To be well at the George Washington University is to honor the dynamic process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the face of challenges. Raise Up GW is our initiative dedicated to helping students engage in a comprehensive well-being experience across campus. We empower our students to actively engage in well-being activities that are supportive of holistic lifestyles. Through this initiative, students will gain an understanding of resources and learn how to help others in need. For more information, contact the Raise Up GW Committee.
We are still dedicated to helping you prioritize your well-being during the virtual learning period. As you browse through these dimensions of well-being, you will have the ability to identify virtual campus services and online resources to aid you in finding a healthy balance during this time.
Successfully cross the end-of-semester finish line! Open to all GW students, Final Lap is designed to provide stress reduction opportunities prior to and during final exams. Check out our full list of events and resources!
Start your finals week on a high note and join us in-person or virtually for the 40th Annual Chalk-In! Hosted by the Colonial Health Center (CHC), Chalk-In is a GW tradition that allows students to de-stress through creative outlets during the finals period, enjoy refreshments, music, and prizes, and engage more closely with CHC staff outside of the health center. This year, Chalk-In will take place Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Secure your spot via Engage starting April 5! Learn more about Chalk-In.
Hometown: Westborough, MA
Dimension: Physical Well-being
Over the virtual learning period, I have been going on daily walks because I want to make sure that I am moving my body. It can be easy to stay in one position for an extended period of time due to virtual work, so I have been consciously avoiding this. Also, I work on deep breathing to relax my muscles. I do this especially when I am stressed. Additionally, I have started virtual physical therapy. This is helping me keep my body strong while I am virtually learning.
Hometown: Petaluma, CA
Dimension: Social Well-being
During the past few months spent back at my childhood home I have reconnected with my friends from high school. Many of us have changed a lot just in a few years and I love learning about the new hobbies and interests that my friends have found through their own experiences. I've even become closer to some friends who I used to consider more like friends of a friend through our newfound common interests.
Hometown: Freehold, NJ
Dimension: Physical Well-being
During May and June of 2020, I decided to complete my 200 hour yoga teacher training. This was something that I have been wanting to do for a while. Having the opportunity to complete my training online in the comfort of my own home was amazing, and I have gotten so much stronger as I have increased my own yoga practice significantly. I have also been working on more mindfulness practices through a morning meditation.