Located under the mural near the main entrance, the Zenker Wellness Suite (Room 303) is the health promotion hub for Student Health Services (SHS) and the Habif Health and Wellness Center. The Wellness Suite is a bright, serene space featuring health promotion resources and programming on key topics for undergraduate and graduate students.
The Wellness Suite is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays when school is in session, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during breaks. The Wellness suite is closed whenever the Sumers Recreation Center is closed.
Read below to learn more about programming and resources available in the Wellness Suite. All programs are free and open to all WashU students. Stop in anytime to learn more!
Mental Health Mondays
- Mental health promotion expert Jordan will be available to answer questions from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- The Let's Talk Program will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (beginning Feb. 5).
- Stressbusters 5-minute backrubs will be available from 2 to 4 p.m.
- Mental health promotion expert Jordan will teach mindfullness skills from 4-5 p.m.
- Stress Less @ WashU sessions are available throughout the day.
Handouts and apps related to sleep, stress, anxiety, depression, procrastination, and other mental health topics are available whenever the Wellness Suite is open.
- Registered Dietitian Alex Caspero will hand out a different snack each week and answer nutrition questions from 4-6 p.m.
Healthy recipes are available in addition to handouts and apps containing information about healthy body image and disordered eating whenever the Wellenss Suite is open. Additionally, WashU Rec partners with Campus Dining Services to sponsor cooking classes and other nutrition programming throughout the academic year.
- A WashU Rec certified BearFit trainer will be available to answer questions and take body measurements from 4-6 p.m. the first and last Wednesday of each month.
- A licensed Physical Therapist will be available once each month this spring to address special topics related to common injuries. Sessions run from 4-6 p.m.
- Jan. 31: Watch Your Head — Signs, symptoms, and management of concussions.
- Feb. 21: Intramurals — How to protect your knees.
- March 21: It's Tough to be a Student — Low back and neck pain associated with the task of studying.
- April 18: Common Running Injuries and How to Fix Them.
Handouts and apps about healthy body image and overexercise are available whenever the Wellness Suite is open.
Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Alcohol and other drugs expert Amanda will be available to answer questions.
Handouts and apps about alcohol and drug abuse and risk reduction are available whenever the Wellness Suite is open.
- Sexual health expert Ashley will be available to answer questions from 12 to 4 p.m.
Free safer sex supplies and Bedsider giveaways as well as handouts and apps with information about contraception and STI risk reduction/screening are available whenever the Wellness Suite is open.
Info about primary care and mental health services available at SHS and how to make an appointment for care (shs.wustl.edu), plus basic self-care tips, the difference between a cold and the flu, etc.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions for or questions about the Wellness Suite, the Peer Health Education (PHE) program, Stressbusters, or Student Health Services.