Events

Events

Please Refer to the University's Status Page on COVID-19

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Hokie Wellness is currently assessing their ability to provide scheduled programming for employees and students. Future events listed below may be cancelled or postponed. Hokie Wellness will alert participants of any changes. Please refer to our Hokie Wellness at Home page for more information.

Check out what we have planned for this month:

March 2 - REVIVE! Training

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Monday

Litton-Reaves 1860

The opioid epidemic is a public health crisis and has been in the forefront of the news for a few years now. Any person, no matter their age, income, or any other demographic, can experience and suffer from addiction. Knowing how to respond and possibly reverse an opioid overdose can save someone's life and might help them access needed resources for recovery. Come learn about opioids and addiction, how to respond in an emergency, and get the reversal drug, Narcan/Naloxone, to take with you.

March 4 - Self-Care or Treat Yo'Self?

7:00 - 8:00 PM

McComas 198

In this workshop you can assess your current coping skills, learn how to develop school-life balance, and create a realistic self-care plan for yourself.

March 13 - Recovery Ally Training

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Commons, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke

The Virginia Tech Recovery Community, HHMI and Hokie Wellness are offering an interactive training session on recovery from addiction, ways to eliminate stigma, and how to become a Recovery Ally. Once you complete the training, you will receive a sticker to show others that you support individuals in recovery and strive to make your environment inclusive of those in recovery.

The Virginia Tech Recovery Community endeavors to create an environment where students in or seeking recovery feel accepted, are comfortable asking for and receiving help, and where their achievements are celebrated. By becoming a Recovery Ally, you are declaring to students in or seeking recovery that you embody these ideals.

    The training covers:
  • An overview of addiction and recovery
  • Recovery friendly language
  • The recovery community on campus
  • How to connect students with RC@VT
  • More ways to get involved
Body Matters Week

Body Matters Week

One of our recurring annual events!

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Substance Use Education Week

April 15 - 19, 2019

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Fostering Resiliency

An interactive workshop series

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January 29-May 13 - Walking Wednesdays

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Drop by North End Center at lunch to get card validated

Hokies are encouraged to join a friend for a 30-minute walk around campus or town every Wednesday at lunchtime. Visit Hokie Wellness at the North End Center each week to have the tracking card validated. Complete nine walks during the semester, get your card stamped, and earn one entry into a drawing for a Yeti Roadie 20 cooler. Complete 12 walks and earn two entries for the drawing. Complete all 16 walks and earn three entries into the drawing. Completed cards must be turned in May 13 for the drawing. Contact Hokie Wellness at hokiewellness@vt.edu for more information.

February 3 - May 8 - Hokies Live Well

The Hokies Live Well program offers employees an opportunity to intentionally invest in each area of their well-being throughout the semester. Participants may use the provided tracking log to keep track of wellness activities throughout the semseter. Those who complete at least 18 activities will receive a free Hokies Live Well lunch bag. Register here!

March 5 - Healthy Nutrition on a Budget

12:00 - 1:00 PM

North End Center, room TBD

Despite rising food prices, healthy eating doesn't have to break the bank. There are many smart strategies that can help fuel the body with nourishing foods, even on a tight budget. In this workshop, participants will learn how to make a healthy and affordable meal plan, save money at the grocery store, and decrease food waste. Participants will also receive a "Budget Bites" recipe booklet. Register here!

March 13 - Recovery Ally Training

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Commons, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke

The Virginia Tech Recovery Community, HHMI and Hokie Wellness are offering an interactive training session on recovery from addiction, ways to eliminate stigma, and how to become a Recovery Ally. Once you complete the training, you will receive a sticker to show others that you support individuals in recovery and strive to make your environment inclusive of those in recovery.

The Virginia Tech Recovery Community endeavors to create an environment where students in or seeking recovery feel accepted, are comfortable asking for and receiving help, and where their achievements are celebrated. By becoming a Recovery Ally, you are declaring to students in or seeking recovery that you embody these ideals.

    The training covers:
  • An overview of addiction and recovery
  • Recovery friendly language
  • The recovery community on campus
  • How to connect students with RC@VT
  • More ways to get involved

January-May - Weight Watchers

12:00 - 12:45 PM every Tuesday & Thursday

Student Services Building and North End Center

The Commonwealth of Virginia and Weight Watchers are committed to helping Virginia Tech employees achieve their weight-loss goals and improve overall health with a new lowered monthly price: the monthly pass for $19.11 and the online subscription for $8.48. Please Note: With this new rate, reimbursements have been discontinued. There are currently two Weight Watchers @ Work meetings available on campus. Both are held at lunch time from noon to 12:45 p.m., one in the Student Services Building, on Washington Street, in room 230 on Tuesday, the other at the North End Center, on Turner St., room 3600, on Wednesday. Visit the Hokie Wellness website to register or contact us at hokiewellness@vt.edu.