Counseling Center
Gosiger Hall

College is about finding yourself. We're here so you don't get lost.

Although college is a time of learning and exploration, there is also the inevitable stress of college life.  The University of Dayton Counseling Center seeks to provide opportunities for students to work towards a more balanced life style.  As a result, students are freed to pursue a fuller and richer expression of their educational experience.

At the Counseling Center we realize anxiety, depression, and a host of other personal struggles can often prevent students from obtaining their full potential. To help students overcome obstacles and achieve a healthy well-being, the Counseling Center provides individual and group counseling for personal and career related concerns.

Emotional Wellness

As a division of Health and Wellness, we at the Counseling Center work to help students grow in all dimensions of wellness.

The primary dimension of wellness we focus on is Emotional Wellness, which includes experiencing and communicating a wide range of feelings, developing skills to cope with challenges, giving and receiving support, learning to trust, and rely on one's ability to deal with any situation in a productive manner.



Need to talk? We're here to listen.

Whether you're experiencing personal concerns or are looking for insight into matters that you would like to improve, we encourage you to visit the Counseling Center for therapy.

A trained professional will help you define goals, make decisions and solve problems related to personal, social, career and educational concerns.

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Life is full of big decisions. It's okay if you need more time to figure out your future.

Trying to choose a major? Don't know what to do with the major you have?  Make an appointment with one of our therapists, who can help you determine your interests and passions — and what major and career best relates to them.

Let's face it, making such an important decision can often be difficult, which is a way our office is committed to helping students make career-related decisions that are right for them.

If you already have a career in mind, Career Services can review your résumé, practice interviewing skills, and assist with other career-related questions.

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Sometimes, you need to be with others who understand. We get it.

Many times, a challenge you are facing is shared by other students and can be more effectively addressed in a group setting. These problems often include difficulties in interpersonal relationships, depression, anxiety, eating problems, low self-esteem, and difficulties with grief or loss.

Groups typically consist of five to eight students with similar concerns and are led by one or two therapists who help facilitate communication between group members.


Help us. Help them.

Concerned about the psychological well-being of someone on campus? Our helpful, trained staff  can offer suggestions to help address your concerns.

Help is available either by calling the Counseling Center (937-229-3141) Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, or for an after hours emergency call Public Safety (937-229-2121).


Find the tools for success.

Outreach programming is a service provided by the Counseling Center in order to promote the health and well-being of the larger university community. Our staff is available to deliver lectures, workshops, and other programming to your class, group, or campus organization. We offer a wide variety of topics, and we are always expanding the list of topics we cover. In addition to recognition and prevention programming for students, the Counseling Center provides consultation and training in a variety of areas to faculty and staff. We also available for general outreach at events such as health fairs or other campus events.

What topics are offered?

The Counseling Center is willing to provide a variety of workshops and outreach programs including (but not limited to):

  • Test anxiety
  • Strategies for coping with a roommate/friend's eating concerns
  • MBTI group interpretations
  • Assertiveness 
  • Decision-making
  • Procrastination
  • Stress management
  • Mindfulness 

Our current offerings are posted on the campus calendar in Porches.

How Do I Request Outreach Programming?

Due to the many responsibilities of UD staff and the large request for services, we request a minimum of ten audience members at each function. Requests received at least one month in advance with at least three possible dates have a greater likelihood of being accommodated. Requests can be made up to one year in advance. Outreach Programming is generally scheduled Monday through Friday. We are able to accommodate events outside of this time on a case-by-case basis. 

If you would like to request any of the outreach services provided by the Counseling Center, please fill out the Outreach Request Form 

Student taking a test

The questions on standardized tests may be difficult, but accessing them doesn't have to be.

Whether you're preparing for college or graduate school — or want to earn college credit by showcasing your current knowledge — we offer an easy and convenient way to take standardized tests. Our national test center offers services such as proctored exams, CLEP, DSST, MAT, ACT and SAT testing, and special testing accommodations for students with disabilities.

Our staff of experienced professionals is available to help with any of your testing concerns or requirements.

Where to find us when you need us.

Counseling Center
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469

Gosiger Hall

Phone: 937-229-3141

How To Make An Appointment

The Counseling Center is located on the first floor of Gosiger Hall.  Please call for an appointment.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open: Monday - Friday
Phone: 937-229-3141

All students — international, domestic, commuter, non-traditional, undergraduate and graduate — are welcome to use the
Center. Moreover, students are treated with respect regardless of their gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation,
age, ability and religious background.

Note: Matriculating undergraduates, graduate assistants and law students are eligible for services at no charge.
Other graduate students, Intensive English Program participants and non-matriculated undergraduate
students pay on a fee-for-service basis. Contact us for information about charges.