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  • May 9: Graduate Commencement Ceremony
  • May 9: University Commencement Ceremony
  • May 10: College Commencement Ceremonies
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  • Apr 24: Jean Cash Lecture Series Speaker John Harrell
  • Apr 25: Logic and Reasoning Institute Colloquium
  • Apr 26: Morrison-Bruce Center's ColorBlast 5K
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  • May 9: Graduate Commencement Ceremony
  • May 9: University Commencement Ceremony
  • May 10: College Commencement Ceremonies
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  • May 9: Graduate Commencement Ceremony
  • May 9: University Commencement Ceremony
  • May 10: College Commencement Ceremonies
  • More >

News

Events

  • May 9: Graduate Commencement Ceremony
  • May 9: University Commencement Ceremony
  • May 10: College Commencement Ceremonies
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  • May 9: Graduate Commencement Ceremony
  • May 9: University Commencement Ceremony
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Crisis Assistance

At times, a student may find her/himself dealing with a personal crisis which necessitates immediate attention by a mental health professional (e.g., suicidal or homicidal thoughts or actions, sexual assault or other violence, serious mental confusion or disorientation). In such situations, a counselor can assist the student both with problem solving and helping regain her/his usual coping abilities and sense of control.

For immediate assistance:

  • Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM:
    • Call the Counseling Center (540-568-6552) or come in to Varner House
  • After hours:
    • Call Public Safety (540-568-6911) who will assess the situation and, if necessary, contact the counseling center staff member on call
    • Go to the Emergency Room at Sentara RMH Medical Center, 2010 Health Campus Drive, 540-689-1414

At those times when a situation is not an emergency but a student is experiencing significant distress, helpful actions may include:

  • Talking to a trusted friend, family member, or clergy
  • Writing in a journal
  • Practicing deep breathing exercises
  • Listening to soothing music
  • Reading
  • Exercising indoors or outdoors, depending upon preference
  • Watching a favorite movie or television show
  • Drinking a warm non-alcoholic beverage