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Illini Wellness Week

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October 9-13 - A series of wellness-focused events to highlight wellness programs on campus.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, along with other Student Affairs units, is hosting the lllini Wellness Week from Monday, October 9-Friday, October 13. The purpose of Illini Wellness Week is to bring campus units together to create an inclusive environment focused on wellness, highlighting programs and services offered on campus. Events throughout the day will touch on different aspects of wellness including: environmental, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual and physical dimensions.

Sponsored by: Campus Recreation, U of I Extension, Counseling Center, McKinley Health Center, Illini Union, La Casa, University Housing

Thank you to our corporate sponsors: BodyWork Associates, KIND bar 

(Printable Version of Calendar)

Check out the events happening throughout the week:

Mindful Monday - October 9

9:30-10:30am @ Alma Mater: Breakfast, Set, Go! - start off your week with a complimentary breakfast at the Alma Mater, and leave a message on the display for your fellow Illini.

1-3pm @ UGL: Paws-itivity - stop by the UGL and pet a doggy, as well as gain some positivity from the Counseling Center and the Stress Management Peers. 


Task Tuesday - October 10

5:30-7pm @ ARC gym 1: Hoop with Us! - experience this awesome sport first-hand with the help of the championship-level Illini Wheelchair Basketball team. 

7-8pm @ BNAACC: Can you do it all? - join the Counseling Center for a program that will help you manage stress, and help you be the healtheist, most productive you!


Wellness Wednesday - October 11

2-4:30pm @ Illini Union South Lounge: Health and Wellness Expo - from stress balls to KIND bars, we will have an array of resources to help you be a healthier Illini. 

5:30-6:30pm @ ARC MP 1: Yoga at the ARC - join us for a FREE yoga session at the ARC. Stop, take a breath, and take control of your day!

5:30-7pm @ ARC climbing wall: Climb to Financial Wellness - reach new heights with your finances!  Join the U of I Extension at the ARC climbing wall for financial tips, and FREE rock climbing!

7:30-9:30pm @ UI Ice Arena: Ice Time! - head to the newly renovated Ice Arena for fun and free skating! Add some hot cocoa to fully enjoy your time. *Valid i-card needed for free admission and $2 skate rental.


Thoughtful Thursday - October 12

10am-2pm @ the Quad: Farmer’s Market - join the Student Sustainable Farm for locally grown, low input, sustainable food. 

10am-1pm @ the Quad: Take the Wellness Pledge - spin the "wellness wheel" to find out what makes up holistic wellness.

1-3pm @ SDRP 2nd Floor: Rest and Relxation at SDRP - relieve tension with a FREE five-minute chair massage by Bodywork Associates, learn some stress relief tips, and go through 30-minutes of guided meditation (1:30pm and 2:30pm sessions)


Fun Friday - October 13

11:30am-1pm @ the Quad: Celebrating the Heart of Illinois - all are invited to this campaign launch festival with interactive booths, performances, fair foods, exhibits, and maybe even a really cool surprise.

7-8pm @ State Farm Center: Campaign Launch Evening Celebration - be part of this signature event to celebrate the launch of the university’s most ambitious philanthropic campaign ever.