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Undergraduate Programming During Wildcat Wellness

Northwestern Student Affairs has carefully curated a calendar of virtual programs for undergraduates during the Wildcat Wellness period from January 4-17, 2021. 

Undergraduate students can explore the daily opportunities below. For direct access to these programs, as well as the full schedule, visit Winter Welcome on Canvas.  

Week 1

Monday, January 4

  • 9 AM - 3 PM: First day of campus move-in
  • 4 - 4:45 PM: Residential College Welcomes  
  • 5:30 - 6 PM: Pilates Yoga Fusion  
  • 6:30 - 7 PM: Barre  
  • 7 - 8 PM: Residential Life Move in Meeting  

Tuesday, January 5

  • 9 AM - 3 PM: Campus move-in
  • 7 - 7:30 AM: Sunrise Yoga  
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Joining the Community Lunch Bunch  
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: SJE Anti-Racism Dialogue Lunch Bunch  
  • 2 - 3 PM: NSFP Transition Panel: Students from Warmer Climates  
  • 3 - 3:45 PM: Tea Time hosted by Religious and Spiritual Life 
  • 4 - 4:45 PM: Residential College Welcomes  
  • 5:30 - 6 PM: Zumba  
  • 6:30 - 7 PM: Pilates  
  • 7 - 8 PM: Residential Life Move in Meeting  

Wednesday, January 6

  • 10 - 10:45 AM: Intro to NU Recreation  
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Pre-Health Drop-In Q&A with Pre-Health Advising 
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM:  Lunch Buddies:  The Power Of Gratitude with CAPS 
  • 12 - 12:30 PM: Lunch Bunch: Community Engagement in the Era of COVID19 
  • 12 - 12:45 PM: Lunch and Learn: Boren Scholarships to Fund Study Abroad 
  • 12:30 - 1 PM: Body Pump  
  • 1 - 1:30 PM: Lunch Buddies: “How I Got Here” hosted by The Garage  
  • 3 PM: Women's Basketball vs. Wisconsin
  • 4 - 4:45 PM: Residential College Welcomes  
  • 4 - 5 PM: Undergraduate Language Grant Info Session 
  • 5:30 - 6 PM: Latin Dance  
  • 7 - 8 PM:  Residential Life Move-In Meeting

Thursday, January 7

  • 9 AM - 3 PM: Campus move-in
  • 7 - 7:30 AM: Energizing Yoga  
  • 10 - 11 AM Recognizing Collective Trauma:  A Support Space for Undergraduate Students  
  • 11 - 11:30 AM: Develop Your Leadership Capacity with the Northwestern Leadership Framework  
  • 12 - 12:30 PM: The Inside Scoop on Peer-Guided Study Groups & Tutoring: Lunch & Learn with ASLA Peer Leaders 
  • 12:30 - 1 PM: Community Standards Lunch Bunch  
  • 12:30 - 1 PM: Body Pump 
  • 12:30 - 2 PM: Pre-Health Drop-In Q&A with Pre-Health Advising 
  • 1 - 1:45 PM: When is it okay to ask professors for recommendations? 
  • 2 - 3 PM: NSFP Transition Panel: Academic Prep, Winter Quarter Edition  
  • 4 - 4:45 PM: Residential College Welcomes  
  • 4 - 5 PM: Sophomore Welcome Back hosted by Northwestern Alumni Association  
  • 5:30 - 6 PM: Werq  
  • 7 - 8 PM:  Residential Life Move in Meeting  
  • 8 PM: Men’s basketball vs. IIllinois

Friday, January 8

  • 9 AM - 3 PM: Campus move-in
  • 10 - 10:45 AM: Virtual Breath Class with NU Recreation
  • 10 - 11 AM: Finding a Faculty Mentor Workshop
  • 11:30 - 12 PM: Leadership in Your Everyday Life Lunch Bunch
  • 12 - 12:30 PM: Lunch and Learn: Theatrical Productions in a Pandemic
  • 12:15 - 12:45 PM: Drop-In Meditation | Hosted by Religious & Spiritual Life
  • 1 - 2 PM: NSFP Transition Panel: Building Connections as a First Year (hold)
  • 2:30 - 3:15 PM: How to Tell if a Class is the Right Fit Before It's Too Late
  • 5 - 6 PM: FGLI Speed Friending
  • 5:30 - 6:30 PM: Mindful Yoga
  • 7 - 8 PM: Residential Life Move in Meeting
  • 8:30 - 9:30 PM: SOA Presents: Student Group Showdown

Saturday, January 9

  • 10 - 11 AM: Paint The Rock...On Canvas 
  • 12 - 12:30 PM:  Chat & Chew Lunch Bunch  
  • 12:30 - 1 PM:  Building a More Equitable World through Civic Engagement Lunch & Learn  
  • 1 - 3 PM: Wildcat Wellness Mindfulness Retrea 
  • 3 - 3:45 PM: Hobbies and Homework in the age of Zoom 
  • 4 - PM: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Virtual Exhibit Tour at Illinois Holocaust Museum 
  • 6 - PM: NSFP Transition Panel: My first winter quarter 
  • 6 - 8 PM: Women's Basketball vs. Iowa: Watch Party with Athletics and Northwestern Wildside
  • 8 - 9 PM Welcome to Evanston

