Health & Wellness
The University strives to raise awareness and improve conditions for students experiencing mental health challenges. Many students need help with concerns related to stress, anger, depression, anxiety, and other issues. You're not alone, and there are campus resources for you if you need them, including your dedicated building team.
Mental Health Resources
Your community advisor, residence director, and other building staff are an email, phone call, or virtual meeting away. Also, the Twin Cities campus offers a number of services to assist students facing these challenges.
UMN Crisis Line Available 24/7
Call 612-301-4673 or text "UMN" to 61222
Leading a balanced lifestyle can help you succeed in a number of ways. Health is certainly affected by the environment and genetics, but stress management, sleep schedules, and daily activity all make a huge impact on our overall wellbeing.
Find more wellness resources below or ask your Community Advisor to connect you to the support you need.
Illness and COVID-19
If you think you may have COVID-19, were exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19, refer to Boynton Health’s COVID-19 page and FAQ for up-to-date guidance.
N95-type masks and rapid test kits are available at the Information Desks at the lobby in all of our buildings. Residents can stop by the desk to ask for one or more at any time.
View Boynton Health's COVID FAQ for guidance about isolation. If a resident decides to complete isolation on campus, they will either stay in their own space or request the use of an emergency space.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, inform those you have been near that they may have been exposed and should seek testing including (if applicable) your roommates. If you or a roommate wish to move to an isolation space, the person wanting to stay in isolation should contact their building's Information Desk or the staff person on duty to see if an emergency space on campus is available. (Note: The emergency space may be in a different residence hall or apartment building).
We recommend students bring enough supplies for up to 10 days when going to an isolation space. See our packing list for more suggestions.
Health Advocates are student volunteers appointed in partnership with Boynton Health to assist in sharing health resources within their residence hall or apartment community.
WHAT DOES A HEALTH ADVOCATE DO?
Health Advocates help fellow students with health questions and concerns. They can connect you with campus resources and provide health items like cough drops or condoms.