Health & Wellness Residential Learning Community
About the Health & Wellness Residential Learning Community (HWRLC)
- RETURNING STUDENTS: Applications due on Tuesday at 8am, March 12, 2013.
- NEW STUDENTS: Applications from incoming first-year and transfer students are due at 12am on June 30, 2013.
- Click here to link to the Health & Wellness RLC application
The Health and Wellness Residential Learning Community is built upon the foundation of promoting healthy lifestyles, community, and learning. The HWRLC strives to be an inclusive and supportive community that encourages each of its members to explore and personally define health and wellness as well as achieve balance while navigating the UVM community. This personal exploration is fostered in the community through formal and informal activities and programs that are educational as well as fun. As the health and wellness community grows we seek to continue to gain a more visible presence in the UVM campus community.
Who We Are
The Health & Wellness
Residential Learning Community (HWRLC), located in Wright Hall has a
wonderful community feel. Housed within the Christie/Wright/Patterson
residential complex, all of our programming spaces are on the first floor
of Wright, and our residents are housed on the second, third and fourth
floors with fabulous views of the mountains. Programming spaces include a
demonstration kitchen for cooking classes and hosting community
get-togethers, a yoga/meditation/exercise space, discounted access to the
HWRLC students represent a wide variety of academic majors, yet share a common interest in healthy lifestyle choices. Whether you are into exercise, local foods, game nights with friends, or someone who is just interested in learning about health and wellness, this is the place for you. Participation in the HWRLC provides the opportunity for students to live together in a setting where faculty, staff and students work collaboratively to promote and support personal and academic growth.
What We Do
HWRLC members actively participate in a variety of academics and activities based on their interest areas and class schedules. Examples of recent activities include: a moonlight hike up Stowe Pinnacle with a picnic atop the mountain; cross country skiing; rock climbing; camping; yoga and meditation practices; cooking and nutrition classes; maple sugaring, arts classes, and many other exciting options.
There are several levels of engagement available for HWRLC students. 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). In the second semester there is an optional Leadership course. Using that first year experience as a foundation, students who wish to live in the HWRLC in subsequent years will continue to build upon their personal areas of interest, as well as contribute to the development of a larger community grounded in the principles of health and wellness.
Goals of the HWRLC
Through the HWRLC experience, students will have the opportunity to:
- Identify, understand, and incorporate into their lifestyle, a personal definition of wellness that integrates all six domains of health and wellbeing;
- Understand the impact and ramifications of lifestyle choices from both a personal and community/societal perspective;
- Develop/increase awareness of the influence that societal mores and values have on individual lifestyle choices and accepted norms;
- Explore health and wellbeing from multiple and diverse perspectives; and internalize how different experiences, perspectives and perceptions influence attitudes, values, and choices regarding health and wellbeing;
- Demonstrate leadership, involvement, and activism through shared personal and educational experiences;
- Invest in a broad range of integrated, interdisciplinary forums to facilitate the development of a variety of strategies that promote healthy lifestyle choices for self, community, society, and beyond.
Wright Hall is traditional-style hall with three semi-suites (common
area between two rooms) per floor, a lounge and kitchen per floor, and a
study nook at the end of the floor with floor-to-ceiling windows
How to apply:
Admission to the HWRLC is by application only.
- Returning Students: Application is due by 8:00am on Tuesday, March 12, 2013
- Incoming First-Time, First-Year Students: Application is due by 12:00am on June 30, 2013
- Transfer Students: TBD
- Click here to link to the HWRLC Application
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