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Health, Wellness and Recreation

A healthy campus evokes a positive sense and nurtures a group identity marked by increased engagement, concern for others and a safe space for vulnerability and collaboration.


We are committed to the well-being of our community.

A community of well-being is where students, faculty and staff come together to create and foster a collaborative community that supports the continual development of individuals and the community as a whole.

This intentional effort is campus-wide where all are responsible for conducting ongoing dialogue, generating educational opportunities, embracing diversity and connecting people and resources.



Well-being is a state where we are flourishing, feel content, connected to purpose, people and community; peaceful and energized; resilient and safe.

Learn more about the Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP)

Enrollment Process:
Students who want to participate in the University-sponsored SHBP must complete the enrollment process prior to the start of each new term.

Hospitalization Insurance:
Under 26? You may be eligible for health coverage under your parent's plan.

Independent Health Plan:
Students on their own health plan are not required to purchase the University-sponsored SHBP, however they must waive covering using the online Health Coverage Declaration.

Note: International Students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan and are only eligible to waive if enrolled in either the University-sponsored Graduate Assistant Health Plan or a United States-based employer-sponsored group health plan.

Providing inaccurate or false information may result in unexpected charges. It is also a violation of the Student Conduct Code.

Immunization Clearance:
The University requires all students born after December 31, 1956, who take more than one University class to provide documentation of two immunizations for measles, mumps and rubella; and a tetanus-diphtheria immunization within the last ten years. This documentation must be entered on a Student Immunization Record and must include the month and year each immunization was given. Forms are available at One Stop. Students who graduated from a Minnesota high school in 1997 or later will be exempt from this policy.

Check with your medical or high school immunization records. All students are legally required to provide information on immunizations or exemptions; students who fail to provide the required information will have a hold placed on their records and will not be allowed to enroll for classes.

A free flu clinic comes to UMR in the fall. An email will be sent out with specific dates.

The law does allow for an exception based on age, or documented medical or conscientious exemptions. If you need any of the required immunizations, call your family doctor for an appointment.

Self Assessment
The University of Minnesota offers online self assessment for depression, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress, eating disorders and alcohol.  This free screening is made available to all UMN students and is taken anonymously. The screening is provided so that you may find out - in a few minutes - whether or not a professional consultation would be helpful to you. If your score suggests you are likely to need assistance, please call to make an appointment with UMR Counseling Services.

The University of Minnesota Rochester resides entirely within leased spaces that prohibit smoking in all areas of the property. In compliance with building regulations and the University of Minnesota Smoke and Tobacco Free Campus policy, smoking is prohibited in all UMR facilities.

Students needing smoking cessation assistance should contact the UMR Student Health Services at 507-258-8008.

The OMC Skyway Clinic is located on the 2nd floor of 318 Commons and is UMR's Student Health Service. This service is FREE to all students who have paid the UMR Student Services Fee (SSF). UMR students must show a valid student ID Card (UCard) upon arrival in order to ensure access to all student Health Services and avoid any billing, copays or charges.

If you have not been assessed the SSF this semester, you may either be seen as an OMC patient by calling to schedule an appointment as noted below (regular OMC Skyway Clinic charges will apply) or you may opt in to the SSF ($168 per semester) which will be charged to your student account.

Walk-in visits are available for UMR students each weekday from 3 - 4 p.m. daily. For appointments outside the walk-in hours, students must call 507-292-7250 to schedule an appointment.

The UMR Student Health Services can provide:

Testing and Treatment

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Bladder/Urinary Tract Infections
  • Bruises
  • Colds
  • Coughs
  • Runny Noses
  • Cold Sores
  • Earaches and Infections
  • Flu Symptoms
  • Insect Bites/ Stings
  • Minor Burns and Rashes
  • Minor Sunburn
  • Mononucleosis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sore Throat
  • Stitch Removal

Gynecological Services: Pelvic examinations, pap smear testing and screening for vaginal infections.

Initial and Brief counseling and Evaluation for Referral: General health, nutrition, smoking, anxiety, birth control counseling, depression counseling.

Laboratory Testing: Rapid strep, dip urinalysis, mono screen, pregnancy, tuberculosis, pap smear, testing for vaginal infections, screenings for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.

Psychological Services: Appointments are available to meet with a licensed psychologist and consult with a psychiatrist, as needed.

Referrals to a primary care provider for preventative health services, or an evaluation of conditions outside the scope of services provided by Student Health Services will be provided when necessary.

