Updated 6/30/2020

The CSDC is currently open for modified services. Please call 808-956-7927 for assistance and check back in August for updates on Fall 2020 services.

In response to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the CSDC has adjusted our services in accordance with government and university guidelines during the pandemic. The CSDC is currently open during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), but is transitioning to services that are most essential for the mental health of our students. We are set up for urgent walk-in appointments or telephone crisis consultations from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for individuals who are physically located in the State of Hawaiʻi, in accordance with the licensing laws for our providers. Students should call ahead to request an urgent walk-in appointment. Current CSDC clients should be in contact with their assigned CSDC mental health professional for check-ins and case management as needs arise.

In order to prevent spread of infection, the CSDC also encourages students who are sick or not feeling well to avoid coming into the CSDC for services. Rather, students are encouraged to contact the CSDC by phone and our staff will help the student arrange for appropriate services if they are unable to come in.

Due to rapidly changing circumstances regarding COVID-19, the CSDC might experience further adjustments to its hours and services. We will keep the UH community updated to these adjustments as they occur.

Also, please note that in order to protect our students and staff, walk-in services have been adjusted in accordance with guidelines for social distancing, such as students meeting with a crisis counselor in separate rooms and efforts to minimize gatherings in our waiting room.


Below are useful crisis and coping resources available online or in the community. If you are experiencing an on-campus emergency, please call campus Department of Public Safety at 808-956-6911.

Suicide prevention lifelife
Call or chat 1-800-273-8255

Hawaiʻi Text Hotline
Text ALOHA to 741741

Crisis Line of Hawaiʻi
Call 808-832-3100


COVID-19 Resources (Updated 6/17/2020)

Resources about COVID-19 and mental health from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).



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Here at the Counseling and Student Development Center we offer support to UH Mānoa students to assist with personal, academic and career concerns. Our approach is encouraging, collaborative, goal focused and culturally sensitive. We are here to help you develop more personal awareness and learn the skills you need to be successful while you are here at the University of Hawaiʻi and beyond.

Going through life changes, choosing a major, making career decisions, becoming independent, relating well with others, being successful, and living meaningfully is inherently challenging and often difficult or distressing. The built-in demands of academic life contribute to the overall stress we inevitably feel. Juggling a course load while meeting all the other personal, social, and financial responsibilities we have can bring on discomfort, anxiety, depression, and other emotional or physical symptoms. Our comprehensive counseling and psychological services are designed to be timely, accessible, preventative, and personalized to meet your individual needs.

All services are confidential. Individual, couples and group counseling services are free of charge for Mānoa students. We offer free urgent consultation to faculty and staff on personal and student related issues as well. In addition, psychiatric services and assessment services are available for a fee.

CSDC is located on the third floor of the Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services, at the heart of the Mānoa campus. The center is interested in serving all UH students, faculty, and staff. If you have any special accommodation needs, let the center know so that arrangements can be made that will work for you.

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