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There is a UCC professional on-call 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, for emergencies

UCC On-Call: (585) 275-3113

Life Line: (585) 275-5151

On Campus Security Emergency x13

On Campus Security Non-Emergency: 5-3333

Off-Campus Security: (585) 275-3333

Contact UCC

UCC Location & Hours

Appointments: (585) 275-3113

Fax Number: (585) 442-0815

Address:
Box 270356, 738 Library Road
UHS Building
Rochester, New York 14627

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University Counseling Center (UCC)

Ways to Cope

It's important to take care of yourself as you care for your son or daughter. Consider the following ways to cope with the stress that his or her situation can bring.

Allow yourself to experience your emotions.

It is normal for family members to feel many confusing and conflicting emotions when child leaves home. These feelings can include sadness, guilt, relief, joy, or apprehension. Whatever you are feeling, there is little benefit in pretending these feelings are not there. A healthier approach is to talk about these feelings with family, friends, religious or spiritual support, or some other listener.

Make your own well-being a goal.

During stressful times, it is important that you get enough sleep, eat healthy meals, and get adequate exercise. Spending time doing things that you like is also an important step toward your own well-being. This is the perfect time to find a new outlet.

Remember that coming to the University of Rochester is an important developmental step for your student.

Having a student at UR signals, in part, your success as a parent or guardian. It is a very big step toward adulthood and responsibility for making more independent choices. Be proud of yourself!

For Parents & Friends