10 Campus Resources Every Undergrad Should Know About

Welcome to campus, Lesley undergrads. Now that you're getting familiar with your new routine, we want to make sure you know about what our campus has to offer.

1. Health Services

Our resident undergrads are enrolled to receive Student Health Services (optional for full-time undergrads who don’t live on campus). You can make an appointment to use our health clinic for treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, women’s and men’s health needs, and certain lab tests.


2. Counseling Services

Our Counseling Center offers short-term individual counseling that is confidential and not part of your academic record. You can use traditional verbal therapy or non-traditional counseling methods, such as expressive therapies, sand tray, and art therapy.

You’ll also find Tally, our therapy dog, at the Counseling Center. If you’re allergic to or uncomfortable around dogs, you don’t have to have a session with her. You also don’t have to have an appointment to stop by and say hello to Tally.

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Tally, Therapy Dog

3. Shuttle

Our campus shuttle loops the 3 campus areas—Brattle (near Harvard Square), Porter (in Porter Square), and Doble (between the 2 squares)—Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. There's a limited schedule on Saturdays and Sundays.


4. Safety Escorts

Our public safety officers can provide additional protection to our students, faculty, and staff while they walk around campus. The officers can escort any member of the Lesley community upon request (pending availability of a Public Safety officer). Call 617.349.8888 to arrange for an escort to meet you and escort you to your destination within campus boundaries.


5. Free Tutoring

At our Center for Academic Achievement, we offer peer tutoring to undergraduate and graduate students taking classes in degree-granting programs. You can focus on projects involving writing, reading comprehension, library research, brainstorming, or time management. Our tutors can work with you one-on-one or in small groups.


6. Services for Students with Disabilities

Disability Services works with faculty, staff and students to ensure that appropriate academic adjustments are made that allow all students an equal opportunity inside the classroom and around campus.


7. Student Jobs on Campus

There are 2 types of student employment: Federal Work-Study and the Lesley Works Program. The federal government pays a portion of your Federal Work-Study earnings, whereas the university pays your entire earnings through the Lesley Works Program. Find and apply to available jobs for both programs via the Student Employment portal.


8. Career Resource Center

Our Career Resource Center works with undergraduate, graduate, and alumni on career exploration and decision-making, job search strategies, and effective self-promotion. We can help you answer questions about choosing a major, careers related to specific programs, and applying to graduate school. Use our online system, the Lesley Career Connection, to find out about off-campus student jobs.


9. Study Abroad Office

You have many options for studying abroad while studying here. Spend a semester or year at a university abroad in an exchange program or provider program. Or, take a travel-study course in the summer or on January break led by our faculty or an outside organization.


10. International Student Services

Our International Student Services Office plans cultural programs for the 100+ international students on campus, can provide assistance with visa questions, and answer questions about living in the United States. You can contact them at iss@lesley.edu.