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You have questions? WE have answers!

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!

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.

WE Requirements

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  • Students are required to complete the course COMU 001: Healthy Brains, Healthy Bodies during their first semester of living in WE. All students who choose to live within WE will be automatically pre-registered for this course
  • Community members commit to a residential environment that is free from the influence and presence of alcohol and/or drugs

WE Locations

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The following halls will be home to WE for the 2018-2019 academic year:

  • Central Campus Residence Hall in the heart of UVM's Central Campus
  • Converse Hall (newly renovated!) on Central Campus
  • Christie-Wright-Patterson (CWP) Halls on Redstone Campus

*Final housing assignments will depend on total number of applicants and class distributions

Can we learn more about WE during on-campus visits?
Yes. You can find members of the Wellness Environment team at each Open House, Admitted Student Visit Day, and Orientation Days. If you are visiting campus for a general tour and interested in learning more about WE, contact us to see if you can set-up a tour!

If I choose to take a GAP year, will this program still be available to me?
Students undertaking GAP (Guaranteed Admission Program) are not eligible for the Wellness Environment as they are not matriculated students. However, students who are admitted to UVM and defer for a “gap” year are eligible upon their return to UVM.