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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the University of Richmond offers a wide range of short-term services to currently enrolled, full-time, degree-seeking students, (as well as full-time undergraduate visiting students living on-campus; e.g., exchange students) at the University of Richmond. Over 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 (IACS).

CAPS Holiday Hours

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will be closed Thanksgiving Monday November 23-Friday November 27. We will resume normal hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday November 30th through Friday, December 18th.  

CAPS will resume regular hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Tuesday January 19, 2021.

We're Moving!

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will be moving to their new location in the Well-Being Center (3rd Floor) on January 6, 2021.

CAPS staff welcome new and returning UR students!

Our services are available weekdays 8:30am to 4:30pm beginning Monday, August 17.  CAPS staff have worked diligently over the summer to bring you some exciting improvements to our services.  One of these changes is that every CAPS counselor will have at least one same-day appointment every weekday, which we are confident will improve student access.  Each student’s first appointment of the new academic year will be a same-day appointment that can be requested by emailing beginning at 8:30 AM on the day you would like to meet.

Until UR reaches the “Green” stage of reopening (due to COVID-19) all CAPS services will be provided by secure video-conference or phone.  

CAPS services are oriented toward short-term problem-focused care.  If you need longer-term or more specialized forms of care, we are happy to assist you in finding an appropriate resource off-campus.

If you need longer-term care and already have an off-campus therapist whom you have been having video-conferences with, for the sake of continuity of care, we encourage you to continue to meet with that therapist if at all possible.


Students experiencing a mental-health crisis:

During normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm), please call the main CAPS phone number: 804-289-8119.

After hours and on weekends, please call the URPD crisis number: 804-289-8911, or dial 911, or go to your nearest emergency room.

Well-being Seminar and Group Offerings

Please visit our Services-Groups and Programs page to see our updated Fall 2020 Well-being Seminar schedule and Group Offerings

CAPS Statement on Racial Injustice

We offer these reflections in light of the tragic events that have given way to civil unrest, protest and denunciation of anti-Blackness. We strive to support Spider communities across the globe.

CAPS Statement to Students

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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.

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

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