New to UMW this Fall?
Health Information, Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening forms are required for full-time undergraduate students:
UMW Health History, Immunizations and TB Screening Forms are located under the forms section to the left. The Health Information form is to be completed by the student or guardian. The Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening sections need to be verified and signed by a healthcare provider. All forms need to be completed and submitted to the Student Health Center. If your completed forms are not received by August 1, 2014, your account will be placed on hold preventing you from registering for Spring 2015 classes. Please call (540) 654-1040 for questions.
Mindfulness Week – September 15-19
Learn about mindfulness. As defined by Jon Kabat-Zinn, a famous teacher of mindfulness mediation and the founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center:
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”
UMW is hosting a week of lectures, workshops and demonstrations of mindfulness. Learn more how to use this technique to relax and learn better. Here is a link to all the activities.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The current outbreak began in Guinea in December 2013 and currently involves transmission in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. The most current information can be found on the CDC website.
The University of Mary Washington is monitoring this outbreak and at this time, no UMW students have traveled to or studied in those three countries. The likelihood of this disease arriving on our campus is very low.
Members of the University community are strongly encouraged to heed the CDC and U.S. State Department’s cautions regarding travel in this region. Travelers returning from this region are being advised by the CDC as follows:
Persons returning from an affected area but have not had direct contact with the body fluids of symptomatic infected persons or animals, or objects that have been contaminated with body fluids, should monitor their health for 10 days. Those with a potential exposure should monitor their health for 21 days post exposure. Regardless, any traveler who becomes ill, even if only a fever, should consult a health-care provider immediately.
Free Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing Offered Monthly:
The UMW Student Health Center in partnership with the Fredericksburg Area HIV/AIDS Support Services (FAHASS) www.fahass.org offers monthly Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing (HIV by oral swab and urine Chlamydia and Gonorrhea) at the Student Health Center on one Friday per month from 10 AM-3 PM. Come in and Get Yourself Talking/Tested (GYT)!
Please call (540) 654-1040 to schedule an appointment, walk-ins are welcome, but might have to wait.
Free test dates: Friday, September 26, 2014, Friday, October 17, 2014, Friday, and November 21, 2014.
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