Welcome to college! While starting this next chapter of your life is exciting, it can also be overwhelming and stressful. You may find yourself suddenly juggling schoolwork in addition to studying, working, and spending time with family and friends. Or maybe you are living away from home for the first time, away from family and friends, sharing your room with a stranger.

The counselors at MVCC are here to help you cope with the adjustments and demands of college life. They understand that learning doesn’t just take place in the classroom and that college is a time when you may be learning some new things about yourself as well as the world around you.


  • Help in learning to build healthy relationships with your family, parents, peers, bosses, and romantic partners.
  • Help in learning new academic and personal skills that will help in your college career, such as time management and life planning.
  • Help in navigating your new surroundings, such as finding houses of faith, community groups, and restaurants that may help you feel more at home.

The Counseling Center is in Alumni College Center room 104 in Utica, and in Plumley Complex room 130 in Rome. To make an appointment, call 315-792-5326 in Utica or 315-334-7709 in Rome. Walk-ins also are welcome.

The following resources are offered as options and are not meant to replace discussions with a counselor.