May 6 – 12, 2023

While it may be finals week, it is also Self-Care Week here at Rec Well. During this week, we are devoted to supporting Active Badgers through this stressful time. To help, we’ll be offering free group fitness classes and additional meditation classes to all current members.

Our Wellbeing team will be sharing resources throughout the week on ways to manage stress, including tips on getting proper sleep, eating healthy, staying hydrated, and connecting to mindfulness. Take some time to unwind, and know that it’s not bad to give yourself a break.



Free Walk-in Group Fitness Classes sponsored by American Family Insurance

Free walk-ins for UW-Madison students and Rec Well members when spots are available. Enjoy classes like Powerflow, Group Strength, Cycling, HIIT, and Barre. Bring your wiscard/Rec Well membership card.


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Roll Into Finals

Kick off finals week in the water! Join us on May 6 from 5 – 7:30pm at the pool at the Nick for log rolling! No registration required. Just show up and have fun!



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Serenity & Salad sponsored by Ian’s Pizza

Join us in the Nick Wet Classroom from 12 – 1pm on May 9 for a free mini meditation retreat! Take a midday break from studying to focus on breath and mindfulness. When you’re done take a personal salad home with you to enjoy.



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Relax & Recharge with Wheelhouse Studios

Join us and Wheelhouse Studios on May 10 from 6 – 7pm at Balance Studio in the Nick to unwind during Self-Care Week. Start with exploring new stress relief techniques and finish with some art therapy by creating a free mosaic picture frame. 





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University Health Services

University Health Services
Main line: 608-265-5600

  • Option 1 for medical services, behavioral health, occupational medicine
  • Option 2 for mental health services
  • Option 3 for confidential victim advocacy services concerning sexual assault, dating violence, and sexual harassment
  • Option 4 for Student Health Insurance Plan
  • Option 7 for UHS hours and directions
  • Option 9 for 24-hour mental health crisis line

UHS offers: care for illnesses and injuries: women’s health care; immunizations, allergies, and specialty care; primary and preventive care; individual psychological and psychiatric care; group and couple/partner counseling; eating disorder assessment and care; survivor services; trans health care; and wellness services

Dean of Students Office

Dean of Students Office 
Phone: 608-263-5700

The Dean of Students Office offers: same day drop-in appointments; outlets to report students of concern, incidents of bias or hate, or other incidents; outlets to report an academic complaint; support for DACA recipients; outlets for getting help for other students; information on food, housing, and financial support

Office of Financial Aid

Office of Financial Aid
Phone: 608-263-3060

The Office of Financial Aid offers: advising appointments; basic needs support (help gaining access to food, housing, and insurance); emergency support; success services; workshops/events; outreach

International Student Services

International Student Services 
Phone: 608-262-2044

International Student Services offers: advising appointments (drop-in and scheduled); COVID-19 and travel updates and guidelines; emergency support; Optional Practical Training; program extension


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