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Esplanade Clean Up April 20

In observance of #EarthDay365, join us for the 25th Annual Charles River Cleanup on Saturday, April 20, from 10 am to 12 pm!

Boston University students, faculty, and staff will gather along the Charles River Esplanade near Warren Towers and the Questrom School of Business to remove trash and debris, preserving this iconic historical landmark. This event isn't just about making a positive impact on our local community; it's also an opportunity to connect with fellow Terriers who share a passion for volunteerism, sustainability, and service. It sounds simple, but you’ll have a great time chatting with others, enjoying nature and taking in some amazing views.

The Esplanade Association will provide gloves and all the tools we need to remove trash and debris from the section of the Esplanade adjacent to our campus. So bring yourself, a water bottle and all the Earth Day vibes!

Register here. You will be notified via email of the 10 am meeting spot!

Learn about the rich history of the Charles River, once known as Quinobequin, and the contributions of its indigenous stewards, including the Massachusett, Wampanoag, and Pawtucket peoples who lived in what would become known as Boston and Cambridge by their colonizers. Click here for more information on the history of the Charles River and the contributions of the Charles River Conservancy (CRC).

Hosted by Warren Towers Residence Life, BU Wellbeing, BUPD, Questrom Social Impact and Nonprofit Club, Questrom Graduate Council, and Questrom Serves.

Student Wellbeing is Hiring: Summer and Fall Positions Open

Want to join an amazing team AND get experience working in higher education and wellbeing?

For Summer 24, Student Wellbeing is seeking Summer Orientation Assistants. See job description here. 

For academic year 24-25, Student Wellbeing is hiring for 2-3 Graduate Assistants for Programming. This is a great opportunity to promote wellbeing, engage with your peers and promote existing wellbeing resources at BU. Check out the full description.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume at studentwellbeing@bu.edu. Applications are due by April 23.

See all open position descriptions here.

Take a Wellbeing Hub Cocurricular This Fall

Student Wellbeing is excited to continue to partner with Undergraduate Affairs and the BU Hub to offer cocurricular experiences to undergraduate students. In Fall '24, Student Wellbeing will offer two Hub Cocurriculars, with registration starting for seniors April 14.   

Thriving Together

Need to fill a Hub Teamwork/ Collaboration requirement? This exciting cocurricular examines what wellbeing looks like in your own life, as well as at BU. Explore wellbeing concepts through teamwork activities that culminate in a proposal for a wellbeing project. In Fall 24, HUB CC 107: Thriving Together meets Wednesdays 2:30-4 pm.

Wellbeing for Leaders

Leaders have a unique role in their organizations and community. It’s critical that they know how to care for themselves as individuals in addition to caring for their organizations. This Hub cocurricular invites students to explore how to manage the demands of being a leader by learning skills and strategies they can use to promote their own wellbeing and simultaneously cultivate a culture of wellness within their organizations. Wellbeing for Leaders satisfies 1 Hub requirement in “Teamwork/Collaboration” within the “Intellectual Toolkit” capacity. There will be two sections of HUB CC 108: Wellbeing for Leaders in Fall '24. One meets Tuesdays 3:30-4:45 pm. The second section meets Thursdays 2-3:15 pm.

 

It’s the Spring 24 Wellbeing Experience!

Press pause on your busy routine and join us at “The Wellbeing Experience” on Wednesday, April 24, 3-6 pm, in Metcalf Ballroom (GSU 2nd floor).

This event, intentionally scheduled a few days prior to the start of reading period and final exams, invites all students to momentarily step away from their academic commitments to enjoy some activities that promote community, relaxation, gratitude, creativity and play! By visiting unique stations, students will experience wellbeing activities that can be incorporated into their lives in ways big and small during their college years and beyond!

Each experience has been created to support various dimensions of wellbeing. Try the Hangout Hammocks. Color a mandala. Relax in the Zen Zone. Or get nostalgic with classic games at The Play Station.

Food and refreshments will be served. This event is always a student favorite – so grab your friends and we’ll see you there!

 

   

Support Student Wellbeing and the BU Food Pantry on Giving Day April 3

Wednesday, April 3 is #BUGivingDay, BU’s annual 24-hour giving campaign!

Celebrate the cause that makes you #proudtoBU by making your gift to Student Wellbeing or the BU Food Pantry.

You can choose to support one of our three initiatives:

  • Headspace for all BU students
  • Wellbeing Grants
  • The BU Food Pantry

Visit our Giving Page to learn more or give early! Mark your calendars for April 3!

Take a “Happy Terrier Walk” This Spring

This Spring, Student Wellbeing and the BU Fitness and Recreation Center are delighted to resume their outdoor walking program – Happy Terrier Walk! And, the walks are just in time for Earth Day 365! What a great way to get out in nature with some friends.

When Yael Rudelman (CAS ’26) came to Student Wellbeing with an idea last Fall, we were excited to make it come to life! Led by Sonya Nguyen (SPH ’24), Graduate Assistant for Programming, Happy Terrier Walk invites current students to meet on Marsh Plaza at appointed times to enjoy a leisurely walk on the Esplanade. Each walk is intended to help students meet new people, keep moving, appreciate the beautiful scenery adjacent to our campus and feel the stress-reducing effects of going on a walk with a friend.

Walks will run on a weekly basis on Fridays from 1 - 2 pm:

-Friday, March 29; 1 pm; meet on Marsh Plaza
-Friday, April 5; 1 pm; meet on Marsh Plaza
-Friday, April 12; 1 pm; meet on Marsh Plaza
-Friday, April 19; 1 pm; meet on Marsh Plaza
-Friday, April 26; 1 pm; meet on Marsh Plaza

Please register for the Walk Roster so we can notify you of any changes or updates to Friday walks!

Contact studentwellbeing@bu.edu with any questions.

Check out a profile of Happy Terrier Walk on BU Today.

Random Acts of Kindness Day

Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17, but Student Wellbeing will celebrate Friday, February 16!

Did you know practicing kindness can enhance your wellbeing? Research shows kindness and generosity are connected to greater life satisfaction, stronger relationships and better mental and physical health.

Be sure to find Student Wellbeing and BU Wheelock students at random locations all over campus Friday 2/16 who will be distributing kindness kits (while supplies last):

  • 10-11 am: FitRec Plaza, Photonics Entrance and GSU Plaza
  • 11 am - noon: Warren Towers Entrance and Marciano Commons Entrance
  • noon - 1 pm: BU Medical Campus
  • 2-3 pm: GSU Plaza and West Campus Plaza (between Rich, Sleeper and Claflin Halls)