Student Life

Health and Wellness

At Alma, we integrate wellness into every aspect of college life. Our on-campus resources mean you can prioritize your physical, mental and emotional health every day — and get extra support when you need it.

We want to see you flourish. That’s why we strive to create an environment that empowers you to prioritize your growth.

From daily fitness classes to an on-campus health center offering counseling and medical care, we work hard to ensure you have the resources you need to take care of your mental and physical well-being.

Medical Services

The Wilcox Health Center is our on-campus health clinic. Staffed by a full-time registered medical assistant and a nurse practitioner, we offer a range of medical services, including physicals, outpatient care, lab work, travel vaccines and STD testing and treatment.

If you need further care, we can refer you to a specialist at MyMichigan Health Center — Alma. This 97-bed, full-service hospital provides comprehensive medical, preventative and emergency services and in- and outpatient psychological care.

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Mental Health Services

Compassionate. Caring. Confidential. Our licensed professional counselors at the Wilcox Health Center are trained to support you. Through individual, relationship and group counseling, we’ll help you develop strategies to overcome any challenges you are experiencing.

We offer free in-person and telehealth counseling appointments, 15-minute drop-in sessions and walk-in crisis care. Our staff at the Wilcox Health Center can also help students manage mental health medication.

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Emergency Care

If you are experiencing a life-threatening physical or mental health emergency, call 911 immediately. For other emergencies, call Campus Safety at (989) 463-7777, and a member of our staff will assist you.

Along with our on-campus health services, Alma College is just around the corner from MyMichigan Medical Center — Alma, a full-service hospital. Learn what to do if you experience a medical or mental health emergency.

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Plaid Protects

We’re working hard to offer a safe, healthy on-campus experience for students, faculty and staff. And we’re committed to transparency in communicating about testing and cases of COVID-19 within our campus community.

Our efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 follow a simple motto: “Plaid protects.” Learn how we’re working together to keep our community healthy.

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Fitness and Wellness

Our 53,000-square-foot recreation facilities include basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. Plus, we offer spaces for roller hockey, inline skating, dodgeball and indoor soccer.

Are you looking for something a little different? Test your strength on our 600-square-foot climbing wall. Or catch a yoga, Zumba or cardio class with your friends. However you like to stay fit and healthy, we have you covered.

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Space to Explore

From its breathtaking coastlines to its scenic trails, Michigan is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. From hiking and skiing to white water rafting, our Adventure Rec trips offer accessible, fun ways to enjoy nature and make new friends.

Want to stay closer to home? Grab a frisbee and head to Riverside Park. Or rent a bike from the Stone Center for Recreation and catch the sunset on a scenic ride. With 128 acres of campus and a 200-acre ecological tract, you’ll never run out of places to explore.