Health and Wellness

Emmanuel College is committed to providing all employees with opportunities to enhance, maintain and promote personal health and wellness through a variety of health and wellness programs. As individuals seek a healthy balance both professionally and personally, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can make work and life more productive and satisfying.

EmmanuWELL offers a variety of wellness programs focused on mind, body, and spirit. Programs are offered through on-site classes, online management tools, self-directed programs and individualized consultations with an emphasis on encouraging employees to lead a healthy lifestyle while at work and at home.

For upcoming opportunities, please be sure to check the MySaints Portal announcements and the Emmanuel Events Calendar.

For Your Mind

Employee Assistance Program
Emmanuel College provides its employees with an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through AllOne Health Resources. The EAP provides confidential services to help you and your household members manage all areas of your life. If offers professional counseling and provides resources and referrals to help with:

  • Becoming a Better Communicator
  • Adjusting to Demands at Work
  • Coping with Stressful Situations at Home
  • Taking care of yourself
  • Finding a Day Care
  • Provider 
  • Estate Planning (Wills)
  • Credit Counseling
  • Buying or Selling your Home
  • Family Law(Divorce and Custody)
  • Retirement/College Planning

Pre-Owned Eyeglass Collection for Donation

Do you have old prescription or non-prescription glasses in good condition? The Office of Human Resources is collecting eyeglasses for donation. Drop off your used eyeglasses in ADM 336 and we will pass them on to the Plymouth Lions Club.

Advice and Planning Services
Personalized advice and planning services will be available to you for developing a plan to pursue your retirement income goal, or to find out if your current retirement planning strategy is on the right track. Representatives from TIAA-CREF are scheduled to visit campus twice a year for one on one retirement counseling sessions for interested Emmanuel employees. Employees are also welcome to schedule appointments directly with TIAA-CREF or to visit a local TIAA-CREF location.

TIAA-CREF Dedicated Website
You will have a dedicated website that will be your online resource for tracking and managing your TIAA-CREF accounts, at You will be able to visit the site for information about TIAA-CREF and your investment choices, as well as access to retirement planning tools and more. The site also links you to the TIAA-CREF website (, where you can update your account, monitor account performance and sign up for e-delivery of account statements, transaction confirmations and other communications. Although you may choose to keep your investments as you currently have them, we encourage you to take this opportunity to review your investment strategy. In an ever-changing market, it is important to periodically review your portfolio allocation to ensure it is still consistent with your financial goals. Please keep in mind that there are risks when investing in any mutual fund, including TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Funds. Please review the prospectus before investing.

Tuition Remission

  • Tuition Remission - All full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children are eligible for Tuition Remission Benefits at Emmanuel College.
    For more information please visit the Employee Benefits Tuition page.  
  • Cross Registration - Emmanuel employees may enroll at other Colleges of the Fenway institutions for one undergraduate course per semester, on a space-available basis, without the payment of tuition or general fees.
    For details on how to register for courses, please refer to the Colleges of the Fenway website.
  • Tuition Exchange - Dependents of eligible Emmanuel College employees may apply to a network of participating college and universities who are willing to accept tuition-free students.
    For more information, please contact the Office of Human Resources at or by calling 617-735-9991.

New Employee Orientation
Emmanuel College welcomes all new employees with an employee orientation video. This video discusses the College's mission and vision, general policies and procedures,  benefit offerings, and frequently asked questions about payroll. Academic Affairs hosts a new employee orientation for full-time faculty and adjunct faculty at the beginning of each semester (September and January).

Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Training
Emmanuel College is required by law to have a written policy on sexual harassment and discrimination and to make employees aware of that policy. To ensure that employees fully understand these policies and discrimination in all its forms.  To access the training, please visit the Harassment Training website.

Atomic Learning
Atomic Learning's offers educational institutions access to a complete training library of over 50,000 short, show-and-tell video training tutorials on over 205 of the most common applications.  All employees have access to Atomic Learning with their college login and password.

Teaching with Technology Training Sessions
The Office of Academic Technology regularly offers training sessions for faculty. Previous topics included:

  • Building Group Assignments in ECLearn
  • Engaging Students through Alternatives to Written Assignments: Animated Presentation Projects
  • Developing Interactive Timeline
  • Video Planning, Production, and Editing
  • Flipping Your Classroom: Pedagogy and Best Practices
  • Flipping Your Classroom with Camtasia for Mac
  • Developing Interactive Timeline
  • Video Planning, Production, and Editing
  • Company Commercials: Using Video Technology in the Classroom
  • Indie Genetics by Kowit Academy
  • Learning a Language in Tandem: Using Technology to Connect Students to the Reality of a Foreign Country
  • Cloud Paper Assessment
  • Technological Approaches to Engaging Students with Japanese History
  • Podcasts -- International Challenges: Perceptions and Policies from Around the World
  • Through the Eye of the Beholder: Examining Ethics in Documentary Film
  • Student-Produced Podcasts: Applying Microeconomic Concepts

For Your Body

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Fitness Discount
If you're a member of HPHC, and belong to a qualified health and fitness club for at least four months in a calendar year, HPHC will reimburse you up to $150 for you or your dependents covered under your plan.

