Walks 2 Wellness

With support from the Provost’s office, Penn Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI) and Penn Libraries launched an exciting new program in Fall 2019: Walks 2 Wellness (formerly Weekly Themed Wellness Walks). Walks will be led by staff, faculty, and students across campus, who will start each walk by briefly talking about a topic of their choice. This is a great opportunity to get outside, learn something, and meet your fellow Penn students, staff, and faculty. 

How are walks structured?

Walk leaders (staff, faculty, or students) will begin by briefly talking about a topic of their choice (2-3 minutes), then lead participants on a walk at their own pace on 1-2 mile routes throughout campus and the University City area. 

Weekly Wellness Walk Schedule

Please check our page regularly as we will be updating the schedule through out the semester. Signing up for walks is highly encouraged, but not required. Walks are welcome to everyone, so please bring your friends and colleagues! *Dates, times, and starting locations vary.

Date Time Topic Lead Starting Location
Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 12:00pm International Student Mental Health Mia Tian, Student Counseling Palestra
Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 12:00pm Residential Advisor Application Tips Kathryn McDonald, House Director of Rodin College House Palestra
Monday, February 14th, 2022 12:00pm Penn HR Wellness Walk - Go Red! HR Palestra
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 12:00pm Couch to 5k Vision Planning Steve Scaduto, Penn Libraries Palestra
Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 12:00pm Bravo & The Real Housewives Franchise Moriah Hall, MPH Program Palestra
Thursday, March 17th, 2022 12:00pm Penn HR Wellness Walk - St. Patty's Day HR Palestra
Thursday, March 24th, 2022 12:00pm What can Metal music teach us about living and ethical life? Dominic Sisti, Scattergood Program for Applied Ethics in Behavioral Health Care Palestra
Wednesday, March 30th, 2022 12:00pm Secret Penn Walking Tour Anne Corcoran, Penn Professional Staff Assembly Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Wednesday, April 6th, 2022 12:00pm Penn HR Wellness Walk HR Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Wednesday, April 13th, 2022 12:00pm Penn Relays Aaron Robison, Associate Director of Penn Relays Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 12:00pm Earth Week Penn Food & Wellness Collaborative, Sustainability, Campus Rec Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Friday, May 6th, 2022 12:00pm Meet Penn's Working Dogs! Penn Working Dog Center Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Thursday, May 19th, 2022 12:00pm Penn HR Wellness Walk HR Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Thursday, June 16th, 2022 12:00pm Penn HR Wellness Walk - Celebrate Pride Month! HR Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall

 

Past Wellness Walks:

Date Time Topic Lead Starting Location
Friday, October 4, 2019 12:00 pm Health Literacy Month: Evaluating Health News Aman Kaur, Penn Libraries Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Friday, October 11, 2019 12:00 pm Penn HR Wellness Walk *please join our regularly scheduled monthly wellness walk! Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Monday, October 14, 2019 12:00 pm Getting to know your Campus Rec Facilities Chloe Cole and Erica Hildenbrand, Campus Rec Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Monday, October 21, 2019 12:00 pm Wellness at Penn Dr. Benoit Dube, Chief Wellness Officer Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:00 pm Healthy Food Options on Campus Dan Connolly, Bon Appetit/Penn Dining Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:00 pm Community Engagement & Dance for Health Terri Lipman, Penn Nursing Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Friday, November 15, 2019 12:00 pm Intro to AUNI and Healthy Eating for the Holidays Melissa Sattler Gordon, Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Monday, November 18, 2019 8:00 am Accessibility & Disabilities Dean Wolff, Penn Dental Penn Dental School
Monday, November 25, 2019 12:00 pm Mental Health & Grad Students: The View from the Floor Matt Lee, Penn Nursing PhD and GAPSA VP Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Friday, December 6, 2019 12:00 pm Penn HR Wellness Walk *please join our regularly scheduled monthly wellness walk! Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Friday, December 13, 2019 4:00 pm An Introduction to Harry Potter Erin Berlew, Post-Doc from Penn School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:00 pm Sensing Climate: A Year of Data Margaret Janz, Scholarly Communications and Data Curation Librarian from Penn Libraries Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:00 pm Introduction to Penn Violence Prevention Samuelle Voltaire, PVP Graduate Assistant Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Monday, January 27, 2020 12:00 pm Basketball at Penn, attendees will receive two free tickets to a Penn basketball game! Coaches Steve Donahue and Mike McLaughlin, Men's and Women's Penn Basketball Coaches Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Monday, February 3, 2020 4:00 pm OWN IT Beth Finley, undergraduate student Palestra
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:00 pm Harry Potter Erin Berlew, Penn Engineering graduate student Palestra
Friday, February 21, 2020 12:00 pm Penn HR Wellness Walk *please join our regularly scheduled monthly wellness walk! Palestra
Monday, February 24, 2020 11:00 am Heart Month: Screening for Newborns Richard James, Penn Libraries Palestra
Friday, September 10, 2021 12:00 pm Welcome to Penn! Toyce Holmes, Greenfield Intercultural Center Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:00 pm Penn HR Monthly Wellness Walk (cross promoted event) *please join our regularly scheduled monthly wellness walk! Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Friday, September 24, 2021 12:00 pm Introducing the Penn Farm Lila Bhide, Penn Food and Wellness Collaborative Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

4:00pm Flu season & the Campus Health Flu Clinic Rebecca Huxta, Campus Health Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Friday, October 8, 2021 2:00pm Walking Penn's Perimeter Lia Howard & Lia Anderson, SNF Paideia Program Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:00pm Breath & Air Tayeba Batool, Dept of Anthropology Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Friday, October 22, 2021 12:00pm PennCAP Pamela Edwards, Access & Achievement Services Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Friday October 29, 2021 12:00 pm Penn Football and Franklin Field History Erica Hildenbrand, Campus Recreation Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Friday, November 5, 2021 12:00 pm Native Heritage Month Toyce Holmes, Greenfield Intercultural Center Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 5:00pm Veteran's Day Leah Blain, Cohen Family Military Clinic Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Friday, November 19, 2021 12:00pm What can Metal music teach us about living and ethical life? Dominic Sisti, Scattergood Program for Applied Ethics in Behavioral Health Care Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
Friday, December 3, 2021 2:00pm Bravo & The Real Housewives Moriah Hall, MPH Program Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall
         

 

Get Involved

We are also looking for people to help lead a walk (or two!) for our campus wide walking group this academic year (Fall & Spring 2021). If you're interested in leading a walk, please reach out to Elaine Weigelt, Community Outreach Program Manager, Center for Public Health Initiatives (elaine.weigelt@pennmedicine.upenn.edu) and Aman Kaur, Community Health and Engineering Librarian, Penn Libraries (amankaur@pobox.upenn.edu).