Wellness House

Updated for 2015-2016 Housing Process

Residential Life has partnered with the office of Health and Wellness Education to offer a residence for students to learn about and practice a holistic approach to making their minds and bodies healthier. Students living in the Wellness House have the option to work with a peer Programming Assistant who lives in the house to select from interest areas such as nutrition, fitness, sexual health, alcohol, and drugs and assist with programming in these areas. However, Wellness House is not just for health or fitness enthusiasts, the focus is applicable for anyone and everyone. If you are interested in making healthier decisions and improving the quality of your time here at Middlebury, then the Wellness House is for you!

Substance-free means that all residents agree to keep the influences of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs out of their house. Due to the theme and location of the property, the Wellness House maintains a quiet environment.   

Jewett House is an ideal location on the periphery of campus in a residential neighborhood. The house has a kitchen, dining room and living room area for ten (10) residents (4 single and 3 double rooms).  The house is open to rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.

Students who apply are committing to the program and, if accepted, may not participate in any other fall term housing processes. Should they choose to withdraw from the House they will be housed  during the Summer Housing process.  Students who are not accepted may participate in subsequent fall term housing processes.

APPLYING 2015-2016:

Applications for the 2015 Fall Term open January 12 and remain open until the house is filled.  
Applications now being accepted...
Application

Students who wish to apply mid-year should email Residential Systems Coordinator Karin Hall-Kolts AND Associate Dean of Students for Residential Life Doug Adams - by October if possible.

Singles or Doubles?

Bed assignments will be made by the selection committee.  Students may request a double by listing the name of another student who is also submitting an application.  Wellness housing does not guarantee a single-room assignment. Students who designate a roommate will be given greater consideration in the selection process.

What is wellness programming?

Wellness House residents will have the option of participating is regular wellness programs aimed at helping you live a healthier life.  This is not a typical theme house, residents are not required to coordinate the programming.  Rather, residents will be contacted about the areas of wellness they would like to hear more about.  Programs may include:

  • Healthy cooking and snacking
  • Power napping
  • Managing Stress
  • Better sleep
  • Sexual Health 
Guidelines for Residents

1) No alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco products may be in the house. Whether the substances have been used or consumed will not matter in the assignment of disciplinary action if these items are discovered.

2) Residents are responsible for their guests obeying the guidelines contained herein.

3) Residents who are of legal age may drink alcoholic beverages elsewhere on campus as long as the effects do not disturb the other residents of the house. Behaviors resulting from substance use that will be deemed disturbing include, but are not limited to, causing a commotion in the hallways, entries, common spaces, bathrooms or student rooms in the house or its vicinity; leaving a mess in the bathroom or hallway and not cleaning up after one's self; smoking or using smoke producing products in the house or in the adjacent area; and violating the spirit and intention of the house.

4) Jewett House is located in a residential area. Residents are expected to respect their neighbors.  

5) Registered parties are not permitted in this residence.  

Residents who violate the above guidelines will be subject to a warning for the first violation and may be moved from the house upon the second violation.

Egregious violations of the guidelines may result in immediate disciplinary action as well as being moved house.