Student Life/Local Events

Updated October 16, 2019

Campus Wellness Events & Resources

Flu Shots

The Influenza vaccine will be administered to Physicians, Faculty, Staff, Employees, Students and Volunteers by Occupational Health Services. Click here for more information about locations and times.

UHS This Week in Wellness Emails

Check out the UHS Wellness 10-19 with events and resources. Some highlights are below.

Announcing UHS Wellness Small Grant Program- Applications now open!

Have an idea for an initiative that would reduce stress, improve the quality of life for the student/trainee community, or create a supportive environment by bringing people together? Are you already involved in a program that supports the well-being of your fellow students/trainees but you need more funding to make it happen?  UHS Wellness is seeking applications to a new small grants program which will fund student or trainee-led well-being initiatives.

This grant program is designed  to support student and trainee well-being, broadly defined. The application is designed to capture the essence of your idea for a project or program, while being simple to complete.  Applications are due on Friday October 25.  

Applications may fund new projects or help support existing programs. Applications can be for short-term or longer-term initiatives. Applications may be submitted by representatives of a current student/trainee organization or by individual students/trainees unaffiliated with an organization. The maximum amount of the award is $1,000, with smaller requests favorably considered. For more details and instructions on how to apply, visit  and contact with any questions.

Free Nia Fitness Class at the Cooley Center, Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 pm

Over the summer, we offered an outdoor Nia fitness class, taught by physical medicine and rehabilitation resident Dr. Alba Azola.  We are now bringing the class inside for the Fall!  Join us at the Cooley Center on Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 pm starting on 10/9.  No pre-registration or Cooley membership is required to attend this class.

What is Nia?

Nia is feel good fitness for the body, mind and soul. It is a cardio-dance fitness practice that blends energizing, soul-stirring music with choreography that is easy to follow and designed to move the whole body. Moves are infused with the power and precision of the martial arts; expression and fun of the dance arts; and the mindfulness of the healing arts.

As a reminder, we also offer a free yoga class at the Cooley Center every Wednesday from 7:15-8:15 pm as well!

Registration now open for UHS Wellness Healthy Cooking Series

Join us for free cooking classes for graduate students and trainees! Learn new skills, discover delicious and healthy recipes, and enjoy your creations with dinner following the class. Classes are taught by nutritionists at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and held at the Henderson-Hopkins School at 2100 Ashland Avenue (2 blocks east of the Walgreens at Wolfe and Ashland).  Space is limited; register here:

Fall 2019 Schedule:

Wednesday 11/6, 5-7 pm: Easy breakfasts and snacks on the go

Thursday 12/5, 5-7 pm: Sustainable cooking: Making and using veggie and chicken broths