Be Well Together Issue #15


Be Well Together

This message was sent to the WPI community.

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Center for Well-Being Open House 

Drop in to the Center for Well-Being Open House next Tuesday, December 6, from 2 to 6 pm to meet the CWB team, learn about CWB programs, engage in wellness demonstrations and activities, and enjoy light refreshments.  Everyone who stops by will receive a raffle ticket to enter the CWB Open House Raffle to win prizes and giveaways. Click here to find out more.


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C-Term ProjectConnect

Want to get to know students outside of your social group and help build community on campus? ProjectConnect is a fun, 6-session peer-led program in which participants discuss a series of thought-provoking questions using a connection card deck, complete a mini connection project, and get together for a celebration. For more info on session dates and to register, fill out the ProjectConnect Registration Form.

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"ProjectConnect has introduced me to many new friends and provided me the space to be myself. It gave me a sense of community and comfort, allowing for people like me to reach out and make new connections. I'm excited for the program to gain more traction in the WPI community and help destigmatize asking for help."
—Tracy (they/she)


Dec 13 Wellness and Rest Day

Our first Wellness and Rest Day is coming up on Dec 13 and will include more passive programming to allow individuals to rest or socialize as they see fit. The offerings include Chair Massage, Drop-in Hygge Wellness Spa, Hot Chocolate and Popcorn Bar, Holiday and Star Wars Movie Marathons, and other events. Watch the Dec 13 Wellness Day Calendar for new activities as they are added. If you’re interested in having your group sponsor an event, fill out the Wellness Day Event Request Form by December 6.


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As we look forward to the end of B term and winter break, you can continue to protect yourself, and your friends and family, from COVID by taking a few simple steps: 

Test: You have an extra COVID test kit in the vending machine, so be sure to grab one to take home for winter break. Test 24 hours before you return to campus for C term. Note that the expiration date on the kits was extended by the FDA. In addition, you will have access to another four kits for C and D terms. 

Vaccinate: Get a flu shot or COVID booster. Data shows that vaccination reduces the risk of serious disease and transmission. The closest locations to campus are: 

CVS – 44 West Boylston Street, Worcester (WPI SNAP transportation available) No appointment needed. 

Walgreens Pharmacy – 320 Park Avenue, Worcester (WPI SNAP transportation available) No appointment needed. 

Shaw’s Pharmacy – 14 West Boylston Street, Worcester (WPI SNAP transportation available). Appointment required.  

Mask: Wear a mask in indoor spaces when case numbers rise, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or concerns.  

Stay informed: Check our FAQs and resources about COVID and flu, CDC guidelines, vaccinations, and testing.


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December 1
ActiveMinds: Refresh Your Mind Through Art

December 2
ActiveMinds: Refresh Your Mind: De-Stress Par-Tea
December 5
Be Well Day Kick Off Celebration with Gompei
 Mosaic: Men of Color Support Group
December 6
Center for Well-being Open House
  Active Minds: Seasonal Depression Mental Health Topic of the Week: Seasonal Depression

December 7
Mindful Wednesdays
 Bite-sized Learning Series – How to Be a Better Ally
For Student Orgs: Not Us, Not this Time: A New Approach to Hazing Prevention
Melange: Women of Color Support Group
December 8
Mindful Thursdays
 Be Well Kick Off Celebration with Gompei
12-2pm & 2-4pm 
December 12
Rest & Recharge with Snacks & Crafts
December 13
Be Well Wellness & Rest Day All Day
December 14
Mindful Wednesdays
 Melange Women of Color Support Group

December 15
For Employees: Wellness Series-Thriving & Flourishing with Positive Psychology
Mindful Thursdays


To access previous versions of this newsletter, click here.


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Center for Well-Being   |   SDCC   |    Student Health Services

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988 or 800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
Be Well Together   |   I’m Concerned About a Student form

This email is intended to be for informational purposes only and not to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you or someone you know is in imminent danger of suicidal action or other threat, call WPI Campus police at 508-831-5555 (or call 911 if off-campus) or seek emergency care at a nearby hospital.

Remember: we are all in this together.

If you have any questions or concerns about the initiatives or information listed here, please email Please note this email inbox is not monitored 24/7.