If you are an NDSU student in crisis during office hours:
The Counseling Center is open M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. during the school year, and M-F 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. during summer and school breaks. We are located in 212 Ceres Hall, and our phone number is 701-231-7671.
Students in crisis will be seen as soon as possible. It is helpful to call before coming to the Counseling Center in order to determine counselor availability. When calling, be sure to tell the receptionist that you have an emergency and need to be seen at the earliest possible time. NOTE: If you are having a medical emergency, please call 911 for help.
If you are an NDSU student in crisis after hours or over the weekend:
If you are an NDSU student in crisis after hours or over the weekend, please call our main number, 701-231-7671. Your call will be taken by our answering service and assistance will be offered. You may also call the F-M community's 24-hour FirstLink hotline directly. They are a free, confidential, 24/7 phone line, people can simply dial 211 or 701-235-7335, or text your zip code to 898-211 for listening and support.
Other crisis/emergency options include:
Calling the Campus Police at 231-8998
Going to the Sanford Hospital Emergency Room at 5225 23rd Avenue S, (701) 417-2100
Going to Prairie St. Johns Needs Assessment, 510 4th St. S., 701-476-721
- Calling the FirstLink ND State Help Line at 1-800-273- TALK (8255).
Calling Rape and Abuse Crisis Center at 701-293-7273
Note: If you are an NDSU faculty or staff member needing to consult about a student emergency occurring either during or after office hours, please see the Crisis Situations section on our Referral Guide for Faculty and Staff page for guidance.
We discourage people from contacting us via e-mail regarding personal problems. The nature of e-mail is such that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of your correspondence, nor do we find e-mail communications as useful as in-depth, face-to-face contact. Moreover, we cannot guarantee that we will read e-mail right away or respond in a timely fashion.