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Residential Life offers every resident access to a truly wonderful and successful program, Let’s Talk, to support our residential community. Here’s a summary of what this program can offer to you. You can also check out the Let’s Talk link at http://www.sfsu.edu/~psyservs/Lets_Talk/LetsTalk.html


What is Let's Talk?

Let’s Talk is brief consultation that is available to all student residents within Residential Life at SF State. It’s informal, confidential, and completely free. Just walk in during the times and at the location listed below. No appointment is necessary and no topic is off limits. Here’s a sample of what students last semester came in to get support for:

  • Stress
  • Sadness/Depression
  • Adjusting to a new culture
  • Difficulty adjusting to school
  • Academic pressures
  • Family problems
  • Financial struggles
  • Relationship concerns
  • Sexuality concerns
  • Other questions/concerns

Let's Talk Office Hours

These hours are applicable during the academic year (except university breaks).

The Towers/STTC: Mondays – noon to 1 pm – office off Towers lobby
Mary Park Hall: Tuesdays – 4:00 to 5:00 pm – office off Mary Park Lounge
The Village: Wednesdays – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm – Village C 3rd Floor Lounge
Wednesdays – 5 to 6 pm – office across from Village Market
Mary Ward Hall: Thursdays – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm – office off Mary Ward lobby
UPS: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm – Office at 4 Arellano Avenue diagonally across from the library


Why come to Let's Talk?

In a few words: talking can help. Whether it’s stress, sadness, relationship problems or academic pressures, sharing your concern with another person can make a positive difference. And if the person you are talking with has experience in dealing with your issue and may know some solutions, then talking can really help. That’s what the Let’s Talk program is all about.


Where is Let's Talk?

It’s easy to find: Let’s Talk is held in a private office off of the Mary Ward Hall lobby, just beyond the double doors to the right of the Community Desk window. Look for the signs and come on in. If the door is closed, knock once loudly to let the advisor know you’re outside, and he or she will meet with you within the next 10 minutes.


You can schedule a meeting with the Counselor by calling (415) 405-4415. If it is an emergency, you should contact University Policy at (415) 338-2222 or get in touch with your RA or AC for assistance. The Counselor is located in our Housing Business Office and is available between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm on Monday through Thursday and 9 am and 1 pm on Fridays.

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