Student Care Network offers drop-in services

Student Care Network drop-in and satellite services provide a quick and convenient way for students to consult privately and one on one with a staff member regarding a current concern, explore support options, and establish connections with resources on the student’s schedule.

Student Care Coordination offers drop-in care coordination. Drop-in care coordination will be offered through Dec. 8, excluding the week of Thanksgiving (Nov. 21–25). Drop-in care coordination meetings are a way for students to meet quickly with a care coordinator to discuss any immediate needs, including planning for a successful semester, identifying and connecting with support resources, connecting with the University Counseling Center, and taking a medical leave of absence. Drop-in care coordination meetings are not therapy or counseling. If you have an immediate or urgent concern that may be best addressed by a therapist, please utilize the drop-in consultation sessions and/or urgent care services offered by the University Counseling Center.

The Center for Student Wellbeing offers several drop-in services, including well-being and academic coaching, meditation, yoga and recovery support. Drop-in services will be offered through Dec. 8, excluding the week of Thanksgiving. Through academic coaching, students can polish study skills and learn to manage their time to apply those skills effectively. Well-being coaching is a good fit for students who would like support around emotional well-being, stress management, life transitions, alcohol and other drug harm reduction, social support and personal health.

The University Counseling Center offers drop-in consultations, an outreach program that provides easy access to informal, confidential and free consultations with UCC providers. Drop-in consultations will be available until Dec. 16, excluding the week of Thanksgiving.

For the remainder of the fall 2022 semester, the UCC’s drop-in consultation program will amplify its response to the needs of students affected by events and natural disasters happening both locally and across the globe, especially in locations that many Vanderbilt students call home.

The UCC is offering a confidential, private and compassionate space for students in need of support and resources regarding the following traumatic events, including but not limited to:

  • the devastating flooding in Pakistan, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Florida, the Carolinas and other locations;
  • the political unrest in China, Iran, Russia, Ukraine and other locations; and
  • the attacks on gender-affirming care happening locally.

If you are being impacted by any of the above-mentioned critical incidents and/or any additional local or global crises or tragedies, you may access any and all drop-in time slots for support, except for the “Questions about Psychotropic Medications” drop-in, which will remain dedicated only for questions about medications.

In addition, please note that identity-specific support will continue to be offered during the times listed on the UCC drop-in consultations website.

The UCC offers both virtual and in-person drop-in services. A drop-in consultation is a good fit for students who:

  • are not sure about counseling and wonder what it’s like to talk with a counselor;
  • are not interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor;
  • have a specific problem and would like to talk it through with a counselor; or
  • have a concern about a friend and want some thoughts about what to do.

Various other campus partners offer drop-in services, including the Career Center, STEM Tutoring, Project Safe, the Writing Studio and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life. To view all current drop-in opportunities, please visit the Student Care Network satellite services webpage.

Student Care Network drop-in schedule