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Health & Wellness

At William & Mary we’re committed to the health and well-being of our community. We know that health isn’t just about your physical well-being — it includes your emotional, financial, environmental, intellectual, occupational, social and spiritual health as well. Together counselors and coaches, trainers and teachers, doctors and nurses, classmates and friends are all passionate about caring for one another and helping each other flourish.

The McLeod Tyler Wellness Center embodies our philosophy of {{, integrated wellness}}. At William & Mary we believe and recognize that wellness is multi-dimensional, and we encourage students to think about their well-being that way.

Students, kayaks and canoes on the dock at Lake Matoaka at sunset

The Lake Matoaka Boathouse & Pier is one of dozens of locations on the {{,William & Mary Campus Greenspace Map}} for you to explore. Developed by the university's Parks & Ecotherapy Research Lab, the interactive map includes locations across campus and the surrounding area to run, hike, relax, study, eat and play.

Student Rec Center rock wall

Students hang out at the {{,Rec Center}}, climbing the indoor rock wall. The Rec Center includes three gyms, a 25-yard, eight-lane pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, massage room, sauna and even a juice bar.

William & Mary {{,Campus Recreation}} hosted yoga at the Martha Wren Briggs Amphitheatre at Lake Matoaka in the spring.

Several students sitting in the two story glass atrium of the Wellness Center, overlooking the woods behind the building.

The McLeod Tyler Wellness Center opened in August 2018 and is dedicated to supporting our flourishing student body. {{,Wellness}} is everywhere, but at the McLeod Tyler Wellness Center you're invited in to learn about it - whether that's by taking a class, seeing a counselor or going to the doctor.

jogging on trails

A student jogs through the College Woods, a beautiful expanse of land surrounding William & Mary. The woods are a recreational and educational outlet for the community with more than 10 miles of {{,trails surrounding Lake Matoaka}} for runners, bikers and walkers.

bubble soccer

Students had a ball when {{,AMP}} brought bubble soccer to W&M's Busch Field, a great way to unwind after a day at Swem Library.

Spin class in progress in front of large mirrors

The {{,Student Rec Center}} is a hub of health and wellness on campus. Plenty of courts to play on, lots of fitness classes, and aerobic machines and weights draw students from all over campus.

yoga on the Sunken Garden

The Sunken Garden, located at the heart of old campus, serves as a place for relaxation, recreation and countless traditions — ask your campus tour guide about their favorites.

student riding bike across campus

A student bikes to class on a beautiful fall day. Cycling, a passion of the {{,W&M Bike Alliance}}, has many benefits, including improving physical and mental health.