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Heze (First-Year Student, Resident of Wellness House in Tingelstad, Participant in Fall 2017 Linked FYEP Writing 101 Course) “Within the wellness community we believe in growth for the body, spirit and the mind.”

About Wellness House

A Community for Well Beings.

The Wellness House (in Tingelstad) is a community of students who are interested in engaging in conversations and activities that promote and sustain healthy lifestyles. This includes transitioning to college in a way that develops healthy habits around mindfulness, diet, exercise, substance use, time management, and mental health. The Wellness House fosters an environment of holistic wellness,  encourages residents to learn more about wellness, and supports residents in achieving their wellness goals.

Great For Residents Who ...

  • enjoy health and fitness
  • want to learn more about healthy lifestyle(s) of a college student
  • are considering a career in a health/fitness related field
  • want to learn more about holistic wellness and thriving
  • are willing to commit time to participating in community health and wellness activities

Program + Learning Outcomes

By participating in the Wellness House, residents will:

  • engage in health and wellness activities that support their own reflection and positive habit development
  • use tools like the wellness wheel to explore what holistic wellness means to them personally and to their community (i.e. physical, mental, spiritual, financial wellness etc).
  • build skills in bringing balance to their wellness wheel in order to create sustainable healthy habits
  • be able to navigate resources on campus and in the surrounding community to support their own holistic wellness

Linked Course(s)

YES (for new First-Year residents)

First-year residents will be enrolled in a linked First Year Experience Program (FYEP) course on the topic of wellness. A certain number of class seats will be saved for commuter students to opt into the linked FYEP 101 sections listed below. Previous courses include:

  • Does Everything Need to Change? Writing about Hope, Panic, and Climate Change.  | Aldis Purs | FYEP 101 Section 23 | MWF 9:15-10:20
  • Does Everything Need to Change? Writing about Hope, Panic, and Climate Change.  | Aldis Purs | FYEP 101 Section 26 | MWF 8:00-9:05
  • Disease Prevention | Alissa Underhill | FYEP 101 Section 27 | TR 11:50-1:35

View the Fall 2019 Learning Community (LC) Linked FYEP 101 Courses document to read these course descriptions and learn more about LC linked courses.


Tingelstad Hall (one house, 4 wings)

Upcoming Tingelstad Events

Click below to see upcoming Tingelstad Events


Example Programs

Below are a few examples of residential programs that have occurred on the topic of wellness in the past! If you have an idea for a wing or hall program, contact your Resident Assistant to see about planning it!

  • Friday faculty lunches on topics related to holistic wellness, including physical wellness, nutrition, fitness, stress management and mental health, mindfulness, and more!
  • Mount Rainier hike
  • Participation in campus events such as Jingle 5K, Relay for Life, Color Run
  • Attending Group X classes together
  • Healthy Eating in the Kitchen Cooking Series
  • Service Projects (such as Emergency Food Network and L’Arche Farms volunteering)


For more information about this Learning Community option contact:
Zac Rakke, Community Director for Tingelstad Hall | zachary.rakke@plu.edu