All Marquette University and Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) students who are enrolled full-time are eligible for services at the Counseling Center.

Read more about eligibility here.

What to expect when you call:

The receptionist will help you schedule an individual counseling appointment that fits within your schedule. Appointments are approximately 45-60 minutes. Please be ready with your student identification number. You will be asked to provide a brief reason (i.e., a sentence or so) about why you are scheduling the appointment. This information will help the receptionist schedule you with a provider who will best meet your needs, and it will help the provider know why you are coming to the Counseling Center. You will be asked to arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment to do paperwork.

Your first appointment:

It is normal to be nervous for your first appointment at the Counseling Center. You will meet with your provider to discuss your concerns. Your provider will likely also ask about other health information (e.g., eating, sleeping, medicines you take) to ensure they have a good understanding of your situation, even if you are coming for career counseling. At the end of the appointment, you and your provider will decide on a plan that best suits your needs.


Everything you say at the Counseling Center is held in confidence, meaning the provider cannot discuss it with other people. The counselor can only break confidentiality if you indicate you are very likely to hurt yourself or someone else. The counselor also may need to break confidentiality in the rare event that a judge orders the records to be opened as part of a legal proceeding or if the government suspects you of terrorism. If you report that a child you know of is being abused or neglected  you will likely work with the counselor and outside agencies to ensure that person is safe. If you have any questions or concerns about confidentiality, please discuss them with your counselor.


The Counseling Center is open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. The latest appointment we offer begins at 3:00 p.m. The Counseling Center is closed on weekends. If you are in crisis during normal business hours but do not have scheduled appointment, please use our walk-in services. If you are in crisis (i.e. having suidical or homicidal thoughts or having just experienced a trauma) outside of our normal business hours, contact the after-hours counselor through the Marquette University Policy Department at 414-288-6800. If you are experiencing a life threatening crisis off campus -contact 911 or go to the nearest ER.

Contact information:
Marquette University Counseling Center
1324 W Wisconsin Avenue
Holthusen Hall, Room 204
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: 414-288-7172


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Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is dedicated to promoting the psychological health of students at Marquette University. We offer mental health services to be able to respond to the emotional and career exploration needs of undergraduate, graduate and professional college students, and the prevention resources to reinforce healthy development.