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The Smith College Wellness Services Office integrates innovative wellness initiatives into students' academic, residential and extracurricular activities. We know that your academic and personal success rely on the positive decisions you make for your emotional and physical health. Our blog offers useful information on important topics such as alcohol safety, nutrition, sleep, stress and sex.

Remember to check out our newsletter to learn about events on and around campus that promote wellness. If you have a question or need information, just ask us. We're here to help you be well and live well!



News from the Director

I am happy to announce that the College has implemented a new team structure for staffing at the Schacht Center. On August 1, 2016, I assumed the position of Director of the Schacht Center for Health and Wellness. Elaine Longley, R.N, a long time staff member in Health Services, is now the Associate Director for the Pelham Medical Service. Kristin Evans, MSW and Doctoral candidate in Social Work has joined the Center as the Associate Director for Counseling Services. Our new Associate Director for Wellness Education is Kristina Mereigh. She has a masters degree in Public Health Communication. The team and our entire staff is very enthusiastic about working together to provide top notch services to help students be their healthiest and happiest. —Pamela McCarthy, Director, Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

Fall 2017 Open Hours

Have questions about stress management, school-life balance, exercise, sleep, alcohol, sexual health, LGBTQIA, tobacco cessation, positivity, careers in public health, and more? Schedule a 30 minute appointment with Kristina Mereigh, Director of Wellness Services here.


Fall 2017 Wellness Open hours will be held every Monday, 1 - 3 p.m. and Wednesday, 1 - 3 p.m. at the Schacht Center for Health and Wellness. Drop-in welcome.


Schacht Center for Health & Wellness has gone mobile

We're excited to announce the most up-to-date version of our brand new app for Schacht Center for Health and Wellness. Download the app to access the most recent Scacht Center information: schedule appointments, learn more about on- and off-campus health resources, and find out about weekly Wellness events!


Get the free app here. Once you download and open the app, you'll have access to resources and information about Health & Wellness at Smith College right in your pocket!


April's Wellness Feature!


"Every Wednesday for five weeks, anywhere from 10 to 25 students reported for duty as chefs' helpers in the Morrow kitchen. Instructors from the Dining Services staff -including Director of Dining Services Andrew Cox, Executive Chef Dino Giordano and Area Manager Rick Rubin - awaited their arrival, chef jacket sleeves rolled up, knives, bowls and cutting boards at the ready


The cooking classes - also known as Feeding the Whole You - were the brainchild of Kristina Mereigh, associate director of wellness services for the Schacht Center for Health and Wellness. Mereigh received an Innovation Challenge grant from President Kathleen McCartney to launch the Wellness Goes Global program that includes the cooking classes."

To read the full story, click here.