"Be gentle first with yourself if you wish to be gentle with others." -Lama Yeshe
CAPS Wellness Zone
CAPS Wellness Zones (WZ) are available for students on a drop-in basis. We offer many wellness resources to help you manage stress, rest and relax as you navigate your busy life as a student at U of M
The WZ's are in 3 Locations:
- Munger Residence Hall (lower level)
- Pierpont Commons (lower level)
- Michigan Union (4th fl)
The Wellness Zones were developed as both a concrete place with specific tools to support emotional wellness, and as a way to promote an emotionally healthy lifestyle. Emotional Wellness is a proactive and positive approach to living that increases resilience to stress by promoting life balance and contentment. True psychological wellbeing is an ongoing, ever changing process that is unique for each individual. Our wellness philosophy at CAPS affirms the multifaceted needs of the "whole student", including the mental, social, spiritual and other aspects of self. We believe a holistic approach to understanding student experience is critical to providing optimal emotional wellness services at CAPS.
Reminder: An active U-M ID/M Card is required to swipe in
We are so happy to announce the opening of the Michigan Union Wellness Zone on October 12th, at noon. Long planned as part of the Union renovations, we were not able to open last year due to the pandemic. But, we are there now! The MU WZ has new and improved space, more space than our previous location on the 3rd floor, new tools to help you drop in and relax, and expanded hours for your use (the MU WZ is now open when the building is open).
- Counseling and Psychological Services: 4th Floor Michigan Union
- Monday - Saturday: 7AM - 2AM
- Sundays: 9AM - 2AM
- Munger Graduate Residences: Lower level
- Monday - Friday: 9AM - 4:30PM
- Saturday & Sunday: Closed
- Pierpont Commons, North Campus: Lower level
- Monday - Friday: 7AM - 11PM
- Saturday & Sunday: 11AM - 11 PM
What is the CAPS Wellness Zone?
What is wellness and emotional well-being?
Wellness resources available in the WZ
- Massage Chairs
- Yoga Mats
- Meditation Tools
- Light Therapy
- Board Games
- Tea and hot chocolate
How do U-M students define “mental health wellness”?
Mental health wellness is an essential component for overall wellbeing. It is one’s emotional and psychological state where one feels healthy, strong, and stable
Being able to live life with joy and positive intention, and having a resilience to deal with stressors
Being able to focus on the present task, whether it be homework, exercise, going out with friends, or sleeping, without stressing out over tasks you are not able to complete in the present moment.
Having a balanced, peaceful state of mind.