Brandeis Counseling Center

Resilience, Information, Skills and Experiences (RISE) Program

RISE logo - stick people climbing a mountain with the sun rising behind it.

Now accepting applications for the fall enrollment of RISE Health and Wellness Course

Work in small groups with Brandeis faculty and Counseling Center clinicians to learn effective time management and goal setting techniques, while developing skills for coping with and bouncing back from stress.

RISE consists of two stand-alone programs. You can participate in one or the other, or both, for maximum benefit.

Pre-Term Orientation

August 25-27th for first-year, and sophomore students who are looking to work on skills to help them successfully transition to college, while building connections with other students. Through hands-on activities and discussions, students will develop strategies to navigate the academic and social sides of college and connect with campus resources. 

Health and Wellness Course

HWL 67

For all undergraduatesthe Health & Wellness Course (HWL 67) meets weekly throughout the fall semester (12 weeks). Students will have the opportunity to master and implement time management and study skills, while receiving continued support on how to deal with challenges throughout the semester. 

This course fulfills 2 Mind & Body Balance Modules toward the Health, Wellness and Life Skills general education requirement.

If you participate in pre-orientation, we highly suggest you also enroll in the Health & Wellness Course so you can continue to work on the skills introduced in pre-orientation throughout the semester. However, participation in both parts is NOT mandatory or necessary to benefit from RISE. Participate in just the pre-orientation, just the course, or both!

Why RISE? 

  • Build your toolbox to thrive at Brandeis

  • Manage your schedule and ace your classes

  • Learn to cope when stress arises

  • Get a jump on making new friends

  • Fulfill two-thirds of your Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement

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