Intellectual wellness refers to expanding one’s knowledge and skills while balancing the need for rest and reflection.

Know: What is Intellectual Wellness?

Intellectual wellness is a life-long learning process that includes the exploration of new ideas and development of creative abilities. It involves the expansion of one’s intellectual pursuits and continued discovery of personal interests and passions. Active engagement is achieved through asking questions, reading diverse works, trying new activities, interacting with others, and allowing time for mindfulness.

Do: The Path to Intellectual Wellness

  • Ask questions both inside and outside of the classroom. 
  • Read diverse works of literature.
  • Try new activities to promote physical wellness and creativity. 
  • Spend time with friends and loved ones.
  • Set aside a few minutes each day for mindful meditation or relaxation.

Seek: Resources for Intellectual Wellness

  • Center for Academic and Career Services: Provides guidance, resources and support to lead you to academic and career success.
  • Tutoring Services: Provides information on tutoring options designed to enhance student learning.
  • Subject Labs: Provides information about free drop-in tutoring support available to undergraduate students enrolled in historically challenging courses.
  • Math Center: Provides information on the Math learning center for anyone looking for extra help with math or math-based content. The Math Center provides free tutoring support to all students on a drop-in basis. 
  • The Writing Center: Provides information on the Writing Center which offers one-on-one consultations with student writers of all levels, at all stages of the writing process through in-person and virtual appointments.
  • Academic Coaching & Assessment: Provides information on the advising program designed to help students diagnose what might be impairing their success and set mechanisms in place to correct these issues.
  • University Libraries: Provides information on the resources and services offered by the University Libraries. 
  • Counseling Center: Provides information on confidential services including individual therapy, group therapy, psychiatric consultation, walk-in consultations, walk-in emergency services for mental health crises, and referral services to outside agencies or practitioners.
  • Disability Support Services: Provides information and resources on the programs and services designed to support and encourage the integration of students with disabilities into the mainstream of the university community.
  • Clubs and Events on the Nest: Provides details on student organizations and events happening at Catholic University.
  • DC Events Calendar: Provides details on events happening around Washington, DC.
  • Washingtonian Event Calendar: Provides details on events happening around Washington, DC.