Campus Recreation strives to provide innovative wellness programs for the campus community.


Information, dates/times, costs, and registration for each semester’s student wellness programs can be found in the “Program Registration”/”Student Wellness” or “Student Wellness Programs” sections in Active Illini member portal. Refer to the Active Illini informational page for instructions on how to login.


Orange & Blue Wellness Zone

Orange & Blue Wellness Zone is an 8-week holistic wellness program that provides students with the tools and skills to navigate healthy lifestyle choices. Registration includes:

  • Kick-off party and welcome package (includes a t-shirt, calendar of events, and manual)
  • Personal Training (in-person and/or virtual) and Group Fitness Pass
  • Two Instructional Cooking classes
  • Nutrition Coaching appointment and weekly wellness coaching sessions
  • Access to program coordinator and peer program participants for support
  • Weekly physical activity and nutrition challenges
  • Fitness tracker provided for those who participate in the research option

Wellness Workshops

Wellness Workshops are interactive programs designed to engage, educate, and motivate students to live their healthiest lives. During the wellness workshops, students will:

  • Learn about personal wellness
  • Practice incorporating it into your everyday life
  • Participate in hands-on activities, crafts, and/or exercises
  • Focus on one or more of the dimensions of wellness
  • Spend time with friends or meet someone new!

Wellness Workshops are often designed in collaboration with units across campus. Supplies are provided with the cost of registration.

Koru Mindfulness Workshop

Open your mind and manage your stress. Koru Mindfulness is the only evidence-based, mindfulness curriculum designed specifically for college-aged adults. The workshop series will consist of four, 75-minute lessons. Learn the fundamentals of mindfulness and how to develop regular mindfulness habits you can practice working on.

  • Four-part workshop series: 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7
  • 5:00-6:15pm
  • ARC Reflection Room (located on the concourse level next to the entrance to the instructional kitchen)

For Illinois students only.

Our Goal

We work to empower students to strive for health and wellness while maintaining a sense of balance. Achieving and sustaining wellness is an active and dynamic process which involves becoming aware of and taking steps toward a healthier, happier, and more satisfying life. The student wellness program focuses on Healthy Campus 2020 and the 8 dimensions of wellness to inform program offerings.

Through purposeful collaborations with wellness partners on campus, we are excited to provide resources, information, and programming for a diverse student population with unique needs.

Dimensions of Wellness


Intellectual wellness involves having an open mind when you encounter new ideas and involves lifelong learning. It encourages active participation in scholastic, cultural and community activities.

Action Plan:
Take classes offered in your community, participate in something contrary to your strengths and comfort level.


Spiritual wellness allows you to develop a set of values that help you seek meaning and purpose. Spirituality can be represented in many ways. It involves developing an inner connectedness and harmony between yourself and the universe.

Action Plan:
Take “quiet time” to meditate, think or just breathe.


Social wellness is being aware of, and participating in, and feeling connected to your community. It helps you perform social roles effectively and comfortably, and create a support network. Social well-being is enhanced by establishing supportive social networks through meaningful relationships.

Action Plan:
Make an effort to meet your neighbor or members of your congregation. Join or even form a club or team. Designate a night out with friends.


Vocational wellness is inclusive of interests, hobbies, employment, and volunteer work and can be nurtured by matching these areas with your core values. As you uncover your talents and passion, you express yourself to the world.

Action Plan:
Choose a career path that is consistent with your values. Explore career fields and academic courses to find opportunities to achieve personal satisfaction and to experience the feeling of making a difference in your community and the world.


Physical wellness relates to maintaining a healthy body and seeking care when needed. It involves respecting your body’s own uniqueness and diversity. Physical health is attained through exercise, eating well, getting enough sleep, taking steps to prevent illness and recognizing signs and symptoms of illness and seeking out appropriate assistance in reaching optimal health.

Action Plan:
Play with your kids, walk your dog, cook with friends/family, train for an event.


Environmental wellness inspires us to live a lifestyle that is respectful of our surroundings and encourages us to live in harmony with the Earth by taking action to protect it. Environmental well-being promotes interaction with both nature and your personal environment.

Action Plan:
Engage in environmentally responsible activities, keep the company of healthy people, and maximize personal harmony with the Earth while minimizing harm to it.


Emotional wellness relates to an increased awareness, expression and acceptance of a wide range of thoughts and feelings in yourself and others. It is important to pay attention to self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the development of inner resources so you can learn and grow from experiences. Optimal emotional wellness helps you to develop satisfying relationships, positive self-esteem and resilience.

Action Plan:

Take appropriate steps to cope with problems having to do with emotional wellness. Tune into your personal thoughts and feelings. Actively communicate your feelings. Create opportunities for valuable conversations and discussions.


Financial Wellness involves the process of learning how to successfully manage financial expenses. Keeping track of expenses, making a budget, and sticking to it are important skills to have in order to be finically responsible, independent, and well. Learning how to maximize your financial wellness now will help you feel prepared to handle potentially stressful financial situations in the future.

Action Plan:
Take steps to become fully aware of financial state and budgets, save and manage finances in order to achieve realistic goals.

Explore Additional Programs and Resources

Nutrition & Food
Food Assistance & Well-Being Program
Well-Being Resources