St. Clare’s student space, named after St. Clare of Assisi, is designed to address students’ insecurities across four key areas. 

  • Mindful Haven: A serene space featuring puzzles, games, coloring pages, and unique additions like a wall waterfall and sand table. Open daily for relaxation and mental well-being.
  • Hygiene and Essentials: Offering free items like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, bedding, and more. Supporting financially burdened students and those with hygiene concerns. 
  • Food Support: Half of the space stocked with cereals, boxed dinners, and snacks for students facing food insecurity. Open on designated days, managed by the Coordinator of Student Support Services. 
  • Student Success Hub: Direct access to the Coordinator of Student Support Services, aiding students with insecurities and connecting them to resources both on and off campus. 

St. Clare’s aligns with Quincy University’s “Success by Design” initiative, ensuring students excel academically, socially, and holistically. It’s a vital support system prioritizing students’ well-being and success. 



Open to all QU students, especially those who

are experiencing food, housing,

or any personal insecurities. 

Located on the first floor of Friars Hall.

Opposite the room to the nurse practitioner.




Location and Hours:

St. Clare's mindfulness center and pantry for Quincy University students.Mindfulness Space:
9 am-9 pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-4:30 PM on Fridays.

Closed on the weekend. 

Monday/Wednesday: Open 1-5 pm

Tuesday/Thursday: Open 8 am-12 pm

Friday:1-4:30 pm

Closed on the weekends

Students who need items can come once per week during open hours and take what they need. There are labels and limits on each item, so students need to be mindful of what they are taking. 


We extend much gratitude for any generous contributions to St. Clare’s. Your donation will help sustain the center and undoubtedly make a significant impact on the lives of students. Your support ensures that all of our students have access to essential resources, alleviating any personal insecurities and aiding in an amazing resource to ensure the success of our students. With your kindness, we can continue to foster a community that values and supports one another.

Drop off donations:

You may drop off your donations to Dr. Christine Tracy’s office, Francis hall, Room 12.

Monetary Donation Online:

Link to a QU Fund

Donate by buying an item(s) off of our Amazon wish list:

Link to Amazon List



Food: Hygiene: Essentials:
Breakfast Items (ex. Cereal, instant oatmeal, breakfast granola bars, ect.) Laundry Supplies (Pods, dryer sheets, mesh laundry bags) Bath towels
Fruit Cups Air freshener Washcloths
Boxed Dinners Deodorant Blankets
Raman Shampoo Bedding materials
Microwavable rice pouches  Body Wash School Supplies
Instant potatoes Conditioner 


Mac and cheese  Bars of Soap  
Spaghettios/Ravioli Lotion  
Frozen Food that can be microwaved or air-fried  feminine Hygiene Products  
Bread Shaving Cream/Razors  
Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten Free food options  Toothbrushes/Toothpaste   
  Disinfecting Wipes  
  Paper Towels