Let's Talk Drop-In Program

What is Let's Talk?

Are you a UCSC student who is ...

  • Thinking about a question or concern that would benefit from a brief consultation with a counselor?
  • Experiencing racial trauma during these times?
  • Curious about counseling and want to find out more about it?
  • Concerned about a friend or family member and would like information or advice?
  • Interested in a counselor’s perspective but hesitant to try out counseling?

If any of the above applies, CAPS has a program just for you! Let’s Talk is a drop-in service offering students a chance to stop by different locations around campus for a brief, confidential conversation with a professional counselor to receive consultation, support, advice, and/or referrals.  Let’s Talk is held several afternoons a week (see schedule, below) during fall, winter, and spring quarters (except on holidays, winter and spring breaks, and finals weeks).

Let’s Talk consultations are

  • Free
  • Confidential and anonymous
  • Drop in: No appointment necessary

Please call the CAPS main office at (831) 459-2628 if you need to talk with someone when Let's Talk is not available or if you are having a crisis. Let's Talk is not set up to handle crisis situations. Read more about our crisis services for information.

Let's Talk Schedule

We meet on Zoom at these times, except holidays, summer, winter and spring breaks, and finals weeks. Times and locations may change from quarter to quarter. This page is the best place to find the most up-to-date information, and we also often post updates on our Facebook page


Immigrant Talk: Mondays, 2:30-3:30

Who can join: Students who identify as Immigrants

Online - see the CAPS calendar for details

Let's Talk: Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Who can join: All Students

Online - see the CAPS calendar for details


Black Talk: Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Who can join: Students Who Identify as ABC (African, Black, or Carribean)

Online - see the CAPS calendar for details


Grad Talk: Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00pm

Who can join: Graduate Students

Online - see the CAPS calendar for details