UI UCS to centralize operations to Westlawn location

The location at the University Capitol Centre, which opened in 2017, will close on May 19.


Hayden Froehlich

The University Counseling Services office is seen in the Old Capital Mall on Monday, February 17, 2020.

Archie Wagner, News Reporter

The University of Iowa’s University Counseling Service will close its location at the University Capitol Centre on May 19 and centralize operations at the Westlawn building. 

The Old Capitol Mall location first opened in September 2017.

The move to centralize operations at Westlawn will allow one location for the University Counseling Service’s training and internship programs, while continuing offerings of individual therapy, group therapy, and outreach programming, a press release said. 

In addition to operations at Westlawn, University Counseling Services will continue to utilize its embedded therapist programs available at the College of Dentistry, College of Law, Tippie College of Business, and University Housing and Dining. 

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The centralization of programming to Westlawn will persist until the completion of the Iowa Memorial Union’s first stage of remodeling in 2025. 

The 2025 renovation will add a Well-Being and Mental Health Center, which will combine a variety of services, including clinical health, mental health services, and the UI Food Pantry at Iowa.