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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

#FightFlu

The Importance of Getting Vaccinated

flu vaccine poster

Flu season is fast approaching, and the overlap with the COVID-19 pandemic presents added concern to both respiratory illnesses. Because of this, getting vaccinated for flu now is key to remaining healthy for the rest of the year. The vaccine is perfectly safe for most college-aged students, takes only a few minutes to get, and is covered by most health insurance plans including Aetna Student Health insurance through Northwestern (that means it’s FREE). Getting vaccinated not only helps you, but those around you who may not be able to receive a vaccine for various reasons. Together, we can help prevent widespread flu in our community allowing everyone to stay healthy and engaged in classes, work, and everything else.

  • Seasonal influenza vaccine is available to currently registered NU students at the Health Service/Evanston Campus. 
  • Vaccines will be given on an appointment basis, call the appointment desk at 847.491.2204 or via the Personal Health Portal.

Students can get a flu shot at Health Service Evanston or local pharmacy (Walgreens, CVS, Jewel-Osco, etc.)

NUHS Flu Vaccine Information

To stay up-to-date on the flu this year, visit the CDC’s website on influenza.

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Wellness in Action

Health Promotion and Wellness

Health Promotion and Wellness is the primary provider of health promotion, education, and prevention programs and services on alcohol, other drug, and wellness issues for Northwestern University students.

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Daily Prayer in Chapel at Noon

October 19, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sheil Catholic Center, 2110 Sheridan Road

We look forward to welcoming you to the Sheil Catholic Center for quiet prayer. Please make a separate reservation for e...

IPR Colloquium: S. Epstein (Sociology/IPR) - Diagnostic Reform as...

October 19, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Diagnostic Reform as Global Health Policymaking: Gender and Sexuality in the International Classification of Diseases" ...

NCA Live Chat

October 19, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

NCA is pleased to offer live chat hours to connect with our team for quick career-related questions and guidance. For mo...

In Focus

person vaping on bench with a cellphone
The Vaping Epidemic
College-age adults (19-22 years old) are seeing a rise in vaping (nicotine and cannabis) at higher rates than ever seen before. No other substance in the history of the Monitoring the Future survey has ever seen such substantial increases in its 45-year history leading to alarming concern among health professionals. Much is still unknown about the long term effects of vaping these substances adding to the concern.
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