We are committed to making our campus and community a healthy one. With a goal to end chronic, preventable disease we want to work with partners who are engaged in programming that addresses physical activity, nutrition and mental wellness.
We want to highlight your Healthy Monday campaigns and initiatives on our website and social media. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what Healthy Monday Syracuse activities or events are happening in your office, organization or community.
Syracuse University Food Services offers a wide range of healthy food options making it easy to eat healthy on campus. Every Monday in all campus dining centers and cafes Meatless Monday specials can be found. Use Monday to try something new and enhance your diet with more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans.
Check out one of the campus fitness centers open to students, faculty and staff . To help you reach your Healthy Monday goals, we offer a free Move-it Monday fitness class every week during the academic year. Cardio kick boxing, yoga, Zumba, Totally Tubes, you’ll experience a different class each week. Try them all and check out other class offerings through Rec Services. Registration is not required, but plan to arrive early as these classes fill up quickly. Classes are open to anyone with a valid SU ID. Visit our Events and News page for the most up-to-date schedule.
No time to visit the gym? That’s ok! Walk the campus Monday Mile loops. There are two great, one-mile walking routes on campus. The north campus loop begins in front of Schine Student Center on the Einhorn Family Walk and the south campus loop starts on Skytop Road outside of Goldstein Student Center. Visit our Move-it Monday page for more information about the Monday Mile initiative and route maps.
Office of Health Promotion
Housed within the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, the Office of Health Promotion works to advance students’ holistic well-being and academic success to promote a healthy Syracuse University environment. We partner with the Office of Health Promotion to support initiatives that promote good health among all students at Syracuse University.
University Wellness Initiative
The Syracuse University Wellness Initiative aims to positively impact the health and lives of the faculty and staff of Syracuse University. The department coordinates events and programs and provides resources to support Syracuse University employees in being their best. Healthy Monday Syracuse partners closely with the University Wellness Initiative to ensure that staff and faculty have the resources they need to improve and maintain good health on campus. We also collaborated with the University Wellness Initiative and other stakeholders across campus in the development of a University-wide tobacco-free campus policy, which went into effect on July 1, 2015.
Reduce stress and recenter every Monday with a noontime meditation at Hendricks Chapel. The meditation is held in the small chapel, which is located on the lower level of Hendricks. Meditation has been shown to lower stress, improve mood and promote overall mental well-being.
Healthy Monday Syracuse also partners with the Contemplative Collaborative, a community of students, faculty and staff engaged in contemplative practices, teaching strategies, and scholarly research, with a goal of cultivating focused attention to foster insight and deepened understanding of complex issues. The Contemplative Collaborative bridges student and academic life to embody engaged learning, mindful academy and a compassionate society.
Health Services provides student-centered ambulatory care services. Through Quit and Stay Quit Monday, resources are available at health services for students who wish to become tobacco-free. Health Services can help you make a plan to quit smoking, assist with decisions about using medications that suit you best, and they will provide ongoing support through the cessation process. Call 315-443-9005 to schedule an appointment to talk with a healthcare provider.
The Office of Residence Life at Syracuse University creates residential communities where living and learning experiences prepare students to pursue their life goals by fostering safety, learning, inclusivity, community and engaged citizenship. Healthy Monday Syracuse and the Office of Residence Life work together to provide information resources to all Resident Advisors to support wellness in all campus housing.