Activities in the Student Wellness Center

Wellness Tree


DuWell directly engages students through a variety of wellness experiences across campus in an effort to reduce stress and anxiety and emphasize self-care. We strive to deliver programming and events that are holistically inclusive and serve the diverse Duke community. Some examples include Koru Mindfulness, health coaching, knitting groups, and tea ceremonies all of which strategically help to develop the skills needed to reduce stress and anxiety.

Moments of Mindfulness

In partnership with Duke Student Government and numerous student organizations, Moments of Mindfulness offers the Duke community opportunities to relax, reenergize, and recharge through a variety of wellness experiences within the Student Wellness Center. Moments of Mindfulness promotes the reduction of stress and anxiety while prioritizing self-care and focusing on the present. Below you will find a list of current opportunities.

Have an idea for Moments of Mindfulness? Send us an email!


In partnership with Duke CommuniTEA, this wellness experience allows you to gain a deeper understanding of wellness through tea culture. You will have the opportunity to interact through the medium of tea appreciation in a space that promotes relaxation and self-care.

Spring 2018 Opportunities

Relax, restore, and energize your physical and mental well-being by coming together to create rhythm, a universal language that allows us to connect with ourselves and others. Through this experience you will begin to encounter how drumming induces relaxation and feelings of well-being, while releasing stress. 

Interested in helping facilitate? Send us an email!


Created by one of our Wellness Interns, this wellness experience gives you a chance to become a part of an inclusive community while learning or improving upon a skill that promotes wellness through the mindful activity of knitting. 

All materials are provided and no prior experience necessary!

This group meets every Wednesday from 7:00pm - 8:00pm, when classes are in session, on the first floor of the Student Wellness Center in Oasis West.


This wellness experience, consisting of four classes, is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of specific skills that calm and focus your mind; and through the practice of meditation. If you are feeling pressured and stressed, or just interested in learning a new skill that can enrich your life, these classes are for you!

Upcoming Koru Opportunties:

Oasis Singing Bowl

Through the promotion of environmental wellness, these two self-care spaces allow you to interact with different items from around the world that promote overall well-being and stress reduction.

Create your own aromatherapy room spray, meditate using a singing bowl, or relax in our massage chair. 

Relax. Reenergize. Repeat.

Hours of Operation and Locations

Open Meditation

This wellness experience allows you to learn a new skill that will help you relax more and worry less while coming together with the greater Duke community.

On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month we offer Didgeridoo Meditations where you will have the opportunity to use sound to focus your awareness.

Open meditations are held every Tuesday from 11:00am - 12:00pm, when classes are in session, on the first floor of the Student Wellness Center in room 148.

Want learn what your inner motra is and how writing can open new doors to introspection? 

This wellness experience will allow you to develop mindfulness skills through the art of journaling and writing.

Check back soon for upcoming sessions!

Through this wellness experience you will have the opportunity to learn or expand your knowledge of card tricks!

Performing card magic, even very simple tricks, is an enjoyable and interactive experience for both the performer and spectators, and it never fails to bring a smile and awe to those who are witness.

You can help to spread joy, laughter, and "How did you do that?" 's, all while disconnecting from the stresses of schoolwork and learning a new skill. Come experience this Moment of Mindfulness and help to make everyone's day around you a little more... magical!"  

Spring 2018 Opportunities

Wellness Art Gallery

Our rotating art gallery features the work of your classmates and their interpretation of the six dimensions of wellness through various mediums. 

Do you have artwork you would like displayed or have a friend you would like to nominate? Send us an email!

This once a week, weekly listserv keeps you informed about wellness related events on campus and also serves as a space to publicize your group or department's wellness related events.

Want to subscribe or advertise your wellness event our our list? Send us an email!

Do you enjoy writing? We are always looking for students to share their wellness experiences and stories through our blog.

Send us an email!

Meditation Garden

Extending along the side of the Student Wellness Center, this meditative garden is a calming spot for you to meander through a natural living space, leaving cares and concerns behind.

The meditation garden features a yoga deck, a labyrinth for walking meditation, and our highly sought out egg chairs.

Relax. Rejuvenate. Repeat.

Painting Wellness

Created by one of our Wellness Interns, this wellness experience gives you a chance to become a part of an inclusive community while learning or improving upon a skill that promotes wellness through the mindful activity of painting while listening to music. 

All materials are provided and no prior experience necessary!

Spring 2018 Opportunities