Wellness Days

Wellness Days

IUPUI’s Faculty Council Executive Committee has endorsed the designation of two wellness days in the spring 2021 academic calendar. This carefully considered decision was made after a review of student feedback about the fall semester, a discussion of impact on instructional contact hours, and a review of what other institutions are planning. These two days—Tuesday, February 23 and Wednesday, March 24—were carefully chosen.

Unless faculty members are teaching in a 13-week session, they were asked to not assign any work nor hold any classes on these days. These days may have been designated as Wellness Days on the syllabi. We encourage students to participate in optional planned programming to reduce stress and promote health and wellness.

For faculty members teaching 13-week sessions, they were asked to make the class content offered on these days available to students via some asynchronous mechanism, while encouraging them to take these days off.

The Division of Student Affairs has curated a selection of Wellness Days materials that you can find below.

Want to take your eyes off the screen for the day? You can opt in to receiving a Wellness Day package through the physical mail (shipping in the U.S. only).

Wellness Days Materials

Opt in for your mailer    Activity book   Workout Log

Wellness Days Programming

Campus Recreation is offering free, virtual fitness classes during Wellness Days. All you have to do is pre-register at rec.iupui.edu. These are open to any student at IUPUI, and a membership is not required to participate.

March 24:

Core Online, 12-12:45 p.m.

Core is a 45-minute class that will take your core to the next level. This class will teach you various exercises that will help improve your core strength, posture, and increase your confidence.

WERQ Online, 6-7 p.m.

WERQ is a 60-minute cardio dance class based on the hottest pop, rock, and hip-hop music. Lose your inhibitions and get your body moving with easy-to-follow dance combinations sure to keep you wanting more each week.

Additional resources and opportunities available to you

Move. Pause. Be.
This 30-minute class is broken up into 10 minutes of yoga, 10 minutes of meditation, and 10 minutes of journaling. You can follow along on YouTube whenever it works best for you in your schedule.  Click here to start the class.

Zumba
March 24, Noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom
Zumba is a dance workout geared for everyone, and it’s the perfect combo of fun and fitness. Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness—cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, flexibility, and boosted energy. It will leave you with a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. Click here to join the class.

GPSG Game Nights
March 24, Noon
Focus on your social wellness with more online games with friends. Register here.

Explore all of the wellness resources