Health & Wellness Residential Learning Community
Health & Wellness Residential Learning Community (HWRLC)
The Health & Wellness Residential Learning Community (HWRLC) at the University of Vermont combines student interests with their housing. Designed to engage the whole student, students who share common interests in aspects of health and wellness have the opportunity to live together, attend class together, and pursue activities that reflect these interest areas.
- Activities The HWRLC offers activities and opportunities to get involved throughout the week. We offer yoga and exercise classes in our very own yoga/meditation space. Tuesdays we explore Wellness Through the Arts. We have a cooking/nutrition class that teaches the how to, while providing tasty samples every Wednesday night. Each year we have student initiated programs based on the interest areas of the group, i.e. Craft Night, Movie Night, Study Night, the Breakfast Club.
- Field Trips Each month we have a field trip to explore a domain of health and wellness. Examples of our Field Trips include: Apple Picking, Camping, a Ropes Course, Rock Climbing, Maple Sugaring, Ice Skating, Winter Hiking, and Camping.
- Community The Health & Wellness Residential Learning Community prides itself on its strong community feel. We have approximately 140 students on three floors. These students have opportunities to connect and bond with one another through our classes, field trips, programming, coteries, and competitions amongst the floors. We also have a strong alumni who enjoy returning to the community for Current HWRLCers vs. Alumni Dodge ball tournaments, Penny wars, and fieldtrips.
- Academics HWRLC students represent a wide variety of academic majors, yet share a common interest in healthy lifestyle choices. All first-time HWRLC students participate in a one-credit course on the six (6) domains of health and wellness (physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social and environmental). The HWRLC Leadership course is available to students who have completed the 1-credit course and wish to develop their leadership skills both within and outside of the HWRLC community.
Last modified February 07 2012 04:34 PM