The Center for the Advancement of Well-Being supports the Well-Being Learning Community (Well-Being LC), an inclusive community where students are encouraged to explore well-being topics through reflective learning and shared experiences. This holistic experience includes traditional academic study, experiential learning, personal practices, and opportunities for students to learn how they and others pursue well-being. Members of the Well-Being LC will:
- Take a 1-credit well-being course in the fall and spring semesters
- Live in Hampton Roads during the 2023-24 academic year
- Explore a range of topics, including positive psychology, mindfulness, compassion, meaning, purpose, and self-awareness
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This “whole person” approach helps students to develop healthy strategies for managing challenging situations and to make important decisions such as choosing a major and career path with a robust awareness of individual strengths and values. The variety of topics allow students to develop multiple ways to manage stress and uncertainty while increasing mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Learning Communities (LCs) provide a supportive and educational experience for students and allow them to make friends who share their passions and interests. With a variety of LCs to choose from and teams of dedicated staff here to create a positive experience for the students, LCs make it easier for students to connect with like-minded peers and the larger Mason community.
The Well-Being LC will reside in Hampton Roads during the 2023-24 academic year. All upper-level residential students are eligible to apply. First-year students should consider the Well-Being First-Year Interest LC for their first year and the Well-Being LC for subsequent years.
Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will open on StarRez at go.gmu.edu/StarRez on December 12, 2022 and close on February 1, 2023.