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Wellness and Recreation

students journaling and setting goals

Jan 10, 2024

Wellness Wednesday: Spring into Success

This spring edition of back-to-school isn't just a return to classes, it's an invitation for us to infuse motivation into every academic endeavor. Explore ways to harness the unique energy of spring to cultivate motivation, fuel growth and set the stage for a successful NC State experience. 

exterior of the Wellness and Recreation Center

Jan 9, 2024

Get #PackInAction this Spring: Your Guide to Wellness and Recreation

Embarking on a health and wellness journey can be daunting, especially for those who may be stepping into the gym for the first time this semester. Check out the many programs and services available to students, faculty and staff, developed to empower you to take the next step toward a healthier you. 

The statues in Wolf Plaza

Dec 5, 2023

Wellness Apps to Improve Your Well-Being

NC State offers several free or low-cost apps to help you do manage stress. These apps range from personal training to guided meditation, building healthy habits and more.  

trail in the woods

Nov 29, 2023

Wellness Wednesday: De-Stress During Finals

Celebrate your work this semester, Wolfpack, and recharge your inner batteries during De-Stress Fest, taking place Tuesday, December 5 – Wednesday, December 13.  

NC State students unwind at Howl and Chills: Cultivating Self-Love, an event during last year's De-Stress Fest.

Nov 27, 2023

De-Stress Fest Returns to Help Students Unwind, Celebrate Semester

From Dec. 5-13, NC State Wellness and Recreation is supporting De-Stress Fest, the semesterly event series geared towards helping students “de-stress” as they prepare for and take their final exams. 

Nov 15, 2023

Wellness Wednesday: Home for the Holidays

The holiday season can come with stress and challenges as you navigate complex family dynamics and try to stay connected with friends from school. It is just as essential to prioritize your well-being and peace of mind during breaks from work and school. 

Nov 9, 2023

A tasty partnership: NC State Dining and WellRec promote the art of cooking in campus teaching kitchen

In 2021, NC State Dining opened a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen in the Wellness and Recreation Center and Carmichael Gym. The space is a result of a collaborative effort between Dining and WellRec to offer a unique learning space to the campus community. 

Nov 8, 2023

Wellness Wednesday: Take a Break, You Deserve It

Your hard work and dedication to your academics, work, relationships and personal goals this semester are paying off. Now is the time to take a step back, acknowledge your efforts, reflect on your successes and breathe. Here is a how-to guide for taking the next step in your wellness journey.  

Nov 1, 2023

Wellness Wednesday: Social Media and Productivity

Whether we want to admit it or not, mindless scrolling through Instagram and TikTok, sending Snapchats and getting sucked into conversation threads has become ingrained in many of our daily routines. While social media can be a distraction and contribute to procrastination, it also offers a myriad of opportunities for people to connect, learn and grow academically and professionally. 

Oct 27, 2023

UNC System grant to focus on mental health and wellness for the COE

A partnership between Wellness and Recreation and the College of Engineering brings mental health and well-being programming to students.