Most students do experience regular stressors, but these challenges typically can be managed with self-care strategies and/or a little support from others. However, if you are concerned that your student is having trouble (e.g., if his or her thoughts or emotions are interfering with the formation of relationships, academic performance, or engagement in campus activities), we want to give you the resources you need.
When you have determined that your student might benefit from assistance, it is usually best to speak with him or her directly about the behaviors you have observed and the university referral services available to UND students.
Students can be seen for crisis sessions or for on-going counseling. The University Counseling Center has walk-in hours from 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. No appointment is necessary during these hours. Call the University Counseling Center (701.777.2127) for assistance.
The Counseling Center staff welcomes consultations with concerned and/or interested family members via phone or in-person. We encourage you to call and discuss any concerns you may have regarding the well-being of your student. The Counseling Center staff member with whom you speak can provide general consultation, suggestions, and recommendations on how to enhance your student's well-being, as well as ways to speak with your student about scheduling an appointment (if appropriate). We can also contact your student to let them know that his or her parent has called with concern regarding academic and/or personal well-being. In doing so, we would encourage the student to come in for an appointment.
Please understand that strict and complete confidentiality applies for all students who receive services at the University Counseling Center, and that we cannot release any specific information regarding a student's visits to parents without the student's written consent. We also cannot confirm or deny that a student has come to the University Counseling Center for services or disclose any information without a signed Release of Information form.
You know your student better than anyone, and you are likely going to be the first place a distressed student will turn. Please remember that the University Counseling Center is an excellent resource for your son or daughter to use for support.
Please call the University Counseling Center for any questions (701.777.2127).