Lunch Time Walkers - Empoyees and Students

Need a midday pick-me-up? Join Deby Andvik and other AU colleagues for this walking group that meets Monday–Thursday from 12:15–1 p.m. on the Andreasen Center’s indoor track.


ACW Indoor Triathlon - Everyone

Sunday, Feb 25, 9 a.m.

Swim, bike and run to complete the first ever Andreasen Indoor Triathlon! Not sure you can tackle all three challenges? No problem! Compete with a team of 2-3 individuals. All racers will receive a t-shirt and participation medal, with top finishers receiving special awards.

When signing up as a team, use Discount Code ACWTRITEAM23 for each team member to receive 20% off of the individual rate. Do NOT use this code if you are racing as an individual. Individuals who use this code will be refunded and recharged.

This is a timed event. Racers will be given 10 minutes in the pool, 20 minutes on a stationary bike, and 15 minutes on a treadmill to accumulate the greatest distance, with 10-minute transitions.

Register by Feb 5 to receive Early Bird pricing.


Questions? Email



Challenges - Employees and Students

Wellness challenges provide an opportunity for students and employees alike to get some extra motivation to create postive habits and improve their personal wellness.

Sleep Month Challenge - Mar 3-7
Practice sleep-promoting habits to receive a sleep-themed goodie bag and be entered to win a Purple Pillow. Click here to sign up.


Mental Health & Stress Management Co-Curricular

Tues Mar 5 at 5 p.m.

Learn important techniques for dealing with stress and enjoy free stress management goodies to take home. This event will take place in the Lima Classroom (Andreasen Center for Wellness).


Lunch and Learn - Employees

These events for AU employees will be  at 12:30 p.m. in the Beijing Classroom of the Andreasen Center on the following dates. Limited spots are available, so be sure to sign up at the links provided.

Thursday, Mar 7: The Value of Sleep with Nathan Hess. Sign up to come.

Thursday, Apr 11: Recipe Demo presented by Gretchen Krivak and Dietetics students. Sign up to come.


Saundra Dalton-Smith Forum - Everyone

University Forum, Mar 14
Learn about burnout and the 7 Types of Rest.

Self Defense Class - Everyone

Andreasen Center for Wellness - Bridgetown Studio
Tuesday, Apr 9, 6:45 p.m. & 8:15 p.m.
Join us to learn life-saving self defense skills and get a great workout! Physical Therapist and self-defense expert, Aristede Dukes, will instruct participants in Krav Maga style techniques that can be utilized effectively in a life-or-death situation. Students can receive co-curricular credit for attending. This event is open to the community, but spots are limited. Please note this is the same class twice. Participants may sign up for one session only. Duplicate entries will be canceled. Sign ups to come.


Nutrition Talks with Coach Joyce Murphy - Everyone

Apr 3-5 (Times TBD)
Learn about how to adopt a balanced approach to nutrition while meeting your unique dietary needs as an individual.



Ambassador Rally - Wellness Ambassadors

Wellness Ambassadors are invited to a rally each semester in the Beijing classroom to enjoy a catered lunch and get the latest wellness updates. Plus some time to connect and relax! This event is by invite only. To become a Wellness Ambassador, email

Fall '24 Ambassador Rally
Date TBD


Health and Wellness Day - Everyone
Fall 2024 (Dates TBD)

Join us for Wellness for our Annual Health and Wellness Day.

Bradley Family Harvest Run (5k and 10k)
Andreasen Center for Wellness
9 a.m. (Registration beginning at 8 a.m.)
Come enjoy the beautiful views of Andrews University’s central campus and (for the 10k) challenging forest trails. Run past iconic scenes such as the J.N. Andrews Statue, the Globe, and Buller Arch. The 5k and 10k will both be chip-timed, whereas the 1-mile walk is geared toward the experience not the time.

Community Health and Wellness Fair
Andreasen Center for Wellness
11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
The free event is for the whole family and will feature local businesses and campus departments providing activities, samples and services geared towards health and wellness. Enjoy time with a trained therapy dog, a chair massage, or a delicious treat from a food truck. Students in attendance can enter to win an Apple Watch.


Certified Well Department Fall Luncheon - Employees of Certified Well Departments

One delicious perk of being employed in a Certified Well Department is the annual CWD Fall Luncheon. Join fellow CWDs for a delicious, catered lunch at Dining Services, pick up your CWD goody bag and hear the latest wellness updates.

CWD Fall Luncheon 2024
Date TBD
Lincoln/Hoosier Rooms, Dining Services