Wellness Events

Durham Tech offers wellness events throughout the year to help keep our students, employees, and community safe and healthy.

Meditation Space

A mediation space is available to all students and employees on Main Campus, Building 9, room 118, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Allow this quiet space to help you refocus your mind and energy.


Durham Tech has worked to balance safety, accessibility, and equity in our response to the pandemic and other public health emergencies. Your vaccination will bolster our commitment to keeping our students, employees, and community safe and healthy.

COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunities

COVID-19 vaccination provides protection against serious illness and outcomes associated with COVID-19, including emergency department or urgent care visits, hospitalizations, and death. Bivalent COVID-19 vaccines, containing original and Omicron BA.4/5 spike protein components, help restore protection that has waned since previous vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone 6 months and older.

Find a Vaccine or Booster near you today!

Blood Drives

Research shows that giving back can increase your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Your brain releases Serotonin, Dopamine, and Oxytocin, also known as the “feel good” chemicals, when you help someone or give a gift. In collaboration with The Blood Connection, Durham Tech hosts three (3) blood drives per year to offer opportunities for you to give back.

Blood drives are held on Main Campus in the Wynn Center (Building 10), room 103 and on Orange County Campus from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Giving blood is just one of many ways you can give back. You can research other volunteer opportunities, donations, and support that you find meaningful.

Community Share Groups

Leadership continuously assess ways create a more engaged campus community by bringing employees together around areas of personal interest that are priority among our colleagues. These groups would meet roughly once a month, during lunch on campus and can include:

  • Speakers
  • Resource information
  • Opportunities to ask questions of the group and share stories

Note: Participants would bring their own lunch.

Currently, we have two (2) active Community Share Groups:

  • Reading Circles, Contact Person: Meredith Lewis
  • Gardening Club, Contact Person: Toni Brown

If you are interested in hosting a share group or would like certain topics brought to your campus location, please complete Durham Tech’s Community Share Groups Survey. For additional questions or concerns, please email the email the Public Health Officer at publichealth@durhamtech.edu.

Miles for Wellness

Miles for Wellness is a virtual, team-based walking initiative by and for the state employees of North Carolina. The purpose of Miles for Wellness is to encourage and support employees to increase their level of physical activity, with the goal of 10,000 steps, or the equivalent of 5 miles, achieved most days of the week. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health.

Employee Health and Wellness Fair

Durham Tech’s Employee Health and Wellness Fair, October 2, 2024, is designed to be a one-stop shop for wellness activities to provide valuable health information and screening services to employees. Our health fairs educate employees on wellness and the advantages of making a true behavior change in a fun and positive way. During these events, employees learn about the College’s wellness benefits, activities, and incentives. Outside vendors also participate, offering biometric screenings, health risk assessments, educational demonstrations, and nutritional guidelines. You’ll also find some financial wellness vendors, an often undervalued component of overall wellness.

Join us at the next Employee Health and Wellness Fair where we focus on your health and wellness and you can find resources that may help you achieve your wellness goals!

The Black Farmer’s Market

The Black Farmer’s Market is held at Durham Tech every other Sunday on the College’s main campus.

The market is free and open to the public from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Shoppers will find fresh produce and meats from Black local farmers and ranchers. There will be cooking demonstrations, family entertainment, music and food trucks. The Black Farmers’ Market accepts SNAP and participates in the Double Bucks program supported by Duke Health.

2024 dates will be announced at a later date.

We are very pleased to partner with the Black Farmers Market to help provide members of our community access to fresh, healthy, locally sourced food. Some of our students and community neighbors have obstacles to getting these kinds of foods, and we see the Market as a way to help remove some of those barriers.

The Black Farmers’ Market was created in 2019 and has grown into an essential community stakeholder, operating in both Durham and Raleigh, and has helped address food apartheid in both cities. It has helped create a safe and self-sufficient environment for Black farmers and businesses to thrive in the Triangle.

For more information, visit Black Farmers Market or email blackmarketnc@gmail.com

Annual Faculty vs Staff Kickball Game

Employee engagement in workplace physical activities can not only affect employee's motivation to sustain regular physical activity, but also foster social interaction within in the workplace.

Participating in Durham Tech’s Annual Faculty vs Staff Kickball Game can be the perfect opportunity to be physically active and enjoy team building in a fun way! It’s not every day that staff can play against our students. In 2023, our Faculty team took the winning title! Will staff redeem themselves in 2024? You’ll have to join us to see!

If you are interested in joining the Faculty vs Staff Kickball game on Friday, October 4, 2024, please email the Public Health Officer at publichealth@durhamtech.edu

Holiday Challenge

Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it might not sound like much, most people never manage to lose those extra pounds. You are invited to join the annual Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this free seven-week, virtual challenge provides you with strategies and resources to help maintain your weight throughout the holiday season.