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Better Together Social Wellness Programs

Better Together is a well-being initiative created to help students strengthen their social and emotional well-being. 

Social well-being is creating and maintaining healthy relationships and establishing supportive social networks. This area of our wellness includes the relationships you have with others, your communication skills, and a healthy view of social roles as well as your capacity for intimacy and empathy. In a highly stressful academic environment, social wellness also refers to our ability to budget time for leisure and recreation with other people. Social connections serve as a source of encouragement and reinforcement for practicing healthy behaviors.


Coffee Connect  

Coffee Connect is an opportunity to make interprofessional connections and meet up with a fellow student from any of the UMB schools for a coffee hangout.  We will randomly match you with a different student each month. You can opt out of coffee connect at any time.

Sign up here to be matched with a new student to meet each month.

**An email will be sent monthly to connect you with your coffee connect match.  

Out and About Together 

Out and About Together is a student-led group who gather weekly to explore Baltimore City and beyond. The group visits local parks, museums, restaurants, historical sites, and more. The purpose of this group is to encourage student social and emotional well-being by unplugging, getting out into nature, and taking meaningful breaks. Register for Out and About Together here. 

Seeking group leaders: This is a new group and we are looking for students intersted in organizing the outings and communicating with the group. Please email if you are interested. 

Gym Buddies 

Gym Buddies is a program designed to assist students in meeting their physical health and well-being goals and to improve social and emotional well-being. Sign up here.

Sign up each semester with a friend or be paired with another UMB student to meet up for workouts. You and your gym buddy can join our Monthly 5K, Weightlifting 101, Group Exercise, or Intramural Sports. Working out with a friend can be more fun, and can help us stay accountable to our goals.

Incentives!! Sign up and check in at URecFit and Wellness with your buddy weekly, and share your experience to be entered into a raffle to win a fitness prize.

Share your gym buddy experience: Email to tell us about your gym buddies experience. We want to hear how you made your gym buddies relationship work, hurdles, successes, funny stories, and more! Sharing our stories can help and inspire others to make and achieve their own wellness goals. 

Group Fitness 

URecFit and Wellness Group Exercise classes are another way to connect with others.


Intramural Sports 

URecFit and Wellness Intramural Sports are another way to make connections while having fun and staying active.