Magdalen College calls students in their whole person to an education that is transformative. To this end, Magdalen offers our students services in Student Healthcare, Counseling, Student Tutors, and the Career Pathways Programs.
The college does not staff a healthcare office on campus and encourages students to seek medical attention at local medical facilities. All medical costs and arrangements are primarily the responsibility of the student, but travel to and from a medical facility may be arranged through the Office of Student Life. Transportation to medical appointments should be scheduled forty-eight hours in advance to ensure a shuttle’s availability.
In addition to filling out the medical form for enrollment at the college, students should inform the Student Life Staff and Chef of any dietary or physical restrictions arising from a diagnosed health problem, maintain and provide up-to-date health insurance information, and inform Student Life of sickness or injury as soon as possible. The college staff will follow the Campus Wellness Plan to assist any student requiring medical attention. The Campus Wellness Plan can be retrieved from the Student Life Office upon request.
Students are responsible for informing the Student Life Staff of any illnesses or medical conditions that are highly contagious or could endanger the health and safety of other students, staff, or faculty. Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts values the health and safety of all her students, and the college seeks to make continuous efforts to improve the safety of the campus. The college’s faculty and staff do everything he or she can to help nourish a safe and healthy environment for the students. The college is not responsible for personal injuries that a student may incur while on or off campus.
The College partners with Catholic Charities of New Hampshire to provide mental health needs. Students are strongly encouraged to take ready advantage of their services. Students should schedule meetings directly with Catholic Charities through their website:
Counseling sessions are $25 for students, who should indicate they are students when they schedule an appointment. All sessions are anonymous and confidential. Each student will have to fill out a “release of information” form if they wish to give the college permission to pay for the services.
Student tutors play an important role in the support of students who may need academic assistance when faculty members are unavailable. Selected by the Academic Dean, they are available at regularly scheduled hours several days a week and are often consulted on a wide range of academic issues, from explanations of Latin grammar to the improvement of study skills. Their work as peer teachers encourages students to develop greater confidence in their own academic abilities. Serving as a student tutor is a paid work-study position; the college provides this service to students free of charge.
Through our Career Pathways Program, we build bridges to career and internship opportunities for our students, assisting them as they cross these bridges and prepare for a life of human flourishing and faithful service. But this program is also a process: we encourage students to think about their future employment in vocational terms, i.e., what is God calling each person to do professionally, as a means to serving God and the common good? And further, we encourage students to develop a theological understanding of how they can integrate their faith and their work, thereby sanctifying the world and answering the Church’s universal call to holiness.