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.
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.
Wellness, Movement and Fitness Opportunities
Current schedule for classes and workshops, including access links, are on the Wellness Programming Calendar. Note: login to Google with your Middlebury account to view.
Each semester, the Student Success Series features live and asynchronous opportunities to take a deep dive into topics around personal, academic and professional wellness. Attending workshops and classes 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 and opportunities as schedules allow.
Spring 2021 Programming (all times in Pacific)
|Movement Class||Vinyasa Flow||Twice weekly February 12 - May 7 (times vary)||https://www.middlebury.edu/institute/student-life/health-wellness/fitne…|
|Movement Class||MixxedFit||Twice weekly February 9 - May 7 (times vary)||https://www.middlebury.edu/institute/student-life/health-wellness/fitne…|
|Student Success Workshop||Mindfulness to Cultivate Peace & Wellbeing||February 25, 12pm - 1pm||go.miis.edu/springsuccess|
|Middlebury College Counseling Drop-In||Meditation and Breathwork for Relaxation||Twice weekly, Mondays and Fridays, starting March 1; 10-10:15am||Email Brian Tobin at the College to join in: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Success Workshop||Art for Mindfulness & Mental Health||March 2, 12pm-1pm||go.miis.edu/springsuccess|
|Student Success Workshop||Mindfulness to Cultivate Awareness of the Body||March 25, 12pm-1pm||go.miis.edu/springsuccess|
Middlebury College Counseling Center Offerings
Middlebury College Counseling has a number of online programs, workshops and group meetings that are open to all Middlebury students, including those at the Institute. Learn more here.
- Spring 2021 Meditation and Breathwork - Simple, effective, and rejuvenating meditation and breathwork practices to increase relaxation and ease. Join practices throughout the semester to take a moment, re-center, and find the breath. Join this meditation and breathwork space anytime. Come to one or as many of the sessions as you want! Beginning March 1: Mondays and Fridays at 10am Pacific (1pm Eastern) for 25 minutes. Email Brian Tobin for access.
Physical Wellbeing and Health
- Information about programming or services that support physical wellbeing and health may be found here. Spring 2021 offerings: MixxedFit and Yoga classes, both twice/week for free for students.
- Visit our discounts page to learn about discounts for local gym and studio memberships.
- Visit the Remote Student Services Resources Guide for additional free wellness and fitness activities.
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. Learn more here.
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.
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.