Campus Recreation strives to provide innovative wellness programs for the Illinois campus community. The Student Wellness program of Campus Recreation focuses on Six Dimensions of Wellness in our everyday programming efforts to better serve the wellness needs of students on and off campus. Through collaborations with other wellness units on campus, such as the Counseling Center and McKinley Health Center, we provide resources and information for students to help them achieve healthier practices and overall well-being. Some of our wellness programs and events include health fairs, recycling initiatives, financial counseling, meditation sessions, book drives, healthy cooking classes, nutrition check-ups, and grocery store tours.
The ARC is home to a state-of-the-art instructional kitchen where we offer a variety of cooking classes fitting to the diverse community we serve. We provide recipes and cooking tutorials good for all occasions as well as tips on safer and more resourceful cooking techniques. Our cooking classes are led by University of Illinois dietetics students-instructors who can answer questions and guide discussions about nutrition and other wellness topics.