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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS offers a wide range of free, short-term mental health-related services to full-time, degree-seeking students at the University of Richmond. About one third of UR students use CAPS services at least once before they graduate. CAPS is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.
CAPS: COVID-19 Update

Beginning Monday, March 16th, CAPS will continue regular hours of operation and modify how our services are offered, as follows:

Per state licensing laws, CAPS clinicians are only authorized to provide services to clients who are in Virginia.  Routine counseling and psychiatric appointments for existing clients will be conducted by secure video-conference.  Current CAPS clients who are still in Virginia, and want to continue CAPS services should email their CAPS clinician or the CAPS front desk ( for video-conference instructions.

Students remaining on campus who are not current CAPS clients, but would like to initiate services, should call CAPS (804-289-8119). 

Students on campus who are having a mental-health crisis:

During normal working hours (8:30am-5:00pm Monday through Friday), please call CAPS (804-289-8119).

For after-hours crisis, please call URPD crisis number (804-289-8911), dial 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.

Students who are returning home and need mental health services are strongly encouraged to seek care locally.  If you need assistance in finding a provider, you can contact a university or college in your area and ask for their list of local providers. There are two online search engines which may also or TAO Self-help:  is always available from any location.  If needed, you may also email your CAPS clinician for additional help in finding local resources.

Special Topic Seminar: Grief and Loss During COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed the world we live in drastically and many of us have experienced loss related to this: loss of senior year, postponed graduation, loss of jobs, loss of future plans, and loss of loved ones.

Please join the Zoom Well-Being Seminar on Thursday, April 9th at 2pm to discuss the emotional toll of grief and learn ways to cope in times of hardship. Here is the link.

COVID-19 CAPS Services

The University of Richmond has shifted to remote learning for the remainder of Spring 2020 due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.  Check out our new page COVID-19 CAPS Services for all our virtual resources. 

Join CAPS clinicians daily for our Zoom Well-Being Seminars to learn coping skills and talk about ways to improve your mental health. 

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Withdraw and Readmission Information

Except for certain rare legal situations, all CAPS information, including whether or not a student made an appointment, is confidential and cannot be released to anyone else without the student's permission. 

See the CAPS Informed Consent and Privacy Policy documents for additional information.

Hours and Location

CAPS is open 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, during the academic year (approximately mid-August to mid-June). 

Counseling services are closed from mid-June to mid-August (students who need mental health services during that time need to seek care off-campus and/or at home).

CAPS is closed during winter break, and during most university holidays.

Sarah Brunet Hall-206 Richmond Way Richmond, VA 23173 (link to map)


CAPS staff is committed to being open, welcoming, and accessible to students of all backgrounds.

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