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Well-Being Center

The new Well-Being Center will be a comprehensive and integrated facility that will include all campus health care in one location, providing easy access for students and designed to be a collaborative high-impact environment to support student learning, student well-being, and student success. The Well-Being Center will play a critical role in the health and well-being of our campus community. The Center will impact retention and graduation rates of our students by providing affordable and convenient health and wellness services and programs delivered by professionals attuned to the unique stressors and needs of college students.

The Center’s staff and resources will focus on the “upstream” approach by providing programs and activities that are associated with healthful decision making and prevention. By instilling positive habits ranging from nutrition and sleep to stress management and sexual health, students will be less in need of the “downstream” services associated with intervention and rescue. The fact that all the services for health and wellness are simply located together eliminates a lot of barriers for students to access services. The University will support programs, systems, and processes to support behaviors known to improve academic performance. The Well-Being Center strives to support a lively environment of diversity and inclusion for students with its open and welcoming spaces.

 Five Key Areas of Well-being

With the upcoming opening of the new Well-Being Center to house the Well-being Unit and UR Well initiative on campus, we have an opportunity to increase and centralize our programming within five key areas of well-being: exercise, nutrition, self and community care, mindfulness, and sleep.  These five key areas were determined based on the ACHA-NCHA II Spring 2018 Executive Summary of the survey that was administered to our student population throughout past years, most recently in 2018. 

All five of these areas are essential to ensure that our campus community is thriving, and they have been shown to improve one or more of the main impediments to students’ academic success, which  include; stress, anxiety, sleep difficulties, and depression.  It is the goal that these five primary symbols that represent areas to thrive, will be located in the new Well-Being Center and can assist with the navigation to foster skill development.  The symbols will direct our campus to opportunities that support, and cultivate opportunities that can lead to optimal well-being both within the new Well-Being Center and beyond. 

Architectural Renderings

Well-being Center