We at the University Counseling Center are deeply saddened and angered about the racism and pain our Black/African American and other minority communities have experienced for centuries and that have, once again, come to the fore in tragic ways these past couple of months. The outrage sparked by the death of George Floyd is a communal reaction to people collectively bearing witness to just the latest egregious example of injustice that has long been condoned, ignored, and dismissed. We stand in solidarity with Black/African Americans and all people of color, who have endured systemic and pervasive racial injustice on a daily basis throughout the history of our country.
UCC Services during the Winter Break
The UCC will be open and providing services to students who are remaining in Indiana over the Winter Break, with the exception of December 19 through January 5, when the University is closed for the holidays. The UCC Winter Break schedule is below.
If you are residing outside of Indiana for the break, the UCC is able to consult with you during business hours. Due to licensing requirements, we are unable to provided counseling to students residing outside of Indiana. You can utilize the UCC Helpline at 574-631-TALK (8255), and the after-hours crisis line (574-631-7336) which are available to you throughout winter break except during the period when the University is closed (December 19 through January 5).
Fighting Irish Care is the tele-health service that the University has set up to assist students with both physical and mental health concerns over the 10 weeks of Winter Break. All enrolled students can access these services by first activating your student account with Fighting Irish Care . Click on the sign-n button on the top right of your screen and use your Notre Dame email address to register.
Once registered, you will have access to:
- 24/7 medical care
- Health coaching
- Talk Now, a 24/7 tele-counseling consultation service
- Ongoing counseling services-
- Psychiatry, this service requires pre-authorization from the UCC (simply call the UCC at 574-631-7336 to obtain the access code).
November 23 - 24: Normal business hours 8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET. Drop-In hours from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm ET. Please call the UCC 574-631-7336 to access the Drop-In hours.
November 25 - 29: The UCC closed. The 24/7 after-hours crisis services are available. Call 574-631-7336 and press "0" to reach the after-hours counselor.
November 30 - December 18: The UCC is open from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*. We will be in the office and scheduling most appointments between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm ET and can be reached by phone 8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET. Please consult our Winter Drop-in hours schedule. Please note: The UCC will be closed at 12:00 pm on Thursday, December 3, and will be closed between 12:00 - 2:00 pm ET on Wednesday, December 16.
December 18 at 5:00 pm ET - January 6 at 8:00 am: The University and the UCC are CLOSED. After-hours services are NOT available. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call Notre Dame Police Department at 574-631-5555 or dial 911. The Fighting Irish Care services are available to students during this time.
January 6 - 22: The UCC is open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET. We will be in the office and scheduling most appointments between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm ET, and can be reached by phone from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm ET. After-hours crisis will also resume, and be available by calling 574-631-7336.
January 25: The UCC will resume normal business hours.
Drop-In Hours Schedule for Winter Break 2020-21
The UCC is offering Drop-in hours as follows over break:
Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm ET
Tuesday and Wednesday from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
This schedule will vary on the following dates to allow the UCC staff to be involved in ongoing professional development trainings.
December 3: No drop-in hours
December 16: No drop-in hours
January 12: No drop-in hours
UCC Services during COVID-19
The UCC is utilizing a tele-mental health platform that allows us to provide counseling services confidentially and as safely as possible without the need for masks. There are also private rooms at the UCC that can be reserved for tele-mental health sessions for those students needing a confidential space free from interruptions. We ask that students bring their own device to utilize for their tele-therapy session to minimize the risk of exposure and the cleaning required in the room between sessions. Thank you for your cooperation.
Whenever possible, please call the UCC prior to coming to our office (574) 631-7336 and use the “Well Door” on the southeast side of the building (near Zahm Hall) to enter St. Liam Hall.
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The University Counseling Center (UCC), accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc., provides confidential short-term counseling and crisis intervention services to eligible Notre Dame students and consultation and outreach services to members of the Notre Dame community.
This is a challenging time for all of us. We’re all likely experiencing some emotional discomfort given the spread of COVID-19 and the disruption to our normal routines. Grief at losing out on experiences, frustration, fear, and uncertainty are all normal reactions at this time. Furthermore, the University’s response to the pandemic and our move to remote learning represents a major change for us all.