Healthy, Safe & Well

october Updates

Asymptomatic COVID-19 Pop-up testing, October 19

Welcoming you back from fall break with the opportunity for you to take an asymptomatic COVID-19 test on October 19, from 9am -12pm in CSC 206. Please do not come if you are experiencing symptoms, do not eat or drink for 30 minutes prior, and do complete the online consent form found here.

HEalthy:  Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is recognized as such by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. Learn more about the progress being made to improvements in early detection, where to find support and resources, and more by visiting

SAfe:  Domestic Violence Awareness month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was launched nationwide in October 1987 as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues while raising awareness for those issues. Visit this page from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence to learn more and access resources. Check out events on campus and this page for resources for victim-survivor advocacy.

Well:  National Depression and mental health screening Month

October is filled with a focus on mental health education and depression awareness.  The entire month is filled with sharing information and awareness of screenings and prevention, as the following is observed throughout October (click for more information):

  • National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • ADHD Awareness Month
  • Bullying Prevention Month

Observed focus weeks throughout October are:

  • Mental Illness Awareness Week (First week of October)
  • OCD Awareness Week (Second week of October)
  • National Health Education Week (Third week of October)

Observed focus days include:

  • National Depression Screening Day (October 8)
  • World Mental Health Day (October 10)