Does this cost more than regular housing?
No. Housing in WE is based on the same cost as other ResLife housing, based on room type. WE offer many amenities at no extra cost to you. In addition, we provide opportunities for students to be incentivized to participate in wellness through membership reimbursement programs.
Am I required to take part in all four Pillars of Wellness (relate, nutrition, fitness, and mindfulness)?
No. Taking part in the pillars of wellness is not required. WE encourage and incentivize students to explore the various resources WE offers as they navigate their personal journey to wellness.
What is the required course like?
COMU 001: Healthy Brains, Healthy Bodies discusses the many aspects of healthy living and the influences on a developing individual’s brain and body. Student learning is supplemented by discussion of up-to-date research and guest lectures by a variety of researchers who are at the forefront in their respective fields.
Will I be singled out because I am not athletic?
No! The Wellness Environment is focused on positive living and building an affirmative community. Students will likely have different health and wellness goals.
Can I be a part of WE if I am accepted into the Honors College?
Yes! UVM offers a WE-HCOL Dual-Citizenship Program - up to 30 incoming first-year Honors students may choose to participate in WE-HCOL within the Wellness Environment. Please contact Britten Chase with questions about this exciting program!
What is the Outdoor Experience/ Wellness Environment Dual-Citizenship Program (OE/WE DCP)? The OE/WE Dual-Citizenship is an experience designed for the collaboration of programming efforts and common spaces for the two programs housed in the same residential area. As an OE student, OE would remain your home community but, if you decided to participate in the Dual-Citizenship you would have access to all of the benefits and amenities that WE offers.
Can I be a part of WE if I am a varsity athlete?
Yes! WE and UVM Athletics have developed a strong partnership working to encourage student athletes to focus on building healthy brains and healthy bodies on and off the field. WE will not interfere with your athletics responsibilities, but will serve as a unique supplement to your performance. Please contact Joe Gervais with questions about this partnership.