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WE: a neuroscience-inspired, behavior change program


UVM WE was created by UVM College of Medicine professor and Chief of Child Psychiatry, Dr. Jim Hudziak, in order to create an environment to incentivize college students to build healthy brains and healthy bodies.


Make the Easy Decision - Join UVM WE!

In 2017-2018, first-year WE students will have the opportunity to live in UVM's new, air-conditioned residence hall located on central campus and connected to the library. In this setting, WE students will enjoy incredible fitness, yoga, and dining hall facilities to mirror WE's four pillars of wellness.

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Pillars of Wellness

Backed by top research from around the globe, the Wellness Environment focuses on four main pillars of wellness: fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, and mentorship. Students will be given resources to practice and grow in each of these four pillars.

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Healthy Brains, Healthy Bodies

WE students learn the effects the college experience has on student brains and bodies - and how the choices they make everyday play a role in this process. 

Community Experience

Members of the WE community feel safe and supported as they navigate the college experience and the four pillars of wellness. WE wants each student to explore their own interests and find what wellness means to them.