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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.  Spring 2018 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, massage therapy 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 and 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, 9 am - 5:30 pm

  • Rec Rewards: Pick up a Rec Rewards card, get a punch by participating in Campus Recreation programs, and win a t-shirt!  One punch must come from each of the following departments: Intramurals, Wellness Center, Group Fitness/Personal Training/Aquatics, and Outdoor Program. The six other punches can come from any of the above.  After 10 punches, turn in your card to the Wellness Center to be rewarded a Rec Rewards t-shirt!

  • Rec Rewards cards are available in the Wellness Center and any other Campus Recreation department.

Stress Management and Mental Wellness



  • Massage Therapy ($): Whether you want help with relaxation and stress relief, or to work out muscle aches and pains, our massage therapists will leave you feeling rejuvenated.  $35/half hour, $60/hour massage.  Gift certificates available. 

  • M-F, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

  • Open to UW students only

  • Chair Massage Services Rental* ($): Do you have a student event or meeting?  Want to recruit people for your student group?  Let us help!  Rent our chair massage services on an hourly basis for special student events.  We provide the massage chairs and the skilled and trained massage therapists. You provide the students. Minimum two weeks advance notice. Contact us for a price quote.

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

  • Drop-in Meditation: Drop in for a guided meditation practice. Great for beginners and experienced meditators! Offered weekly in the Wellness Center Zen Den.

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

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

  • 3:30 - 4:50 pm

  • Registration required.

  • Feb: Wednesdays 7, 14, 21, 28

  • March: Thursdays 1, 8, 22, 29

  • April: Mondays 9, 16, 23, 30

  • Drop-in Stress Management Workshop. Join us for an experiential workshop to learn and practice techniques to manage stress and increase life balance. Come as often as you like! Presented by Ty Tedmon-Jones, LPC from the University Counseling Center.

  • Every Wednesday, Feb. 14 - May 9 from noon - 1 pm in Half Acre Room 117.

  • Puppy Play Dates: Come relax and manage your stress with certified therapy dogs. Pet them, read to them, sing to them, talk to them, snuggle them. Studies suggest that petting a kind animal can help people relax, feel more optimistic, and less preoccupied with everyday stress. Offered once a month.

  • Feb. 5 (Monday), March 7 (Wednesday), April 4 (Wednesday), May 2 (Monday)

  • 4-5 pm in Half Acre Room 115

  • 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!

  • Feb. 19 (Monday), March 21 (Wednesday), April 18 (Wednesday), May 7 (Monday)

  • 4-5 pm in Half Acre Room 115

  • Art-Well Stress Management Program: Art-Well is our adult coloring program. Coloring isn't just for kids. It can help decrease stress and anxiety, and promote overall wellness in adults too. Drop in for our relaxing Art-Well program and color your stress away. Coloring pages and colors are provided. We offer scheduled Art-Well times, but if you can't make those, come to the Wellness Center Zen Den any time on your own.

  • Drop in Mondays, 3-4 pm in the Wellness Center Zen Den

  • The Body Project.  This is a peer-led educational program that engages women in tough conversations that our society has created about “the perfect body.”  The program involves two, two-hour sessions, and trained peer leaders will guide groups of 6-8 women in conversations about body image, body acceptance, and the costs of pursuing the unattainable ideal appearance.  Participants will not only receive tools to forge a healthy mindset around their body, but will also gain skills to positively impact the dynamic concerning the appearance ideal.

  • Registration is required.

  • Open to female students only.

  • Dates/times/locations to be announced.




  • Cowboy Cooking Class: Learn to cook budget-friendly, healthy, and easy meals! Sample delicious food and get recipes. Offered twice a month during the academic year.

  • Registration required.

  • 12:10 -1:00 pm in Half Acre Room 117

  • Fridays: Feb. 9 & 23; March 23; April 13

  • Mindful Eating*: No more diets! Learn how to listen to your body and let it tell you what, when, why, and how to eat. Practice with delicious food samples provided. This is a regular program offered at the Wellness Center once a month, but can also be an outreach program offered to your group or organization.

  • Registration required.

  • 1 - 2 pm in Half Acre Room 117

  • February 13

  • 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: The first Friday of the month, we bring out our amazing smoothie bike! Stop by the Wellness Center and spin yourself a delicious smoothie!

  • First Friday of the month, beginning in February.

  • 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. No registration or membership required!

  • First Tuesday of each month from 4:30 - 6:00 pm in the Wellness Center.

  • Must be a member of Half Acre.

  • Athletic Training: Let our Certified Athletic Trainer help you with your injury prevention and care needs.

  • Available only to UW students.

  • 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.

  • Must be a member of Half Acre.

  • Info meetings: Monday, January 29 at noon or 5:30 pm in Half Acre Room 115

Financial Wellness



  • Reality Town: A real life financial simulation similar to the game of "Life". This event will simulate real life events like having a spouse or children and you must live within the allotted amount of funds given to you in the simulation. Come and see if the job you want can support the lifestyle you would like to be living.  If you are interested, please register for Reality Town by emailing

  • Tuesday, February 27 in the Union Center Ballroom.  Grand Prize Raffle

  • Credit with UniWyo: A presentation with a question and answer session by UniWyo on credit. Learn why and how your credit is important!

  • Feb. 6, 6 -7 pm.  Pizza and Raffle

  • Budgeting Workshops: The Financial Wellness Committee will be hosting a workshop to help you budget. The committee will help you create a monthly budget to follow and also teach you how to use the UWYO Financial Wellness Budgeting spreadsheet.

  • Feb. 13 & 15, 6-7 pm, Business Building Room 108

  • Financial Wellness Speaker about Long-Term Finances          

  • February 22, 6-7 pm; Business Building Room 129.  Pizza and Raffle

Student Involvement Opportunities



  • Wellness Ambassadors Program: This is a student organization whose goal is to provide training, support, and opportunities for UW students to become leaders in campus health promotion. The program is open to any undergraduate or graduate student interested in promoting health and wellness at UW. Apply here.

  • Spring training scheduled for Saturday, February 10 from 9 am - 5 pm

  • Health Leadership Certificate Program: A self-paced program that provides opportunities to improve your health, wellness, and health promotion leadership skills, along with receiving recognition for your health promotion and health leadership achievements and contributions. Enroll here.

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

*This presentation is also available as an outreach topic for your organization or class.

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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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