Campus Blood Drives:

Spring 2016 Blood Drives:

  • Willmar Campus: Thursday, March 17th, 2016, 8:30 am-2:30 pm, Gymnasium
  • Hutchinson Campus: Thursday, April 14th, 2016, 9:00 am-2:00 pm, Concourse

To schedule your life-saving donation visit & enter sponsor code: "Ridgewater Willmar" or "Ridgewater Hutch" 

Community Health Fair & Healthcare Job Fair:

  • Hutchinson Campus: Tuesday, March 29th, 2016, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, Campus Commons
  • Willmar Campus: Wednesday, April 6th, 2016, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, Campus Dining Area (Student Center)

Discover the latest health trends, learn more about tried-and-true healthy choices for adults & children, or explore potential careers at the Annual Ridgewater Community Health Fairs & Healthcare Job Fairs. These FREE events are geared toward Ridgewater students, staff, & community members of all ages. Booths offer interactive awareness & activities, information, free samples, and discount coupons. Fair visitors have a chance to win door prizes every half hour as well as grand prizes at 12:30 pm.

Free & Confidential Family Planning Services:

Spring 2016 Visits:

  • Hutchinson Campus: Every Tuesday & Wednesday, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Room 407

A Public Health nurse from Meeker, McLeod, & Sibley County Health Services is available to meet with students in need of a variety of family planning services. The following services are confidential and FREE of charge to all Ridgewater students: counseling, educational materials, birth control methods, pregnancy tests, chlamydia tests, referral for family planning services, & other services available by request. Just walk-in. No appointment needed.

Free Fitness Training Sessions:

February 2016 Visits:

  • Willmar Campus: February 9, 16, & 23, 2016, 11:00am-12:00pm, Fitness Center (F102)
  • Hutchinson Campus: February 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 2016, 10:20am-11:20am, Fitness Center (Room 240)

During February, Campus Recreation will be offering an orientation & fitness room training with Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Joe Meier. All students are welcome to attend for FREE. Attend when it works for your schedule. You need not attend the entire hour. Please wear appropriate fitness clothing & tennis shoes.

Joe Meier, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Joe is more than happy to help with any of the following:

  • Answer your questions
  • Teach you how to properly operate fitness center equipment
  • Demonstrate proper workout techniques
  • Provide exercise tips
  • Assist you in writing a personalized workout routine


Health Promotions

Ridgewater College provides speakers, classes, activities, etc., throughout the year supporting healthy student behaviors and choices. Each campus also hosts an annual health fair in partnership with community agencies and hosts bi-annual visits from the Red Cross Bloodmobile.

If you have an emergency, please dial 911 for an ambulance. AED's and First Aid kits are available across the campuses. 

Health Fair

For more information, please check Facebook:
Hutchinson Campus Health Fair
Willmar Campus Health Fair

Vendors, sign up to attend here!

Registration is free. Please sign up by Tuesday, March 13.
Share health information about your business or seek potential job candidates.

Fitness Center

We have a weight room/workout facility available for students to use free of charge when not in use for classes. Click here to access the fitness center webpage.

Student health 101 

tudent Health 101 is a monthly health and wellness magazine just for students and their families. Each issue contains valuable information that will help students make better decisions and can help you gain a better understanding of the health and wellness challenges that face today's students. Check out Student Health 101 today! 


Immunization Records

Minnesota Statutes, Section 135A.14 requires that all students attending post secondary schools have immunization status that is current for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria and tetanus. People who were born in 1956 or earlier and students who graduated from high school since 1997 are exempt. All other students will need to submit an immunization record that is complete and up-to-date. Sources for dates of immunization are high school, clinic, or military records. If you have problems understanding these records, please contact Health Services for assistance.

Health Insurance Policy for International Students

All international students attending Ridgewater College are required to purchase the Minnesota State Colleges and universities international student accident and illness insurance plan.

Contact: Linda Duering at 320-222-5976
or email 


Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.