In the Wake Forest tradition of educating the whole person, we are committed to sustaining a multidimensional culture of health and wellbeing that will benefit our students long after they leave the Forest.
Wellbeing is about much more than physical health. Here, it’s a multifaceted balancing act that—when maintained properly—leaves us best able to cope with adversity, build rewarding relationships and live with a sense of purpose. THRIVE is a campus-wide initiative—owned by every member of the Wake Forest University community. The Office of Wellbeing leads the campus in making wellbeing a part of every experience in the lives of our students, faculty and staff.
If you’re ever curious about the University’s commitment to wellbeing, look no further than the newly renovated Reynolds Gym, part of the Wake Forest Wellbeing Center. Here you will find conversation nooks, a workout facility and resources to help you relax and take care of your personal wellbeing.
With large windows for natural light, a fireplace, full-body massage chairs and an aromatherapy station, the Reynolds Gym Living Room and Office of Wellbeing suite are sure to be your new favorite spaces on campus.
Each month, the Office of Wellbeing offers programs and skill-building workshops to highlight a specific dimension of wellbeing. These events are intended to give students the skills and resources they need to thrive in all eight dimensions of wellbeing. thrive.wfu.edu/programs/dimensions-by-the-month
Get your friends and join us every Wednesday afternoon for a new wellbeing activity. Whether it’s learning about essential oils, trying out some tai chi or practicing your hiphop dance moves, there is sure to be an event that interests you! thrive.wfu.edu/programs/wellbeing-wednesday
Enhance your wellbeing through physical and mental relaxation. Book an appointment with one of our licensed massage therapists to help you de-stress and unwind, or for pain relief. thrive.wfu.edu/services/massage-therapy
Wake Forest University P.E.E.R.S. is a student-led group that seeks to educate, empower and promote wellbeing within the campus community. Through their collaborative outreach and awareness programs, the peer group promotes services, tools and resources involving alcohol and other drug misuse, nutrition, invisible disabilities and mental health. thrive.wfu.edu/programs/peer-education
Learn how to cook delicious, healthy meals that will fuel your mind and body. You can stop by our mobile kitchen in Reynolds Gym to talk to a nutritionist from Deacon Dining, watch a cooking demonstration and try free samples! thrive.wfu.edu/programs/gold-apron-cooking
Work with a certified coach to identify professional or personal goals around any of the eight dimensions of wellbeing. Develop action plans to achieve your goals and measure your progress. thrive.wfu.edu/services/wellbeing-coaching
The Office of Wellbeing coordinates Wake Forest’s alcohol and other drug (AOD) misuse prevention program. The office offers a number of services: alcohol and other drug-related workshops, training and programming; private alcohol and other drug individual assessments and brief consultation to students, parents, faculty and sta. with regard to alcohol and other drug concerns; referrals to community support services; and support for individuals in recovery from addiction. aod.thrive.wfu.edu
Upon entering Wake Forest in the fall, all first-year students will participate in an interactive, discussion-based training to learn how to be an active bystander in situations regarding alcohol, mental health and sexual assault. These sessions are intended to: 1) raise awareness of helping behaviors, 2) increase motivation to help, 3) develop skills and confidence when responding to problems or concerns, and 4) ensure the safety and wellbeing of self and others.
Wake Forest University is committed to providing a safe, secure and healthy environment for all members of the University community. As part of our comprehensive program for first-year students, Wake Forest University requires you to complete two online programs: