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Stress is a normal part of life. Check out these opportunities to strengthen your ability to cope. 

Koru Mindfulness Series

Interested in feeling more mindful, more rested, and less stressed? Join our free Koru Mindfulness classes!  Koru is an nationally-known, evidence-based mindfulness program developed specifically for college students by experts at Duke University. By joining Koru, you'll commit to four 75-minute sessions that take place once per week for four consecutive weeks. Each section accepts up to 15 registered students. It's short and sweet but will leave a lasting impact! 

The Koru Program at Notre Dame is facilitated by diverse cohort of trained professionals representing various areas on campus, including:

Hesburgh Libraries
Liz Dube (

McDonald Center for Student Well-Being
Mara Trionfero Lucas (
Jenna Gehl Jones (

Multicultural Student Program and Services
Yvette Rodriguez (

Office of Student Enrichment
Robyn Centilli (

Residential Life
Emily Orsini (

Student Welfare and Development – Athletics
Corinne Coia (

Register for Koru Classes

Registration is now open! Please register here.

Section A
September 16, 23, 30, October 7
2pm - 3:15pm
Virtual Model (link will be emailed to you)
Facilitators: Emily Orsini & Corinne Coia

Section B 
September 1, 8, 15, 22
6:30pm - 7:45pm
St. Liam Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room 
Facilitator: Mara Trionfero Lucas

Follow us on social media (@McWellND) or check back here for upcoming additional sessions.

Additionally, there are a number of online Koru resources available for students.

Mindfulness 101

New to mindfulness or meditation?  Interested in understanding more?  Not sure what all the hype is all about?  Reach out!  We'd be happy to schedule a time to come meet with your group.  Email for more information.

Doing Stress Well

This skills-based workshop discusses all aspects of stress – what it is, where it comes from, and most importantly how to deal with it.  Invite McWell into your section or organization to learn about and practice a variety of stress-relieving activities and consider ways to implement them into your daily life.  Email for more information.