Loss is tough.  Unexpected loss is even harder. Grief is not a process to “get over”;  rather it is a unique journey with a mixture of emotions and reactions. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. In recognition of our community’s losses – especially our most recent one – we’ve put together an infographic that lists some coping strategies and resources around grief.

For some folks, the death of a community or family member can be triggering or generate flashbacks. Here is a website that has some specific tools and strategies for dealing with these moments:  https://mental-health-matters.com/coping-with-flashbacks-goals-and-techniques-for-handling-the-memories/


Hours and Contact Info

If you need health care services during the time we are closed, please refer to the After-Hours and Off-Campus resources.

Regular hours. 9:00 am – 4:45 pm MTWF
10:00 am – 4:45 pm Th


NEW!  Self check-in at the HWC.  Bring your ID and swipe/click your way to your scheduled appointment.  The staff at the front desk can assist you if you have questions or need to make a new appointment.

Leonard Center Room 53
651-696-6275 (phone)
651-696-6687 (fax)

Feedback on HWC

Student Affairs Purchase

After hours and Off-Campus Resources

Mental Health Telephone Counseling

To be connected to our 24/7 telephone mental health counseling support service, call 651-696-6275 and press option #2 after hours, or ask to be transferred to phone counseling during regular business hours.

Influenza – it’s here!!

A reminder that influenza is widespread in Minnesota.

How do you tell if it is flu or a cold!  Check out the CDC (Center for Disease Control) website for a quick reference.

Immunization Record Request

Alumni: to request a copy of your immunization records please send an email to health@macalester.edu


Intersectional Masculinities

Expanding the conversation on masculinity – 3/22, Weyerhaeuser Boardroom, 11:45 am – 12:45 pm, lunch available at 11:30 am.
Join us for a workshop moving beyond conversations of toxic, cis masculinity towards discussing the intersection of race and gender identity.  Facilitate by Paul Ang, Program Coordinator at The Aurora Center and Malik Mitchell, Men’s Engagement Coordinator for The Aurora Center.  Co-sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Life.

Resilience Conversations Series

A 3-part series focusing on mental wellness and resilience.  All workshops are led by Julia Hutchinson, Mental Health Care Coordinator at HWC.  The Conversations Series is co-sponsored by Voices on Mental Health.  Register by clicking on the workshop titles below.

Who Do You Want to Be? – 2/15, Library 205, noon – 12:50 pm with lunch available at 11:45 am
How often are we asked, “What do you want to do/who do you want to be when you grow up?”  As kids this questions might inspire creativity, curiosity and excitement.  As we get older, this question begins to weigh us down.  This discussion will create a space to return to that place of curiosity and expand our ideas of who we want to be and who we are becoming.

Healthy Relationships and Friendships – 2/22, Harmon Room, noon – 12:50 pm, lunch at 11:45 am
Whether it is an intimate partner relationship, friendship, parent/guardian-child or roommate, relationships can be both helpful and hurtful.  This discussion will explore why relationships are so important to our health and happiness as well as identify key components to creating and maintaining healthy relationships.  All relationships welcome.

Failure Doesn’t Have to Be The Other “F” Word – 3/1, Harmon Room, noon – 12:50 pm, lunch at 11:45 am
Failure is one of the most essential elements of learning, yet it is something that many of us fear and can become paralyzed by.  How do we begin to embrace the concept of failure?  This discussion will explore the concepts of failure and success.  Let’s create a relationship with failure that is both motivating and liberating. Get rid of the fear and welcome the failure.

On-Campus Support Groups

The Laurie Hamre Center for Health & Wellness is pleased to offer a variety of on-campus support groups available to our students.

Macalester Patient Portal

Macalester Patient Portal Login

  • Complete Pending Forms
  • Access Secure Messaging
  • Enter or Print Your Immunization Records
  • Online Scheduling of Medical Appointments

Interactive Tools