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The Wellness Commons, a student-centric project.

There is a clear and direct relationship between well-being and learning. The new Wellness Commons will enhance existing programs and services for students’ success, as well as make them more readily available. Providing you with the skills, tools, and practices to cultivate flourishing will result in a thriving experience here at Sewanee. Our hope is that you will learn how to apply these strengths to academic challenges, develop positive relations with others, be open to diverse perspectives, and recognize that diversity can enrich your perspective.

Focusing on student health and well-being, the University Wellness Commons will house the University Wellness Center, a fitness facility and accompanying programs, the Sewanee Outing Program, and a smaller store for publications and other grab-and-go items.


What will I find at the Wellness Commons?

University Wellness Center

The University Wellness Center is a campus resource which offers integrated and holistic health care, comprehensive wellness outreach, and peer health education for students. Composed of Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Accessibility Services, University Health Service, and Wellness Outreach, this service will give you the tools you need to flourish.

Sewanee Outing Program

The Sewanee Outing Program (SOP) gives students the chance to explore Sewanee’s 13,000-acre campus, the surrounding region, and wilderness areas across the United States. From weekly outings to extended trips, you'll have tons of opportunities to get out and adventure.

Fitness & Recreation

The fitness and recreation portion of the Wellness Commons will give you a space to grow and learn, discover new hobbies, connect with classmates, and play. With all-new facilities and programming, you'll be able to customize a workout that will compliment your fitness level.

Bookstore Outpost

Need a blue book for an exam? Want a snack on-the-go? Drop by the mini bookstore at the Wellness Commons to stock up on some campus life essentials.

Nine Dimensions of Wellness 

Emotional Wellness

The emotionally well person can identify, express, and manage the entire range of feelings and would consider seeking assistance to address areas of concern.

Career Wellness

The professionally well person engages in work to gain personal satisfaction and enrichment, consistent with values, goals, and lifestyle.

Social Wellness

The socially well person has a network of support based on interdependence, mutual trust, respect and has developed a sensitivity and awareness towards the feelings of others.

 Spiritual Wellness

The spiritually well person seeks harmony and balance by openly exploring the depth of human purpose, meaning, and connection through dialogue and self-reflection.

Physical Wellness

The physically well person gets an adequate amount of sleep, eats a balanced and nutritious diet, engages in exercise for 150 minutes per week, attends regular medical check-ups, and practices safe and healthy intimacy.

 Financial Wellness

The financially well person is fully aware of financial state and budgets, saves, and manages finances in order to achieve realistic goals.

 Intellectual Wellness

The intellectually well person values lifelong learning and seeks to foster critical thinking, develops moral reasoning, expands world views, and engages in education for the pursuit of knowledge.

 Creative Wellness

The creatively well person values and actively participates in a diverse range of arts and cultural experiences as a means to understand and appreciate the surrounding world.

Environmental Wellness

The environmentally well person recognizes the responsibility to preserve, protect and improve the environment, and appreciates the interconnectedness of nature and the individual.