Center for Student Wellbeing offers weekly well-being practices, skill-building workshops, drop-in coaching

The mission of the Center for Student Wellbeing is to create a culture that supports the personal and academic success of students using an integrative, holistic framework. The CSW offers weekly well-being practices, skill-building workshops and drop-in coaching services. Drop-in coaching is a great opportunity to meet with a CSW coach to discuss concerns impacting your well-being or academic success, including stress management, time management, organization skills or positive coping strategies.

Weekly well-being practices and drop-in coaching will run until Dec. 8. The weekly well-being schedule will change during the week of fall break. Please see the updated schedule for Oct. 10– 14 on the CSW’s weekly well-being website. There will be no practices or coaching from Nov. 21 to Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving week).

Fall 2022 weekly well-being schedule


  • Meditation Monday (co-sponsored with Peabody OSEW), 1:15–1:45 p.m., CSW Meditation Room and online


  • Vanderbilt Recovery Support meeting, noon–1 p.m., VRS Lounge
  • Drop-in Coaching, noon–2 p.m., Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Resource Room
  • Law School Drop-in Coaching, 2–3 p.m., Law School Wellness Room
  • Graduate and Professional Student Meditation, 3–3:30 p.m., Law School Wellness Room


  • Vanderbilt Recovery Support Pride meeting, noon–1 p.m., VRS Lounge (2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month)
  • Drop-in Coaching, noon–1 p.m., Blair School of Music, Room 2133
  • Drop-in Coaching, 1–3 p.m., CSW Classroom


  • Vanderbilt Recovery Support meeting, 8–9 p.m., VRS Lounge
  • Drop-in Coaching, 2–4 p.m., Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Resource Room
  • Yoga (co-sponsored with BCC), 6–7 p.m., Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center


  • Drop-in Coaching, 10 a.m.–noon, virtual
  • Meditation, 10–10:30 a.m., CSW Meditation Room

Upcoming skill-building workshops

Academic well-being

The CSW’s How to Student workshops (Time Management, Learning Strategies, Ask the Professor, Finals Prep) are designed to assist students who may be having difficulties with classes, wish to improve grade point averages, or who would simply like to enhance study techniques for university work. While these workshops are very helpful to students who are experiencing academic difficulties, including balancing hectic schedules, they are also beneficial to anyone who wishes to become a more efficient learner.

  • Accountability Hour, Oct. 11, 5–7 p.m., CSW classroom
  • Time Management Essentials, Nov. 8, 12:15–1 p.m., CSW classroom
  • Finals Prep, Nov. 29, 3–4 p.m., CSW classroom
  • Finals Prep, Dec. 2, 3–4 p.m., Zoom

Financial Well-being

Are you aware of how much money you spent on dining out last month? Do you understand your personal relationship to money? Will your refund check last throughout the semester? Have you started saving for the future? These are all questions college students should be thinking about.

College is a time for new experiences and personal growth, and that includes developing strong financial habits. The CSW wants to help ensure you’re prepared to make smart financial decisions during and after your time at Vanderbilt. Students will have the opportunity to assess personal relationships with money and how that impacts financial behaviors; identify connections between mental and financial well-being; analyze current spending and saving habits; and become more aware of ways to apply budgeting and money-saving concepts.

  • Learn How to Budget, Oct. 11, 1:15–2 p.m., CSW classroom
  • Understanding Credit, Nov. 14, 1:15–2 p.m., Zoom

Mental Well-being

A four-week workshop focusing on overall mental health and resources that can be beneficial for students. Students will learn about managing their mental well-being through engaging presentations and interactive activities.

  • Mental Well-being Workshop: What is Mental Well-being?, Oct. 18, 3–4 p.m., CSW classroom
  • Mental Well-being Workshop: Managing Your Stress, Oct. 25, 3–4 p.m., CSW classroom
  • Mental Well-being Workshop: Preventing Crisis–Managing Your Escalation and De-escalation, Nov. 1, 3–4 p.m., CSW classroom
  • Mental Well-being Workshop: Mindfulness, Nov. 8, 3–4 p.m., CSW classroom

Supporting others

MAPS (Mental Health Awareness and Prevention of Suicide) training introduces gatekeepers to the basic statistics, facts and warning signs of suicide, as well as provides direct instruction on how to best facilitate referrals to trained professionals. From that grounding of basic knowledge and skills, this training will enhance gatekeepers’ ability to establish a more meaningful and positive relationship with individuals in crisis.

  • MAPS 2.0, Nov. 7, 2–4 p.m., CSW classroom

MAPS 2.0 includes a brief review of concepts addressed in MAPS 1.0 followed by the opportunity for participants to share de-identified experiences they would like further guidance on. Please note: This is a highly participatory workshop and is only appropriate for folks who have completed MAPS 1.0. You can RSVP for this training here.

Surviving and Thriving with ADHD

Representatives from the CSW and University Counseling Center will facilitate a weekly workshop for students to actively engage in skill-building to improve work completion, time management and organization and practice cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness interventions. A verified diagnosis of ADHD is not required for this workshop; any interested student is welcome. No referral is necessary, and attendance is not mandatory although you will get the most benefit if you make a commitment to attend all sessions in the series.

If you have previously participated in Surviving and Thriving with ADHD, you are invited to attend again, as it can be beneficial to hear the information more than one time. Please see the Center for Student Wellbeing’s website for the full schedule.

  • Wednesdays, 4–5 p.m., virtual or in person at the CSW

For questions or more information, please contact Frances Niarhos,, or Samantha York,