Programs & Events

Walk Across Campus


Boston College’s Walk Across Campus (WAC) is among the most popular of many Healthy You sponsored activities. Over the last several years, the Walk Across Campus challenge has successfully promoted friendly competition while building solid camaraderie amongst peers throughout BC. The WAC has fostered a “community of walkers”, year-round, and once the challenge begins the campus fills with scores of walkers getting their steps in whenever they can. From one end of campus to the other there are so many enjoyable areas to get in your steps--from the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, to the Pine Tree Reserve, to Chandler Pond, to right through the middle of campus, you will find places to keep you moving!


Fall 2023 Walk Across Campus

We hope you join us for this two month walking challenge.

The 2023 Fall HEALTHY YOU Walk Across Campus (WAC) Challenge will run from Tuesday, October 10th through Sunday, December 10th.

Follow these steps to participate:

Join a Spring WAC team on the Harvard Pilgrim BC Wellness portal. 

  • If you did not set up a Wellness account on the portal last semester, you will need to do so HERE.  
  • If you need assistance, contact Harvard Pilgrim's Living Well Services Monday - Friday, 9 am-5 pm, at 1-877-594-7183 or email LivingWellSupport You do NOT need to be a Harvard Pilgrim member to set up an account and join a team.
  • If you already have a Harvard Pilgrim Wellness account from last semester, you still need to log in to your account and select your team for the Fall Walk.

Once you register for a team, you will need to CONNECT your Fitbit OR any other fitness track you have. Given that most people have their own step tracking device, e.g. phones, watches, wrist bands, etc. we will not be distributing Fitbits this semester.

Lastly, we encourage you to take advantage of the Limeade mobile app if you have not yet. The program code is: C10013

PLEASE NOTE:  We welcome all returning participants and are seeking volunteers to be new Team Leaders.  Leaders can assemble a new team or lead an existing team; motivate activities during the WAC; and regularly communicate with team members.

**If you are willing to be a NEW TEAM LEADER of 5-20 participants, please email with your name and Eagle ID prior to Tuesday, October 3rd, to receive pertinent details.

Thanks again to the sponsors of the Walk Across Campus:  BC Athletics, Campus Recreation, Harvard Pilgrim, Auxiliary Services, and Human Resources.


View past challenge results below:


Lunch & Learn Seminars

Fall 2023 Events

All programs are in person. 

Purposeful Parenting: Quick Wins and Feel-Good Strategies

Thursday, October 5th
Noon - 1:30 PM
Walsh Hall Function Room

 Let go of the parenting guilt and dive into practices that will help you become the parent you want to be. You may be pleasantly surprised to learn that you have what your children need! Learn simple practices that will build deeper connections and maximize the time you have with your child. Develop a practice of sustainable self-care and create a parenting vision statement that will guide you through the precious years you have with your child.  Program Facilitator:  Rachel Shanshiry

Living In Balance

Thursday, October 26th
Noon - 1:30 PM
Walsh Hall Conference Room

 Is it possible to live a balanced life? How do you balance time for work, time for fun, with time for family and friends? Demands of the workplace and demands of home life have left many people feeling tired and out of sync. Is there a recipe that will help you feel centered and on top of your game? This seminar will discuss ways to right your ship, balancing life’s demands.Program Facilitator:  Sue Lunt

Previous Events

Communicating in High Stress Situations: Guiding Principles

Wednesday, February 15th | 12:00 - 1:00pm |Walsh Hall Function Room

Why is it so difficult to find the right words when you are stressed? Do you ever stumble across the “perfect” thing to say once you have calmed down? Stress impairs our ability to think clearly and express ourselves effectively. Learn how to activate the body’s natural “relaxation response” so that you can manage conflict with grace, strength, and compassion. With a balanced mind and body, you will be able to access the communication powerhouses covered in this webinar, including whole body listening, compassion restoration, the magic “hindsight question,” the truth about anger, and keeping the focus on “what matters most.” This refreshing program is applicable and relevant for everyone!

Program Facilitator:
Rachel Shanshiry

Ask for Help

Tuesday, March 14th | 12:00 - 1:00pm | Walsh Hall Conference Room

Why is it so hard to ask for help? So many reasons -- we don’t want to burden others, feels like a sign of weakness, I should know, etc. In this interactive program learn the latest research on the benefits of asking for help, how to address the reasons stopping us from asking for it and strategies to decrease or eliminate stress and anxiety by asking for help and getting it!

Program Facilitator:
Pam Garramone

Spring Cooking Demonstration

Wednesday, April 12th | 12:00 - 1:00pm | Walsh Hall Conference Room

Learn how to make time and cost-effective choices, discuss the health benefits related to ingredients and discover alternative substitutes, all while you watch the preparation of a delicious, healthy recipe. The dietician can answer your questions throughout the demonstration, and at the end, you can try a sample!

