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What is Wellness?

The National Wellness Institute states: Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence. We add that wellness is also a conscious, self-directed, and evolving process. 

Fall Quarter

Check Out Our Finals Prep Nap Room!

Getting enough sleep to re-fuel your brain is a MUST as you prepare for Final Exams. If you need a mid-afternoon power nap or just some relaxing down time to do coloring or puzzles, we've got the spot for you!

Ray Nap Time - Reserve a cot for 45 minute naps!
When? Monday-Wednesday, November 18-20, 1-6 pm.
How? You may reserve on The Ray at DePaul App, online​* or in person at The Ray Membership Services Desk, or just walk in and see if there's a cot available.
*This is a unique Campus Recreation login, not your Campus Connect login.

Other options? Reduce your stress through coloring, puzzles, or just relaxing. Stop by Room 135 in the Ray during the hours above.
Who? The Nap Room is provided for DePaul students only; sorry Professor, you need to find somewhere else to hide from your students!

The three most important things to remember as you prep for Finals: 
  • Get enough sleep. Try to stick with 7-8 hours each night and grab some power naps at The Ray
  • Eat healthy foods. Dining Services and The Bean offer healthy options that will stimulate your brain.
  • Exercise! Physical activity is linked to intellectual stimulation and creativity. Take frequent study breaks that include walking and stretching to keep your brain functioning. 
Check out DePaul Brain Fuel Week activities for other great stress-reducers, breaks from studying, and a little free food!​

Our Philosophy

The many dimensions of wellness include physical, intellectual, social. emotional, environmental, financial, and occupational. Our philosophy toward wellness is that taking care of your body is a means of taking care of other areas of your life so that you can be successful.

Take advantage of our programs, facilities, and services as well as other campus resources (listed below) to "Reinvent Yourself and Realize Your Potential."

  • Reinvent Yourself – If you have self-limiting beliefs, we encourage you to “reinvent yourself,” starting today. Re-evaluate how you define what it means to be athletic, social, wealthy, etc., and create a new vision for yourself.
  • Realize Your Potential – All of us have goals and dreams and some of us are great at turning those goals into reality. “Realizing your potential” means making decisions daily that support your goals. Perfection isn’t required. Small changes can have a big impact.
Some ways to begin exploring your potential:
  • Try out a new Group Fitness class (over 65 classes each week are FREE with your student, faculty, staff OR community membership!)
  • Get a group together to play Intramural Sports (a variety of sports offered each quarter - FREE as a student member!)
  • Find out more about nutrition, fitness and wellness through our FREE Wellness Workshops.
  • Explore more challenging workouts by purchasing a Fitpass or registering for a Specialty Fitness class such as H2O Fit, Boxing, HIIT, Bootcamp, or TRX OR set up a session with a Personal Trainer.
  • Gain some new skills through Outdoor Adventure programs.

Additional Campus Resources