International Student Services
Health, Safety, and Conflict Resolution
This page will give you resources to help you maintain your personal safety while at UW. There are many offices at UW to help you have a positive experience at the UW.
The Counseling Center provides brief, confidential, personal counseling to UW students at no charge. Services include individual or group counseling and are designed to support student development and address life challenges that may interfere with academic success.
Schmitz Hall 401
Available Appointment Times
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Hall Health Center is the main health care clinic for University of Washington students and staff. They are the primary point of contact for all medical needs, including illnesses and medical emergencies. Be aware that Hall Health can be crowded and it is best to make an appointment for non-emergency services.
If you have a serious medical emergency and cannot go to a hospital on your own, call 911 for an ambulance. If your medical problem is urgent but not life threatening, you can go to an emergency room. While primary health care clinics are often open only during the day, Monday through Friday, local hospitals have emergency rooms open 24 hours a day. UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center offer emergency care, as do other local hospitals.
The mission of the SafeCampus campaign is to foster a safe and secure UW campus community. UW faculty, staff, and students share the responsibility of carrying out this mission. Services like UW Night Ride and Husky Night Walk are available for students when on campus alone and need someone to accompany them safely home.
Their consultation, assessment, and intervention services are designed to assist students in times of need. Health and Wellness is the place to go when you don't know where to go. They work with students in difficult situations when multiple services are needed to provide a safe and supportive response.
Elm Hall 109
Their mission is to provide the highest quality, client-focused services for preventing, managing and resolving conflict among students, staff, and faculty of this University. If a student has attempted to resolve an issue with the relevant instructor or office and still cannot get resolution, the UW Ombudsman is the next step.
Student Legal Services is an on-campus law office that provides confidential legal advice and representation to UW-Seattle students.