As always, Rams take care of themselves and others. These resources will help you stay connected, take care of your own well-being, and find assistance to help manage a variety of concerns.
You@CSU, your online 24/7 student success tool, has added 40+ COVID-19 related resources to help students adapt in a changing world. Topics include: ways to stay connected during physical distancing, adapting to change in an ever-changing world and and how to support your mental health during these difficult times.
Residence Hall Move In
CSU Student Specific Resources and Services
Health and Well-Being
Campus Recreation at Home Resources offers Instagram live workouts, streaming workouts, meditation, mindfulness and yoga videos, and more.
CSU Health Network continues to provide a wide range of health and well-being services, both in-person and by phone and secure videoconference. Available services include primary care, pharmacy, counseling, psychiatry, physical therapy, women’s care, transgender care, spiritual care, tobacco cessation and others.
Review CSU’s comprehensive testing strategy at https://covidrecovery.colostate.edu/covid-testing/.
Students can access many resources, including YOU@CSU and SilverCloud Health, to support their well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the situation around COVID-19 unfolds, there can be a wide range of thoughts, feelings and reactions. The CSU Health Network’s Managing Fears and Anxiety around COVID-19 provides helpful information and resources.
Safety, Financial, Legal, Municipal Resources
Connect with CSU
Financial Aid’s COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions provides information regarding tuition and fees, payments, parking permits, course withdraw and other concerns that are related to and may impact your financial aid.
Student Case Management can help if you are having health concerns that are affecting your coursework and need extensions on assignments or other short-term accommodations.
Student Legal Services attorneys are providing confidential advising appointments using remote methods. Student Legal Services can help with lease break assistance, immigrant advising, working in a “gig” economy and has posted guidance on their website for legal issues specific to the COVID-19 situation, with daily monitoring for updates valuable to students.
Advising appointments, seminars, workshops, tutoring, and supplemental academic instruction services are available virtually. Services can be accessed Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. via webchat at aac.colostate.edu, email at Timothy.Kefalas@colostate.edu, and phone at 970-491-6129. Students can also schedule an appointment with advisors via Navigate.
- Link directs to where full-time enrolled CSU students can login to their student ticket account, and claim tickets for
The CSU Bookstore is working hard to ensure students have the course materials they need to succeed.
SLICE will continue to offer all Rams Engaging in Active Leadership (REAL) workshops online on Mondays at 5 p.m. and Thursdays at 4 p.m.
SLICE has compiled a variety of Virtual Engagement Opportunities – access free virtual tours to landmarks and museums all around the world, listen to live concerts and performances.
Student, Faculty and Staff Basic Needs, Public Assistance
- Fort Collins (TRANSFORT) Dial-A-Ride – a door-to-door paratransit service for individuals who, because of a disability, are prevented from using Transfort’s fixed route system. Dial-A-Ride reservations and eligibility questions – 970.224.6066.
- Loveland (COLT) Dial-A-Ride – paratransit transportation to persons who are eligible under the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Disabled Resource Services
CSU Student Resources
- The Student Disability Center encourages students, family members, and faculty to engage in learning more about the accommodations and resources the Student Disability Center offers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Center for Community Partnership – Equalizing access and opportunity for CSU students
State of Colorado Resources
Hunger Free Colorado’s COVID-19 resources:
- Food resource line
- School meals
- Food pantry locations
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Larimer & Weld Counties
- Food Bank for Larimer County – COVID-19 Operations
- Loveland’s Community Kitchen – Keep up to date on the Community Kitchen’s response to COVID-19 and adjusted services.
- Salvation Army – Meal Distribution
- Serve 6.8 – Coronavirus Crisis Response: Food/Supplies Distribution (Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, Wellington, Greeley)
- Vindeket Foods – Not only helps feed those in need, but also aids in reducing food waste. Check frequently for COVID-19 updates.
- Weld County Food Bank
Colorado Department of Human Services Food Assistance Programs
Food Distribution Household Programs offers the Emergency Food Assistance Program and Commodity and Supplemental Food Program. Also, see the COVID-19 FAQ resource managed by the Department of Human Services.
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) – Colorado State University is offering students an opportunity to navigate the SNAP benefits process thru the PEAK Application. For more information, check out our SNAP page! Or contact Help4Rams@colostate.edu or call us at (970) 491-8051. You can also choose provide us with a bit of basic information and we will reach out to you directly regarding your case!
