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.

Announcements

Fall 2020 Plan 

Review the pre-semester public health precautions to prepare for fall semester.

Keep checking back for new resources as we learn about them and add them.

YOU@CSU

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/.

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.

CSU Health Network Counseling Services and Spiritual Care Services are available to support students experiencing grief, loss and other impacts of COVID-19. All appointments are provided by phone or secure videoconference.

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.

Student Resolution Center has transitioned to virtual services to provide conflict coaching, mediation, restorative justice processes, appeals assistance, etc.

Off-Campus Life continues to offer substantial remote resources virtually: RentalSearch, Off-Campus Student Handbook, an apartment complex and property management list, information about city codes and ordinances, information about affordable housing, plus more.

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.

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.  

CSURams Student Tickets

  • Link directs to where full-time enrolled CSU students can login to their student ticket account, and claim tickets for
The Career Center has gone virtual. You can talk with a career counselor on the phone about career advice, finding a job, interviewing, your resume, etc. and look at online career tools.

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.

Keep Learning has updated tutoring information for CSU students to help with online courses.

Student, Faculty and Staff Basic Needs, Public Assistance

Community Resources

CSU Student Resources

State of Colorado Resources

Hunger Free Colorado’s COVID-19 resources:

  • Food resource line
  • School meals
  • Food pantry locations
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Food Bank of the Rockies offers COVID-19 Plans and Procedures.

Larimer & Weld Counties


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

State of Colorado

Larimer County

CARES Act

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 EmploymentALERT: 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)

Paycheck Protection Program (SBA)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources (SBA)

City of Fort Collins Social Sustainability – Discounts Programs, Rebates and Services.  Take an Income-Qualifying Eligibility Quiz here. 

If you need assistance with your utilities, see Colorado PEAK’s LEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program) and, if you live in Fort Collins, City of Fort Collins Utility Assistance Programs. 

The City of Fort Collins offers the opportunity to apply for a variety of, including:

State of Colorado resources for non-payment of utility bills

Salvation Army – utility assistance programs

State of Colorado

Larimer and Weld Counties Shelters, Meals, and Warming Centers

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/

CSU Academic Computing & Networking Services

  • 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

Pride Resource Center – Available remotely for Colorado State students.  Please visit their Colorado Community Resource Page.

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.

Colorado

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

CSU Students 

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 csuhn_insurance@colostate.edu.

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.

Colorado Office of Early Childhood

CSU CARE program Childcare Resource List

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. 

Poudre School District’s Community Resources for Parents

House of Neighborly Service details related to COVID-19 response can be found on their facebook page

Loveland Rotary Kid’s Pack details related to COVID-19 response can be found on their facebook page 

National Association of School Psychologists COVID-19 Resources Center

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:

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.

City of Fort Collins Social Sustainability – Discounts Programs, