WELL 100

WELL 100, Introduction to College Life at the University of Richmond, is required of all new first-year and transfer students within their first semester at the University. WELL 100 enhances the new student experience, and gives all students a stronger start to their Richmond education.

WELL 100 is a 15-session course (meeting once per week for 75 minutes) on a variety of well-being topics, including:

  • Academic Wellness
  • Mental & Physical Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Building Healthy Relationships
  • Financial Wellness
  • Career Exploration
  • Engagement Beyond Campus (in Richmond, the U.S., and throughout the world)
  • Sustainability

Class sessions are interactive, discussion-based, and facilitated by both a dedicated staff member, as well as a peer mentor. Peer mentors in WELL 100 are well-trained students, who also serve as either a Resident Assistant, Orientation Advisor, or URWELL Peer Educator, and offer valuable insights and share their own experience in adjusting to campus life.

In addition to attending class each week, students must also attend four programs or events to complete their "passport." Students must attend one program or event from each of the four passport categories:

  • Student Growth
  • Pursuit of Knowledge
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Health & Well-Being