Schedule an Appointment

  1. 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.

*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).

To schedule a counseling session, please email Alyssa with your availability and counselor preference at or call 507-786-3062.

*Counseling sessions are being held virtually via Zoom.  There are no in person appointments at this time.

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.

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.

*Let’s Talk is offered during each semester.  Let’s Talk is not offered during breaks or in summer months, however the summer counselor may accommodate a request if needed.  Please access TimelyCare  during breaks and holidays,

Let’s Talk is a program that provides easy access to 15-20 minute informal confidential consultations with counselors from the St. Olaf Counseling Center.  The counselor will listen closely to your concerns and provide support, perspective, and suggestions for resources.

Let’s Talk is offered Monday thru Friday, 1:30-2:30pm.  Let’s Talk is now provided to students by using a recurring Zoom link. No need to contact the Counseling Center to schedule a Let’s Talk session. Please see our home page for more details.