The University’s Wellness Team consists of Student Affairs professionals, students, and faculty members that work together to bring wellness programs to the UMW community. The UMW Wellness Team strives to provide the university community with opportunities to adopt healthy and well-balanced lifestyles through programming and resources and to foster an environment in which the university community can grow in their overall health and wellness. Throughout the year, the team supports multiple educational events and programs for students, faculty, staff, and the Fredericksburg community at large, including those listed below:

8 Dimensions of Wellness

The Wellness Team embraces SAMHSA’s Eight Dimensions of Wellness by taking a holistic approach to health.  We believe that in order to be truly healthy, an individual should possess a balanced outlook at wellness:

Emotional Wellness - Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relations
Environmental Wellness - Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being
Financial Wellness - Satisfaction with current and future financial situations
Intellectual Wellness - Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills
Occupational Wellness –  Personal satisfaction and enrichment derived from one’s work
Physical Wellness – Recognizing the need for physical activity, diet, sleep, and nutrition
Social Wellness  – Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system
Spiritual Wellness - Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life