VCU offers faculty and staff a multitude of resources — at no charge — to help balance work and home responsibilities.


Work/Life and Wellness Workshops
VCU is proud to offer RamStrong, a wellness resource for VCU faculty and staff. RamStrong addresses the eight dimensions of wellness that support a balanced life. Learn more about RamStrong workshops and activities.


Beginning May 1,  VCU's Institute for Contemporary Art will offer mindfulness meditation sessions guided by highly experienced meditation teachers. These sessions will be offered from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month and continuing through early September. Sessions are free. Preregistration is requested through the ICA website



Work/Life Workshops

Join Work/Life resources for some interesting course offerings. Register on our training website, all sessions begin at 12 noon.

May Employee Health and Fitness Month

Sign up to participate in the RamStrong Eat, Move and Sleep Wellness Challenge to be held from May 3 until June 8. Learn how to improve your life by making small manageable choices to eat better, move more and get the sleep you need. Just making these small changes can improve your quality of life, energy levels, health and fitness. You'll use the Recreational Sports' Motivational Alliance site to keep track of 10 meals during the challenge, participate in at least 150 minutes of movement throughout each week of the challenge and log your sleep. We'll ask that you attend at least one of the May sessions listed below. Those who complete the challenge will be entered into a drawing for prizes to include a full fitness assessment ($45 value) from VCU Recreational Sports. Interested in participating? Enter your name, department, and email address at the link above and instructions will be sent to you on how to access the Motivational Alliance site.

Walk for Health Monroe Park Campus - May 3
This is a great way to get moving with the support of others and maybe even pick up your pace.
Meet at the University Student Commons Plaza

Healthy Summer Kick-Off - May 7
Learn tips on staying hydrated, recipes for using summer fruits and vegetables, healthy BBQ tips, and food safety during the summer.
Erin Thornton, Aramark
Cary Street Gym

Self-Care Practices for a Healthy Mind and Body - May 9
Learn more about the eight dimensions of wellness and some simple self-care practices for a healthy mind and body.
Carrie Baines, VCU Recreational Sports
Sanger Hall, Room 1-038

Cultivating Work/Life Balance - May 16
This session will help you learn to assess your individual needs and challenges and to learn strategies and resources to help cultivate a more balanced lifestyle.
Trisha Saunders, The Wellness Resource Center
Snead Hall, Room B2165

Walk for Health MCV Campus - May 24
This is a great way to get moving with the support of others and maybe even pick up your pace.
Meet at the Kontos Medical Sciences Building

Print the RamStrong Employee Health and Fitness Month flyer.