Students participate in a yoga class outside on campus.

Your health and well-being are essential to your success as part of this community. Student Services is here to help you find the health-related resources you need to maintain a balanced lifestyle.

COVID-19 Health and Wellness Resources

We know that these may be stressful and uncertain times for you and your family and friends. We are working hard to curate and share resources, and develop programming and activities for those who may be looking for additional support and connection.

As additional opportunities for wellness and mental health support become available, we will send weekly updates to students. Additionally, please be checking the Student Services Online Resource Guide regularly. 

This “Stress and Mental Health Management Programs” document (available online here) includes descriptions and links to sign up and/or learn more about each offering during the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.

You can review the spring 2020 wellness programming email sent on January 29 here

Disability Services

The Institute recognizes and supports the standards set forth in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, which are designed to eliminate discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. The Institute is committed to making reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities as required by law.

Exercise and Fitness Opportunities

Review the fitness calendar for ongoing free fitness on or nearby campus. 

Visit our discounts page to learn about discounts for local gym and studio memberships.

Wellness Education Activities

Student Success Workshop Series

The Student Success Series features multiple one hour workshops that take a deep dive into topics around personal, academic and professional wellness. Attending one or more workshops is a productive way to spend an hour, and will help students develop and practice healthy habits for success in graduate school and beyond. We encourage participation in multiple sessions as schedules allow.

Sign up for a spring 2020 workshop: go.miis.edu/springsuccess. 

Mental Health Support and Services

WellConnect Student Assistance Program

The WellConnect Student Assistance Program is a confidential and voluntary counseling and resource referral service provided to students free of charge. Students are entitled to six free counseling sessions per incident/issue per year with a local, Monterey-based counselor.

SilverCloud Self-Guided Mental Health Support

In partnership with the Parton Counseling Center at Middlebury College, students are able to access a web-based, self-help workbook called SilverCloud.

SilverCloud offers tools and skill building related to coping with feelings of stress, sadness, worries, anxiety and body image. It’s available in both web-based and app formats. Download the app today or Check it out here. You must sign up using your @middlebury.edu email address

SilverCloud is:

  • Self-directed usage – go at your own pace
  • Free
  • Equipped so that you can select a “coach” within the system to assist you with the different modules and help with motivation

Mindfulness for Stress Management

We offer a number of ways to cultivate a practice of mindfulness to help you unwind, de-stress, and improve your general health.

Health Insurance

Students enrolled in long- or short-term programs are required to have health insurance. To meet this requirement, you must ensure you have health insurance by the first day of each semester. Learn more about obtaining health insurance, review resources and helpful information to inform your plan selection, and learn about some California-specific options here.

Emergency Contact Information

Please review this important emergency contact information in case of illness or accident.