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Seeking Study Participants

Dear Connecticut College Colleagues

My name is Mays Imad. I am an assistant professor in the Biology Department. This summer I am working with a group of undergraduate students and we are interested in investigating strength-based approaches to improving mental health. Specifically, this summer we are conducting a pilot study to investigate the impact of biofeedback training on stress and emotional regulation. We are inviting you to join our study.

We are seeking 30 participants. The time commitment will be between 2 and 4 hours (depending on which group you will be placed in) and will take place between August 1st and August 25th.  The study which has been approved by the College’s IRB committee is optional and completely anonymous.

If you are interested to learn more about the study and how you can participate, scheduling and compensation please complete the following google form

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Dr. Mays Imad at

Thank you for considering our invitation.

Best wishes,
Dr. Mays Imad and SSRI Holistic Pursuit in Education (HOPE) research group


Beginning Monday May 23, 2022 Post Office Window Hours Will Be Monday - Friday 12:30pm - 2pm Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Most Holidays

Student Counseling & Health Services Closing for Summer Break

The Health Center, including Student Health and Counseling Services, will close for summer break on Friday, May 20th at 5:00 p.m. and will re-open on Monday, August 15th. Please make sure all prescriptions are picked up prior to leaving campus.

Health Care Over Break

In-person and telehealth visits may be accessed through Hartford Healthcare GoHealth located at 351 N. Frontage Road in New London. Walk-in appointments and virtual visits are available every weekday, from 8am-8pm, and weekends, from 9am-5pm. Online scheduling available. They are open 365 days and may be reached at (860) 865-0934.

Mental Health Care Over Break

• On-campus students experiencing an emergency should call Campus Safety at (860) 439-2222.

• Off-campus students experiencing an emergency should call their local emergency services at 911 or the appropriate emergency resource number for their location. All students needing assistance after-hours may reach an off-site licensed professional clinician who has partnered with us.

• You can reach the service by calling (860) 439-4587 and pressing option 2.

• This is a telephone-based mental health service that is available to all students in need of access to mental health support when Student Counseling Services is not open.

• This service provides students with access to an off-site counselor who will provide support at any time during the evening, weekend or break.

All students needing assistance during break may reach an off-site licensed professional clinician who has partnered with us to receive urgent or on-going care:

• Download the free My SSP App, available on the App Store or Google Play

• Through the app, you can call or chat with a Student Support Counselor 24/7 in real-time or schedule a telephone or video session that fits your schedule. My SSP provides support in the event of a personal crisis and also connects students with providers, offering both short and long-term counseling.

• You can browse a digital library of helpful articles and videos.

• Or, you can call them directly at (866) 743-7732 (If calling from outside North America, dial 001-416-380-6578).

• The services offered through this app are paid for by Connecticut College.

Oasis Snack Shop Opening

The Oasis Snack Shop will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11 am - 3 pm beginning on Tuesday, 4/12/22. They will be offering a limited Grab-N-Go menu consisting of both hot and cold items. Payment options include: Cash, Dining Dollars, Camel Cash, and credit/debit cards.