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Weight Watchers

Regular full-time and part-time faculty and staff at the University of Rochester interested in weight management have the opportunity to participate in Weight Watchers meetings at work, in the community, or online at a discounted rate. Individuals who successfully complete 16 consecutive weeks of either the in-person or online program will receive a reimbursement of 50% of the program cost (subject to taxes). Note: You must register for Weight Watchers using the University of Rochester discount code to be eligible for the 50% reimbursement.

*Spouses are not eligible for this discount/reimbursement

At-Work Meetings

With Weight Watchers at Work, you have the convenience of Weight Watchers meetings in your workplace but may also attend meetings anywhere in your local community in place of the "at-work" meetings if it is more convenient for you. Subscriptions include access to eTools and an internet weight loss companion that helps you stay on track between meetings. Meetings are typically between 30 minutes and 1 hour. See the list below for at-work meetings at the University of Rochester.

Day Time Location UR Liaison
Tuesday 11:30am-12:15pm Medical Center - ACF 2-1359 & ACF C 2-1361 - Click Here for room schedule Christine Brower
Tuesday 1:00pm-1:45pm Brighton Business Center, Suite F, Room 420 Donna Kofod
Thursday 12:15pm-1:00pm Medical Center - Click Here for room schedule Alison Diehl
Thursday 12:15pm-1:00pm Rochester Tech Park – 905 Elmgrove Rd, Building 5, room 2.153A Christine Staples

Online Subscription

Participants enrolling in the online Weight Watchers program can follow the plan step-by-step entirely online with interactive tools and resources like a weight tracker, progress charts, restaurant guides and much more. It is available in two versions with tailored content specifically designed for men and women, speaking to each audience. Those who log their weight at least once per week for 16 consecutive weeks may receive reimbursement by following these instructions .


Weight Watchers U of R Special Pricing Reimbursement % Reimbursement $ after completing 16 consecutive weeks

Monthly Pass (At-work and community meetings)




Online Subscription




Reimbursements are based on the pre-tax membership fee


To enroll, please follow these steps:

  1. To enroll in group meetings or purchase an Online subscription, register on the UR Benefits program enrollment page.
  2. Once you’ve enrolled through Well-U on the benefits enrollment page, you will receive an email with the U of R discount code and instructions on how to sign up on the Weight Watchers website.
    *You must enroll on the Weight Watchers website before you start attending meetings (this is where you pay for your membership)
  3. Have questions or issues with registration? Please contact Weight Watchers directly at or 1-800-651-6000.
  4. Learn more about the Weight Watchers program at or our FAQs page.

Receiving Your Reimbursement

Eligible individuals who complete 16 consecutive weeks of Weight Watchers at-work or in the community may receive a reimbursement by scanning and emailing the following materials to a UR liaison (listed in the chart above). Those who complete 16 consecutive weeks of Weight Watchers Online may receive a reimbursement by scanning and emailing the following materials to

  1. Those who attended meetings at-work or in the community: A copy of your stamped passbook indicating 16 consecutive weeks attendance (Note: Please white out weights). Those who participated online: A copy of your progress report/weight log indicating 16 consecutive weeks of participation (Note: Please white out weights)
  2. A copy of your account status (can be found online under “settings”)
  3. Clearly indicate whether participation was at-work, in the community or online
  4. Employee ID number