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Summer 2021 Educational Programs and Services

 

Summer is here! Let the Wellness Center support you in feeling and looking your best. We work to create and support a culture of health and wellness at the University of Wyoming and we are excited to offer a variety of programs to support the university community. Unless otherwise noted, most Wellness Center programs and services are free to UW students, faculty, and staff. Continue to check here for updates, as we will be adding programs regularly! Our summer hours are Monday-Friday, 11:00am-3:00pm. 

Summer 2021 Wellness Center Educational Programs and Services (printable PDF)


Topic Areas


Stress Management and Mental Wellness

  • Drop-in Meditation. Join us for a guided meditation via Zoom! Great for beginners and experienced meditators! Open to UW students, faculty, staff, and the public.

  • Big Sky Stress-Management Mindfulness Workshops via Zoom. This 4-week workshop teaches skills in mindfulness and meditation. The curriculum-based program will help you manage stress as well as find more satisfaction in your daily life. Great for beginners and experienced meditators!

    • Registration required, free to UW students, faculty, and staff 

    • Series 1: Mondays: June 7, 14, 21, 28 from 5:00 - 6:20pm via Zoom

    • Series 2: Wednesdays: June 23, 30, July 7, 14 from 3:00 - 4:20pm in person

    • Series 3: Thursdays: July 22, 29, August 5, 12 from 9:00-10:20am in person

  • Self-Love and Happiness Workshop Series via Zoom. 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.

    • Registration required, free to UW students, faculty, and staff.

    • Tuesdays: July 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10:00 - 11:30 am in person

    • Thursdays: July 8, 15, 22, 29 from 11:30 am - 1:00pm via Zoom

  • Gatekeepers Training. This may be the most important training you’ll ever take. Offered in partnership with the University Counseling Center as part of the “UW Lifesavers Initiative,” Gatekeepers Training teaches students, staff, faculty, and community members to help identify students at risk of suicide attempts and suicide. The interactive session provides participants with practical skills on how to intervene with a student, friend, or colleague who may be in a suicide crisis.

    • Registration required, sessions held live in person and via Zoom.

    • Thursdays from 1-3pm: June 10, July 15, August 12

  • Calligraphy with Kevin via Zoom. The act of writing letters by hand can be very calming and restorative. Learn some basic handwriting techniques that combine to form simple, yet attractive letters of calligraphy.

    • Registration Required, sessions held live via Zoom.

    • Friday, June 18 from 3:30 - 4:30pm "Happy Birthday Project"

    • Thursday, July 1 from 3:30-4:30pm "4th of July Project"

    • Thursday, August 5 from 3:30-4:30pm "Friendship Project"

  • Screenings. Free and confidential general alcohol and mental health screenings will be offered by professional prevention staff. Screenings are open to all members of the UW campus community and will serve as a safe space to ask questions about mental health or substance use resources on campus and in the community. Screenings should take no longer than 10 minutes.

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, 11:30am to 2:30pm.

  • UW students only with valid WyoOne ID.

  • Schedule an appointment through the Wellness Center or call 766-WELL(9355).


Nutrition and Food Security

  • CampusWell/Student Health101 UCookbook. Get recipes and ideas for how to cook budget-friendly, healthy, and easy meals through the UCookbook from CampusWell!

  • 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.

    • Starting Friday, May 28.

    • 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.

  • UW Food Pantry. Through efforts from multiple campus departments, ASUW and the UW Food Security Task Force, the Dean of Students has been able to sustain the food pantry for students and employees. Contributions of pre-packaged and non-perishable items are welcomed and needed. Located in Knight Hall Room 106. For more information about hours operations, access and other resources, visit the Dean of Students website.


Physical Activity/Wellness

  • Athletic Training. Let our Certified Athletic Trainer help you with your injury prevention and care needs. Free for UW students with valid WyoOne ID! Schedule a telehealth appointment.  (Not available June-July.)

  • Campus Recreation YouTube Fitness Videos. Stay active from home with our online fitness videos taught by our UW certified fitness staff! Check out our fitness playlists for workout ideas, follow-along sessions, and self-care movement strategies. More videos will be added regularly so keep checking back.

  • Fitness Resources. Visit our Fitness website for sample workouts or ideas on creating your own exercise routine!

  • Personal Training ($). Receive personalized workouts and support from our Certified Personal Trainers to help you reach your fitness goals. Personal training is available either in-person or virtually. Visit our Fitness website for more information. Half Acre membership required. 


General Wellness

    • Campus Well/Student Health 101 Online Magazine. Get research-based, relevant and engaging information about a variety of wellness topics, from mental health to nutrition to relationships, to financial support and more! Also, find important information specific to UW and COVID-19 resources.

    • Wellness Bingo. Stay well and have fun while you are sheltering-in-place! Complete wellness-themed activities and enter to win prizes! Keep an eye on our website for the bingo card download and instructions.

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    • Campus Recreation YouTube Channel. Check out our YouTube Channel for fitness and wellness videos. These are brought to you by your favorite Campus Recreation staff to help you stay well at home. Check back regularly as we will be adding new videos.


Student Involvement Opportunities

      • Internships. Every semester the Wellness Center provides opportunities for students to receive meaningful work experience and internship credit. Email us for more information.



Employee Wellness

    • The University of Wyoming offers and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provides benefited employees and their household members with professional counseling, as well as legal and financial assistance. UW partners with Deer Oaks EAP Services LLC. More information can be found on the UW Human Resources website.

    • Daily Burn Subscription. Employees on the Cigna health plan are eligible for a 1-year FREE subscription. The Daily Burn is an online on-demand workout platform that offers thousands of virtual workout classes accessible from your phone, iOS device, or computer. Workout videos can be downloaded and accessed without an internet connection. How to get started:

      • Go to www.wyomingonwellness.org click on "Daily Burn" just under the Wyoming on Wellness Logo

      • Go down to the heading "How Do I get Started". Follow the directions to get your account set up.

Contact Us

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Wellness Center

Half Acre Gym, Rm. 107

1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-9355

Fax: 307-766-6720

Email: wellness@uwyo.edu

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