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Campus Relaxation Spaces 

Located within the Counseling & Testing Center's office, 2106 Centennial Hall, is a Relaxation Room available to all UWL students. With lounge chairs and calming lights, it is a quiet, tranquil, and safe space for students to step away and relax between classes or after a stressful class.

The Relaxation Room is available on a first-come, first-served basis during CTC hours 8 AM- 4 PM Monday - Friday.  One student (or two friends) can check out the room for 30 minutes per day. You may stay longer if no one else is waiting for the room. 

Relaxation Room guests are not considered clients of CTC. We will ask for your name and Student ID to ensure only UWL students have access to the relaxation room. You must have your Student ID card with you, which will be kept secure at the front desk until you check out.

All CTC services are confidential. Relaxation Room guests are expected to maintain confidentiality. You may not reveal to another person the identities of any users of our service that you may recognize while at the CTC. Any violation of this confidentiality policy is grounds to terminate your right to use the Relaxation Room. 

For a full list of guidelines view the Relaxation Room Expectations poster. Upon your first visit, you will be asked to review the expectations. 

The Reflection Room is a space for prayer, worship or quiet contemplation. Located in the Center for Transformative Justice, 1120 Centennial Hall, this space is available for all students and employees.

This room can be used by people of all faith groups or those who do not identify with a particular faith but would like to use the room for quiet contemplation or reflection. 

For more information on hours and how to reserve the Reflection Room please visit the CTJ's website

Other Resources


CARE stands for Campus Assessment Response and Evaluation. This group meets regularly to review critical incidents and students in crisis.

UWL Violence Prevention 

Help for sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking.

UWL's  Emergency Resources

The Student Life Office wants to support and encourage students' growth and well-being and can connect students to other campus and community resources. 

Trevor Project

Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBT youth.

It Gets Better Project 

"...a place where young people who are lesbian, gay, bi, or trans can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future. It's a place where our straight allies can visit and support their friends and family members."

La Crosse Area Suicide Prevention

The La Crosse Area Suicide Prevention Initiative is committed to promoting awareness that suicide is a public health problem that is preventable

Jed Foundation

A nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for teens and young adults, giving them the skills and support they need to thrive. Visit Set To Go, their online resource center which helps students and their families focus on emotional health before, during, and after the college transition. 


An online resource for college mental health.


National Institute of Mental Health

Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illness


American Psychological Association

An online consumer resource featuring articles and information related to psychological issues affecting your daily physical and emotional well-being.

Emergency & on-campus resources

Emergency Resources 

  • Off-Campus EMERGENCY: 911
  • On Campus EMERGENCY: 608.789.9999 (UWL Police)
  • UW Mental Health Support 24/7: call/text 888.531.2142
    • UWL Mental Health Crisis and Emotional Support for UWL Students.

On Campus Resources

  • ACCESS Center: 608.785.6900
    • Help with accommodations for students with disabilities
  • Center for Transformative Justice: 608.785.5094
    • Support with belonging on campus and reporting a hate or bias incident.
  • Student Life608.785.8062
    • Resource for students in distress and needing resources, faculty with concern about a student disruption, help with meeting basic needs, and campus CARE team.
  • Student Health Center: 608.785.8558
    • Medical providers available for student health care needs including primary care, mental health, and same-day care. 
  • Violence Prevention: 608.785.5126
    • Confidential support and advocacy for anyone in the campus community who has experienced sexual assault, stalking, violence, abuse, or threats. 


More 24/7 Crisis Resources 

  • La Crosse County Mobile Crisis: 608.784.HELP (4357)
    • Local mental health support and evaluation of risk via phone and/or in person.
  • Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988
    • Nationwide mental health support and crisis intervention via phone, text, or chat. Veterans and other service members and their families, press 1 to be connected with specific supports. 
  • Trevor Lifeline: 866.488.7386
    • Crisis and emotional support for LGBTQ+ youth up to age 25.
  • The Steve Fund: Text 'STEVE' to 741741
    • Crisis and emotional support for students of color.
  • Text ‘Hopeline’ to 741741 
    • Nationwide text-based mental health support
  • Great Rivers 211 Helpline: 211 or 800.362.TALK (8255)
    • Local support and help in connecting with resources for meeting basic needs for food, housing, healthcare, childcare, etc.