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FACULTY/STAFF > DEPARTMENTS & OFFICES > STUDENT LIFE > COUNSELING CENTER > APPOINTMENTS
Appointments

Appointments are highly suggested, but are not required.  Walk-in assistance is available.  The Counseling Center strives to assist all students in a timely manner.

Appointment Quick Facts:

  • Available to currently-enrolled RMU students at no cost
  • Made on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Typically last about an hour, and are usually scheduled to begin on the hour
  • No limit to the number of sessions you may attend
  • Confidentiality is strictly maintained
  • Counseling records are not part of a student's academic record
  • May be canceled/rescheduled by the Counseling Center to accommodate emergencies, closures, etc.


Making an Appointment

To begin counseling, contact the Counseling Center. You may schedule your appointment by phone or email, or you may visit the Counseling Center in person for assistance. 

Phone:    412-397-5900

Email:    counseling@rmu.edu


Forms to Complete Prior to First Appointment

Please print and complete the forms below and bring them to your first appointment.

Information and Consent Form

Appointment Attendance Policy


Appointment Attendance Policy

Arrival Time

Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment so that we may keep all appointments as close to on-time as possible.*

* For your first session, please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time in order to complete the necessary forms.

Late Arrival

Please call the Counseling Center if you are going to be more than 10 minutes late. Your session will still end at the scheduled time so that we may keep subsequent appointments with your fellow students.

Appointment Cancellation

Since demand for services is typically high, we ask that you only schedule appointments that you are confident you will keep.  We understand, however, that it is sometimes necessary to cancel or reschedule an appointment.  If you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment, you must notify the Counseling Center no less than 24 hours in advance.

No-Show Policy

If you miss three appointments by a “no-show,” cancelling with less than 24 hours’ notice, or arriving more than 15 minutes late, or a combination of these, your file will be closed and you will be referred to a community provider.  If this happens, you will not be eligible for counseling services for the remainder of the semester.  We may give consideration to extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis. 

Regardless of your status, you are always eligible for the walk-in crisis services at the Counseling Center. 


Requests for an Excuse from Class

The Counseling Center will not issue notes or excuses on a routine basis. Responsibility for class attendance and for completion of assignments rests primarily with the student. The student is encouraged to communicate directly with faculty.  The Counseling Center will, with a Release of Information form signed by the student, verify the nature and extent of an illness if a faculty member requests.