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CAPS Inclement Weather Policy

In cases of severe weather, CAPS follows Ithaca College’s lead on closures and late openings. 

Open-Remote Status - CAPS will be “open” but all appointments scheduled to occur in-person that day will be made virtual. If you have an appointment during “open-remote” operations, your counselor will reach out to arrange for a Zoom meeting. Students are not expected to come to the building during this time.

Closed Status - CAPS will be closed. Both virtual and in-person appointments will be canceled for the day. Cancellations will be communicated to students via email unless otherwise arranged. We strongly suggest checking the wider campus status for updates and your CAPS portal for direct messages. Additionally, CAPS after-hours on-call support will be available during this time (607-274-3136).

All students whose appointments are canceled due to inclement weather will be contacted upon reopening.

*Important Statement from CAPS*

The staff at Counseling and Psychological Services are deeply dismayed by the continuing conflict in Gaza and Israel..  We are keenly aware of the psychological and emotional toll this devastating conflict is taking within the Jewish community on campus.  We are also aware that students of Palestinian descent on campus are experiencing distress in relation to this conflict.  Violence, hatred, and prejudice in all forms is traumatizing to all who are touched by it. A large part of our role at CAPS is to support IC students in coping through, and healing from, such traumatic times as these.

To that end, CAPS offers walk-in hours daily, during normal business hours, to ensure increased accessibility for students during this difficult time.  Students are also encouraged to use our Let’s Talk  (non-crisis drop-in consultation) , and After-Hours counseling services, as other alternatives for mental health support. While it is uncertain how long the Israel-Hamas War will continue, please know that CAPS is a continuing resource for students for the duration of this conflict and beyond.

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Looking For Mental Health Services?
See what CAPS has to offer!
List of Services
Have An Appointment?
Check-in for your appointment through your CAPS Portal
CAPS Portal
Hybrid Services

We offer in-person & virtual services. Contact us if you need to reserve a private room for your virtual sessions.

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CAPS & Cayuga Health at Ithaca College

Partnership with Cayuga Health at Ithaca College
Information on our partnership, mental health assessment and medication management
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Crisis Resources & Students of Concern

Crisis & After-Hours On-Call
CAPS Crisis Services 1:30p to 3:30p, M-F After-Hours On-Call M-F 5p-8:30am & 24-hours on weekends, holidays, & closures
Crisis Services
Concerned about an IC student?
Visit ICare and Student Support to complete an online ICare referral
ICare Referral
Immediate Concerns
If you have concerns about your own or another student's immediate safety, call the Office of Public Safety at 607-274-3333
Office of Public Safety

Consultation

Let's Talk
Virtual drop-in service that offers confidential consultations with a CAPS counselor, no appointment necessary
Drop-In

Interview Requests, Outreach & Workshops

Interview Requests, Outreach & Workshops

Members of the IC community can request interviews, outreaches, or workshops to help address mental health, wellness, and physical health concerns; requests must be made two weeks in advance

More Information or Submit a Request
Pathways & Suicide Prevention

A mental health crisis prevention and intervention program offered by CAPS counselors

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Mental Health & Wellness Resources

Digital Resources for Wellbeing
Digital Resources to support self-help for a variety of wellness topics and communities
Resource List
Anonymous Mental Health Screening
Complete a free anonymous, confidential, and brief screening to determine if you should connect with a mental health professional
Begin Screening
Center for Health Promotion
IC's Center for Health Promotion is a great on-campus resource!
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Contact Us

Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM to 5 PM  
Crisis services daily from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
After-hours On-Call daily from 5 PM to 8:30 AM  |  Weekends (after 5 PM on Fridays) & Closures
To make an appointment call 607-274-3136