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H2Otty Toddy Hydration Stations

With multiple Hydration Stations on campus, Faculty and Staff have access to cold, filtered water for free!

Why is Hydration Important?

Most of your body is made up of water, so it is important to maintain a good level of hydration in order to keep your body functioning properly. Water is essential for a variety of processes that keep us healthy, including regulating body temperature, removing toxins through urine, controlling heart rate and blood pressure, protecting organs and tissues, and transporting nutrients and oxygen. Neglecting to replenish your fluids can lead to several short-term and long-term negative health effects.

Tips to Staying Hydrated

Staying hydrated does not necessarily mean you have to drink 8 glasses of water a day.The amount of water a body needs will be different for every person and will depend on that individual’s day-to-day activities and overall lifestyle. Be mindful of how your body functions and any changes you notice, and do not ignore signs of dehydration.Certain foods contain a high percentage of water, including cucumbers, lettuce, broccoli, tomatoes, melons, strawberries, and several other fruits and vegetables. Including these foods in your diet in addition to drinking lots of water will help keep you fully hydrated.

  • Keep a water bottle with you at all times and sip it throughout the day.
  • Make it a habit to drink a glass of water after you wake up.
  • Include low-sodium soups in your meals.
  • Be aware of changes in your environment, such as drier climates, that may cause your body to lose more water.
  • Make sure that you are well hydrated before engaging in activities that will cause your body to lose water.


Dehydration occurs when you do not consume enough water to keep your fluid levels balanced. You lose water from your body every minute just from regular breathing, sweating, or using the restroom. You can be at risk for dehydration even if you are not engaging in vigorous activities.

Be cautious of these signs and symptoms of dehydration:

  • A dry or sticky mouth or tongue
  • Dark-colored urine or a lack of urine
  • Dizziness, nausea, headaches
  • Dry skin, including chapped lips

Bring your water bottle and fill up at any of the following locations:

Barnard Hall
Brevard Hall (1st Floor)
Bishop Hall (1st Floor)
Burns Hall
Farley Hall
George Hall (3rd Floor)
Health Center
Holman Hall
Insight Park (2nd Floor)
Jackson Avenue Center (Lobby)
J.D. Williams Library (1st + 2nd Floor)
John W White Administration Building
Lamar Hall
Lenoir Hall
Lewis Hall
Luckyday Residential College
Martindale Hall
Meek Hall
Music Building
Minor Hall
Old Athletics Building
Pittman Hall
Powers Hall
Residential College South
Rebel Market (on both levels)
Robert C Khayat Law Center
Sam Gerard Hall
Shoemaker Hall (2nd Floor)
Student Union
Thad Cochran Research Center
Trent Lott Leadership Institute
Turner Center
Weir Hall