The Holy Cross tradition seeks to develop and form the whole person.
We want you to be well at Notre Dame.
Intellectually well. Spiritually well. Physically well. Mentally well.
Whether it’s learning how to more efficiently manage your time, talking through your challenges, or competing alongside your friends in one of our dozens of intramural sports, you’ll find plenty of resources to help you be well at Notre Dame.
McDonald Center for Student Well-Being
If it’s balance you seek, you’ve come to the right place.
The McDonald Center for Student Well-Being is here to help you find balance in your everyday life by offering tools, resources, and activities that support your emotional, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, environmental, and spiritual well-being.
It embraces the University’s aspiration as a Holy Cross institution to educate the whole person, providing services that reinforce an integrated approach to wellness, empower individual student engagement, and foster a caring and informed campus community.
University Counseling Center
You always have someone to talk to at Notre Dame.
College is a time of great personal change, transition, and growth. Often, those changes bring about stress, uncertainty, and depression.
The University Counseling Center (UCC) is here to help you and your fellow classmates through this period of great change. Through the UCC, you might:
- Benefit from one-on-one counseling
- Participate in a group counseling session
- Access crisis services in-person or over the phone
- Consult briefly with one of our highly trained staff members
- Receive a referral to an off-campus resource
University Health Services
Welcome to your one-stop shop for all things healthcare at Notre Dame.
Students are our specialty, and our team of physicians and nurses partner with students to help them stay healthy. We provide world-class primary care services, including evaluation and treatment of illnesses and injuries, preventive care, and management of chronic conditions.
From picking up a prescription at our on-site pharmacy to receiving physical therapy, you can find the answer to most of your healthcare questions at University Health Services (UHS). We also offer a wide range of health education initiatives that could literally save your life—or prepare you to save someone else’s. We offer classes in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED throughout the entire year. Students also have the opportunity to join the First Aid Services Team (FAST) to serve as first responders at varsity athletic and speciality events on campus.
There are hundreds of ways to be physically well at Notre Dame.
- Compete alongside your friends in one of our intramural sports (ranging from tug of war and basketball to ice hockey and bowling)
- Join a yoga, Zumba, or cardio kickboxing class
- Participate in one of our dozens of club sport programs
No matter how you choose to take advantage of RecSports at Notre Dame, you’ll have the opportunity to challenge your body, continue to play the sport you love at a high level, and achieve balance in your daily life.
Care and Wellness Consultants
Do you have a friend you're concerned about?
The Care and Wellness Consultants at Notre Dame can help.
Each year, we handle referrals from faculty, staff, students, and parents about their loved ones who may be struggling with or distressed by academic, emotional, and social issues. We can help you to help your friends connect with the resources and services they need to get through this difficult period in their lives. There is no problem or concern too small.
Sara Bea Disability Services
A community accessible to all students
Sara Bea Disability Services ensures that every qualifying student has equal access to a Notre Dame education. Whether you need testing accommodations or auxiliary aids and services, or would like to volunteer to take notes for a friend with a disability, Sara Bea Disability Services can help.