If you were the first in your family to attend college, please consider joining us at our Annual First-Generation Student Dessert Reception at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in JRC 209. The goal of this annual event is to connect first-generation college students with faculty and staff members from similar backgrounds.
Got Grit? Take a break from studying and learn how grit can help you succeed in stressful times. Join panelists from the faculty, writing lab, student affairs, athletics, CLS, SHACS, and wellness in discussing what it means to have grit and how you can persevere in tough times.
Tuesday, March 11th
Main Hall Lounge
During New Student Orientation - on August 23, 24, and 25 - you will have meetings with your faculty adviser. After discussing your academic goals and interests with you faculty adviser and planning your final schedule, you'll submit your final registration on Tuesday, August 26. On Wednesday, August 27, you will have a chance to make changes to your schedule. Review the Academic Planning for New Students Guide on selecting courses. This guide can be found within the Publications tab (located on the left side of our web page.)
Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) is dedicated to providing Grinnell College students with the highest quality of care and to protecting the privacy of student information. For these reasons, we prefer not to use email to communicate with our clients. We use email only to respond to general, non-medical/clinical questions and to send appointment reminders. If you need to speak with your counselor or nurse, call during business hours. If he/she/zi is unavailable, leave a message with our receptionist.
If you take good care of your mind and body, your mind and body will take great care of you! This does not have to involve a lot of time or energy on your part. Taking good care of yourself really just means identifying the personal balance you need among work, sleep, play, physical activity, social time, and quiet time – and making it a priority to maintain that balance.
It can be easy at Grinnell to live in an unbalanced way. However, there are all sorts of practices you can add to your day which will help you feel and function well. Some basics include:
Your care at Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) will be confidential. We will neither acknowledge to others that you are a client here nor discuss your treatment here without your permission. There are some limits to confidentiality, but they occur only in extreme situations. Your nurse or counselor will discuss the limits to confidentiality with you during your first nursing or counseling appointment, respectively. You, of course, are free to discuss your care at SHACS with others.
When Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) is closed, health and mental health consultation and assistance are still available to you.
Call Campus Safety and Security at 641-269-4600. Depending on the urgency of your situation, the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) on call may phone or visit you, or Campus Safety and Security may arrive with emergency responders.
Health and Mental Health Consultation