Center for Student Wellbeing offers weekly personal and academic support for fall 2023 semester

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, workshops and drop-in coaching services. Drop-in coaching is a great opportunity to meet with a CSW coach to discuss concerns that affect your well-being or academic success, including stress management, time management, organization skills and positive coping strategies. 

Fall 2023 Weekly Well-Being Practices Schedule 

Weekly well-being practices and drop-in coaching will run through Dec. 7. There will be no Weekly Wellbeing Practices during fall break (Oct. 19–20) or Thanksgiving break (Nov. 20–24). Contact to arrange accommodations. 



  • Vanderbilt Recovery Support Meeting, noon–1 p.m., VRS Lounge 
  • VRS Friends & Family Meeting, 1:30–2:30 p.m., VRS Lounge 
  • Accountability Hour, 4–6 p.m., CSW classroom 


  • VRS Pride Meeting, noon–1 p.m., VRS Lounge (second and fourth Wednesday of each month) 
  • Drop-In Coaching, 1–3 p.m., CSW classroom 


  • Drop-In Coaching, 11 a.m.–noon, McGugin  
  • 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  
  • VRS Meeting, 8–9 p.m., VRS Lounge 

Chair Massage

  • Monday, Sept. 18, 3–5 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 17, 3–5 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6, 3–5 p.m. 

Programming and Workshops  

Host Responsibility Training 

This alcohol and other drug education presentation will prepare hosts to have safe and successful events through the discussion of Tennessee state law, Vanderbilt policy and DUI prevention strategies. The presentation is approximately 30 minutes in length and is required annually for hosts of events where alcohol is present. 

  • Undergraduate HRT: 
    • Tuesday, Sept. 19 (CSW Classroom) 12:15–1 p.m. 
    • Thursday, Oct. 5 (CSW Classroom) 12:15–1 p.m. 
    • Monday, Oct. 16 (Virtual) 5:15–6 p.m. 
    • Thursday, Nov. 9 (CSW Classroom) 12:15–1 p.m. 
  • Graduate/Professional HRT: 
    • Tuesday, Oct. 3 (CSW Classroom) 12:15–1 p.m. 
  • Recorded Graduate/Professional Student and Faculty/Staff HRT: 
    • To access the HRT recording, you will log on to your Brightspace account and self-enroll in the Center for Student Wellbeing Course. Once you are there, click on CSW Workshop Recording, and you will find the Host Responsibility Training recording. When you have watched the recording, it will be marked as completed. 

Surviving and Thriving with ADHD and Other Executive Function Concerns 

This workshop series will focus on strategies for improving work completion, time management and organization, as well as touching on 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. 

All meetings take place on Wednesdays, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the CSW classroom. 

  • Sept. 6: Time & Task Management
  • Sept. 13: Therapeutic Lifestyle Choices, Mindfulness 
  • Sept. 20: Goal Setting and Group Coaching 
  • Sept. 27: Goal Setting and Group Coaching 
  • Oct. 11: Refuel 
  • Nov. 1: Refuel 

*Please reach out to Frances Niarhos or Samantha York for more information about this workshop. 

You at VU 

At Vanderbilt, fostering a deep sense of belonging for every community member is a core value. You at VU encompasses campus resources needed for members of the Vanderbilt community to be well, to grow and to thrive physically, emotionally, mentally, socially and professionally. The You at VU portal is a one-stop spot where students, staff and faculty can find ways to connect with others, engage across campus and discover well-being support and resources. Each person who is a part of our campus shares one commonality: You belong here. For more information, visit