Movies, food, games, study sessions and quiet featured in special schedule

It’s Wellness Day on campus on Wednesday and Thursday, and the halls, and hills, will teem with activities to help students recharge.


On Wednesday, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, part of the College of Professional Schools, will hold drop-in sessions with Dr. Stephanie Maas and Dr. Elizabeth Gurian at 9 a.m. in Schneider Hall, Room 301 and with Dr. Connie Hassett-Walker at 9 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday in Ainsworth Hall. The school is also screening police and crime films from 8 to 11 a.m. in Mack Hall Room 315. (A screening of “The Shawshank Redemption” will run at 4 p.m. in Schneider Hall Room 201).

Also Wednesday, the faculty from the Modern Language Department, part of the College of Liberal Arts, will hold an all-day drop-in study-and-snack session from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Schneider Hall Room 202. The Academic Achievement Center will hold a chat-and-treat session from 10 a.m. to noon in its offices on Kreitzberg Library’s fourth floor, right near the hot cocoa bar, open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the same spot. (The cocoa bar holds the same hours Thursday).

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Coloring with the Putneys will give students a creative outlet on Wellness Day. (Photo by Sonya Lynne/Unsplash)

If you’d like to play indoors Wednesday, the Counseling and Wellness Center will hold a sand trays, puzzles and happy lights session from 8 to 10 a.m. on Kreitzberg Library’s fourth floor; the Campus Activities Board will lead tie-dye mask making from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Wise Campus Center’s Fish Bowl lounge and a board games and art session will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Kreitzberg Library’s South Instruction Room.

Also, Corps of Cadets Company Mentor Paul Putney and Transfer Student Success Coach Rachel Putney will hold Coloring with the Putneys from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Patterson Hall’s Day Room. (The coloring will repeat Thursday at the same time and place.)

If athletic play’s your thing, Wednesday has dodgeball and capture the flag from 1 to 2 p.m. and drop-in lawn games from 3 to 4 p.m. on the Wise Campus Center Green, and table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, flag football and soccer from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Shapiro Field House.

For quieter relaxation or contemplation, there will be a relaxation station from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Dewey Hall Room 410 (the same hours apply Thursday), quiet space to think and work with Dr. Patricia Ferreira from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. and with Professor Jeffrey Casey, and Writing Center Director Renee Drouin from 11 a.m. to noon in Schneider Hall 203. The Counseling and Wellness Center will have therapy dogs from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Wise Campus Center Library and yoga in Kretizberg Library’s North Instruction room at 5 p.m. (The yoga session repeats  Thursday in the same time and place.)

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Kreitzberg Arena will have an open skate and stick-and-puck hockey Thursday during Wellness Day. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University)

Wednesday’s Wellness Day activities cap at 9 p.m. with a Campus Activities Board-presented online chess tournament.


Knock your blocks off with a LEGO Jam! Lego Building Extravaganza at 8 a.m. in  Chaplin Hall Gallery. Lace up for an open skate from 10:30 a.m. to noon and stick and puck hockey from noon to 1:30 pm. Kreitzberg Arena. Drop in for lawn games on the Wise Campus Center green from 2 to 4 p.m.

For a nosh, there’s waffles and popcorn, from 9 a.m. to noon in Schneider Hall, Room 201.

For academic reinforcement, there’s research and writing support for all at 3 p.m. in Kreitzberg Library’s South Instruction Room, a navigating the unit circle math study at 4 p.m. in the library North Instruction Room.

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