Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

Wellness LC


A trip to the YOU! The Experience exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry

The Wellness Learning Community offers students the opportunity to engage in the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care for the whole person). Students build community based on their shared interest in the dynamic process of becoming aware of, taking responsibility for, and making choices that contribute to their personal well being and the well being of the communities they engage in. Members of the learning community will develop an understanding for the integration of body, mind and spirit through exploration of cultural, emotional, environmental, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual and vocational wellness.


Activities and Programs

Students in the Wellness Learning Community engage in activities and events that explore the integration of body, mind, and spirit. Students have enjoyed taking a wellness tour of Chicago, exploring the YOU! The Experience exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, and participating in the AIDs walk/run. Students explore the countless fitness opportunities offered through the Halas Recreation Center and become involved in the health promotion initiatives through the Wellness Center.

Curricular Requirements

In fall 2016, students in the Wellness Learning Community will take UNIV 101 with their advisor, Ms Brianne Lauka, and each student will choose one of two core courses.

UNIV 101  First Year Seminar – Section 111 Class 3705  
Friday 2:45-3:35   OR

UNIV 101  First Year Seminar – Section 71   Class 2781  
Thursday 8:30-9:20 OR 

UNIV 101  First Year Seminar – Section 108 Class 4984  
Friday 1:40-2:30 


SOCL 101 Society in a Global Age OR

UCWR 110 Writing Responsibly – Section 10


SOCL 101, a foundational course in the social science core, explores how we understand humans in their social and global world.  As part of the Wellness Learning Community, there is an extra focus throughout the semester (but especially in the final third of the class) on issues about health, medicine and global society.  The instructor researches health disparities in the U.S..  Core Social and Cultural Knowledge Tier I.  Dr. Dana Garbarski, TuTh 11:30-12:45; Section 5, Class 5480.


UCWR 110 instructs students in the conventions of academic writing. Students will develop flexible strategies for generating, revising, editing their writing and will receive instruction in how to write clear, error free prose.    This section will focus on how critical thinking can enhance our own sense of a healthy and fulfilled self as well as our capacity to accept and support others.   Core Writing Seminar.  Ms Laura Goldstein, MWF 9:20-10:10; Sect 10, Class 1950.