UChicago Student Wellness offers a variety of programs that engage and empower campus community members in maintaining their health and wellbeing. The programming reflects our holistic approach to wellbeing, focusining on physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of health. Read the descriptions below to learn more about our wellbeing initiatives.
Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College (and Graduate) Students (BASICS) is a service for students who want to explore their alcohol use.
Better Together emphasizes the importance of students connecting with one another to strengthen their emotional wellbeing.
Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour training designed to give participants the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Mindfulness Meditation courses are open to all UChicago community members and include instruction and practice of mindfulness meditation and other mind/body techniques to help reduce stress.
Therapy dogs are broght to campus for Pet Love once per quarter, offering students an opportunity to socialize, lower anxiety, reduce loneliness, and have a healthy outlet for positive touch.
The Refresh Sleep program aims to provide College and graduate students with the skills and strategies to achieve more restful nights.
Restorative Yoga uses gentle movement, breathing, and meditation techniques to help ease tension.
Use UChicago Student Wellness's Sunny Spots Map to increase your light exposure and serotonin levels.
The Take 10 initiative seeks to create a space for relaxation and social interaction through pop-up events relating to the following themes: creativity, physical activity, gratitude, and engaging with others.
Uncommon Nights is late-night programming that aims to build community and connectedness at UChicago, and is a way for students to gather in a fun, stress-free environment without alcohol.
Wellapalooza brings together campus and community partners who help you explore the many dimensions of wellness on campus through interactive booths, information about health services, wellness activities, giveaways, and healthy snacks.