Wellness Week 2017: Get Fit, Feel Good

The ancient mindfulness practice of walking the labyrinth comes into the 21st century with this portable canvas version.

Free T-shirts and socks. Pop-up glow yoga. A labyrinth. Flu shots. Put it all together and it can only mean one thing: the third annual Wellness Week for students is here.

All events for the week are free, and hosted by the Student Health Center and Pharmacy’s department of health promotion and wellness, working with a variety of partner organizations.

Scroll down to see a list of the week’s events. 





Sept. 11
“Yeah, Maybe, No” Documentary Screening
Time and place: 7 p.m., Ferguson Center Theater
Partners:  Safezone and the Women and Gender Resource Center

“Yeah, Maybe, No” follows a young man’s experience with sexual assault, as well as the role of consent, and his experiences navigating the legal system and social support afterwards. After the screening, there will be a facilitated discussion to talk about consent and how to continue advocacy for consent, and supporting victims of sexual assault              and rape. More information

Sept. 12-13
Free HIV Testing
Time and place: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2200D Ferguson Center
Testing is private and confidential, and administered by the Alabama department of public health.

Sept. 12
Yoga for Every Size
Time and place: 11:30 a.m., 205 Gorgas Library
Partner: UA Libraries

Dr. Millie Jackson, associate dean of UA Libraries and a certified yoga instructor, will lead the session. Bring your own mat.

Sept. 12
Glow Yoga
Time and place: 7:30 p.m., Canterbury Chapel yard
Partner: University Recreation

Glow Yoga is a free pop-up fitness class that provides a low-impact workout while simultaneously pumping up participants with upbeat music, glow sticks, glow lights and more. Bring your own mat. More information

Sept. 13
Student Health Fair
Time and place: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ferguson Center Plaza (in case of rain, move to second floor of Ferguson)

The Student Health Fair brings together more than 30 campus and community vendors to help you learn about the health, wellness and safety resources available to you. The first 500 students will receive free T-shirts for participating. More information

Sept. 13
Labyrinth Day
Time and place: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., the porch of Ferguson’s Great Hall

Free labyrinth socks to the first 200 students. At 1 p.m. visit the Great Hall for a talk on mindfulness.

Sept. 14
Pop Up Fitness with the Barre Code
Time and place: 6-7 p.m. in Ferguson Center Heritage Room
Partner: The Barre Code

The Barre Code, a new fitness facility located in downtown Tuscaloosa, will be hosting a Total Body Conditioning, or TBC, class that challenges the whole body through strength-based exercises with bursts of high-intensity cardio intervals. Class size is limited to 50 students. More information

Sept. 14
SALT Financial Literacy Demo
Time and place: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the second floor of Ferguson.
Partners: The University of Alabama and SALT

Sign up for SALT, a non-profit program that teaches you how to manage your money and student loans while preparing for a strong financial future. Complete a course to get a free T-shirt and coffee.


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