Welcome home, Retrievers! We are delighted to welcome you to campus and to the start of our fall semester. As the semester begins, we hope you will take a moment to discover our newest building, The Center for Well-Being. We are thrilled to open this building and announce a year-long focus on the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of our community.
Please join us for an open house and tours in The Center for Well-Being from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, September 3, and an opening celebration from 3 to 4 p.m. on Monday, September 13. Masks are required and attendance will be limited to ensure safe distancing. We also hope you will join us for these and future events throughout the semester.
Located on Center Road between Chesapeake and Susquehanna Halls, The Center for Well-Being includes Retriever Integrated Health (University Health Services, the Office of Health Promotion, and the Counseling Center); Student Conduct and Community Standards; and the Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion & Belonging (i3b) Gathering Space for Spiritual Well-Being. It also includes the Mind Spa—a student space equipped for the practices of mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation—and an informal student meeting/lounge space.
The Center for Well-Being is a symbol of our commitment to our community's collective well-being and our students' ability to succeed in all aspects of their lives. The everyday life of a college student can be stressful, and multiple current public health crises—including the COVID-19 pandemic, racism, and violence—also contribute to stress and trauma. Undergraduate and graduate students have told us about the obstacles and challenges they are facing, both at home and on campus. The Center for Well-Being provides an opportunity for our entire community to collaborate on ways to create a campus culture dedicated to well-being where every student thrives.
- Gain access to quality health care,
- Participate in practices that heal and lift up community,
- Investigate and understand personal identity,
- Obtain resources for daily living, and
- Connect with other students.
We look forward to connecting with you and wish you a successful fall semester.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs