The Counseling Center is committed to supporting our campus community during this time. We recognize that change and uncertainty related to COVID-19 may lead to experiencing a range of emotions and reactions as you manage academic, personal, and family stressors. We invite you to consider the following resources.


Students seeking counseling support can request a consultation appointment with a counselor by calling 610-330-5005. All scheduled appointments are being conducted remotely by secure video calls or telephone. In addition, telephone crisis support is always available by calling 610-330-5005.


It is important to engage in intentional practices to care for your emotional health and well-being during this time. Please consider these tips and resources.

  • Acknowledge your emotions and reactions: It is normal to experience stress, anxiety, irritability, a sense of loss, and/or fatigue in response to significant change and uncertainty. Allow yourself time to reflect on what you are feeling and how you may be reacting to or coping with these feelings. Recognize what is in your control and what is not. You can choose how to respond to the challenge you are facing.
  • Think about what has worked for you in the past: Each person copes differently and it is important not to compare yourself to others. Try to remember what you did in the past that turned out to be helpful in managing your distress. For instance, mindfulness, journal writing, praying, listening to music, watching animal videos, or virtually visiting museums and attending concerts. Doing things that you enjoy can help you feel calmer.
  • Maintain routines: It is important to have a set schedule for each day and make tweaks to your routine as needed. Whether on campus or at home, maintain regular communication with professors and peers, participate in online classes/work at scheduled times, and eat and sleep at regular times. It may help to dress as if you are going to class and create a space that mimics your usual work environment. Make sure to take breaks and relax too.
  • Seek accurate information from credible sources and take media breaks: It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the abundance of news and media coverage. It is important to seek accurate and up-to-date information from credible sources such as the CDC or WHO. It is equally important to take breaks from the media coverage, and find opportunities to appropriately and periodically disconnect.
  • Stay connected while avoiding crowds: While engaging in physical distancing, maintain connection with others through virtual platforms (audio/video calls, emails, text messages). Remember, you are not alone in navigating this novel experience. It is important to receive and provide support to get through the difficult times. When possible, think about connecting with nature by getting outside, taking walks or going for a run. Take time to engage in activities that help you ground yourself.
  • Avoid generalizing and help reduce stigma: Fear and anxiety can lead to bias, discrimination, and stereotyping. Enhance community support by responding to others with empathy and compassion. You can help stop stigma by knowing and sharing the facts.

If you are seeking additional support during this time, here is a helpful resource to find local providers in your area. In addition, these are anonymous 24/7 crisis support resources: