In a Pickle 5K: Run, walk or volunteer at the 3nd annual "In a Pickle 5K" on Father's Day, June 16 at 9 a.m.  The race will begin and end at the Andreasen Center for Wellness (ACW). All participants will receive a t-shirt and custom medal, not to mention a post-race pickle (obviously). Click here to sign up, or email to volunteer. Volunteers will also receive a free t-shirt.

Gardening Get-Togethers: Join the AU Wellness Ambassadors as we beautify outdoor areas on campus. We will meet from 11:30-1:30 p.m. on June 27 and July 24. Locations are TBD. Those who attend at least one get-together will be invited to an end of summer luncheon. Please watch for more details!

Berrien Springs Pickle Festival: No one does the 4th of July like Berrien Springs! Experience small-town celebration at it’s finest with games, vendors, a pickle “tasting room” and more fun for the whole family. To learn more, click here.

Andreasen Center Classes: While our summer schedule is a bit lighter, there are still great opportunities for social fitness at the ACW. If “big” classes scare you, this is quieter time of year is perfect to try something new, like Spin, Kickboxing, Soar Bungee Fitness and more. To view the full schedule, click here.

Throughout the Year

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.

Fall dates coming soon!

Self Defense Class - Everyone

Andreasen Center for Wellness - Bridgetown Studio
Fall Dates coming soon!
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.

Wellness Consultations with Rachel Keele - Everyone

Interested in getting some support and guidance on your wellness journey? Sign up for a wellness consultation to get pointed in the right direction. Those interested can opt for recurring appointments. Sign up here.


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
Fall date coming soon!
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


ACW Indoor Triathlon - Everyone


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.

MUST BE 16 OR OLDER TO SIGN UPQuestions? 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 2025
Practice sleep-promoting habits to receive a sleep-themed goodie bag and be entered to win a Purple Pillow.