We are committed to providing an environment that supports the physical, mental, and emotional health of our students and staff. Listed below are some of the ways we promote health and wellness in our programs.
We know that attending a pre-college program can be an exciting, but sometimes challenging experience. We also recognize that each student will have their own individual needs during the program. Students meet regularly with their program assistants to discuss questions and concerns.
Within our residence hall, students will find our dedicated mindfulness space. This space allows for quiet reflection and contains activities designed to help relax the body and mind and help reduce stress. Students can use the space as often as they want during non-curfew hours.
After a busy week, we take time on Sundays to recharge, reflect, and relax. Students are encouraged to sleep in and participate in restful activities such as:
- walking in neighboring Forest Park;
- visiting the Kemper Art Museum or the special exhibitions in Olin Library;
- or lounging in the Butterfly Garden with a picnic lunch with friends or a good book.
Wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes, so that instead of just surviving, you’re thriving. These weekly wellness activities are designed to support student health and relieve stress.
WashU Spaces for Prayer and Reflection
WashU offers a number of quiet campus areas where students can pause and reflect. A list of these spaces is available through the Office for Religious, Spiritual and Ethical Life..
South 40 Fitness Center
The South 40 Fitness Center is conveniently located on the South 40 residential area of campus not far from the residence hall. This center includes cardio and strength equipment. This facility is available for use by our students during the summer Monday-Friday from 5:00-7:00pm. A signed parent waiver is required in order to use the facility.
In addition, there are a number of outdoor spaces that students can use during the program including:
- Tennis courts
- Basketball courts
- Volleyball courts
- Ultimate Frisbee/soccer fields
- Recreational pool (not ideal for swimming laps)
- Outdoor track
Students should plan to bring their own equipment if they choose to use any of the above listed outdoor spaces.
If students become ill during the program, we will support them in making arrangements to visit Total Access Urgent Care. Routine and preventative care is not available on campus during the summer. For guidelines on medication and medical care during the program, please review Notification Regarding Medications and Medical Care.