Welcome to Student Counseling Services


Student Counseling Services promotes student success through

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Classes, workshops, and presentations
  • Consultation to faculty, staff, and students

Established in 1932, our services address a wide range of issues impacting student success, including:

Mental health and life concerns            Learning and academic skills challenges
Career uncertainty  Faculty/staff-student communication

As a staff we are committed to valuing diversity, honoring students, faculty, and staff from all racial, religious, and ethnic identities, sexualities, gender identities, and disability conditions.

Our vision is a university where all students are empowered

to reach their personal, academic, and career goals.


What We Offer

Need a letter? Please see our policy.

SCS now offers an online therapy program.

We are experiencing a high demand for counseling services this semester.
We are able to see most students for a same-day-as-requested initial
appointment, and any student experiencing a mental health crisis will
be seen same-day, usually within an hour of requesting an appointment.
At this point in the semester, our appointments for on-going counseling
are filled through the end of finals week. Students who are seen for the
first time appointment will receive resources for support and are 
encouraged  to call the front desk at 612-624-3323 to make an on-going
appointment after December 27 (the University will be closed December 26).
We can also work with you to connect you with counseling resources
in the community if you need long-term counseling or special services.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us
at counseling@umn.edu or by phone at 612-624-3323. 
Thank you for your understanding.