Health and Wellness at WashU


Written by: Lara Jennings, International Student & Scholar Advisor

Health and Wellness is not a “one-size-fits-all” and looks very different to many people. 

Here is a closer look at some Health and Wellness offerings at WashU:

  1. In the Spring of 2021, Chancellor Martin announced WashU’s Strategic Planning that will guide the direction of the university over the next decade. Campus Wellness is one of the areas being addressed. This past summer, international students participated in a focus group that helped guide and inform the Campus Wellness Work Group. 
  2. The Habif Health and Wellness Center offers robust programing promoting student wellness. You can find a list of Habif’s mental health and support services here. In particular, Let’s Talk provides free, casual and confidential, drop-in counseling sessions. This is a great way to check in! 
  3. International C.H.A.T. (Creating healthy Actions Together), is a weekly informal gathering for international graduate students to gather and discuss topics such as adjusting to cultural differences, managing stress and much more. For questions and Zoom access contact, Yujia Lei, Ph.D. ( or Karolyn Senter Ph.D., LPC ( 
  4. The WashU Rec Center is a great place to get involved and prioritize wellness! You can search their free workout groups, here.