Due to COVID-19, we have removed the residential requirement, and have instead moved our learning communities online.

Nourish: Nourish: The Wellness Living-Learning Community invites first-year and transfer students who would like to center wellness in their higher education experience. This community will provide you the opportunity to prioritize wellness and experience positive outcomes in your academic, social and extra-curricular development. Members of Nourish will be provided with opportunities to engage in wellness activities across all dimensions of wellness, including physical, emotional, social/inclusion, and environmental. Students will have the opportunity to learn and network with wellness professionals from within Rutgers and the larger community.

This community is a collaboration between the Departments of Residence Life, Health Outreach, Promotion, and Education (HOPE), and Recreation. All activities and programs are designed to enhance each student’s overall undergraduate experience through a wellness lifestyle.

  • Learn to manage your wellness physically, socially, emotionally, and more.
  • Gain exposure and connect with the departments of Student Health — Health Outreach, Promotion, and Education (HOPE) and Recreation
  • A group learning experience for academic credit, focused completely on wellness.
  • Access to a Peer Health Educator for resources, and collaboration on wellness activities.

Programming in the community will be based on interest of community members. Programs may include:

  • Art Therapy
  • Nutrition – Healthy cooking, residence hall cooking hacks, and grocery store tours
  • Mindful Mornings and Evenings — Guided activities that encourage mindfulness e.g journaling, mindful coffee, light stretching, meditation and gratitude practice
  • Embrace documentary viewing and discussion
  • Animal assisted stress-reduction activities e.g. puppies, mini-horses
  • Emotional Wellness, stress management, test anxiety, technological health and sleep

Potential On and Off Campus Field Trips may include: [COVID-19 dependent]

  • Sandy Hook Gateway Park
  • Grounds for Sculpture
  • Restorative Yoga class
  • A visit to a local labyrinth to learn about the history, uses, and meditative benefits of labyrinth-walking

To be eligible, students must:

Open to first-year and transfer students affiliated with SAS, SEBS, RBS

LLC Orientation

Make Rutgers home! We’d like you to begin to connect with students, faculty, and staff even before the start of classes. LLC orientation is currently scheduled to occur virtually on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 (including an introduction to the LLC staff, a meet-and-greet with your staff/faculty partners, and a campus social). 

  • All students will be enrolled in an exclusive 1.5 Wellness Seminar for both fall and spring semesters. Courses will count towards graduation credit.
  • Full participation and engagement in program experiences, sponsored by Nourish: The Wellness Living-Learning Community

Application Process

Incoming first-years and incoming transfers:

Complete your application ASAP, and no later than Sunday, July 19.  Why wait, APPLY TODAY by clicking here.  An essay is no longer required for this community. 

For general information, please submit an interest form.