Program Facilitator:
Heidi Roth

Charitable Walks/Runs

Boston College's charitable walk campaign marches on this year as we continue to incorporate BC's mission of being "men and women for others" into our health and well-being programming.

Join fellow BC employees in a walk for one of the following great causes! To join a team, please contact a Team Leader listed below. They will assist you with the registration process. All participants will receive a complimentary BC t-shirt, distributed by Team Leaders on the day of the walk. Please note that any registration fees and/or fundraising requirements are to be incurred by participants.

We are still looking for Team Leaders for walks. If you are interested in being the Team Leader, please contact Sue Lawler or call 617-552-3336. Team Leaders function as the point person for their walk, under the team name "Boston College Healthy You team.” In addition to receiving a complimentary BC t-shirt, Team Leaders will also receive a BC baseball cap.

While steps will only be counted towards the WAC competition from charitable walks that fall between October and November or April and May, all participants receive the benefit of getting exercise and walking for a good cause!

Fall Semester Charitable Walks

Click on the name of the walk for more information, including date, time and location.

If you would like to recommend a preferred charitable walk that you do not see here, please email all details of the walk to Sue Lawler for consideration.

Go Move Challenge 2023

AJCU Go Move Walking Challenge

Calling all Boston College faculty and staff! Help your team win the annual Go Move Challenge by recording your minutes of physical activity to determine which Jesuit institution is the most active. With the majority of our Jesuit universities and colleges participating this year, including the AJCU staff, every minute truly counts!


  1. You must create a new account each year to participate
  2. Visit
  3. Click  LOG IN / REGISTER on the top menu bar
  4. In the REGISTER box, enter your university email address and other required information; then click SUBMIT
  5. You will receive a confirmation email with your user email and password


Starting February 1, visit

  1. Click LOG IN on the top menu bar (or REGISTER if you have not already done so -- see instructions above)
  2. In the LOG IN box, enter your email address and password
  3. In the LOG MY WORKOUT box, select the type of movement / activity, enter the number of minutes, and select a single date or date range for logging multiple days; if you need help converting your steps to minutes this CHART can help
  4. Click LOG IT

Remember: Keep moving and log your minutes until Feb. 28th
Every participant who signs up and sticks with it for the month will receive a prize!


Once again, there are three ways to win:

  1. The university with the most minutes
  2. The university with the highest average number of minutes per participant
  3. The region with the most minutes.

The winning institutions will be announced on the website and through our social media sites.


  • The challenge starts at 12 a.m. on Feb. 1 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 28 (all Pacific Time)
  • Minutes must be entered by the end of the challenge to count for the challenge
  • You will be tracking minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity = intentional exercise that causes at least a moderate increase in breathing or heart rate. If you are spending the day skiing, golfing, or vacationing, please only enter the minutes that you are moving moderately to vigorously.
  • If you are a pencil-and-paper kind of person, download the exercise tracker and tips calendar to track your minutes and enter them on the Go Move Challenge challenge site at your convenience (starting mid-January)
  • Share your challenge experiences and send or tag your photos showing your activities which will be included in our weekly AJCU challenge update article.
  • Post your challenge photos on Facebook and Instagram with #GoMoveChallenge
  • Read the challenge FAQs at



By participating in this challenge, you agree to the following:

  • I agree to log my minutes honestly, demonstrate good sportsmanship, and have fun!
  • I certify that I am a faculty, staff, or board member of a Jesuit university or college.
  • I certify that I am in good physical condition and am able to safely participate in the Go Move Challenge. I understand that my involvement in this Challenge as a faculty or staff member of my university shall be construed as a strictly personal, voluntary activity and not part of my faculty or staff member responsibilities or job duties as an employee, agent, or volunteer of the university.


Questions?  Email Suzanne Lawler, Boston College, Human Resource, Assistant Director, Employee Development and Wellbeing

Elder Caregiving Events

Healthy You's eldercare support seminars cover topics surrounding elder caregiving with a focus on providing support to the caregiver. These programs are facilitated by a consultant or panel of industry experts from local organizations who provide current information, customized resource materials, and include time for Q&A. 

Registration is required for all seminars.

Register Here


The edHEALTH Walking Challenge 2021 is set to start on June 7th and go through July 4, 2021.  Registration for the challenge will open on June 7th.  This challenge is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

edHEALTH Program Guide

edHEALTH Quick Start Guide

Connecting your device

Limeade App Download Instructions


Campus Recreation Discounts

Campus Recreation & Healthy You are pleased to offer spring session courses at half price for faculty/staff members!

All benefits-eligible employees at BC who are also members of Campus Rec pay only half of the member rate for a course and Healthy You pays the other half. The 50% off rate will be automatically applied when you register; you will see the discount at check out.

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There is no FitClub this semester, but try the new Kickstarter Motivate with Bryan. This is a great way to jumpstart your routine and get yourself on the path to a healthier lifestyle!

Register for Kickstarter Motivate

Health and Well-being Calendar