Getting Started with the Counseling Center

To get started with counseling or other services, please come to our office for a drop-in screening appointment, during screening time, where you will complete paperwork and see a counselor before you leave.

Our office is located in the Centennial Student Union, Room 285. Questions?  Please call us at 507-389-1455.

Screening appointment times for the academic year are as follows:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Monday - Friday: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

You will meet with a counselor for a 20-minute Screening Appointment. During your screening, the counselor will clarify information from your screening paperwork, discuss your mental health and academic goals, and will then recommend a Care Plan.

Recommendations may include one or more of the varied services we offer at the Counseling Center, and/or we may refer students to campus and community resources as needed.

Screening appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis; however, some exceptions may apply, such as if there is an emergency situation.

The required screening paperwork includes:

  • informed consent for services
  • a brief mental health assessment
  • demographic information
  • reasons for seeking services (i.e., presenting concerns and relevant history)

This information is important and will be reviewed by the screening counselor prior to meeting with you.

As you proceed with your Care Plan, you are welcome to return for a screening appointment to revise your plan, as needed.