Our Events

We provide free programs and events to both the Middletown and Newburgh campuses throughout the year, including:

  • An annual wellness fair on each campus
  • An annual flu clinic
  • Health insurance information sessions
  • HIV Quick Test and counseling
  • Blood drives and Bone Marrow Registry Drives
  • Anonymous online alcohol and mental health screenings
  • Cardiac risk assessment, blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol screening
  • Stress management training
  • The Red Watchband
  • Wellness seminars and workshops

Coming Events

Health Insurance Information Sessions

A United Healthcare representative will visit the Newburgh campus on the following days to meet with students and others interested in obtaining health insurance :

Monday, October 24
Monday, November 7 & 21
Monday, December 5

All sessions will be in the Kaplan Hall Lobby from 10 am to 1 pm.

Please call the Wellness Center at (845) 341-4870 with any questions.

The Empty Chair Project

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Wellness Center recognizes this event with the Empty Chair Project, a week-long display that helps raise awareness and prevention of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other forms of interpersonal violence in our communities.

During the week of October 24-28, 20 folding chairs will be assembled in the lobbies of Kaplan Hall and Rowley Center for Science and Engineering. They represent the 20 people each hour who become victims of domestic violence in the US. Each chair holds information about domestic violence and its impact on our society.

For more information please call us at (845) 341-4870.

Be the Match! Bone Marrow Registry Drive

Thursday, November 3, 10 am to 4 pm, FIREPLACE LOUNGE, Shepard Student Center, Middletown

For patients diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases, a bone marrow or cord blood transplant may be their best or only hope for a cure. Yet 70% of patients who need a transplant to do not have a fully matched donor in their family. They depend on Be The Match® to find a match to save their life. To become a donor sign up during our bone marrow registry drive. Appointments are not necessary. Questions? Call the Wellness Center at (845) 341-4870 or visit BetheMatch.org.

The Red Watch Band

Monday, November 14, 2 PM to 5:30 PM, Gilman Center, Library, Middletown

Red Watch friends don’t let friends drink and die.

This program prepares students to recognize the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning and teaches basic CPR and emergency response skills (not BLS.) Pizza, soda and dessert are provided. Two $25 gift cards for the SUNY Orange Book Store will be raffled amongst attendees.

This is a popular program. You must pre-register. Please visit our online scheduler.

About the Red Watch Band program

The Red Watch Band movement on college campuses is designed to band students together to watch over each other so senseless and unnecessary deaths from alcohol poisoning don’t occur.

Impact of binge drinking on college students

Every year,

•an estimated 30,000 college students require medical treatment after overdosing on alcohol.

•599,000 students between the ages of 18-24 are injured while under the influence of alcohol.

•More than 696,000 students between the ages of 18-24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.

•5 percent of female students reported they were victims of a sexual assault, and 3 in 4 of these students were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the rape.

•400,000 students between the ages of 18-24 engage in unprotected sex, and more than 100,000 students between the ages of 18-24 report having been too intoxicated to know if they consented to having sex.

Source: Center for Science in the Public Interest

Presented by Criminal Justice Professor Robert Cacciatore and the Wellness Center.

For more information please call us at (845) 341-4870.

Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic

Monday, November 14, 6:30 PM to 8 PM

The Emergency Services Center, 22 Wells Farm Road, Goshen, NY 10924

This award-winning documentary takes a look into the lives of five brave women affected by HPV. Their stories portray the misconceptions, stigma, shame, heartbreak, pain, and triumph that they experience battling cervical cancer.

Seating is limited so reserve your spot early. RSVP by November 10th to dfagan@orangecountygov.com

An Unheard Voice: High-Risk Drinking and Sexual Asault

Tuesday, November 15, 11 AM to 1 PM, Gilman Center, Library, Middletown

Title IX and the Campus SaVE Act guarantees students the right to an education free from sexual violence and harassment. Elaine Pasqua, Certified Speaking Professional, addresses this critical issue with passion and sensitivity. She is one of the most dynamic and popular speakers addressing high-risk drinking, sexual health, and sexual assault today. In this program, Elaine effectively connects high-risk drinking to sexual assault and highlights the effects of alcohol on diminishing intuition and communication skills. Students learn practical strategies for low-risk drinking, participate in captivating interactive exercises which dramatically demonstrate common assumptions about consent and the implications of sexual violence on one's health.

Topics Include:

Title IX and latest trends on campuses, legal definition of sexual assault and rape, stalking, domestic violence, dating violence, emotional and physical effects, consent vs coerscion: yes means yes, connection of alcohol to sexual violence
Personality traits of perpetrators and modes of operation, bystander intervention techniques, date rape drugs, common assumptions, risk reduction, healthy relationships and communication, how and where to seek help.

Presented by the Wellness Center and the Mental Health Association of Orange County, Inc.

To reserve a seat please visit our online scheduler.

For more information visit Elaine Pasqua's website.