TCU housing, mental health offices relocating

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    The TCU Office of Housing & Residence Life moved locations and ceded its previous office to the Brown-Lupton Counseling and Mental Health Center this semester.

    The Office of Housing & Residence Life, formerly located in the basement of Samuelson Hall, can now be found in the basement of P.E. Clark Hall in Worth Hills.

    Director of Housing & Residence Life Craig Allen said that the new space will enable the department to serve students better.

    “The challenging thing is that all students knew where we were and now they might not,” Allen said.

    While the Housing office continues to get settled into their new office space, the Brown-Lupton Counseling and Mental Health Center is preparing to go through the relocation process.

    The Brown-Lupton Counseling and Mental Health Center will move into the vacant office in the basement of Samuelson from the larger Health Center that lies west of Colby Hall.

    Once the mental health center moves into the basement of Samuelson, the medical portion of the Brown-Lupton Health Center will expand into their former offices, said Linda Wolszon, the director of the Counseling and Mental Health Center.

    The Counseling and Mental Health Center is scheduled to move to their new location next Friday after some minor renovations.

    “We need sound proofing because we want clients to be certain that they can have confidential conversations without being heard in the hallway,” Wolszon said.

    In addition to the installation of sound proof walls, the office will have more security files and additional comfortable chairs.

    “We hope that the location will feel private and that we are very close to the action on campus, and yet the space itself it sort of tucked away, so we hope that that will increase peoples’ confidence and comfort in using the center,” Wolszon said.

    Directors of both student facilities said once they settle into their new spaces, they plan on hosting an open house to encourage students to visit their new offices and familiarize themselves with their new locations.