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Health, Wellness & Safety

Laurentians Look Out for Each Other

An important aspect of our residential community is the compassion we have for each other. We want you to be happy and healthy and feel supported and safe while you’re here, and we’ve invested in the resources to make sure that happens.

Comprehensive Support for Every Student

We believe in a holistic approach to your well-being during your four years at St. Lawrence. We start by empowering you as an active partner in your health, and we’ll work with you across campus services to make sure your needs are being met. 

Through our Health Center, Counseling Services, and Safety and Security teams, we have resources and campus support available 24/7 to make sure you have what you need to be happy, healthy, and safe.

Located in the Diana B. Torrey ’82 Health and Counseling Center, our Health and Counseling Services can treat everything from chronic illness to common colds, emergency treatments to routine mental health and healthcare check-ups with comprehensive and confidential care. 

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As a JED campus, St. Lawrence is committed to supporting student's well-being and mental health. The Wellness Education Office provides students with the support they need. From stress reduction and resilience, to sleep and nutrition tips, our Wellness Education office team empowers students to practice self-care, tune into their needs, and employ tools and strategies to improve their mental health, physical health, and overall wellbeing.

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Also located in the Diana B. Torrey ’82 Health and Counseling Center, Safety and Security is open 24/7 and maintains an active presence on campus to ensure you have a living and learning environment that is safe, supportive, and here for you.

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Our award-winning Dining Services team takes great pride in their personalized, student-focused approach to serving delicious, nutritious, and allergy-friendly meals every day.

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Physical activity is an important part of your well-being. Through our campus intramurals, athletic teams, outdoor programs, and our Stafford Fitness Center, you have plenty of options that will keep you moving and make the most of whatever fitness means to you.

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Health, Wellness, & Safety in Action


Your health and wellbeing doesn’t take place on a schedule, so we have resources available whenever you need them.

Community Resources

We work with campus to keep you safe, including student groups like:

  • St. Lawrence University EMS
  • SLU Advocates
  • Peer Safe Walks
  • Student Safety Team Members

Convenient Care

We can work with you to transfer your prescriptions to our health center on campus, another pharmacy in town, or continue service from your hometown provider. Your health is your choice.

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Wellness Is On the Menu

We work with academic programs and local farms (including our own!) to continually provide you with nutritious, sustainable, and seasonal whole food options.


health care providers and counselors available by appointment


campus eateries

You'll have plenty of on-campus dining options to choose from, including:

  • Dana Dining Center
  • Northstar Cafe
  • Time-Out Cafe
  • Johnson Grab and Go Cafe
  • Spartacus Cafe
  • Pub 56

Always Prepared

We pride ourselves on our campus emergency response plan and have real-time campus alerts for security issues, health situations, natural disasters, weather, and national emergencies.

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Student Opportunities

Students play an active role in shaping opportunities for health, wellness, and safety at St. Lawrence. You can work as fitness instructors at the Stafford Fitness Center, serve as Safe Walk volunteers or trained emergency first-responders through SLU EMS, and create new clubs and organizations to fill the needs they see in our community. The opportunities for you to have an impact on our campus are endless.

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Wellness Education

The Wellness Education office frequently collaborates with several on-campus partners including Health & Counseling, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion,  Saints Athletics, the Outdoor Program, and more. From stress reduction and resilience, to sleep and nutrition tips, they help students practice self-care, tune into their needs, and employ tools and strategies to improve their mental health, physical health, and overall wellbeing.  

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