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Considerations for Specific Students

Colleges and universities have a diverse student body, and some students may have needs that are different than those of the general student population. Campuses typically provide resources to support their many different students.

First-Generation College Students

LGBTQ+ Students

Non-Traditional Students

Transfer Students

Students with Disabilities

Community College Students

International Students

Veteran/Active Duty Military Students

Online Students

Students with Existing Diagnoses

Dining Options and Eating Well

Whether you will be dining on campus or making your own meals, here are some tips to help you navigate your options and maintain a healthy diet.

All About Meal Plans

Food Allergies and Other Dietary Considerations

Eating Well on Campus

Preparing and Shopping for Your Own Food

Healthy Snacking

Your Rights and Responsibilities

As a student and as a patient, you have both rights and responsibilities. Understanding these will help you better navigate campus health and wellness services and be an advocate for your own health and wellness.

What Are Your Rights and Responsibilities?

HIPAA and FERPA: What Is the Difference and How Can They Protect You?

Patient Confidentiality: Are Your Medical Records Private?

Accessing Health and Wellness Services

You will most likely need health and wellness care while at college. Whether you need medications, have an injury, need to talk to a counselor, or become sick, you will need to know where and how to get help.

Using On-Campus Services

Connecting to Off-Campus Services

Transferring Medical Records

Emotionally Preparing for College
Housing: What to Know Before You Go

As a college student, you may have a variety of living options from which to choose, both on and off campus. So much of the college experience happens outside of the classroom, and your living situation is no exception. Learn about housing options in college and how to maximize your experience.

Living on Campus

Living with a Roommate

Your Residence Hall Room: What You’ll Need

Off-Campus Housing

Health Insurance

Health insurance isn’t just an unnecessary fee; it can help you afford treatment and prevention services for minor issues as well as emergencies so that you don’t face health and wellness issues or financial burdens that could interfere with staying in school.

Health Insurance–What Are My Options?

Why Consider a Student Health Insurance Plan?

Managing Medications

It’s important to know how to get and fill any prescriptions you may need, whether they are medications you are currently on or a new prescription written by a health care provider at your campus health center.

Before You Leave for School

On-Campus Pharmacies

Off-Campus Pharmacies

Taking Medication Responsibly

Studying or Traveling Abroad

For many students, spending a semester or two abroad is a lifetime dream. It’s important to know how to stay healthy and safe so that nothing interferes with the experience of living and learning in a foreign country.

Staying Healthy

Staying Safe

Transitioning Out of College

There are lots of changes that you might experience post-college. You may be starting graduate school, a new job, or are on the job hunt. Regardless of what you are doing, you may miss college and the opportunities that came with it—a lively social scene, easily-accessible services (such as a dining hall, recreation center, and libraries), and staff who were focused on helping you succeed. That doesn’t mean you can’t find your niche elsewhere—you may just have to look a little harder to find it.

I’m Getting a Job

I’m Headed to Graduate School

I’m Doing Something Else