Schedule an Appointment

Note: Many of our services have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please see our home page for updates.

When contacting us to schedule an appointment, please know that providing as much availability as possible will help to insure you meet with a counselor as quickly as possible.  Please be aware that, because of the high demand for services, during peak times there is often at least a two or three week wait for a counseling appointment.  The wait for a  nutritionist appointment is usually one to two months.

Crisis appointments are available on a limited basis for students in need — unable to stop crying — thoughts of hurting yourself — have not eaten in a few days (not due to illness) — have not slept in a few days (not due to illness) — unable to go to classes (not due to illness) — recent significant loss.  Please call our office to request a crisis appointment.

Let’s Talk is a program that provides easy access to 10-15 minute informal confidential consultations with counselors from the St. Olaf Counseling Center—Boe House.  Appointments are first come, first-served.  The counselor will listen closely to your concerns and provide support, perspective, and suggestions for resources.  When & Where:  Monday-Friday, 1:30-2:30pm.  Let’s Talk sessions are only by phone at this time.  Please email the Counseling Center at to scheduled a same day Let’s Talk session.

Counseling Appointment:

During Interim 2021, to schedule a counseling appointment with a counselor, you must be in the state of Minnesota or be on campus.  To schedule a counseling session, please email Alyssa at or call 507-786-3062.

If you are outside the state of Minnesota and are not on campus during interim, we have Let’s Talk available and also a NEW Seminar series run by senior counselors at Boe House.  Let’s Talk is a phone session and the seminar series are done via Zoom every day during interim.  See our main page for more information.

We can also provide a list off off campus providers for those students who want or need more intensive support.

Nutritional counseling is also available. Students must be referred to the nutritionist by a counselor.

BASICS Appointment:

To schedule a BASICS appointment, please call the Counseling Center at (507) 786-3062 or email us at and request an appointment with a BASICS Team Member.

*Note that emails and phone messages are reviewed during regular office hours (Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., excluding  holidays and breaks).


Options for evening or weekend emergency or crisis situations:

(877) 399-3040

The Mobile Crisis Team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for mental health crisis assessment and management.


(507) 786-3666

1 (800) 273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line                              text “MN” to 741741

           Free support at your fingertips, 24/7.