Health, Wellness and You Learning Community

The Health, Wellness and You Learning Community is for first-year students who are entering health professions in the 2019-20 academic school year. Through this learning community, you will become a researcher on your own health patterns and learn strategies for improving your self-care. You’ll be involved in cutting edge research with health and wellness experts. You’ll also contribute to designing important programs that will make our campus healthier for future Falcons.

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Important Information

Mary-Jon Ludy
Learning Community Director


The first 30 students who join will receive a $400 scholarship to cover the cost of the annual fees to be a member! 

Engage in educational programming related to the dimensions of wellness.


Community Highlights

  • Receive support and assistance for becoming the healthiest person you can be
  • Develop a network of peers and mentors who share your passion for health and wellness
  • Gain a head start on career networking by connecting local/regional health and wellness professionals
  • Participate in undergraduate research related to health and wellness

Engaging Experiences

  • Engage in educational programming related to the dimensions of wellness
  • Interact with campus- and community-based health and wellness experts
  • Participate in health- and wellness-related field trips and conferences
  • Receive peer mentoring and support from upper class/graduate students in health and wellness majors/programs

ATTENTION 2018-19 NEW STUDENTS | Interested students should consider the “MythBusters: Falcon Edition” and “Dimensions of Wellness: College Survival Guide” BGSU 1910 courses during the Fall 2018 semester.

Health, Wellness and You Residential Community home

Kreischer Quad

Residential Requirement

Fee * | $200 + Residential Fees
Must live in the community? Yes
Allows roommate pull-ins? Yes

*Fee is per semester.

Residential Requirement | Members of the Health, Wellness and You Learning Community are required to live within the community and live with a roommate who is also a Health, Wellness and You member. 

About the Community | All First-year Students who are entering health professions can join this community. Wellness undergraduate students not only will have the opportunity to learn and research together, but live the experience together too!

Community members live in a diverse population in Kreischer Quadrangle along with other highly ambitious and motivated students who are members of other learning communities. Students work, live and hang out together to ease the transition to college life, while also helping each other through the wellness program.

Kreischer Quadrangle | The quadrangle consists of four residence halls: Ashley, Batchelder, Compton and Darrow and is the only hall that has on-site, full service dining. The hall features the Sundial Food Court is along with the Alumni Mall, a large courtyard area accompanied by outdoor basketball courts. The Rec Center, intramural fields and athletic complexes are nearby.

How to Apply

Each community has a set of residence hall rooms specifically designated for them. To sign up for one of these rooms, you must apply, and be accepted into the community, prior to March 14, 2019. To ensure your chance to live in the community, please complete the following steps:

Step 1
Complete your housing application
Step 2 Apply here and login with your BGSU username and password
Step 3 Click on Add a New Community Enrollment Request and choose your desired community and academic year/term
Please Note Students can apply only for two communities on their own. If you want to apply to more than two communities, please contact the additional communities you are interested in so they can apply for you. If you have applied for two and change your mind, go into the system and withdraw yourself from the one(s) you are no longer interested in. This will open up a space for you again.

After you have submitted your request to join a community, you will receive an email from the community director approving your request. When it’s time for you to select your room in the next phase, you will be able to view and select rooms within the designated community space in the community’s residence hall. For example, if you choose to join the Chapman Learning Community, you will select a room in Kohl Hall.

Having Trouble Applying?

If you are experiencing any issues when you are trying to apply for this community or any others, please contact Lenee Hammersmith at 419-372-9979 in our Learning Community Office so she can assist you. We are here to help.


Join one of our Learning or Theme Communities and take advantage of unique opportunities designed to help you succeed in your personal, professional and academic lives. These communities are comprised of students who share a major or common interest.

Find your fit today!