OSU-Cascades Wellness Challenge Week Four: Social Wellness

Try something new! Have fun! Focus on health and wellness! Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a month-long Wellness Challenge.

Wellness Challenge

A Different Focus Each Week

May 8 - 14

Physical Wellness Week

May 15 - 21

Emotional Wellness Week

May 22 - 28

Contemplative Expansion Wellness Week

May 29 - June 4

Social Wellness Week


Let's Celebrate Our Wellness Successes

Tuesday, June 6 12-1 p.m.

Dining Hall

Announcement of winners and celebration of all participants!

Join the Wellness Challenge

Register HERE

Do 2

Take on 2 new activities related to each week’s wellness focus. A list of activities and events are available online

Tell Us About It

Log your activities in the Wellness Challenge tracker and you’re good to go


Take a selfie while doing the challenge and you can win additional prizes! Use hashtag #CascadesWellness

Take the National College Health Assessment

Take the survey and be entered into a raffle for an additional prize. Check your email for a personal survey link.

Wellness Challenge Events

National College Health Survey

The NCHA is a nationally recognized research survey to monitor information such as health habits, behaviors, and perceptions of college students. Fill out the survey as part of the Wellness Challenge and earn additional chances to win prizes. Look for your email invitation to take the survey!

Cascades Adventures

Cascades Adventures is hosting several activities during the Wellness Challenge. Check here to register and for a complete list of adventures.

Wychus Creek Camping and Intro to the Wilderness (May 26 - 28) is open now for registration.

Trail Ride Thursday Mountain Biking has begun. Join Cascades Adventures on Thursday afternoons for beginner and intermediate group mountain bike rides. Meet at Tykeson Hall next to the bike rack at 5 p.m. or at the trailhead at 5:30 p.m.

Gratitude Snail Mail

Join Dr. Jenna Goldsmith, our OSU-Cascades writing instructor, in crafting snail mail cards to people you are grateful for in your life. Materials provided. Tuesday, May 30 1-2 p.m. Tykeson Hall Library.

Love in Action

Join the Love in Action Team in supporting emotional and social wellness. Wednesday, May 31 12-2 p.m. Dining Hall. Learn about the team and their goals! Stickers! Pens! Swag!


Would you like to get to know more of your fellow students? Come participate in a Speedfriending event in the lounge of the residence hall. Wednesday, May 31 at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

Beaver Strong Club

Working out is more fun with a friend! Join a small group of students every Monday and Wednesday through the month of May for a workout at the Fitness Center from 12-1. All fitness and experience levels welcome.

Kinesiology Kiosk

HIIT Classes Every Tuesday/Thursday 4-5 p.m. The student who attends the most fitness classes through the month of May coached by Kimberly will win something cool! Take advantage of being coached by a professional for FREE! 

Tuesday Touch Base at Twelve

Need to slow down during the week? Join Sara Thompson for a short meditation session every Tuesday from 12-12:30 p.m. The first 5 minutes will be simple no-mat yoga followed by 5 - 10 minutes of guided meditation. Tykeson 205

Wellness Challenge Guidelines

Thank you for joining the OSU-Cascades Wellness Challenge!


Try out new activities for health and wellness.

The Challenge: Do 2

Each week try two wellness activities that are new and challenging to you. Each week has a theme; you can pick from the list of activities or come up with your own. After completing the activity, log it in the wellness challenge. Take a selfie completing the activity and post it at #CascadesWellness.

Persons needing accomodations, please contact Kathy Lawrence at 541-322-3162.


Beaver swag! A Mt. Bachelor Ski and Ride in 5 Pass! DYI Cave Classes! Movies! And more!


The Wellness Challenge Awards Committee makes all determination for the Wellness Challenge. The honor system is at work. Activities may be disqualified from the challenge by the committee if decided inappropriate or inadequate. Activities are voluntary. Individuals assume all risk, whether known or unknown, for participation in activities. 


Email wellnesschallenge@osucascades.edu 

Disclaimer: The views, opinions, and content expressed in this presentation do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).