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As Spring semester draws to a close, we are excited to announce BWell Bison Wellness Day, a campus-wide initiative to support the well-being of Howard University students, faculty, and staff. It will take place this Wednesday, April 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. on The Yard. 

BWell focuses on the importance of self-care, the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness during periods of stress. 

Presented by the Division of Student Affairs, in partnership with the Office of Human Resources Management, BWell is a mental health and overall wellness fair to provide our campus community with fun,  educational opportunities to engage in intentional and diverse self-care and wellness activities, including health screenings, group fitness, food trucks, relaxation activities, prize giveaways and more.

Throughout the 2022-2023 academic year, the University designated several mental health days. Classes were paused for the day and university offices were closed to encourage students, faculty, and staff to be intentional and holistic in the care they provide for themselves. BWell Bison Wellness Day is an extension of the University’s commitment to support and maintain a healthy campus community.

“These opportunities to come together strengthen our sense of community. We also recognize that this time of year often brings about mixed feelings of excitement and anticipation. BWell Bison Wellness Day is a reminder for all of us to learn about ways to take good care of ourselves every day,” said Vice President for Student Affairs Cynthia Evers, EdD. 

 Kelechi C. Fluitt, PhD, executive director of outreach and student engagement within the Division of Student Affairs, is the lead organizer. She adds that BWell is more than an event theme. “We are excited that the campus community will have the opportunity to engage in intentional and diverse wellness activities.”  

In addition to a variety of wellness activities planned, departments from across the university will participate by sharing resources and information available to students, faculty, and staff. 

"The everyday choices we make can help us live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives—both at work and home. We are committed to investing and encouraging our employees to achieve their personal wellness goals — to eat healthier, get more exercise, increase self-care, and improve workplace culture," said Chief Human Resources Officer Warren Petty.
The wellness fair is free to attend. “BWell is our hope for our campus community. We want to encourage you to prioritize self-care,” adds Dr. Fluitt

BWell volunteers are needed for a variety of activation areas throughout the day. . Individuals, groups and organizations who are interested in helping may sign up here

For more information, please contact Dr. Kelechi Fluitt at kelechi.c.fluitt@howard.edu

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Parking Instructions for April 26, 2023
The Office of Parking and Transportation Services will implement a closure of the Founder’s Lot (Lot B) on Wednesday, April 26. Arrangements have been made for community members that regularly utilize the Founder’s Lot to use the Howard Center Parking Lot across from the Howard University Bookstore at 2235 8th St. NW. Free shuttle service is provided from the Howard Plaza Towers East residence hall to the main campus. Shuttle information can be accessed online at Transportation Services | Office of Auxiliary Enterprises (howard.edu).  If additional accommodations for transportation are necessary, please reach out to parking@howard.edu.