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We are dedicated to supporting the wellbeing of students at UMD.

"Thank you so much for hosting Calm this year. The relaxation techniques we went over were extremely helpful and I feel better than I have ever felt since starting college".

Health Services Calendar of Events, Spring 2018 (events added throughout the semester)

RESCHEDULED!!  Friday, April 12th, 5:30pm, Copper Top Church.  Pleasure, Bodies & Justice (PB&J), Coming to UMD. Keynote speaker: Best-selling author, sex educator and researcher, Emily Nagoski, PhD.  “Pleasure is the Measure: Evidence-Based Consent Education.” Dr. Nagoski will share research on the art and science of sexual pleasure and communication, and how it can inform advocacy for healthy sexual relationships and campus prevention efforts.  Her book, Come As You Are, is available at The UMD and Duluth Public Libraries. The keynote event is a campus and community collaboration for Pleasure, Bodies & Justice, and includes WRAC, SHE, the CEHSP's Social Justice Action Committee, UMD Health Services, UWS, Blush, and Planned Parenthood. The keynote is funded by a Campus Climate grant.

             PB&J Community Events

  • Thursday April 11, 4:30–6 p.m. Marginal Bodies, Queer Consent UWS, Pope Student Center— Room 232 Old Main
  • Friday April 12, 9–midnight Dance party with DJ Nola Blush, 18 N 1st Ave W, Duluth
  • Friday April 12th, 7-10 p.m. Honestly, Tho… an exhibition about the revolutionary nature of vulnerability Prøve Gallery, 21 N Lake Ave, Duluth
  • Saturday April 13, 6–8 p.m. HOTDISH Militia Bowl-A-Thon Landmark Lanes in Superior, WI

H & H.  Hope and Help is a program for students struggling with a loved one's addiction.  Meetings will resume in spring semester on Mondays, from 7-8:30pm in RDC 301. Contact Savannah Dettman with any questions at, Barb Titus at, or Lauretta Perry at  You are not alone. 

Calm.  Join us for brief relaxation sessions in the KSC!  We will practice a different technique each week intended to help students actively de-stress. Starting February 5th, sessions are offered on Tuesdays,  2-3pm, Wednesdays, 2-3pm, and Thursdays, 3:15-3:45pm, in Kirby Student Center 361.  Most sessions will last only 30 minutes.  Just drop-in!  Tea and snacks will be available. Sponsored by Health Services and Disability Resources.

Pet Away Worry and Stress monthly events!! 11am-1pm in the Kirby Student Lounge on select dates: see the PAWS website for current information. The focus of PAWS is to decrease stress levels in students, faculty and staff, with therapy animals. This collaborative event is sponsored by Animal Allies, UMD Employee Wellness Program, KUMD, The Kathyrn A. Martin Library, UMD Health Services, and UMD Wellness Collaborative, UMD Serve, Office of Environmental Health & Safety, and Kirby Student Center.

Let’s Talk.  “Let’s Talk” is a program that provides easy access to brief, informal, and confidential consultations with counselors from UMD Health Services.  Drop-in for support and resources – no appointment necessary!! Mondays 10am-12pm, and Thursdays 1-3pm in Kirby Student Center 361; and Tuesdays from 5-7pm in Lake Superior Hall 175.

Grief Support Group. Every Wednesday evening.  The group will meet in RDC 301 (across from the dining center). Choose your group time, 4-5:30pm or 6-7:30pm.  Snacks provided.  Facilitated by Barb Titus,

Designated Nap Zone on campus!  The Underground in the Kirby Student Center will be a designated nap zone on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2-3pm.  It will be available for use as usual for studying, etc, but signs will be posted honoring a quieter space during those days and times.  This program is a collaboration of the Student Health Advisory Committee, UMD Health Services, and the Kirby Student Center. The nap zone was inspired by the results of a needs assessment on student sleep habits and barriers. For more information about sleep and initiatives at UMD, visit our Sleep Education & Initiatives page.