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.
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CAPS Inclement Weather Policy
*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.
We offer in-person & virtual services. Contact us if you need to reserve a private room for your virtual sessions.
Crisis Resources & Students of Concern
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
A mental health crisis prevention and intervention program offered by CAPS counselors
Mental Health & Wellness Resources
In the Fall of 2020, Ithaca College began the process of becoming a JED Campus. The JED Project is a national nonprofit organization that holds the goals of supporting and protecting the emotional health of our country’s 40 million high school and college students and to reduce the risks of substance abuse and suicide. JED collaborates with schools to create and enhance mental health and suicide prevention programming and systems; develop expert resources and create powerful partnerships so that students have the support they need, when and how they need it; and educate and empower young adults, families and the community to take action.
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