The Hamre Center offers the following psychoeducational wellness groups to help students address mental health concerns, connect with others, and build new tools and skills.

Stony The Road: Addressing Racial Trauma for Black Students


Thursdays, 11:30-1pm (Module 1); TBD (Module 2)

A 6-week group for Black-identified students, led by Black facilitators. Discuss the impact of racial trauma on mental health and overall wellbeing. Practice strategies for addressing toxic stress and prioritizing radical self-care.

To sign-up, contact Dana Suttles:


Cultivating Calm: Koru Mindfulness and Meditation

Wednesdays, 12-1 pm, Module 2: Nov 11, 18 and Dec 2 and 9 

A 4-session, evidence based group designed specifically for college students. Learn mindfulness and meditation that will help you stay calm under stress, become more mindful, gain better sleep and increase self compassion. Led by Julia Hutchinson..

To sign-up, contact Julia Hutchinson:

Coping With Anxiety: Essential Anxiety Management Skills

Thursdays 11:30-1, Sept 22, 29, Oct 6, Oct 13 OR Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1

A 4-session skill-building group to help reduce anxiety. Participants will better understand anxiety and practice anxiety management tools like breathing and meditation, cognitive and emotional self-awareness, and lifestyle choices. Led by Jon Vaughan-Fier.

For a pre-group meeting, contact:

Survivors Stronger Together: Sexual Violence Support Group

Thursdays, 11:30 am ― 1:00 pm, Bi-weekly starting October 1.

A confidential support group focused on healing and coping with sexual violence. For Macalester students, of all identities, seeking support due to their experience of sexual violence. Led by Liz Schneider-Bateman.

For more information or to schedule a pre-group meeting, email or call, 651-696-6204.

Grief & Loss Support

Thursdays, 11:30 -1:00, Starting October 1

This group is for students grieving the loss of a loved one, sibling, parent, relative, or close friend. Participants can process and heal in an atmosphere of understanding, community, and mutual support. Facilitated by Jon Vaughan-Fier.

To sign-up, contact Jon or