Penn Graduate Student Center

Personal Development & Wellness

About Personal Development & Wellness

Attending graduate school represents a commitment to personal and intellectual growth. We believe that health and well-being are key to building a solid foundation for academic and personal success. The Graduate Student Center wants to support you in maintaining a healthy balance by offering a personal development and wellness programs to promote mind-body growth. 

Wellness @ Penn

Find out about other wellness activities and resources by visiting our partners' websites!  

Campus Health Initiatives is the public health branch of Student Health Services that seeks to improve health and well-being across campus through advocacy, education, programming, and action.

The Wellness at Penn initiative provides support, resources, and practical tools for wellness across the Penn community. It affirms wellness as a core priority and necessary driver of life on campus; and it offers a wide range of opportunities to reflect and engage on issues of wellness, stress, mental health, resilience, happiness, personal and academic goals, and the meaning of success.

Events 

Connecting Mind and Body

Develop a stronger understanding of the link between the mind and the body. These sessions can help you reduce stress, boost immunity, and promote overall, balanced health. Newcomers are encouraged; many of our attendees are novices, who have commented that these sessions are no-pressure introductions and valuable for participants at all levels.

Mindful Meditation
Show dates


Meditation has been known to reduce stress and anxiety. It often helps to clear one's mind and eases other health issues such as high blood pressure and depression.

 

Join us for weekly guided meditation sessions with Sandi Herman of Campus Health Initiatives.

 

Fourth Fridays @ Five!

You work hard all month. Take a break from your work to unwind at the Grad Center! Fourth Fridays at Five (FFF) are monthly themed hours with snacks and activities to encourage graduate and professional students to have fun and connect with people beyond their department and school. See you there! 

 

Harry Potter Edition

Friday, February 22, 2019, 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Common Room Front (1st Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk, Common Room Back (1st Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk

 

Don’t miss our most magical Fourth Friday yet! You are formally invited to Hogwarts, Grad Center edition!

Don’t know which house you belong to? Stop by our sorting hat station and get sorted while making a custom made house button! Come make your own butterbeer and share your wizarding skills with your own custom made wand at our house stations! End the night by stopping by our DIY Photo booth and sharing your fun on your IG or Fb accounts!

Interested? Register at the link here!

Fourth Fridays at the Grad Center are wellness events that encourage students to take a break, make some new friends, and enjoy themed inspired food, music, and activities!

Get Crafty Edition

Friday, March 22, 2019, 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Common Room Front (1st Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk, Common Room Back (1st Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk
Registration start: Friday, March 01, 2019

End of the Year Celebration Edition

Friday, April 26, 2019, 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Common Room Front (1st Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk, Common Room Back (1st Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk
Registration start: Friday, April 05, 2019

Common Room Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9AM - 8PM
Friday: 9AM - 6PM
Saturday-Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6221
215-746-6868
gradcenter@upenn.edu