Wellness By Mason

Live Well, Age Well; No Matter Your Age


Be a part of Mason's Healthy U, a celebration of wellness!  











Save the Dates: Healthy Campus Week 2017!



In partnership with the Partnership for a Healthier America


September 25-October 1

Check back for new details!



Well-Being and Wellness are part of our daily lives. 


Here are some events and opportunities occuring before the start of Healthy Campus Week.



Monday, 9/18 - Sunday, 10/15: Join Mason's team for Outdoor Nation's Campus Challenge 2017; get some outdoor time while earning points for Mason.  Sign up at http://www.oncampuschallenge.org/



Tuesday, 9/19, 2-3pm: Join Elena Landry for a workshop entitled "Rock Your World with Rosetta Stone" in Fenwick 1014B.  Did you know that Mason faculty, staff, and students have free access to 30 different language with Rosetta Stone?



Wednesday, 9/20, noon-1:15pm: The launch of the Mindful Classroom Faculty Learning Community.  All Mason faculty can join a new mindfulness community designed to help them become educators who develop well-being and promote learning to the fullest. Co-sponsored by the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning and the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being.  Visit the Center for Well-Being for additional info.



Thursday, 9/21, noon-2pm: Join Beth Baroody for ways to express gratitude to a colleague with a heart-felt thank you. For details, please visit World Graditude Day at Mason and National Appreciation Days.



Friday, 9/22: Car Free Day. Take the Pledge and Be Entered for Prizes.  Sponsored locally by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government's Commuter Connections program.  For details, visit www.carfreemetrodc.org.  This is also a great chance to try out alternative transportation. For options, please visit transportation.gmu.edu.



Monday 9/25 Tuesday, 9/26 Wednesday, 9/27 Thursday, 9/28 Friday, 9/29



CommonHealth program on brain health:

Think About It


In Fairfax and videoconferenced to Arlington and SciTech


For locations and to register, visit http://hr.gmu.edu/



Study Abroad Fair

North Plaza

U.S. Post Office on site to accept passport applications. Johnson Center, Room 241.


Once you've submitted your passport application, check out some great affordable Mason tour programs at Mason Cultural Tours.







Mindfulness Practices for the Mason Community

Tuesdays from August 29 through December 19.  Facilitated by leaders from ULife, CHSS, and HR & Payroll.  Visit the Center for Well-Being for details.



Special Who's Walking Wednesday




The annual Happy Heart Walk in Arlington, Fairfax, and SciTech.




Healthy Cooking Demo




Join the folks from Mason Dining in Southside's Blackstone Room



Guided Tours through Mason's Edible Gardens



Join Donielle Nolan, Greenhouse and Gardens Specialist for a tour of Mason's Gardens.


Meet outside the south/ground floor entrance of the JC to start the tour.  Rain location is in the Greenhouse.


Questions? Email Doni at dnolan6@gmu.edu.


Ongoing: Share Your Story. Share your story of how you're experiencing a life of vitality, purpose, resilience, and/or engagement.  Visit the Center for Well-Being for details.



Ongoing: Move to Improve Challenge.  Join Mason's team!  For details on how to join, please visit Challenge.



Ongoing: Financial Well-Being Portal. Enhance your financial well-being through online sessions from Fidelity Investments, TIAA, and others.  You do not have to be a member to participate.  For available topics, please visit the Financial Well-Being Portal.



Ongoing: Mason Global Voyages (formerly Cultural Tours). Learn about travel opportunities with Mason abroad. Several tours are upcoming; for details, please visit Mason Global Voyages



Ongoing: Faculty/Staff rates at Mason Recreation and discounts on fitness centers through the Life/Work Connection discount page.  Discounts from CommonHealth, GlobalFit, Orangetheory Fitness (University Hall only), REV Pilates Gym, Strength & Performance Training, Verve Health & Fitness/CrossFit Rosslyn, and more.


Online opportunities available from GlobalFit.  For details see their RockStar Fit Pro Tour.


Have an event you would like included on the schedule?  Please email worklife@gmu.edu.







Who's Walking Wednesday?

Join us for a campus walk each Wednesday at noon in Arlington, Fairfax, and SciTech.  For information and to register to lead a walk, please visit Lunchtime Possibilities and scroll to Who's Walking Wednesday?


Visit the Financial Well-Being Portal for resources and information to enhance your financial well-being!




Stuck at your desk? No way! Introducing Mason Moves, the fun and easy way to incorporate movement into every day. Mason Moves is brought to you by Mason's Department of Dance. With sincere thanks to Professor Luis R. Torres, Choreographer and friends Tamas Krizsa, Video and Editing Kristina Windom and Elizabeth Galther, Dancers.

Please Note: Check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program.


Wellness by Mason Partners

About Wellness by Mason

Mission Statement

The Pillars of Wellness by Mason:



Preventive Screenings



Wellness Celebrations

Wear Red Day Gallery




Wellness Resources

Ambassador Kit

Mason Walk In' - Indoor walking program

New Yellow Birch Trail (Patriot Circle), 2.6 miles

Monthly Mileage Chart

Workplace Wellness Tips from Patrice Winter

CommonHealth (Virginia's Employee Wellness Program)

Selecting Healthier Choices in Mason's vending machines



Wellness Topics

Faculty/Staff: Smoking cessation information

moved to myActiveHealth; for information, please see the

"Healthy Lifestyles" section of the

myActiveHealth brochure.

Students: Smoking Cessation information

through Student Health Services

Other resources




Smoking/Non-Smoking Flyer