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Wellness Day - September 23, 2022

Friday, September 23, 2022

Wellness Days are built into the 2022-2023 graduate and undergraduate academic calendar as days for students, faculty, and staff to reflect, relax, reconnect, and reenergize as individuals and as a campus community. These are days for our entire community to focus on supporting and caring for our students as well as each other.  

There will be no classes, no assignment due dates, no non-critical lab work, and no meetings held on these days. Wellness Days will feature a variety of ways to de-stress, center, and connect with yourself and those around you throughout the day.

Events

Friday, September 23
  • Friday, September 23, 2022 9:00am to 12:00pm
    Employee Chair Massage

    The employee chair massage is designed to reduce employees' stress in the workplace. Schedule your free 15 minutes session today with a massage therapist. Please note that each employee can only book one 15-minute session per slot, per Wellness Day. This would allow other employees the opportunity to receive this service. Also, note that all registered participants will need to sign and bring a waiver form on the day of their session; the consent form is found in the attachments. Sponsored by Talent & Inclusion and The Center for Well-Being. 

    Location: Various (location provided with registration)

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  • Friday, September 23, 2022 9:00am to 11:00am
    Breakfast with the Computer Science Department

    Breakfast buffet with bagels and muffins. Sponsored by the Computer Science Department

    Location: 2nd Floor of Fuller Labs

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  • Friday, September 23, 2022 9:00am to 1:00pm
    Maintaining Wellness Through Cold and Flu Season

    WPI SHS Nurse Practitioners will table sit on the quad providing information about over the counter medications for cough/cold symptoms, cold symptom management, cold/flu avoidance, immunization clinics, and general immunization information.

    Location: Quad

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  • Friday, September 23, 2022 9:00am to 1:00pm
    Meet the Genesis Club

    Representatives from the Genesis Club will table sit and introduce their resource to our campus. Based right here in Worcester, Genesis Club is a community center known as a Clubhouse. Here, members are part of a community where they can participate in running the clubhouse while rebuilding a sense of purpose and belonging. Members are supported to return to work, find stable housing, return to school, and build healthy social connections. Here, people are recognized for their strengths and contributions, not defined by their diagnosis. A Clubhouse is an evidence-based mental health recovery model recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Sponsored by the SDCC. 

    Location: Quad

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  • Friday, September 23, 2022 10:00am to 3:00pm
    Wellness with BSU

    Join the BSU with games and other activities to emphasize the importance of wellness in WPI. Sponsored by Black Student Union.

    Location: Quad

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  • Friday, September 23, 2022 10:00am to 11:00am
    Pan-Asian Mental Health Feedback Forum

    Connecting with Pan-Asian community (through advertising through SASE, VSA, KSA, CSA, SASA etc) to hear specific feedback from the Pan-Asian community on interests, needs, and wants to support mental health and wellness for this specific campus community. Sponsored by the International House. 

    Location: Unity Hall 243

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  • Friday, September 23, 2022 10:00am to 12:00pm
    Breakfast with the Math Department

    Breakfast. Games and a Raffle. Sponsored by the Math Department.

    Location: Stratton Hall, RM108

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  • Friday, September 23, 2022 11:00am to 2:00pm
    Build Your Own Meal

    Come build your own salad or smoothie. Sponsored by Chartwell's Dining. 

    Location: Fuller Dining Hall

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  • Friday, September 23, 2022 11:00am to 2:00pm
    Student Chair Massage

    Relax your mind and bring comfort to your whole mind, body, and soul through this student chair massage. Schedule your free 20-minute session today with a massage therapist. Please note that each student is only allowed to book one 20-minute session per time slot per Wellness Day. Sponsored by the Center for Well-Being and ODIME. 

    Location: Check-In on the 5th Floor of Unity Hall

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  • Friday, September 23, 2022 11:00am to 2:00pm
    Sandcastle Building Contest

    Activity is for students to team up and build sandcastles on the quad as a contest. They will have 5 minutes to build the best sandcastle they can with their team (team size 2-4 to promote collaboration). After, they will submit a photo and their team info and the winners will be chosen via a Google Forms vote. The top three teams will win shirts, the top team will win ultrafan shirts and the second and third teams will win superfan shirts. Winners will be announced at Pep Rally! Sponsored by The Pannhellenic Council.

    Location: Quad

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  • Friday, September 23, 2022 11:00am to 1:00pm
    Gompei's Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese

    Gompei's Goat Cheese employees will be giving out grilled cheese sandwiches made with our goat cheese. Games with fun prizes; such as stickers can be won. Sponsored by Gompei's Goat Cheese.

    Location: Quad

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  • Friday, September 23, 2022 12:00pm to 3:00pm
    Recreation Advisor Council, Recreation Center Staff, and Fitness Club Activities

    Basketball
    Location: RC COURTS 1 
    Time: 12:00PM to 1:00PM

    Basketball (3 Free Throws in a Row)
    Location: RC COURT 2
    Time: 12:00PM to 1:00PM

    Volleyball
    Location: RC COURT 4
    Time: 12:00PM to 3:00PM

    Soccer 
    Location: RC COURT 3
    Time: 12:00PM to 3:00PM

    Pickleball 
    Location: RC COURT 2
    Time: 1:00PM to 3:00PM

    Badminton
    Location: RC COURT 1
    Time: 1:00PM to 3:00PM

    Zumba 
    Location: Dance Studio
    Time: 2:00PM to 3:00PM

    Tabling
    Location: Lobby
    Time: 12:00PM to 3:00PM

    Fitness Orientation (every 30 minutes)
    Location: Fitness Floors
    Time: 12:00PM to 3:00PM

    Sponsored by the Recreation Advisor Council, Recreation Center Staff, and Fitness Club.

