Let's Talk

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 by visiting their website.

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:

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

Let's Talk Office Hours

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

You can come in at the following times and locations:

Mondays: 12:00 to 1:00pm 

Location: Office off Mary Ward Lobby

Mondays: 4:00 to 5:00pm 

Location: University Park North High Rises Office at 295 Buckingham Way, ground level

Tuesdays: 4:00 to 5:00pm

Location: Office across from Village Market

Wednesdays: 12:00 to 1:00pm

Location: Office in Mary Park Lounge

Thursdays: 1:00 to 2:00pm

Location: Office 103 off Towers Lobby

Why come to Let's Talk?

In a few words: talking can help. Whether its 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 police at (415) 338-2222 or get in touch with your RA or coordinator for assistance. The counselor is located in our Housing Business Office and is available between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Fridays.