Resources for CSU Students
Rams Against Hunger – Food relief for Colorado State University Community
To help address significant financial stress and food insecurity brought about by COVID 19, Rams Against Hunger is hosting a food distribution site out of the Lory Student Center Theatre. Summer hours of operation are as follows:
- Monday: CLOSED
- Tuesday: CLOSED
- Wednesdays: 3:00 – 6:00 pm
- Thursdays: 8:00 am – noon
- Fridays: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
All CSU students, staff and faculty may select from a variety of fresh, refrigerated and shelf-stable foods. The distribution site is open to anyone with a CSU ID. To access the site, enter the south entrance of the Lory Student Center and follow the signs.
Anyone visiting the site must adhere to strict social distancing guidelines and health protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
CSU Pocket Pantries (active locations)
Pocket pantries are available now in three locations:
- Lory Student Center- level 200 – ASCSU Plaza-side entrance
Please “swipe” your CSU ID to enter the Pocket Pantry doors
- University Housing – Aggie Village Family Apartments
Aggie Village Family Center – 501 West Prospect St, Building 24
- University Housing – University Village Center Apartments
1500, 1600, 1700 West Plum
- Lory Student Center- level 200 – ASCSU Plaza-side entrance
State of Colorado
- Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment
This bill (H.R.748) became law on March 26. National Public Radio presents a look at the details of the bill: “What’s Inside The Senate’s $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package“
The IRS Economic Impact Payment Information Center offers information regarding stimulus check eligibility and Get My Payment FAQs.
- College students claimed by on their parent’s tax return or those under the age of 24 with parents that pay for at least half their expenses
- Those without legal permanent residency; including those ineligible for a Social Security number, but paying taxes using an individual taxpayer identification number.
- Support and Resources for Undocumented Students
- Individuals who have not filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return
- Those who do not file taxes can use the “Non-Filers: Enter Your Payment Info Here“.
CARES Act Emergency Grant Application – Access via RAMweb
U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid –Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment –ALERT: The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program, which has been providing claimants with $600 in additional unemployment benefits each week, expires the week ending July 25, 2020
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
This bill (H.R.6201) became law on March 18 and provides sick leave and the expansion of benefit programs. Temple University’s Hope Center presents a look at “The #RealCollege Student Implications of The Families First Coronavirus Response Act.”
U.S. Department of Labor: Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights
Forgivable Small Business Administration Loans
Sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed persons – including “gig workers” – may be eligible for forgivable loans from the Small Business Administration, which can be applied for through participating lenders. For more information visit:
US Small Business Administration (SBA)
The City of Fort Collins offers the opportunity to apply for a variety of, including:
- Payment Assistance Fund
- Income-Qualified Assistance Program
- Efficiency Installation and Repair Programs
State of Colorado resources for non-payment of utility bills
Salvation Army – utility assistance programs
State of Colorado
- Colorado Department of Local Affairs Resources
- CDC Interim Guidelines for those experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness during COVID-19 – Updated June 12,2020
- Family Housing Network – An interfaith volunteer effort coordinates the work with 32 Fort Collins faith communities.
- Neighbor to Neighbor – Provides eviction, rental and homeowner assistance. Neighbor to Neighbor’s up-to-date COVID-19 response
- Colorado Civil Rights Division for help with claims of discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations
Larimer and Weld Counties Shelters, Meals, and Warming Centers
- Murphy Center for Hope facilitate collaboration among independent agencies that offer an array of services for individuals and families who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.
- Murphy Center for Hope – New Hours of Operation (effective June 22, 2020)
- Fort Collins Current Shelter and Services (effective June 19, 2020) – Murphy Center, Rescue Mission and Catholic Charities
- Loveland’s 137 Homeless Connection is a day center that offers advocacy and case management for homeless adults.
- Homeward Alliance Resource Guide – Explore a variety of resources, check frequently for COVID-19 related updates.
- City of Fort Collins Social Sustainability – List of housing and service agencies for Larimer County. Low-income and affordable
Further Housing Resources
The majority of hall residents have (or are scheduled to) moved out of the halls for the remainder of the semester. Residents have the option to remain in the residence halls if they need to. Housing has consolidated to Corbett and Parmelee halls, with The Foundry serving to-go meals. The apartments remain open as usual.
