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Due to the University closure, most Student Affairs offices and buildings are closed. Before visiting, please confirm offices are operating. Most virtual appointments and events are still being held. For information on specific buildings and services, please visit our campus closure information page


Counseling & Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is open and available to help you. For your health and safety during the pandemic, our services are virtual.  

CAPS offers a wide range of services for undergraduate and graduate students including wellness and self-help optionsgroupindividual, and couples counseling; crisis interventionpsychiatric services; and community education and outreach services for the University community. 

"While our path forward will be challenging, it is my hope that together we will model inclusion and anti-racism on every campus and become a national leader in higher education in these efforts."
President Barron's message on recent hate-filled Zoom incidents
"As a University, we support the ideals of freedom of speech, free expression and the respectful exchange of opposing ideas and beliefs. But we must also speak out against violence in all its forms, and particularly when it is used to undermine the fundamental institutions of our democracy."
-President Barron's message on Jan. 6 violence in Washington, D.C.

During remote operations, we have limited staff available on campus. If there is an emergency situation that requires on-site assistance during office hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.), please call 814-863-0395 for directions.

If there is an emergency situation after hours, contact the 24/7 Penn State Crisis Line at 1-877-229-6400.

Penn State Student Affairs
Counseling & Psychological Services
Main Location

501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802

Additional Locations

3rd Floor Bank of America Career Services Building
University Park, PA 16802

Allenway Building (Downtown)
315 S Allen Street
State College, PA 16801