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Be Well at Mount Holyoke

Mount Holyoke forever shall be well

BeWell is the College’s wellness program that provides students’ strategies and opportunities to create their own path to wellness. It integrates four components essential to building a life that sustains and empowers: a healthy mind, a healthy body, a healthy community and a healthy life.

We believe the ability to thrive is founded on an active commitment and holistic approach to wellness. BeWell cultivates a tradition of wellness today, tomorrow, and always.


The components of BeWell

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Healthy mind

Cultivating purposeful engagement in critical thinking, self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-advocacy.


To unplug and unwind, visit one of the quiet, contemplative spaces on campus.

For free and confidential advice from Counseling Service, stop by Drop-in Talkin’ at satellite spaces around campus.

Try Mindfulness Meditation in Abbey Sanctuary.

At Interfaith Luncheons, view things from a multidimensional lens in the company of the campus community.

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Healthy body

Engaging in behaviors that encourage optimal physical health for your body and its unique needs.


Take advantage of the many resources at the Kendall Sports & Dance Complex: Fitness Center equipment, drop-in yoga and other classes, an indoor pool, indoor and outdoor tracks, tennis and squash courts, and more.

Discover other ways to get moving: Join a dance class or org, try a club sport, walk around campus lakes and trails, or hike Mount Holyoke.

Make healthy food and beverage choices at the Dining Commons and elsewhere. For help in fueling up in a healthy way, visit the nutritionist at Health Services.

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Healthy community

Fostering a collective responsibility for healthy relationships through compassion, service, and communication.


Make time for M&Cs and other traditions, which promote connections and coming together.

Get involved! Join one of 100+ student orgs. Help shape and inform the student experience through your class board or the Student Government Association. Opportunities are also available through the Five Colleges!

Explore volunteer opportunities through Community-Based Learning.

Learn about communities, social issues and concerns through Community Based Learning opportunities.

Join one of our many Living and Learning Communities and live with students who share common educational, social or co-curricular interests.

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Healthy life

Pursuing a sense of purpose and establishing a set of values that allow you to thrive as a lifelong learner.


Get to know your academic class dean for help with course selections, accessing campus resources and more.

Get peer feedback on writing and speaking assignments from SAW Center peer mentors.

Take part in a Financial Wellness Workshop, offered through Student Financial Services, and sign up for CashCourse (a tool for managing money and student loans).

Attend the annual LEAP Symposium and Senior Symposium for inspiration from peers on internship and research experiences.

Visit the Career Development Center. Meet with a career advisor via walk-in hours or by scheduling a 30-minute personal advising appointment. Get inspired to set goals at a Vision Board Workshop. Join a career support group.

BeWell Events and Initiatives

There are many spaces, programmatic initiatives, and services which provide opportunities for students to engage in well being throughout the year. You can find information about upcoming and regular events in the Be-Well section of the weekly Dean’s Corner email.

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Easy access to informal, confidential, and free consultations with clinicians (counselors) from the MHC Counseling Service. There is no appointment necessary. See the FAQ page for more details.

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We offer several weekly Be Well events that are spiritual in nature, including Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga.

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This peer education group is dedicated to providing accurate health information, fostering open and safe environments, debunking assumptions, and reaching out to the MHC community.

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Be Well, Mount Holyoke’s wellness initiative, was named Program of the Year by the national organization for student affairs administrators in higher ed.

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Be Well is the College’s wellness program that provides students with strategies and opportunities to create their own path to wellness.