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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: COVID-19 Update

CAPS is currently closed for the summer and will re-open for counseling services on August 17th, 2020. 

Many of our policies and procedures are being currently being updated.  Please check back after August 1st, 2020, for information about services during the Fall 2020 semester.

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

Please call URPD crisis number: 804-289-8911, or dial 911, or go to your 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.


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

CAPS Statement to the UR Community

CAPS Virtual 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 CAPS Virtual Services for all our resources.

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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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