Dates: Monday, September 19-Sunday, November 13
About the Program
Enhance your fall semester by exploring the eight different dimensions of health and wellness! Sign up for this FREE Wellness Incentive Program, sponsored by W&M Campus Recreation and the Healthy Campus 2020 Coalition, and join the William & Mary community as we explore the diverse array of activities that the college has to offer and the equally diverse areas of wellness. We will embrace the doctrine of integrative wellness explained online by W&M Health and Wellness and discover the best versions of ourselves by exploring the following eight dimensions of wellness: Emotional/Mental, Environmental, Financial, Intellectual, Occupational, Physical, Social, and Spiritual.
Over the course of eight weeks, many different events will be held and advertised to participants in the Patron Incentive Program. These events will range from weekly bike rides with the William and Mary Bike Alliance to resume and cover letter workshops offered through the Career Center. The objective of this program is to encourage participants to spend some time in multiple areas of wellness, in order to enhance their quality of life. This program provides students with an added opportunity to experience a variety of health and wellness activities, services, and programs at William & Mary relative to the Eight Dimensions of Wellness.
Passport registration for the Fall 2016 semester is now closed.
Logging in your Passport
- As you attend events included on the Wellness Passport calendar, you will collect stickers as proof of your attendance. These stickers will be handed out at the end of each event, and you may place them in your passport under the appropriate dimension of wellness.
- There are eight individual calendars, one for each dimension, in addition to the main Wellness Passport calendar that contains all events. These calendars can be located under "Related Calendars" on the right side of the Wellness Passport calendar page. Use the individual calendars to find events specific to the dimensions (i.e. find emotional/mental events on the Emotional/Mental Dimension calendar).
- Many events relate to multiple dimensions of wellness. However, each passport event can only be counted once for a dimension requirement. For example, an event might be listed on both the intellectual dimension calendar and the social dimension calendar. You can only receive credit for either the intellectual dimension or the social dimension, not both.
- Please do not worry if you are not able to attend all of the events in one week! You will have more than enough time to explore the different dimensions of wellness throughout the program. The goal is to find a harmony, rather than a balance, between the dimensions. It is not always realistic to spend an equal amount of time and energy in each dimension. At times, you may dedicate more attention to one particular dimension because that is what is right and necessary in your life at that moment.
- We also understand that you have a very busy schedule and may not be able to attend eight events in the eight-week period. As a solution to this we will include two “Wild Card” stickers with each Wellness Passport. The purpose of these Wild Card stickers is to both honor the time you are already spending on wellness (i.e. if you are already training for a race or you tutor in your free time please feel free to use your Wild Card stickers for the physical or the intellectual dimensions of wellness, respectively) AND to give you an opportunity to earn a wellness sticker without attending an event on the wellness calendar (i.e. completing the Life Values Inventory online for a wild card sticker in the emotional/mental wellness dimension).
Submitting Your Passport
You have until Sunday, Nov. 13th to collect up to eight stickers, one in each wellness dimension (including the two wild card stickers). If you collect at least six stickers (including the two wild card stickers), you will qualify for prizes (see below). You can turn in your passport to the Sadler Center info desk or Rec Center front desk between the dates of Nov. 7-14 OR you can drop your passport in campus mail (just put your passport in a blank envelope and stick the address sticker on the envelope) whenever your passport is completed.
Prizes will be given out at the end of the incentive program based on how many wellness stickers each participant receives over the course of the program. These prizes are not cumulative – every participant who receives the following total number of stickers are eligible just for prizes in the respective tier:
6 stickers = Yoga mat with carrying case
7 stickers = Door prize drawing for $20-$40 gifts (gifts will be drawn at random but everyone who gets seven stickers will receive a gift). Some examples in this category include 30 minute massages, gym bags, and Swell water bottles.
8 stickers = Door prize drawing for around $50 gifts: (gifts will be drawn at random but everyone who gets eight stickers will receive a gift).Some examples in this category include 60 minute massage, spring semester fitwell pass, four-pack of personal training sessions, and up to $50 off a spring outdoor trip.
PLUS: Everyone who submits their passport with six, seven or eight stickers will be entered into a drawing to win a FitBit Charge! Those who earn six stickers will get their name in the drawing one time, those who earn seven stickers will get their name in the drawing twice, and and those who earn eight stickers will get their name in the drawing three times! We will be giving away 20 FitBits!
Read about each Wellness Dimension below and find corresponding events.
- Emotional/Mental Dimension
- Find Emotional/Mental Events
- Wildcard Sticker Ideas: Attend a group therapy session or an individual counseling session, take the online Life Values Inventory (completing the online mini LVI course, read your results, and read a couple of PDFs from Step 5 about flourishing).
- Environmental Dimension
- Find Environmental Events
- Wild Card Sticker Ideas: Go for a run, walk or bike ride outside; attend a group fitness class, play an individual or team sport.
- Financial Dimension
- Intellectual Dimension
- Find Intellectual Events
- Wild Card Sticker Ideas: Attend a lecture or workshop outside of your required academic classes.
- Occupational Dimension
- Physical Dimension
- Find Physical Events
- Wild Card Sticker Ideas: Your own personal workout, training for a race, playing a sport, taking a group fitness class, etc.
- Social Dimension
- Find Social Events
- Wild Card Sticker Ideas: Attend a sporting event or concert.
- Spiritual Dimension
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: If an event counts under more than one dimension, can I attend that event multiple times and count it under different dimensions? (i.e. attending a Yoga class twice and counting it under the Physical and Spiritual Dimensions)
A: We encourage participants to step out of their comfort zones and try new activites, so please try to find different events to count for each different dimension.
Q: Are more events going to be added to the Wellness Passport Calendar?
A: Yes, we will continue to add more events to the calendar as they are approved by the event coordinators. We also welcome any suggestions for events! Please email Maya or Jenny with information.
Q: Can I get a sticker for any group fitness class I attend at the W&M Student Recreation Center?
A: No, you can only get stickers for group fitness classes included on the Wellness Passport Calendar (i.e. our free yoga classes that are listed on the Wellness Passport Calendar. You can get a sticker from the Yoga Instructor that teaches the class for either the Emotional/Mental Dimension, Physical Dimension or Spiritual Dimension- just ONE sticker, not all three! If you take a group fitness class or attend another event that is not included on the Wellness Passport Events Calendar, you must use one of your two Wild Card stickers.
For more information on the Wellness Passport Incentive Program, please contact [[e|mmgrossmann, Maya Grossmann]], Incentive Program Coordinator, or [[jvrueh, Jenny Fisher]], Assistant Director of Campus Recreation for Fitness & Wellness.