Student Wellness holds wellness bingo



Student Wellness Services hosted a bingo game in Maucker Union Wednesday, March 9. Students had a chance to win a variety of prizes.


“Bingo!” a voice yells from across the union. 

The voice excitedly walks down the stairs and selects their prize from a plethora of options. 

This happened over 15 times during Student Wellness Services’ Wellness Bingo this Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Maucker Union CoffeeHouse. This event takes place once a semester and is a fun way for students to test their skills and learn about each of the dimensions of wellness; emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual. 

For this version of bingo, the board isn’t filled with numbers, but words that relate to the eight dimensions of wellness that students will hear the definition of and fill in themselves. Krista Zimmer, a Student Wellness Ambassador for Student Wellness Services, spoke to the importance of this event for students; “This event allows a direct approach to sharing information with students. As we utilize speakers, all students can hear us whether they are sitting down doing homework or are walking to their next class. Students learn about the Eight Dimensions of Wellness and on-campus resources to improve their overall wellness and knowledge.”

Throughout the duration of the event, more and more students joined in the fun, and despite the event taking place in the middle of the day, students got excited, and nearly every participant was able to claim a prize varying from a gift card Pepper Boutique, certificates for a free sandwich, and Buffalo Wild Wings wings sauces. After each of the small prizes were won, the participants were tasked with filling up their card completely: a blackout. The winner of this section received the grand prize, a gift basket from Caribou Coffee filled with a tumbler, complimentary drinks, and a bag of coffee. 

Abby Wells, the participant who won the grand prize enjoyed the event; “The wellness bingo event was so fun! It was informative, there were lots of bingo winners and really great prizes!”

This is only one of many events Student Wellness Services has held throughout this year, and on March 7, they held Mid-Term De-Stress Fest, an event to help students destress before their midterms. They also have more events planned for later this semester.