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Wellness Center

Educational Programming

The Wellness Center works to create and support a culture of health and wellness at the University of Wyoming.  Unless otherwise noted with ($), most Wellness Center programs and services are free to UW students, faculty and staff.  Summer 2019 Programs and Services (printable PDF)

Topic Areas

General Wellness



  • Wellness Center Tours: Come see the beautiful new Wellness Center and all that we have to offer. Highlights include the Zen Den, personal training room, Re-Charge room, and Athletic Training room.  15-30 minutes; audiences of 3-10, but can negotiate accommodations for more.

  • As requested.

  • As requested. Two weeks advance notice, please.

  • Health Assessments and Screenings: Check your blood pressure, take an online sleep assessment, get screened for alcohol, depression, anxiety or other health issues.

  • Use our self-service blood pressure cuff in the Wellness Center lobby.

  • Zen Den Relaxation Lounge: Stop in the Wellness Center Zen Den for a break. Listen to relaxing music, feel the sun in your face, unplug from technology and relax.

  • Available M-F, 11 am - 3 pm

  • Wyoming Health Fair Blood Screening. The Wellness Center is excited to partner with Wyoming Health Fairs and offer blood screenings to benefited faculty and staff. All State of Wyoming Health Plan participants (employees and spouses who are covered) may receive two blood screenings free of charge per calendar year.

  • Friday, June 21, 7 -10 am in Half Acre Classroom 115

  • Bring insurance and ID cards

  • Prior to attending a draw, WHF recommends fasting 12 hours, unless diabetic. Please drink plenty of water and take medications as usual.

Stress Management and Mental Wellness



  • Massage Chairs. Whether you want help with relaxation and stress relief, or to work out muscle aches and pains, our electronic full-body massage chairs will leave you feeling rejuvenated.  Free for UW students with valid WyoOne ID!

  • M-F, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

  • UW students only with valid WyoOne ID.

  • Schedule an appointment through the Wellness Center.

  • Electronic Foot Massagers. Your feet work hard for you every day. Take care of them and yourself by getting a free, 15-minute foot massage with our fancy electronic foot massagers. Bring a friend, because we have two!

  • Free to UW students, faculty, and staff.

  • No appointments necessary.

  • Wellness Center Zen Den, M-F, 11 am - 3 pm

  • Drop-in Meditation: Drop in for a guided meditation practice. Great for beginners and experienced meditators!

  • Every Thursday in the Wellness Center Zen Den from 12:15 - 12:45 pm

  • Every Friday in the UW Art Museum from 12:15 - 12:45 pm

  • Registration required

  • Free to UW students, faculty, and staff

  • Series 1:  Wednesdays June 5, 12, 19, 26 from 3:00 - 4:20 pm

  • Series 2: Mondays: July 8, 15, 22, 29 from 3:00 - 4:20 pm

  • Series 3: Mondays: August 5, 12, 19, 26 from 8:00 - 9:20 am

  • Kitty Cuddle Time. Come relax and manage your stress with adorable kittens! Pet them, read to them, sing to them, talk to them, snuggle them. Kittens are from the Laramie Animal Welfare Society and are also adoptable!

  • Tuesday, June 18

  • Tuesday, July 16

  • 3-4 pm in Half Acre 115

  • Self-Love and Happiness Workshop. Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention from yourself when you need it most? Gain skills for self-compassion and happiness. Join us for this 4-week workshop series and practice skills to enhance your capacity for emotional well-being.  Register at:

  • Thursdays: July 11, 18, 25, August 1

  • 3:00 - 4:20 pm

  • Class location: Half Acre 117




  • Free Fruit Fridays: Eating healthy doesn't have to be difficult. Stop by the Wellness Center every Friday and pick up a free piece of fruit, until supplies last. UW students only, please.

  • UW Students only, please

  • Smoothie Bike Rental ($): Do you have a juicy event or meeting that you'd like to make even better? Let us help! Rent our smoothie bike on an hourly basis for special events. We provide the bike, staff, and all the delicious ingredients! Minimum two weeks advance notice. Contact us for a price quote.

  • By request only. Two weeks advance notice, please.

Physical Wellness



  • Body Composition Testing: The scale and the mirror are not always the best way to judge body fat and the success of a fitness program. Body composition testing is a great way to set a baseline and track progress. Testing is conducted by certified Personal Trainers and is free. The quick 15-minute sessions are conducted on a first come, first served basis, once a month. Workout clothing is advised, but not mandatory. Skinfold calipers and bioelectrical electrical impedance are used to estimate body composition. No registration or membership required!

  • Tuesday, June 4 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm in the Wellness Center

  • No Body Composition testing during July and August

  • Must be a member of Half Acre. Fill out a personal training request from in the Wellness Center

  • Athletic Training: Let our Certified Athletic Trainer help you with your injury prevention and care needs. Free for UW students with a valid WyoOne ID!

  • Available only to UW students.

  • Not available June-July

  • Adult Wellness for Faculty and Staff. The Adult Wellness Program for faculty and staff gives participants the opportunity to improve overall health, conquer challenging fitness goals, increase confidence, and learn proper exercise techniques to amplify their experience in a fun and motivating environment. We aim to create a realistic and lasting passion for health and fitness in adults that can be sustained for life.

  • Included with Campus Recreation membership

  • Assessment Fair: Monday, June 3 at noon in the Half Acre Group Exercise Studio (2nd Floor)

  • First workout: Wednesday, June 5 at noon in the 2nd Floor Group Exercise Studio

  • Workouts: Mon, Wed, Fri from noon - 1 pm in the 2nd floor Group Exercise Studio

  • Walk with a Doc. Join our Exercise is Medicine-On-Campus chapter and Ivinson Memorial Hospital (IMH) as we take steps toward a healthy lifestyle. IMH medical providers will walk with participants and be available to discuss health education topics.

  • 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month from 1:30 - 2:30 pm at Washington Park. Meet by the bandshell.

  • No registration necessary. Open to UW and the Laramie community

Contact Us

Wellness Center

Half Acre Campus Recreation

Room 107

Dept 3604

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-9355

Fax: 307-766-6720


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