Skip to McMaster Navigation Skip to Site Navigation Skip to main content
McMaster Logo McMaster logo

SWC Moving Notice

The Student Wellness Centre has a New Location

UPDATE: Tuesday, November 5

Come by to our new space located at Peter George Centre for Living & Learning (PGCLL) 210. All programs and services are now operating at this location.

How to Get There

The SWC can be accessed from the front or side entrances of the PGCLL building and signage will direct you towards the stairs and elevators to the 2nd floor location.

  • The elevators and stairs on the (east) side closest to DBAC are for the residence area.
  • The elevators and stairs on the (west) side closest to Commons building can be used to access PGCLL 210.
  • If you take the stairs, there is an ‘M’ mezzanine level before you get to level ‘2’.

What to Expect

Our medical services, naturopathic services, counselling services, and education programming (including the lounge space commonly known as ‘The SWELL’) are all going to be in one location to help serve you better.

Services offered will continue as usual at the MUSC B101 location until October 28th, with the exception of fewer appointments being scheduled between October 25 at 12:30pm until October 28 at 1:30pm.  There will be no evening appointments from October 24 to October 28. Reception will still be available to schedule appointments and counselling will be available for urgent appointments.

Where did the SWELL go?

The SWC’s lounge has been a space for students to grab a tea, study, or take part in programming. It has also been home to our Wellness Education team, including wellness educators and volunteer wellness outreach teams. The space has long been affectionately known as the SWELL, which stands for Student Wellness Education Lower Lounge. The SWELL has always been a part of the SWC, though the use of a separate acronym has caused some to believe that it is a separate department, or that the entire SWC is called the SWELL.

To avoid confusion, we will no longer be using the name ‘the SWELL.’ Now, you can find our Wellness Education team in a lounge space that will be directly adjacent to the reception area for the entire SWC.

Why the new space?

The SWC has been slowly growing over the past years to meet the demands of a growing student population.

This move will allow us to increase our medical staff from seven doctors and four nurses each day, to nine doctors and five nurses each day, as well as increased availability of evening appointments.

In addition, counselling staff has increased from eight to 17 within the last four years. The new space will allow our team to all have offices in the same area, reducing the number of isolated offices needed by our growing team.