For Parents & Family

College is a significant transition time for your child. It will likely be a period of intellectual stimulation and growth, career exploration and development, increased autonomy, self-exploration and discovery, and social involvement. The DU Health & Counseling Center is here to offer support, address concerns, provide direction to appropriate school resources, and help ease families through what can be a confusing and difficult transition period.

Contact Us

If you have a question about our services or how you can help your child connect with the Health & Counseling Center, give us a call during business hours at 303-871-2205 and ask to speak with a counselor. We are open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time.

If you urgently need to speak with someone outside of business hours, call us at 303-871-2205 and follow the prompts to speak to the counselor-on-call. We have counselors-on-call available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Health & Counseling Center Confidentiality Policy

Confidentiality is essential to the counseling relationship. Without written consent, we can not confirm or deny that a student has come to the Health & Counseling Center for a counseling session or disclose the name of their counselor. If you want to talk to your child's counselor, you must first talk to your child and ask them to sign a release of information form at the HCC.

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Parental Consent Form

If your student will be under the age of 18 while on campus, please complete the Parental Consent Form and submit it to our office.

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Other DU Resources

  • Student Outreach & Support

    As part of the Dean of Students office, Student Outreach & Support connects students in need of resources to appropriate campus or community services, and communicates with appropriate campus resources on student issues, including hospitalizations, and crisis situations. Parents can contact Student Outreach & Support at

  • New Student & Family Programs

    New Student & Family Programs (NSFP) is committed to the successful transition of new students and families into the University of Denver community. It provides inclusive, holistic programming designed to help students succeed, meet their goals, and develop meaningful connections with students and families.

    NSFP consists of staff members and student leaders who support students and families during the transition to higher education through in-person events, social media, online resources and newsletters.

    Visit , call 303-871-6080, or email