential oil spray! This is a drop-in space, no reservation required for The Hub!