Emmanuel Fitness Center
Employees of Emmanuel College have full access to the Jean Yawkey Fitness Center.
The fully air-conditioned student center includes a fitness center equipped with cardiovascular machines including treadmills, elliptical machines and stairmasters, as well as circuit training machines and free weights. The gymnasium includes one NCAA regulation court or two full-size practice courts available to employees during open gym hours which vary depending on varsity team schedules. Locker room facilities are available with showers and individual lockers for employee use.

COF Intramural Sports
For all COF members, intramurals are the perfect way to stay active. Intramurals have something for everyone. COF leagues provide competition in an array of traditional and non-traditional sports. Participants create teams with their friends, co-workers, or residence hall community and the COF provides the leagues, space, officials, and equipment. It's free to play and teams are encouraged to incorporate players from across the six colleges.

  • Fall Intramurals: September-December
  • Spring Intramurals: January-April
  • Summer Intramurals: May-August

For more information:

Spin Classes

Six week spin classes are offered free to employees each semester.  This is a great opportunity to try spinning!  This class is for beginners and seasoned spinners. Get ready to sweat! Bring water and a towel. Space in limited; please email to reserve a bike.

A one-hour Yoga class for employees led by Anna Kosheleva on Wednesdays from12:15 to 1:15 in the Dance Studio. You won't want to miss this relaxing and restorative mid-day practice! All levels and abilities welcome. Extra mats are available. Email if you wish to be on the email reminder list.


For Your Spirit

Weekly Liturgy
The Emmanuel College Chapel is the heart and soul of the Administration Building. Located at the center of the building, the Chapel has witnessed more than 90 years of Masses, Liturgies, weddings and campus traditions. In addition to weekday (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) and weekend Masses, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available by appointment with Father Spencer and at our twice-yearly reconciliation services. We offer the sacrament of Matrimony to alumni by arranged appointment, and offer the sacrament of Baptism to alumni, faculty and staff alike. Liturgy at Emmanuel is student-focused and student-run. Share your talents by serving as a Eucharistic Minister, lector, minister of hospitality, sacristan, altar server, liturgical coordinator or music minister.

Quarterly Alumni Memorial Mass
We remember recently deceased alumni, friends of the College and family members of alumni at the Memorial Masses by announcing their names and lighting a candle in their honor. The memorial mass is held the third Thursday of each month at noon in the chapel. 

Emmanuel College Gospel Choir
Throughout its history, gospel music has been a source of inspiration and form of spiritual expression for people around the world. Both experienced singers and those who enjoy singing are invited to join the Emmanuel College Gospel Choir. Members of the faculty and staff, along with students, sing at special liturgies such as the Student Welcome Mass, Mass of the Holy Spirit, Christmas Mass, Holy Thursday and Baccalaureate Mass.

All Soul's Day Interfaith Memorial Service:
To honor the memory of loved ones who had passed, specifically since this time last year. All were invited to light a candle for someone.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Service:

A time for the entire Emmanuel College community to gather together in gratitude, celebrating the variety of faith traditions present in our community and focusing on the thankfulness for all we are blessed with.

Orientation Prayer Service: Held for in-coming First Year students, so they can begin to know Emmanuel's campus and community during Summer Orientation. Campus Ministry hosts a prayer service to introduce students to the Mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and Emmanuel's identity as a faith-based college. At the end of their first day at Orientation, this ecumenical service in the Chapel offers students a chance to pause and reflect on the gifts they bring with them and the gifts they will receive as Emmanuel College students.

Each year, Campus Ministry offers a variety of programs and services during the Lenten season that are welcome and inclusive to all, regardless of faith tradition.

Invitation to Advent Lessons and Carols
The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a service of Scripture and song that dates to the late 19th century. Scripture lessons were read, followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson's message. The format for this service originated in England in 1918 at King's College, Cambridge, England, and thus began a tradition that is now almost 100 years old. This is an annual event at Emmanuel.

Reflect Emmanuel
Every year, the Office of Mission & Ministry invites employees to take time out to reflect during Advent season with "Reflect Emmanuel: A Series of Advent Meditations on Our God with Us." Written and artistic reflections will post to this page each weekday during advent. We hope you will take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to contemplate our God with us during this Advent Season! Reflections will be posted daily, Monday-Saturday, on the portal and online.

Maginnis & Walsh in the Service of the Roman Catholic Church Lecture
Charles Donagh Maginnis (1867-1955), recipient of the AIA Gold Medal for Achievement in 1948, was the foremost architect and designer for the Roman Catholic Church in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. Milda Richardson, Lecturer of Art History at Northeastern, will look at ecclesiastical, collegiate and institutional commissions of Maginnis & Walsh, the firm that was also responsible for the design of Emmanuel's Administration Building and Chapel.

Annual Toy Drive to Support Julie's Family Learning Center
Emmanuel College's Office of Campus Ministry sponsors an annual toy drive to support Julie's Family Learning Program. The Office requests donations new, non-violent, unwrapped toys for all ages and gift cards to Marshall's, Stop & Shop, Target and CVS.

CARE Drive to Support Our Troops
The EC CARE sponsored a supply drive in order to send care packages to soldiers. The club requested items such as protein bars/powder, chap-stick, feminine care products, candy, travel sized toiletries, snacks, sunscreen, shaving cream, small drink and coffee mixes and small games.

For Your Commute

Transportation Benefits

Emmanuel College offers administrators, staff and faculty a variety of transportation benefit choices, including parking, carpool and bike share discounts, subsidized T-passes, bike rack access and an emergency ride home program.



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