The scope of practice of the Student Health Services clinic will exclude dispensing or prescribing narcotics, such as for chronic pain or insomnia.

Prescriptions can be written at the OMC Skyway Clinic, but medications are not available on-site. Prescriptions must be filled elsewhere using insurance or out of pocket payment.

All students paying the student activity fee will receive full access to 125 LIVE, a community-based recreational facility offering comprehensive services and programs. You can register at 125 LIVE. Access includes: 

  • Full use of workout equipment and facilities. 
  • Full programming  with nearly 100 fitness classes each week 
  • Full access to existing social and arts programs (100 each week), independent use of the facilities (fitness center, library and art studios), and programming specific to UMR students. 
  • Access to 125 LIVE Food Pantry 

Exercise Room in 318 Commons 

  •  Exercise and weight training equipment is located in a designated exercise room, located in the lower level of 318 Commons. The exercise room is available on a drop in basis for students, faculty and staff. 

YMCA Virtual Program 

  • All students paying the student activity fee will receive full access to the YMCA’s Virtual Y Program. YMCA instructors will guide and motivate students with an exclusive collection of LIVE and on-demand in fitness, wellbeing, cooking, and more!

    • 30+ Live Streams Weekly
  • 1500+ On-Demand Videos and NEW Classes Added Weekly
  • 100+ On-Demand Videos Added Monthly
  • Favorites Dashboard: Ability to Favorite Classes, Categories 
  • Exclusive Catalog of Fitness, Wellbeing, Enrichment programs and more

Intramural dodgeball and basketball will occur at 125 LIVE and intramural volleyball will occur at The National Volleyball Center  Look for the sign-up announcement in the Raptor Report.

How can I provide feedback and future input on recreational programming?
Contact to provide feedback or ideas. Thank you to the student leaders who have provided input thus far. We’re grateful and excited to bring your ideas to life!

Intramural sports programs provide students an opportunity to participate in a variety of competitive and recreational sport activities.

To view a listing of UMR’s Intramurals and to create an account, follow the instructions below. All intramural participants are required to create an account on

To create an IMLeagues account:

  1. Go to


  2. Go to and click Create Account


  3. Go to and click “Log in with Facebook” if you have a Facebook account with your school email attached - this will automatically create an account, fill in your info, and join you to the school (steps 2-4)

  4. Enter your information, and use your School email ( and submit.

  5. You will be sent an activation email, click the link in the email to login and activate your IMLeagues account

  6. You should be automatically joined to your school – If not you can search schools by clicking the “Schools” link

How to sign up for an intramural sport:

  1. Log in to your account

  2. Click the Create/Join Team button at the top right of your User Homepage page


  3. Click on the “University of Minnesota Rochester” link to go to your school’s homepage on IMLeagues

  4. The current sports will be displayed, click on the sport you wish to join

  5. Choose the league you wish to play in

  6. Choose the division you’d like to play in (Monday 5PM, Tuesday 5PM, etc.)

  7. You can join the sport one of three ways:

    1. Create a team (For team captains)

      1. Captains can invite members to their team by clicking the “Invite Members” link on the team page. Any invited members must accept the invitation to be joined to your team

        1. If they’ve already registered on IMLeagues: search for their name, and invite them

        2. If they haven’t yet registered on IMLeagues: scroll down to the “Invite by Email Address” box, and input their email address

    2. Join a team

      1. Use the Create/Join Team Button at top right of every page

      2. Accepting a request from the captain to join his team

      3. Finding the team and captain name on division/league page and requesting to join

      4. Going to the captain’s playercard page, viewing his team, and requesting to join

    3. Join as a Free Agent

      1. You can list yourself as a free agent in as many divisions within a league as you’d like. You will be visible to all members of the site and can request to join teams, or post information about yourself so teams can request to add you to their team.

**Note** IMLeagues offers a live support button in the top right corner of all pages, please use this button if you encounter any difficulties.

The University of Minnesota Rochester is committed to having an environment free of sexual misconduct.

The University of Minnesota and UMR supports mothers by providing dedicated lactation spaces to aid you with breastfeeding. 

UMR has three dedicated lactation spaces:

  • University Square room 308A   
  • 318 Commons room 208-1  
  • One Discovery Square a publicly accessible room available to visitors and tenants of the building located on the fourth floor, room 420.  

Learn more about U of M Lactation support.

Faculty and staff can contact the Office of Human Resources and students can contact the Director of Health and Wellness at University Square with questions.