Events and Activities
Community of Lights: Starting March 22 and going through April 19, we will hold every Monday from 12 to 2 p.m. as an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to come together to heal, support each other, and never forget. The Taylor Center, Office of Student Activities, and Campus Ministry will collaborate in providing a space in The Pause for students, staff, and faculty to build community and process the trial through art and writing. There will be paper bags, as well as materials to write on and decorate the bags, so that community members can create paper bag luminaries. Each bag will be displayed during this period at Boe Chapel.
Understanding the Derek Chauvin Trial: As the trial develops, St. Olaf College is offering a webinar on March 25 at 3:30 p.m. Join Barry Cattadoris while he discusses the legal processes and what to expect in the weeks to come. You are encouraged to submit questions ahead of time here. Join us on Zoom.
Let’s Talk: Monday–Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Let’s Talk is a 15-minute informal confidential consultation with licensed counselors from Boe House Counseling Center. Appointments are first come, first served. Students can use this space to process feelings about the Chauvin trial and its impact on them. Let’s Talk sessions are by phone or zoom at this time. Please email the Counseling Center at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a same-day Let’s Talk session.
BIPOC Students Support Group: Thursdays from 11 a.m.–12 p.m. (starting March 18). This is a space for students to be heard and get support around issues of race, social justice, and any topics that are relevant to their life while trying to navigate a predominately white institution and our uncertain time. Please show up 5 minutes before the start time. Zoom Meeting ID: 931 7542 4992. (Facilitators: Boe House counselors Dr. Huy Le & Dr. Saras Bhadri)
Coming Soon: Boe House Counseling Center will hold specific spaces during its typical seminar time on Wednesday afternoons to respond to current events as needed and as they develop. More information to follow soon.
Wellness Center Office Hours: Mondays–Thursday 1–8 p.m. and Fridays 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Students can stop by for one-on-one support during the Wellness Center office hours or sign up online to connect with another student and chat. The space also offers coloring supplies, aromatherapy, grounding rocks, self-massage tools, and more to support students.
Wellness Events: The Wellness Center offers weekly online guided mindfulness on Thursdays from 9–9:30 p.m., as well as a plethora of online wellness events throughout the week. The Paw Program happens in the Pause each week from 4–5 p.m. as a means for students to de-stress and interact with dogs.
Wellness Website. Access resources on radical healing, self-care, communication, coping with stress and anxiety, and more.
Coming Soon. The current state of social justice uprisings in the United States has increased the burden that BIPOC people carry while navigating race in America. This is why The Taylor Center for Equity and Inclusion is creating this page to offer students BIPOC–centered wellness workshops and resources.