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Mental, Physical & Financial Health

It's easy for health and wellness to take a backseat to the pressures of graduate school. There are a number of resources and services to help you adjust, manage stress, and find a support network on campus that works for you.

KU Recreation Services

The student Rec Center is open to all of you and provides a variety of resources for physical fitness, team and individual sports, classes, and personal training. The cutting edge indoor and outdoor facilities accommodate a broad range of athleticism - from beginners looking to improve your health with low impact exercise, to seasoned athletes aspiring to push their physical abilities to the next level. If you are a student you are automatically a member of the Rec Center! Be sure to check out all of the services, Fit Group classes, intramural sports, and outdoor equipment rental!

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Watkins Health Services

Located in Watkins Memorial Health Center, Watkins Health Services (WHS) provides comprehensive medical care and outreach programs through a team of dedicated professionals.

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Health Education Resource Office (HERO)

The Health Education Resource Office (HERO) provides services including health education programming and health coaching on many topics such as stress management, nutrition and weight management, and sexual health.

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Lawrence Parks & Recreation

The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department aims to provide excellent city services and enhance the quality of life for the Lawrence community. The department has developed many programs for the community, including hike/bike trails, recreation facility operations, golf, forestry, and other quality of life programs and facilities. The department currently offers more than 550 programs and activities each season for all ages to keep active. Admission to Sports Pavilion Lawrence® at Rock Chalk Park is free for Douglas County Residents.

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Financial Health

Student Money Management Services

Student Money Management Services (SMMS) provides one-on-one confidential consultations on various personal financial topics including income and financial aid, checking and savings, cash management, credit cards, and credit history.

Student Accounts & Receivables

From paying your tuition bill to accessing 1098-T tax form to obtaining information regarding payment options - this is the place for answers. Set up your appointment with Student Accounts & Receivables (SAR) staff today.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

The Financial Aid & Scholarships office provides resources for you to calculate the cost of attendance and explore and apply for different types of aid, including scholarships, grants, work study, and loans. They also provide information regarding holds, refunds, taxes, and paying your bill.

Legal Services for Students

Legal Services for Students provides assistance when you anticipate or encounter legal problems. This office also provides tax information, resources and workshops for both domestic and international students.

Identity-Related Health & Wellness Services and Resources

Check out more information regarding identity-related health and wellness services and resources at KU.