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Barnes Center Fall 2020 Update: Recreation Now Open, Expanded Health and Wellness Services
As the campus community enters the first week of classes, the Barnes Center at The Arch’s holistic health and wellness resources are open and available in a variety of in-person and virtual opportunities.
“First introduced last year, the pioneering spirit of holistic health and wellness has been at the forefront of our team’s work,” says Cory Wallack, Ph.D., Barnes Center at The Arch executive director. “Our Orange community knows that Fall 2020 is a semester like no other, and with that same pioneering spirit we look forward, not only to the continuation of our existing offerings but to also introducing new and expanded services and programs to further meet the evolving needs of our students.”
Open to the campus community, individuals are invited to explore new and returning health and wellness resources. In addition to a mask being required at all times, except in the pool, details and directions pertaining to hours, appointments, services and more are available on the Fall 2020: Barnes Center at The Arch webpage.
Effective Monday, Aug. 24, the Barnes Center at The Arch’s recreation and fitness areas are open! Wellness Portal reservations are required. The full list of recreation and fitness options are available on the Fall 2020: Barnes Center at The Arch webpage. The Ernie Davis Fitness Center is now open, too.
Offerings now available through the Recreation team include:
- Cardio equipment
- Climbing wall
- Drumlins Country Club golf and tennis
- Esports room
- Group fitness and fitness programs
- Indoor track
- Outdoor Adventure: South Campus zip line, weekend adventure day trips
- Personal training
- Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion
- Weight machines
Students are encouraged to enroll to receive health and wellness text message notifications from the Barnes Center at The Arch. Highlights include appointment reminders, secure message notifications, important health and wellness updates, and more. Additionally, in support of physical social distancing, the Barnes Center has implemented a required mobile check-in for Health Care appointments.
A Daily Health Screening Form has also been implemented. Students will complete the required form daily and a reminder email will be sent to students’ Syracuse University (@syr.edu) email. Residential students must complete the form daily and off-campus students must complete the form prior to entering campus. All students are required to complete the form prior to in-person appointments and within the Wellness Portal prior to completing reservations.
Health Care and Pharmacy
Health Care and Pharmacy services have been extended to seven days a week. Please note, Health Care drop-in hours will not be offered this fall and appointments are required. A limited number of same-day appointments are available by calling 315.443.8000.
In addition to the full-service Pharmacy and retail space, a Pharmacy Pick-up Window is now also available seven days a week. The Pharmacy Pick-up Window will be located outside of the Barnes Center facing Sims Drive. The campus community is welcome to visit either location for a free mask or an extra COVID-19 Wellness Kit.
With a growing team, Counseling is available in a variety of appointment styles hosted virtually, over the phone and in-person. Drop-in hours are not offered at this time and appointments are required. A limited number of same-day appointments are available by calling 315.443.8000.
Students are encouraged to explore 15 Fall 2020 virtual Group Therapy offerings. Students interested in learning more or joining a group are asked to call Barnes Center at The Arch Counseling at 315.443.8000 to schedule an initial consultation with a therapist.
In a variety of in-person and virtual workshops, the Wellness Leadership Institute will host nearly 150 workshops available now through Friday, Nov. 20. Supportive of holistic health, workshops highlight the Dimensions of Wellness (physical, intellectual, emotional, career, environmental, social, financial and spiritual) and are hosted by Barnes Center staff, Peer Educators and campus partners. Students who attend a workshop within each dimension will earn a graduation medallion and a certificate. Reservations are required and available on the Wellness Portal by selecting “Wellness Leadership Institute.”
Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. marks the first Fall 2020 virtual SoulTalk workshop. Each week, SoulTalk has a new theme surrounding life’s big questions, such as purpose and connection. Topic highlights include transition/adjustment, belonging, allyship, mindfulness, resilience and more. Reservations are required and available on the Wellness Portal by selecting “Wellness Leadership Institute.”
Additionally, students are invited to apply to experience Fall 2020 SoulSearch. The application process is now open and applications are due by midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 30. SoulSearch is a one-day retreat for undergraduate students to connect, contemplate and experience a deeper understanding of their authentic selves. SoulSearch will rekindle a sense of belonging and highlight tools for practicing mindfulness and self-awareness with a focus on authenticity, mindfulness and belonging. Every SoulSearch retreat is free and includes meals and transportation.
Students experiencing a mental health crisis, seeking support for sexual assault or relationship violence, or needing medical consultation can receive free confidential services 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 315.443.8000. Please note, routine consultations should hold until the next business day.
For questions or for more information, please contact the Barnes Center at The Arch by calling 315.443.8000 or by emailing BarnesCenter@syr.edu. For the latest information on health and safety precautions and updates from the University, please visit syracuse.edu/Fall2020.