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  • Friday, September 23, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Restorative Yoga

    This session will cover a blend of restorative yoga practice, as participants will be engaged in slowing down their breath to release tension in the body and opening the body through stretching. Only 40 spots are available, secure your spot now, and join us on Wellness Day. For your comfort, please bring your yoga mat. Drop-in is also an option. Sponsored by the Center of Well-Being.

    Location: Dance Studio

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  • Friday, September 23, 2022 1:00pm to 6:00pm
    Music on the Quad

    Music on the Quad will be sponsored by Center for Well-Being and WPI Lens and Lights Club. All are invited to hang out, play games, and enjoy the sunshine.

    Location: Quad

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  • Friday, September 23, 2022 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    Department Programs and Team Building

    Cookies and Coffee with IH
    Hosted by International House
    Location: International House (28 Trowbridge Road)
    Say hello to IH staff, let us know how you are doing, and grab a sweet snack.

    Coffee & Donuts 
    Hosted by Global School 
    Location: The Global School 
    We will be giving away the world! Actually, will have the world stress balls on hand for students to grab while enjoying a coffee and donut with DIGS Faculty, GEO Staff and other members of the Global School.

    Ice Cream Social 
    Hosted by Chemical Engineering Department
    Location:
    Come and meet the Chemical Engineering Department. Ice Cream and toppings provided. 

    SDCC Open House
    Hosted by Student Development & Counseling Center
    Location: SDCC (16 Einhorn Road) 
    Come and meet the SDCC team.

    We Connect
    Hosted by Humanities & Arts
    Location: SL 125
    Beverages, snacks, candy and things to do such as games, coloring, puzzles. Also, say hi to our comfort dog, Rico a Havanese!

    Graduate Student De-Stress and Information on WPI Graduate Programs
    Hosted by Graduate Studies
    Location: Hagglund Conference Room
    Join the Graduate Studies department for games, snacks, adult coloring books, possibly some healthy eating/lifestyle information. Information on our graduate programs, most notably the BS/MS and PhD programs will also be provided. 

    Quantum Pathways - Quantum Games
    Hosted by Physics Department
    Location: Olin Hall
    Quantum Pathways presents Quantum Games! Students are welcome to play quantum games with fellow students and faculty. We will feature demonstrations and games including quantum secret codes, quantum tic-tac-toe, quantum chess, and quantum board/card game. Students can also visit quantum lab for a tour. This event is supported by the Women's Impact Network.

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  • Friday, September 23, 2022 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Drop-in Meditation

    Unwind from the day to build and strengthen your mindfulness practice in this 30-minute meditation session. This meditation session is offered twice from 2pm-2:30pm and 2:30pm-3pm and everyone can RSVP or drop-in. Sponsored by the Center for Well-Being.

    Location: Higgins House Gardens

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  • Friday, September 23, 2022 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Empowering Nutrition

    Make it yourself meals. Sponsored by Chartwells Dining

    Location: Quad

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  • Friday, September 23, 2022 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Bridging Through Connections - Arts & Sciences Ice Cream Social

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    Ice Cream Social for our Wellness Day in conjunction with the end of Arts & Science Week. Sponsored by the School of Arts & Sciences, The School of Business, The Global School, and The School of Engineering. 

    Location: Quad

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  • Friday, September 23, 2022 4:00pm to 6:00pm
    Pet Therapy

    Come alone and meet friends or come with your friends to this dog therapy session. Bring excitement to your day and reduce any anxiety and stress by visiting our furry dog friends, they will be awaiting your presence. To participate a waiver must be completed and signed; the waiver can be located in the attachments. Sponsored by the Center for Well-Being.

    Location: Quad

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  • Friday, September 23, 2022 4:00pm to 6:00pm
    Just Dance Game Night

    This event is a fun social where members of the WPI community can join in on games of Just Dance! Participants can have either free-play sessions or make teams and have friendly competition. Hang out with your friends and the Ballroom Team! Sponsored by the Ballroom Dance Team.

    Location: Unity Hall 520

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  • Friday, September 23, 2022 4:00pm to 6:00pm
    KSA Annual Back-to-School BBQ

    Come hang out with friends to play yard games, check out our KGM dance crew and a few other performing groups on campus, and learn more about KSA! Sponsored by Korean Student Association.

    Location: Campus Center Patio

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  • Friday, September 23, 2022 5:00pm to 6:00pm
    Sensual Materiality

    This event will be hosted at the CRC and include an activity with participants focusing on the importance of embodiment, materiality, and the senses. Registration must be completed via the registration link under "view event," do not use the registration button. Sponsored by ODIME and CRC. 

    Location: Collegiate Religious Center

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