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NOTE:  During the break between quarters, the Wellness Resource Center (WRC) will have limited hours of operation, due to the student volunteers being away, and staff out of the office on a several occasions.

It would be best to set up an appointment to come in, and to avoid these days/times, when the WRC will be closed:

Friday, Dec. 12th between 2:30-4:30pm
Monday, Dec. 15th between 2:00-4:30pm
Thursday, Dec. 19th between 11:30am-1:30pm
Monday, Dec. 22nd between 10:30-11:30am
Tuesday, Dec. 23rd between 8:30-11:30am
Wednesday, Dec. 24th between 3:00-4:30pm
Christmas---closed all day
Friday, Dec. 26th---closed all day
Monday, Dec. 29th between 8:30am-Noon
Tuesday, Dec. 30th between 12:00-1:30pm
New Year's Day---closed all day
Friday, Jan. 2nd---closed all day

Regular hours of operation (Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-4:30pm) will resume on January 5th.

Walk smart with equipment available through SHAQ

SHAQ, the Student Health Advisory Quorum, is selling pedometers to help you keep track of the number of steps and miles that you are walking and lights to keep you safe. The pedometers even include a conversion to see how many calories you are burning!


The features of the AdVantage 5-function pedometer include:pedometer details

  • Step Counter
  • Total Distance (Miles or Kilometers)
  • Calorie Counter
  • 12/24 hour clock with alarm
  • Stride length adjustment

Cost is $12 for U-PASS holders (our partner in this venture) and $14 for others.

froglight.JPGBe seen while walking at night with a silicone "Frog" light

  • 3 modes: full light, flash and slow flash
  • Water resistant design
  • Quickly install or remove without any tools
  • Average battery life of 35 hours
  • Light color: white
  • 4cm x 3cm x 3cm

The cost is $3 for U-PASS holders (our partner in this venture) and $4 for others.

How to purchase

  • If you'd like to purchase a pedometer and/or light, please contact the Student Health Advisory Quorum at
    A SHAQ volunteer will write you back as soon as possible to arrange a day and time when you can make your purchase. It may take us a few days to complete the transaction.
  • Find out about additional health and safety merchandise available through SHAQ.

Walking resources


  • Sign up for UWalk, and you can join walking groups, participate in events and group activities, keep track of your progress, and connect with a community of walkers across campus sharing stories and photos. (UW)

Seattle Walking Maps

  • This map brochure helps residents and visitors explore and navigate in and around Seattle's University District and nearby neighborhoods, including north Capitol Hill, while leaving their cars at home. (Metro King County)

Walking Maps in King County

  • Take advantage of the beautiful neighborhoods, paths and trails in King County.  Includes maps provided by Public Health - Seattle & King County in cooperation with local communities throughout the county. (Metro King County)

Walking: A Step in the Right Direction

  • Provides tips on starting a walking program, safety, warming up, and the benefits of walking. (National Institutes of Health)