New to our lineup of living-learning community options, the Wellness floor focuses on engaging students in various aspects of healthy living including sleep, nutrition, exercise, stress management, faith and community. Students are challenged to explore together positive habits that contribute to wellbeing over the course of their lives.

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  • Goals
    1. To develop genuine community, where Christ’s love and compassion is shown toward one another in all aspects of life, whether in the classroom or in everyday living on the floor.
    2. To develop a better understanding of key components of wellness that promote long-term healthy living.
    3. To provide opportunities for residents to make connections with a variety of faculty and staff who contribute to wellness learning.
  • Expectations
    1. Attend monthly community lectures and workshops related to various areas of wellness
    2. Participate in fall semester floor retreat
    3. When possible, maintain recommended sleep (7-9 hours) each night
    4. Attend and participate in bimonthly floor meetings
    5. Promote floor community progress toward healthy living through encouragement and accountability
    6. Participate in at least 10 hours of Service-Learning coordinated by the Community Partnership Coordinator
    7. Actively participate in the housekeeping of the floor
    8. Be present within the community (e.g. attending floor dinners, etc.)
  • Community Lectures

    Overview: The Wellness Floor is intended to be a community that explores the many facets of healthy living. To accomplish this task, the floor will benefit from a community lecture model that provides an array of faculty and staff guest speakers to teach residents about wellness from a variety of fields of study.

    Format: Community lectures will take place once a month and will focus on a different area of wellness at each meeting. These times will begin with a community dinner together, followed by content from an invited speaker.

    Topics: While topics will adapt and change from year to year, some general examples would include:

    • Sleep: Developing better sleep practices
    • Nutrition: Maximizing the dining halls for healthy eating
    • Brain Development: How our behavior (good & bad) impacts the way our brains develop
    • Sabbath: The importance of rest, recreation and relationship in our spiritual lives
    • Stress Management: The practice of mindfulness for a healthy mind