Sunday, January 10

  • 11:30 AM - 12 PM:  Lunch Buddies:  Grounding Techniques & Mindfulness with CAPS  
  • 12 - 12:30 PM:  Chat & Chew Lunch Bunch  
  • 3 - 3:45 PM: Savoring and Expressing Gratitude: Resolutions for the New Year and New Quarter 
  • 8 - 9 PM:  RA Community meetings  

Week 2

Monday, January 11

  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM:  SJE Sustained Dialogue Lunch Bunch & Pop-Up Dialogue
  • 12 - 1 PM: Lunch and Learn: Undergraduate Language Grants
  • 12:30 - 1 PM:  Norris Programming Lunch & Learn
  • 3 - 4 PM: The Social Dilemma: A Panel Discussion
  • 3 - 4 PM: Pre-health Drop-in Q&A
  • 4 - 4:30 PM: Industry 101: Marketing
  • 4 - 5 PM: Summer Academic Workshop (SAW) Mixer
  • 5:30 - 6 PM: Pilates Yoga Fusion
  • 6:30 - 7 PM: Barre
  • 7 - 10 PM: Winter 2021 Virtual Student Organization Fair

Tuesday, January 12

  • 7 - 7:30 AM: Sunrise Yoga
  • 11:30 AM - 12PM:  Accessible NU Assistive Technology Lunch & Learn
  • 12 - 1 PM: Lunch and Learn: Fulbright US Student Program featuring NU Alums
  • 12:15 - 12:45 PMLunch Buddies:  Getting to Know Student Enrichment Services
  • 12 - 12:30 PM Industry 101: Nonprofit/Policy 
  • 2 - 3 PM: Finding a Faculty Mentor Workshop
  • 3 - 4:30 PM: Work the Room  Career Development Event for FGLI students
  • 3:30 - 4 PM: Tea Time: Hosted by Religious & Spiritual Life
  • 4 - 4:45 PM: Lunch and Learn: Boren Scholarships to Fund Study Abroad
  • 5:30 - 6 PM: Zumba
  • 6:30 - 7 PM: Pilates
  • 6 - 7:00 PM: International Student Mentor Circle

Wednesday, January 13

  • 11:30 AM - 12 PM:  HPaw Lunch Bunch
  • 12 - 12:45 PM: Lunch and Learn: An Art Chat with The Block Museum
  • 12 - 1 PM: Lunch and Learn: Managing Stress and Taming Perfectionism during the Med School, Law School, or Fellowship Application Process
  • 12:30 - 1 PM: Body Pump
  • 12:30 - 1 PM: Lunch Buddies: All About Entrepreneurship at Northwestern
  • 3 - 3:30 PM Industry 101: Consulting
  • 4 - 5:30 PM: Mariame Kaba Keynote Address for Dream Week
  • 5:30 - 6 PM: Latin Dance
  • 6 - 8 PM: Men’s Basketball @ Ohio State Watch Party with Athletics and Northwestern Wildside

Thursday, January 14

  • 11 AM - 12 PM: Lunch and Learn: Finding a Lab
  • 12 - 12:50 PM: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships
  • 12 - 12:30 PM:  Spiritual Wellness Lunch Bunch
  • 12:30 PM - 1 PM:  Accessible NU Assistive Technology Lunch & Learn
  • 1:30 - 2:30 PM: Pre-health Drop-in Q&A
  • 4 - 4:30 PM Industry 101: Finance
  • 7 - 9 PM: SummerFest
  • Women's Basketball at Rutgers (tip-off TBD)

Friday, January 15

  • 12 - 12:45 PM: The Inside Scoop on Being a Resident Assistant: Lunch & Learn with Residential Life
  • 12:15 - 12:45 PM: Drop-In Meditation
  • 2 - 2:45 PM: Engage Chicago Info Session
  • 5 - 5:45 PM Virtual Shabbat Candle Lightings
  • 5:30 - 6:30 PM: Mindful Yoga
  • 8:30 - 9:30 PM: SOA Presents: Virtual Trivia.

Saturday, January 16

  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM:  Chat & Chew Lunch Bunch
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM:  Lunch Buddies:  Connecting to What Matters with CAPS
  • – 2:30 PM: Virtual Massage Well-Being Session with NU Recreation

Sunday, January 17

  • 11 AM - 12 PM: Alice Millar Church in the Chapel Sunday Service
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM:  Chat & Chew Lunch Bunch
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM:  Chat & Chew Lunch Bunch
  • Women's Basketball at Penn State (tip-off TBD)
  • 8 – 9:30 PM: "THE INFINITE WRENCH GOES VIRAL" by the Neo-Futurists