Wellness Week

Image of a happy, cartoon bird against an orange background with a sun, and text saying "Rise and Shine"
Wellness Week falls during the first week of March, which can be a particularly dreary month in New England. The "Rise and Shine" theme celebrates light as spring approaches and the days get longer, as well as Daylight Savings Time (which begins at midnight Saturday, March 8). The goal of Wellness Week is to lift spirits and foster connections as we enter the busy month of March. 

Wellness Week Events

Make Your Own Lip Scrub!

Make Your Own Lip Scrub at Chum's!

March 1, 2020
11 am - 4 pm
Cholmondeley's Coffeehouse

Sponsored by Cholmondeley's' Coffeehouse

Crafternoon - Glow in the Dark Fairy Jars

Enjoy an afternoon of crafting at the library! Create a decorative glow in the dark fairy jar to light up your space.

March 2, 2020
12 pm - 2 pm
Goldfarb Level 1 Town Hall

Sponsored by the Library

DIY Mosaic Tile Suncatcher

Missing the sun this winter? Come hang out at Academic Services in Usdan and create Mosaic Tile Suncatchers! We will provide step-by-step instructions and supplies to make glowing, decorative pieces that can be hung on your dorm windows. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
12 pm - 2 pm
Academic Services Lobby, Usdan Student Center

Sponsored by Academic Services

DIY Craft Night: Therapeutic Neck Wrap

Join the Department of Student Activities in our second DIY Craft Night. We will be making therapeutic neck wraps for a fun and relaxing way to spend a Tuesday night.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
5 pm - 7 pm
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium

Sponsored by the Department of Student Activities

Resilience Fair

Resilience is a muscle you can strengthen by building your coping skills. Meet campus
resources who can support you in developing your resiliency. Resource tables will have fun activities, giveaways, and snacks. Visit 4 tables to enter to win raffle prizes. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
11 am - 2 pm
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium & TV Lounge

Co-sponsored by the Dean of Students Office, HAWP, PARC, and Graduate Student Affairs

Yoga in the Meditation Room

Slow down and relax with a restorative yoga session. Restorative yoga is a simple, yet effective relaxation method that includes guided breathing, short meditation, and supported postures. Stop by the library to give it a try.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
12 pm - 12:45 pm
Library Meditation Room

Sponsored by the Library

Zen Zone: Rise and Shine Melody and Sound Jam

Re-energize through mindful singing and instrumentation in community. We'll provide simple percussive instruments and music sheets to choose from.  No experience needed and all are welcome.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Cholmondeley's Coffeehouse

Sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Life and Create@Brandeis

Essential Oils Making and Relaxing Tea

Make your own essential oils and relax with a cup of tea with SSB.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
11 am - 11 pm
Usdan Game Room

Sponsored by the SSB

Lunch & Learn: Surviving Seasonal Depression

Shouldn't it be spring by now? Join HAWP, the Center for Spiritual Life, and the BCC for lunch and strategies for surviving seasonal depression and Daylight Savings. Enjoy free lunch from Pure Cold Press, including cold press juices and Kosher (dairy) and vegan options. This event is open to students, staff, and faculty.

Thursday, March 5, 2020
12 pm - 1 pm
Skyline Commons

Sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Life, HAWP, and the BCC

This is My Brave logo in blue and red

"This is My Brave" is a program in which we aim to create a positive and supportive conversation around mental health through students sharing their personal stories using creative expression. This is My Brave will be coming to Brandeis as well as Boston University and others this spring.

During the performance of "This Is My Brave", there will be 8-10 college students living with or affected by someone who is affected by mental health. They will perform a live presentation of touching essays, original music, poetry and comedy. There will be resources on site during and after the performance.

Thursday, March 5, 2020
7 pm (doors open at 6:45)
Shapiro Campus Center Theater

Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office and HAWP


Senior Prom

Join Waltham Group’s Companions to Elders and Community Connections at a dance for elders living in assisted living communities in Waltham. Longer blurb: Want to spend a Thursday night dancing, chatting, and hanging out with some older adults living in Waltham? Companions to Elders is hosting a one time event, a dance for the senior residents of an independent living facility we volunteer at. We’re looking for lively and friendly volunteers to attend, especially current and former volunteers and Chinese speakers!

Complete this form and we will get back to you with details. Transportation will be provided to prom and there will be a mandatory pre-prom meeting on February 25th at 8 pm. BONUS: if you are part of a performance group on campus and think your set would be great for entertainment at prom, send us an email!

Thursday, March 5, 2020
7 pm - 9 pm
Francis Cabot Lowell Mill

Sponsored by the Department of Community Service

Make Your Own Lip Scrub

Make Your Own Lip Scrub at Chum's!

March 5, 2020
7 pm - 11 pm
Cholmondeley's Coffeehouse

Sponsored by Cholmondeley's' Coffeehouse

Mindful Yoga

This yoga class focuses on breath, stretching, and mindfulness.

Friday, March 6, 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Gosman Dance Studio

Sponsored by the Department of Athletics, Recreation, and Physical Education

Zen Zone
Friday, March 6, 2020
12:30 pm - 1 pm
Cholmondeley's Coffeehouse

Sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Life

Brandeis Breakfast Club (a Purim celebration for everyone!)

Join us for a morning of music, mindfulness, and mischief! Start your day with the Brandeis Breakfast Club, featuring an amazing DJ, delicious (and healthy) breakfast and smoothies from Pure Cold Press, amazing raffle prizes, yoga, dancing, and more. Costumes recommended but not required.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
8 am - 10:30 am
Hassenfeld Conference Center

Sponsored by Brandeis Hillel and Department of Student Activities