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Due to recent concerns about COVID-19 in Pierce and King Counties, we are initiating measures of social distancing following health guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control and utilizing precautionary measures for health-related workplaces consistent with recommendations from the public health authority.  We are trying to limit in-person contact as much as possible to help prevent contagion while still providing necessary support for students.

Effective March 16, 2020 until further notice:  ALL WALK-INS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL REGULAR UNIVERSITY FUNCTIONS ARE ONCE AGAIN IN PLACE.

Walk-In Hours

This service is offered for enrolled students seeking a brief consultation (not ongoing counseling sessions or travel consultations) with professional counselors.  Students may walk in without an appointment to consult with a counselor regarding any issue or concern.  These brief (15-30 minute) sessions can help students get a “sample” of how counseling works and if it’s right for them or get a referral to local resources.

Please note:

  • Interested students should arrive as close to the start time as possible as service during the Walk-In Hour is generally on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Students presenting with an urgent issue may be seen out of order of arrival if multiple attendees arrive at one time, which may limit availability during the remaining portion of the hour.
  • Students may be asked to return at another scheduled Walk-In if capacity during the hour is filled.
  • Walk-In Hours are not available during the summer due to limited staffing.

Walk-In Hour Schedule (September-May)

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Morning10:00am-11:00am10:00am-11:00am10:00am-11:00am10:00am-11:00am10:00am-11:00am
Afternoon2:00pm-3:00pm2:00pm-3:00pm2:00pm-3:00pm2:00pm-3:00pm2:00pm-3:00pm

NEW FOR SPRING! Dead Week & Finals Week: All-Day Walk-In / Same-Day Appointments

Beginning May 11 through May 22 (Mon-Fri), the Counseling Center will be available for walk-ins all day (no appointment needed).  NEW Walk-In Hours and Same-Day Appointments will enable students to access mental health services when they need them, during the busiest and most stressful time of the semester.

Walk-In Hours are from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  Simply visit the Counseling Center in AUC 300 during these times to meet with a counselor, or call for a Same-Day Appointment as we will not be pre-scheduling appointments during these two weeks.

  • Continuing students who wish to see their same counselor, please call the Counseling Center to schedule a Same-Day Appointment with that counselor.  You may also walk-in, however a small wait may occur if your counselor is with someone.
  • New students wishing to set up a first-time / initial appointment should swing by during Walk-In Hours to be seen.