Start the Semester Strong

Tips for thriving at Cornell

Prioritize self-care to boost academic success and get the most out of your time at Cornell. View our Top 10 Tips for Thriving at Cornell for tips and resources!

Free programs & resources to support your well-being

New year, new you! 

The start of the spring semester is a great time to "reset" and create new practices and routines to help support your mental health and academic success. 

Check out these FREE Cornell Health programs designed to support your health and well-being all semester long.

“Thrive @ Cornell” online training 

Take this 40-minute self-guided course to learn strategies that reduce stress and support your mental health.


Group counseling

Groups on anxiety, depression, mindfulness, and other topics, with groups especially for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and international students.


CAPS workshops

Daily online workshops to help you improve your mental health, time management skills, sleep habits, and more.


Nutrition workshops

Online workshops held throughout the semester to help busy students support their nutritional goals.


“Refresh” sleep program

Sleep supports learning. Enroll in this 8-week self-guided program and spend 15 minutes/week learning how to get better sleep.


Alcohol education & support

Learn about BASICS, our personalized assessment and feedback program, plus workshops, online education, & support.


Let's Meditate

Daily guided mindfulness meditation sessions sponsored by Cornell Health, in collaboration with numerous campus partners.


Let's Talk

If you need someone to talk to – or you're considering CAPS services but are not sure they're right for you – drop in to a "Let's Talk" session to speak informally with a Cornell Health counselor (available daily Monday–Friday, online and in person). 


If you need support ...

If you’re struggling, or just feel like you could benefit from talking to someone, support is available. Here are some places to start:

  • Call us 24/7 (607-255-5155) to consult with Cornell Health. When we're closed, you can speak with a mental health professional from our on-call service, ProtoCall.
  • Those living in university housing can connect with your residential staff for support.
  • Speak with your academic advisors or professors if you need extra help, or anticipate difficulty meeting deadlines.
  • 24/7 support is also available through these local and national hotlines and text lines, with options especially for students of Color and LGBTQ students.

Visit Mental Health at Cornell for additional options for support, as well as information about how to help others, practice self-care, and get involved.