Wellbeing

Wake Forest first year students in the WakeWell pre-orientation program hike the strenuous loop trail at Stone Mountain State Park.

You, Wellbeing, and Possibility!

Wellbeing has a host of meanings, and we want you to consider all of them so that you may actualize your full potential.

Wake Forest’s Office of Wellbeing – and, in particular, our THRIVE program – addresses each of those dimensions: from the physical to the emotional to the intellectual to the social and beyond.

The Office of Wellbeing leads the campus in making wellbeing a part of every experience. Through THRIVE, the Office of Wellbeing addresses eight dimensions to help you to cope with adversity through resilience, to build rewarding relationships, and to live with a sense of purpose. Wake Forest offers students free sessions with certified health coaches. These one-on-one meetings provide support and accountability to reach your health and wellbeing goals. Additionally, the Sutton Center and Reynolds Gymnasium offer indoor basketball courts, an eight-lane indoor pool, bouldering and climbing walls, cardio- and strength-training spaces, and more. There’s also a game room to enjoy air hockey, darts, and beanbag toss. Finally, many students enjoy the aromatherapy room where you can relax and mix your own aromatherapy sprays.

Our goal: to assist our students in leading healthy and balanced lives.

We look forward to seeing you thrive here!

Did You Know?  

The Wake Forest Wellbeing Center was one of only 10 venues honored in 2019 with an Outstanding Facility Award by the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA).

Members of the Wake Forest community pet farm animals during a stress-relief event featuring a petting zoo on Manchester Plaza.
Are you ready to increase your physical wellbeing? Join our eight-week programs engaging and encouraging individuals to improve their daily physical activity.
The Wake Forest Office of Wellbeing offers the Afrobeat Dance Class in Reynolds Gym as part of the Wellness Wednesdays series.
New Wake Forest first-year students climb at Pilot Mountain State Park as part of the Wilderness to Wake pre-orientation program.
Therapy dogs visit Farrell Hall on the Wake Forest campus to provide stress relief for students.
Did you know that increased exercise and movement improves mood, creates better sleep, and reduces stress and risk for chronic disease?
Students can attend yoga classes run by the Health and Exercise Science department in Reynolds Gym.
The Office of Wellbeing leads the campus in making wellbeing a part of every experience in the lives of our students, faculty, and staff.

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