Resources for Current Students
Student Health & Wellness
"Boynton Health serves the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, providing comprehensive health care with a public health approach to campus well-being.
Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care for you in a culture that supports equity, inclusion and respect. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of University of Minnesota students and the campus community. Our vision is to be the healthiest campus in the nation."
Please consult Boynton Health's official website for more information about their services, and relevant information about billing/insurance.
Student Counseling Services (SCS)
Student Counseling Services (SCS)
"Our vision is a university where all students are empowered to reach their personal, academic, and career goals.
We promote student success by helping you with:
- Mental health and life concerns
- Learning and academic skills challenges
- Career uncertainty
- Faculty/staff - student communication"
Please refer to SCS's official website for a complete list of available mental/emotional health resources and services.
Recreation & Wellness (RecWell)
"Our mission is to serve all students and the greater University community by enriching the campus experience and encouraging lifelong wellbeing. We are driven to develop leaders, foster supportive relationships, and inspire active living through recreation and wellness."
- All University of Minnesota students paying the Student Services Fee have automatic membership. A valid U Card gets you to access to various RecWell facilities.
- Recreation & Wellness Center (East Bank, 123 SE Harvard St, Minneapolis, MN 55455)
- St. Paul Gym (St. Paul, 1536 N. Cleveland Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108)
Please visit RecWell's official Website to learn more about available facilities, services, fitness classes & activities, and other relevant resources.
Nutritious U Food Pantry
Boynton Health’s Nutritious U Food Pantry provides fresh and healthy food to students who struggle to get enough to eat
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can provide extra cash to buy groceries.
Please verify your eligibility, and apply for SNAP benefits by visiting the University's SNAP webpage.
Free meals available at three locations. Please consult Hunger Solution's Food Shelf webpage for more information.
St. Paul Campus Mobile Food Shelf/ "Foodmobile"
Free groceries including produce, meat, and dairy products and household items available to any University of Minnesota student and their families. Operated by Keystone Community Services.
Students are welcome to attend one Foodmobile event per month and choose between two different locations on the St. Paul campus. Please visit Boynton Health's food resources homepage for more information about dates/times, and locations.
Smudging Guidelines & Ceremonial Use Form
The Circle of Indigenous Nations (COIN) and American Indian Student Cultural Center (AISCC), in collaboration with Housing & Residential Life at the University of Minnesota (UMN), recognize that the support of American Indian/First Nations/Alaskan Native students is a shared responsibility. In our support efforts, we recognize the sacred practice of smudging as a way of life for some American Indian/First Nations/Alaskan Native people and welcome this time-honored practice within student residential spaces. With respect to the ceremonial use of smoke, American Indian/First Nations/Alaskan Native students may carry out—within the privacy of their residence hall rooms—cultural practices consistent with traditional ceremonies and observances that involve the use of sacred plants.
The Circle of Indigenous Nations and American Indian Student Cultural Center serve as a designated venue where smudging and pipe ceremonies may, at any time, be conducted by students, staff, faculty, and community members and may be used at the start/end of meetings, counseling sessions, and other events and occasions including, but not limited to, other contexts.
Academic Courses on Stress Management, Wellbeing, & Health
Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing courses
The University of Minnesota's Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing offers a range of academic courses (1xxx-3xxx level) that focus on integrative healing and wellbeing.
Public Health courses
The University's Public Health program offers a range of courses (1xxx-3xxx level) on wellbeing and health.
- You can also find these courses on UMN Schedule Builder using the subject code: 'PUBH'
Sexual & Gender Health
- Aurora Center
- Sexual and Gender Health Clinic
- Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life (GSC)
- Boynton Health Gender Care
- Boynton Health: Safer Sex 101
The Aurora Center's mission is:
to serve all victims/survivors/concerned people of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment at the University of Minnesota and Augsburg University
The mission encompasses these goals:
- Deliver free and confidential services to everyone at the University of Minnesota and Augsburg University.
- Build partnerships between The Aurora Center and other departments on campus.
- Create awareness and prevention strategies around sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and oppression.
- Provide meaningful volunteer and leadership opportunities.
Visit the Aurora Center's official website for a complete list of available services and resources
The mission of the Sexual and Gender Health Clinic at the Eli Coleman Institute for Sexual and Gender Health is to develop, provide and promote evidence-based best clinical care. Our clinic promotes the sexual and gender health of individuals, couples, and families of all backgrounds by providing assessment and treatment. We provide services across the lifespan, with specific services for children, adolescents, and adults. We have helped thousands of people with sexual and gender health issues. Our faculty and professional staff represent a variety of disciplines including:
• Family Medicine
• Marriage and Family Therapy
• Sexual Health
• Gender Care
• Social Work
Visit the Sexual and Gender Health Clinic's website to learn more about their services.
The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life provides education, advocacy, outreach, and support to students, staff, faculty, alum and community members. We strive to create a campus climate where more inclusive understandings of gender and sexuality foster a sense of belonging for all.
Visit the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life (GSC)'s website to learn more about their programs, resources, and/or subscribe to receive their newsletter.
The gender care team understands that people who are transgender and gender diverse have unique health care needs. We will take time to listen to your concerns and work with you to create a personalized care plan that fits with your life and goals. The gender care team provides education, resources, referrals, and care coordination.
Visit the Boynton Health Gender Care webpage for more information about available resources, and services.
Boynton Health distributes a variety of safer sex supplies—condoms, dental dams and lubricants—at no out-of-pocket cost to students.
Visit their Safer Sex 101 homepage to learn more available safer sex resources and supplies.
You can also visit their Free Condoms and Other Safer Sex Supplies page to order free safer sex supplies for pick-up.
Academic Support & Planning
- Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) Peer Tutoring
- Tutoring & Academic Success Center (TASC)
- Academic Department-based help rooms & labs
- Help rooms offered by: Chemistry, Physics, CLA Language Center, and Spanish & Portuguese Labs
- Circle of Indigenous Nations (COIN) Dakota & Ojibwe Language Tutoring