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Wellness at Northwestern

Educating our students in making healthy decisions that enhance individual success and community well-being

Wellness is an ongoing process and a life-long journey, not a one-time event. Northwestern encourages and supports our students in taking action on all eight interconnected dimensions of wellness in order to build everyday habits, which improve quality of life. It may also help individuals live longer, manage current health conditions, and support recovery from illness, injury, and addiction.

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About the 8 Dimensions

About the 8 Dimensions

About the 8 Dimensions

Wellness means overall well-being. It is an ongoing process and a life-long journey, not a one-time event. Health Promotion and Wellness, along with many other campus offices, encourages and supports Northwestern students in taking action on all eight interconnected dimensions of wellness in order to build everyday habits, which improve quality of life. It may also help individuals live longer, manage current health conditions, and support recovery from illness, injury, and addiction.

Wellness Feature

The Ultimate Guide to Intellectual Wellness

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Have you ever listened to an engaging podcast, read outside of your required readings for class, or even played classic puzzle games like Sudoku or a crossword puzzle? These are prime examples of you supporting your intellectual wellness!  

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Wellness in Action

Health Promotion and Wellness

Health Promotion and Wellness (HPaW) is the primary provider of health promotion, education, and prevention programs and services on alcohol, other drugs, and wellness issues for Northwestern University students. HPaW engages students through campus-wide, group, and individual educational initiatives.

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Freedom For Everyone Slavery and Abolition in 19th Century Americ...

November 30, All Day

Juneteenth marks a momentous celebration — the end of American slavery — but it was not the end of the story about Black...

Freedom for Everyone: Slavery and Abolition in and Abolition in 1...

November 30, All Day
Deering Library, 1937 Sheridan Road

Juneteenth marks a momentous celebration — the end of American slavery — but it was not the end of the story about Black...

The Story of Ka Makana o’ ka, An Exhibit by Trotter Alexander

November 30, All Day
Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive

The Story of Ka Makana o’ ka is an exhibit about a boy from Chicago going into a new world of Hawaii, experiencing numer...

In Focus

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Get the Shot, Not the Flu!

Back-to-school season and the rise in flu cases do not mix well, so ensuring you are staying as safe as possible by scheduling your flu shots and COVID-19 booster shots is essential!

Various clinics across the city are offering individuals the recent Omicron bivalent COVID-19 booster, which is designed to add protection against the Omicron variants of the virus and bolster previous vaccination protection. 

Additionally, receiving your flu shot for this season is also helpful in protecting yourself from the influenza virus and is completely safe to get alongside the new COVID-19 booster shot!

Visit your local clinic today and stay safe this flu season.

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Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines Including Boosters

FDA Authorizes Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines for Use as a Booster Dose