Cornell recognizes that students will need help "after hours" from time to time. The Counseling Center is open extended hours when school is in session and hours are as follows:
Weeks 1-3 of each block 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday
Week 4 of each block 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday - Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday - Friday

Should you, or a friend, need assistance "after hours" the following resources are available to you:

  • Your Resident Assistant (RA) is an excellent resource for assistance. An RA is on duty in residence halls each night. He/she has access to numerous resources in the Mount Vernon area that could be of use to you.
  • Your Division of Student Affairs Staff on Call is also a great resource. Campus Safety will be able to contact the staff member on call.
  • Campus Safety can also provide assistance in emergencies and in times when safety is an issue. You can reach Campus Safety by calling x4299 (319-895-4299).

If you need someone to talk to, need information about a support group in Cedar Rapids, or have an emotional crisis, the Foundation II Crisis Line is an excellent resource. You can call the crisis line 24-hours a day, seven days a week at (319) 362-2174, which is a local call from Mt. Vernon (i.e., dial 9-362-2174 if using a campus phone).

Additional off-campus resources

Family and/or friends

The Abbe Center for Community Mental Health, 319-398-3562 (9-398-3562 from a campus phone)
Emergency calls are answered 24-hours a day.  During business hours, you can call to talk with an intake coordinator, schedule appointments for mental health care, and/or get referrals for other types of mental health services in the Cedar Rapids area.

Mercy Medical Center (ER 319-398-6041)
St. Luke’s Hospital (ER 319-369-7105)
These hospitals in Cedar Rapids will conduct emergency psychiatric evaluations through their emergency rooms.  If you are experiencing a severe mental health crisis (e.g., thoughts of suicide or homicide, hallucinations), you should consider being examined by an ER physician.