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Counseling Center

Melissa Hutchinson, Interim Director

Michelle Bigard, Associate Director

Foust Hall 102; 989-774-3381

Free, confidential, short-term counseling services are provided on the Mount Pleasant campus to currently enrolled CMU students dealing with personal issues that may negatively impact their academic success, interpersonal relationships, health, or safety. Call or stop by to schedule an appointment. Hours are 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Urgent appointments are offered daily for students with concerns requiring immediate attention. Limited walk-in appointments are available on Wednesday afternoons, and drop-in workshops and support groups are offered throughout the week. Outreach events are provided across campus during the academic year to engage students and provide wellness information and healthy living strategies. The Counseling Center is also available for consultation and referral assistance for faculty, staff, parents, or students. For more information regarding staff, counseling services, community resources, and a free, confidential mental health screening, visit the Counseling Center website,

Residence Life Counselors in Residence

Counseling assistance may also be obtained through Counselors in Residence who work in offices at various residence hall locations. Counselors in Residence may be contacted in the:

  • East Area Student Success Center (989-774-1879)
  • North Area Student Success Center (989-774-3947)
  • South Area Student Success Center (989-774-3089)
  • Towers Student Success Center (989-774-6601)

Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life, the Counselors in Residence program places licensed professional counselors and/or social workers directly in the residence halls. Their mission is to provide staff consultation, support, crisis intervention, and proactive prevention efforts addressing mental health issues, and to act as a bridge to partner offices supporting the personal growth and academic progress of students.