Designing Sustainable Communities for Living and Learning

Healthy Carolina Wellness Community

About This Community

The Healthy Carolina Wellness Community provides students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a healthier lifestyle.  It is an environment that encourages and promotes the development and maintenance of a healthy body, mind and spirit.

In partnership with the Healthy Carolina office, we provide programming initiatives that are connected with the Eight Dimensions of Wellness – occupational, intellectual, emotional, physical, social, spiritual, financial and environmental.

Students Who Call This Community Home

This community is home to first-time and upper-class students. Residents in the Healthy Carolina Wellness Community have access to their own gym facility on the basement level equipped with weights, exercise machines, and a space for yoga, workout videos, and more. Residents can also utilize the kitchen within the community. The kitchen is equipped with a large refrigerator, food cabinet, and kitchen supplies so that residents can implement healthy eating habits.

How To Apply

  • Access housing application on my.sc.edu.
  • List the Healthy Carolina Wellness Community as the first of your required top 5 Living Learning Community preferences.
  • Submit housing application by paying $150 application fee no later than May 1, 2017.
  • Housing priority is based on your learning community preferences and your date of application to the institution.

Community Mission

The Healthy Carolina Wellness Community offers students the opportunity to actively engage in their education and incorporate classroom-learning about health into their lifestyle. Students will learn the necessary skills to maintain wellness and to value a commitment to wellness for personal and community success and responsible citizenship in a complex and changing world.

Unique Community Experiences

  • Train and participate in running initiatives such as 5k’s, half marathons, etc.
  • Serve as a desk assistant within the gym facility at Columbia Hall
  • Multiple social and educational programming initiatives including healthy cooking demonstrations, health fairs, and grocery tours.

The Healthy Carolina Wellness Community is a great place for you to get involved in a variety of activities. If you are interested in developing your leadership skills, Hall Government is a great leadership opportunity. Hall Government works as a team to plan social events for the students in the building which includes a floor Senator from the Healthy Carolina Wellness Community who works to help bring health related events to the building. If you are passionate about Green Initiatives and the health of our planet, we suggest you consider becoming the hall Eco-Rep. These Eco-Reps work to bring sustainable initiatives to the residence hall and you can help your fellow students learn how to live a more Eco-friendly life. Residents are also encouraged to get involved in the programs and events sponsored by the Healthy Carolina Wellness Community If you are interested in joining another organization, your Resident Mentor is an excellent resource to help you find an organization in which you can get involved. The Healthy Carolina Wellness Community will work as a collective floor to pair first year students with returning students who will serve as mentors, which is another great way to get involved with other students in your new home.

For more information please contact housing@sc.edu.