- Options for third-party movers: Several packing, moving, shipping and storage vendors have been vetted by CSU and are available for hire by residence hall students who can’t easily get back to campus to move out before May 16. More information is available at https://housing.colostate.edu/covid-19/ under the 3rd Party Waiver For Move Out Assistance tab.
- CAMunity Connections Newsletter: Stay engaged with University Housing through this weekly newsletter that is full of ways to get involved, find support, and remain connected to the CSU community. https://housing.colostate.edu/current-students/
- Internet and wireless service provider responses
- Computer and laptop access with CSU Libraries
Comcast Announces Comprehensive COVID-19 Response to Help Keep Americans Connected to the Internet – If you do not have internet in your home, you may qualify for Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program.
Spectrum Internet Assist – offers free internet for low-income qualifying households.
National Domestic Violence Hotline resources
- Call Hotline Number: 1-800-799-7233
- Text Hotline Number: 1-800-787-3224
- Chat Online
Crossroads Safehouse offers services to survivors of abuse
CSU Student Resources
Women and Gender Advocacy Center continues to offer confidential victim advocacy and educational programming. They are hosting virtual office hours and online events, as well as answering phones.
Staff are producing COVID related interpersonal violence podcast episodes.
Coloradoans who have recently experienced a job loss or loss of income, might qualify for a 60-day Special Enrollment period with Connect for Health Colorado, which will allow you to sign up for a new health insurance plan or to change your current plan. Visit the When Can I Sign Up to learn more.
Community Health Resources
- Colorado Community Health Network – Community Health Centers Map
- Center for Health Progress – COVID-19 Resource Guide for the Uninsured
- Health District of Northern Larimer County – Health District programs include prescription assistance, dental clinic, Connections (mental health) and health insurance enrollment assistance.
- Free COVID-19 Emotional Support for Larimer County (bilingual support) – (970) 221-5551
For CSU students who have lost coverage in the past 30 days and are interested in enrolling in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), please email email@example.com.
Out of State
If you are currently living outside of Colorado, please check your state healthcare website or visit healthcare.gov to enroll in new insurance.
CSU’s Adult Learner and Veterans Services student parent resources
La Familia/The Family Center – Offering programs in Early Care and Education, Healthy Living, Family Strengthening, Adult Education and Resource and Referral. Emphasis on serving the Latinx/Spanish speaking population.
Colorado PEAK Assistance Programs – An online platform that will allow you to apply for a variety of benefits with one application. Click here to complete a brief eligibility screening for the following programs:
- Cash Assistance Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
- Child Care Assistance
- Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters
- Parents as Teachers
- Nurse-Family Partnership for first-time moms
- Head Start
- Healthy Steps
- School Nutrition Programs
- Preschool Special Education
- Early Intervention Colorado for Infants, Toddlers and Families (EI Colorado)
- SafeCare Colorado
Colorado Center on Law & Policy – Immigrant eligibility for various safety net programs and what alternatives there are for groups facing eligibility restrictions: COVID-19 Resources for Immigrant Families
Center for Health Progress resource guide
CSU Support Services for Undocumented, DACA and ASSET – Check out their comprehensive list of resources, FAQs and student specific info.
United We Dream healthcare access
These sites provide a summary of financial, food, housing, childcare, utilities, unemployment, safety, health insurance, undocumented/immigrant family assistance, if you find yourself in need.
Aunt Bertha is a social care network resource hub provides information on how to access assistance with food, housing, goods, transit, health, money, care, education, work and legal services.
Colorado Crisis Services State Hotline confidential, 24/7, support
TRANSFORT – All Transfort Transit Centers are closed to the public and fares are temporarily suspended. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Transfort has implemented temporary service levels – (7/13 – TBA).
United Way in Colorado – provides information about food and medical assistance, mental health resources, unemployment resources, utilities/rent assistance and other resources. Contact them via their website or by calling 2-1-1.
- Locations in Denver, Craig, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Steamboat Springs, Rifle, Edwards, Grand Junction, and Fort Morgan
- United Way of Larimer County – Living resources lists (available in Spanish and English), created by residents of Larimer County and maintained by United Way of Larimer County.
CSU’s Academic Computing & Networking Services – See the CSU Keep Learning page for technology specific resources and internet access suggestions