Lynton South Tower, Livingston Campus

Nourish: The Wellness Living-Learning Community invites first-year 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.   Community members will be able to track their wellness efforts and earn points that can be redeemed to buy wellness swag.  Students will have the opportunity to learn and network with wellness professionals from within Rutgers and the larger community.  Special Events and programs could include field trips, group meals, exclusive Recreation events, and a community garden.

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 more about Lynton Towers South on the Livingston Campus.

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More About Livingston Campus
Students accepted into the community will live in Lynton Towers on the Livingston Campus. The Lynton Towers offer study rooms, laundry facilities, lounges, as well as a main lounge. Adjacent to Livingston Student Center, Livingston Dining Commons. Near Tillett Hall, Kilmer Area Library, Livingston Recreation Center, intramural fields, and a short walk to Louis Brown Athletic Center and the Plaza at Livingston.

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  • Live in a residential environment that fosters wellness in a holistic way, nourishing the mind, body and spirit.
  • 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.
  • Close proximity to the Rutgers Ecological Preserve, the Livingston Recreation Center, and the Livingston Student Center.
  • 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:

  • 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 students affiliated with SAS, SEBS, RBS

Mandatory Early Move-In and Special Orientation

Students enrolled in the program will get the added advantage of being able to move in early and participate in a special orientation program in August. This will provide new students the chance to get familiar with the bus system, find their classes in advance, and explore and adjust to the Rutgers Campus.

  • All students will be enrolled in an exclusive 1.5 Wellness Seminar for both fall and spring semesters. Courses will count towards graduation credit. The seminar course will meet once a week for 80 minutes.
  • Full participation and engagement in program experiences, including events and trips sponsored by Nourish: The Wellness Living-Learning Community

Application Process

There is a two-part process in order to apply for this community:

  1. You MUST register for Nourish: The Wellness Living-Learning Community as your first choice on the online housing application on the Enrollment Pathway
  2. Complete a Living-Learning Community Application by the priority deadline of June 11. Application will open here April 1.  We will continue to accept and review applications on a rolling basis until the community is filled or we reach our hard deadline of July 2.

For general information, please submit an interest form or call 848-932-4371 to speak with a staff member.