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Satellite Services

What are satellite services?

Satellite services are offered by a number of Student Care Network and other offices in locations across the University’s campus.  These services are intended to provide quick and convenient access to resources in order to consult on a current concern, explore support options, and establish connections with staff members.  In most instances, satellite services are not intended to be used for routine care or appointments but may be an entry point by which students become more comfortable with or knowledgeable about a resource that they may need regularly in the future.

How do I know when and where satellite services are offered?

The calendar below provides the schedule of satellite services available at this time. Click on the title to see location and other details. Please note that based on utilization data, feedback, and/or changes in student need, locations may rotate on a semester-by-semester or annual basis in order to best serve the community.

Read below to learn more about this semester’s satellite services:

  • UCC Drop-in Consultation: Provides easy access to informal, confidential consultations with University Counseling Center counselors. The UCC has created several identity-based consultation offerings with the understanding of the unique impact that lived and identity-based experiences may have on mental wellbeing.  Available times and instructions on how to access your preferred time can be found here.
  • SCC Drop-in Care Coordination: SCC Drop-in care coordination is an informal way for students to meet with a care coordinator to learn about and navigate resources and support on-campus, off-campus and online and discuss ongoing support that may be helpful. Drop-in care coordination is first-come, first-served and all identities are welcome at all locations.
  • CSW CoachingStudent Wellbeing Coordinators will be available for drop-in hours to discuss a variety of topics, such as emotional wellbeing, stress management, academic skills, life transitions, self-efficacy, financial wellbeing, social support, relationship building, and personal health. All identities are welcome at all locations.
  • CSW Meditation: Join staff from the Center for Student Wellbeing to engage in guided meditation practice.
  • BCC: The Black Cultural Center hosts an array of campus partners in their resource room to support students with a variety of needs.
  • Project Safe Drop-In: Prevention Educator and Victim Resource Specialists will be available for drop-in hours to speak with students and provide information, support, referrals, and education about sexual and intimate partner violence, consent, healthy relationships, and healthy sexuality.
  • SHIP Drop-In: If you have questions about the Student Health Insurance Plan, you can contact to schedule an in-person appointment. Walk-ins are also accepted during Drop-In hours.


  • Graduate and Postdoc Academic Success (GPAS): The Graduate & Postdoc Academic Success (GPAS) program provides the critical infrastructure and support for College/School leadership, departments/programs, and faculty to assist their students and postdocs in reaching their academic goals. In addition to tailored and responsive programming to support departments, graduate students, and postdoc needs, GPAS offers individual success planning sessions which include conversations around progress, productivity, and navigating academic relationships.
  • Career Center Drop-In: The Career Center is working with campus partners to better serve students in the area of career development. During drop-ins, a Career Coach will be available to assist students with resume/cover letter review, job/internship search, interview preparation, and other career-related questions.
  • Drop-in STEM Tutoring: Each fall and spring semester the National Science Foundation, the School of Engineering, and the College of Arts and Science offer FREE drop-in tutoring help sessions open to ALL students.  
  • Writing Studio: The Writing Studio offers free writing assistance to undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty at Vanderbilt University to talk about any writing project or concern.