Join the OSU-Cascades Wellness Challenge

Try something new! Have fun! Focus on health and wellness! Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a month-long 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 WeekSwitch to plain text editor

May 29 - June 4

Social Wellness Week



Join the Wellness Challenge

Register HERE

Take a screenshot of your Wellness Tracker homepage and bring it to the Beaver Dam to pick up your free OSU-Cascades Wellness T-shirt. May 1-12, 11:30am - 2pm

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


Wellness Challenge Events

National College Health Survey

The National College Health Assessment 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 an email invitation in early May to take the survey!

Kinesiology Kiosk

Our own Kinesiology club is hosting several events during the Wellness Challenge. Saturday Walk up Pilot Butte (May 13), Burpee Challenge in Tykeson Hall, Boulder Bash at Bend's Rock Gym, Kimberly's HIIT classes, and a Sunlight Day. Keep posted for more details!

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. The first 5 minutes will be simple no-mat yoga followed by 5 - 10 minutes of guided meditation. Tykeson 205  

Cascades Adventures

Cascades Adventures is hosting several activities during the Wellness Challenge. Check here for a complete list. Middle Sister Mother's Day Climb (May 12-13) and  Wychus Creek Camping and Intro to the Wilderness (May 26 - 28) are two trips open now. Trail Ride Thursdays begin in May!

Wellness Challenge Movie Night

"Resilience: The Biology of  Stress and the Science of Hope." Watch the trailer here. May 16, 6-7:30 p.m., OSU-Cascades Residence Lounge

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. May 30 in the Dining Hall.


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.

Beaver Strong Club

The mission of the OSU-Cascades Beaver Strong club is to create a positive, supportive, judgment free, safe, energy-filled atmosphere where students are encouraged to live their healthiest and happiest lives possible. We achieve this by regularly working out together on campus, in our community, and participating in health-related community service and events. Whether you have never exercised a day in your life or are an elite athlete, you are welcome in our club.

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.


Prizes will be awarded for various feats. Check back in May for details!


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. 




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).