Virtual Services & Resources
While the University remains vigilant against the potential impact of COVID-19 on our campus community, we are encouraged by the substantial progress made by vaccines and other safety protocols. This website details some of the facets of the University's ongoing response to COVID-19. Timely updates on policy changes and campus-wide communications will continue to be placed on this site. Other information related to health and safety, as well as general University operations, can be found on other sites where that information is usually contained.
The staff in McWell continue to provide students with both in-person and virtual services that can be accessed from different locations and time zones. For the latest information about services and events, follow @McWellND on social media. The following resources are accessible virtually.
Dreaming Domers Sleep Program
Sleep is important for success in all things and is especially important during stressful times to support your physical and emotional well-being. The Dreaming Domers Sleep Program is available to students for online registration and electronic education. For more information and to register, visit: https://mcwell.nd.edu/services/sleep-program/.
Substance Use Risk Reduction Meetings
A McWell staff member is available to you to meet virtually to discuss substance use concerns in a private and non-judgmental way. For more information, visit: https://mcwell.nd.edu/services/substance-abuse-risk-reduction/. Email Mara Trionfero Lucas to schedule an appointment.
The Alcohol eCheckUpToGo is an interactive web survey that allows university students to enhance their overall well-being through risk reduction around alcohol. Students enter information about their drinking patterns and receive feedback about their use of alcohol to use to make healthier choices. For more information, visit: https://mcwell.nd.edu/services/substance-abuse-risk-reduction/. If you would like to discuss your results with a McWell staff member, email Mara Trionfero Lucas to schedule an appointment.
Koru is an nationally-known, evidence-based mindfulness program developed specifically for college students by experts at Duke University. Typically conducted in-person, you will have the option between in-person and sessions in a virtual format. Registrants will be contacted about specific details. If you are interested in joining a future session of Koru, please visit: https://mcwell.nd.edu/services/stress/ and click on the registration link.
Daily Well-Being Content
Follow @McWellND on social media for content focused on promoting and supporting your well-being.
Staff at McWell are available for online, virtual workshop opportunities (in addition to our traditional in-person workshops) to provide you with valuable skills for supporting your well-being. Request a workshop for your hall or organization by filling out this form.
There are a number of great resources available during this time. Check out the Division of Student Affairs Covid19 page for emotional well-being resources. Or visit the sites below to take advantage of great free content.
Free guided meditations and breathing exercises.
Down Dog App
Free use of app for students, teachers, and healthcare workers.
Downloadable Well-Being Resources
Check back here regularly for new and updated downloadable well-being resources.
Emotional Well-Being Conversations Toolkit: A guide for how you might support a friend or family member
Coronavirus Conversations Toolkit: Tips for having those difficult, but necessary, conversations about the new normal
Emotional Well-Being and Resilience
Full Transition to Online Learning Toolkit: Tips and worksheets to help you build resilience, be more productive and navigate the unknown
How to Breathe Guide: A guide to a variety of calming and energizing breathing activities.
Fuel Yo' Self, The Dining Halls & Beyond: A GROW peer educator guide with ideas and resources for creative and healthy eating
Rest and Restoration
Peaceful Places Guide from our GROW peer educators with spaces on campus and activities to take a brief break
The What is There To Do? Guide from our GROW peer leaders offers ideas and suggestions for safe ways to have fun
Cultivating Connectedness in a Time of Distance: Activities to support and strengthen a sense of connectedness
Check out virtual Summer Camp on Instagram for great resources and activities.
Each week over the summer the GROW peer educators had new themes to explore, a challenge to get you thinking about the theme, an engagement activity and live social activity. Miss out over the summer? No worries! The themes and challenges are on the sheets below and offer creative options for having fun. To participate, just follow along on the material below!