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Faculty Wellness Week

Northwestern offers a variety of in-person and remote options to support the physical and mental health of its faculty. Many of these options are featured free of charge during Faculty Wellness Week. The next Faculty Wellness Week is planned for May 2023. Faculty are encouraged to take advantage of the programs and discounts. 

During the 2022-2023 academic year, Faculty Wellness Week was expanded to a month-long program featuring special programming and daily wellness suggestions designed to address several dimensions of well-being, including work/life balance, family wellness and nutrition. 

Available All Year

Northwestern offers a variety of free resources throughout the year.
  • White Light Therapy: Faculty can take advantage of white light therapy in our Wellness Suite at any time.  Light therapy—exposure to artificial light—can be a safe, effective way to treat symptoms of depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), sleep disorders and mood disorders.  For more information, call 847-467-2607 or visit the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.
  • Virtual Well-Being Breaks: Join daily 15- or 30-minute well-being breaks from your office or home. Check the daily schedule for a variety of virtual offerings, including stretch, yoga, cardio kickboxing, Pilates, Latin dance and core conditioning.
  • On-Demand Virtual Exercise Classes: Northwestern Recreation offers on-demand exercise classes, available any time that is convenient for you. Classes are 30 to 60 minutes and include Bodypump, yoga, Zumba and more.
  • MeditationsAttend a live virtual or in-person meditation session. No previous experience is necessary and all are welcome.