“Holistic” is the first word that comes to mind when thinking about Director of Wellness Education Laura Lavoie’s approach to student wellness. Partly because it’s a word she stresses a lot, but also because her work already embodies it.
Supporting Your Health and Wellbeing
Being part of the St. Lawrence community means taking care of yourself and each other, and that is evident in the services we provide. We’ll work with you to achieve a holistic perspective of wellbeing, empower you to make informed decisions about your health, and support how you decide to live your best life.
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.
At St. Lawrence, we have plenty of opportunities for you to make physical fitness fun! We offer intramural sports and varsity athletics, fitness classes and strength and conditioning spaces, rock climbing walls, and outdoor programs. However you like to stay active, we’ll work with you to make it happen.
Compassion and care are central to what we do. From offering healthful and sustainable meal options to individually and proactively addressing dietary needs, we are proud of the service we provide at our dining center and 6 campus eateries. You’ll be able to mix and match your favorite comfort foods with new, healthful options that keep you energized and feeling great!
Students play an active role in shaping opportunities for health, wellness, and safety at St. Lawrence. You'll have the opportunity to start a new club or organization, teach a fitness class, or lead an outdoor program. You can even work with the University to fill a need as you bring new ideas and skills to our community and connect with other students to achieve more together. The opportunities for you to have an impact on our campus are endless.
Wellness by the Numbers
We focus on a holistic approach to your health and provide you with the resources and services you need to make informed decisions.
healthcare providers and counselors available by appointment
They specialize in common issues faced by college students so you'll get the right care when you need it.
stations with weight machines, treadmills, and stationary bikes for use in the Stafford Fitness Center
Varsity athletic teams
JED Campus Partner
St. Lawrence has furthered its support of student well-being and mental health by partnering with The Jed Foundation (JED) and their signature program JED Campus, a nationwide initiative designed to help colleges evaluate and strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs to provide strong mental health support systems for students.
Six Campus Eateries
- Dana Dining Center
- Northstar Cafe
- Time-Out Cafe
- Johnson Grab and Go Cafe
- Spartacus Cafe
- Pub 56
availability and support
With health and counseling services available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., connections to local experts and resources, and an off-hours crisis and counseling line, we have you covered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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.
Located at 76 Park Street in the Diana B. Torrey ’82 Health and Counseling Center, the Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and provides off-hours resources and support. From treating chronic illness to common colds, emergency treatments to routine healthcare check-ups, we’ll work with you to ensure you’re covered with comprehensive and confidential care.
From providing regular appointments to having resources available 24/7, we offer a spectrum of services with experts on common issues college students face, including individual counseling, support groups, workshops, trainings, and campus-wide wellness events. We’re here to support your transition to college and empower you as an active partner in your wellness journey.
Wellness News and Stories
St. Lawrence University is furthering its support of student well-being and mental health by partnering with The Jed Foundation (JED) and their signature program JED Campus, a nationwide initiative designed to help colleges evaluate and strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs to provide strong mental health support systems for students.
Throughout the fall semester, faculty, staff, and students across campus have collaborated to facilitate mental health programming that helps students build a support network at St. Lawrence during this time of uncertainty.