Student Life


College is full of excitement, opportunities and also challenges. You’re living in a new place, with new people and new responsibilities. The University of Washington has many services to help you stay healthy – emotionally, mentally and physically – so you can make the most of your time at the UW.

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Get support for tough issues

Struggling to find the right campus resource? Get answers from caring professionals about issues from relationship violence, to alcohol and other drugs and emotional health, or explore the trainings and education we offer in living communities and on campus.


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Find support for unexpected financial hardship

Life can be unpredictable. From family emergencies to natural disasters, unexpected costs can cause stress and impact your academic success and personal well being. All three UW campuses now offer Emergency Aid to currently enrolled students.


Hall Health Center

Feel better

Got a cold? Twisted your ankle? Just not feeling right? Physicians and nurse practitioners at Hall Health can help you get back on the road to healthy.


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Find UW mental health resources

Everybody goes through ups and downs. Watch this video to learn how to get help when you need it. When you’re a Husky, you’re not alone.

Watch video on Mental Health at UW

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Talk with a counselor

At the Counseling Center, you can talk with a psychologist or mental health counselor or get crisis help right away. And there’s no charge for most of our services.

Contact the Counseling Center

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Explore mental health at Hall Health

Hall Health offers many mental health services, including counseling, crisis intervention, medication evaluation, group therapy and support groups, mindfulness meditation and more.

Explore services

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Get emergency medical help

If you’re feeling ill or have an injury on an evening or weekend, contact the after-hours, no-cost consulting nurse service available to students at 206-744-2500. If you are in a life-threatening situation, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Visit UW Medical Center Emergency Dept.

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Need to talk with someone right away?

If you’re experiencing an emotional crisis, King County Crisis Clinic is there to help, offering telephone-based 24-hour crisis care, including suicide intervention.

Contact King County Crisis Clinic


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Exercise and have fun

From rock climbing to cardio, basketball to kayaking, swimming to golf, and intramural sports to mindfulness, UW Recreation has options for everyone.

Explore recreation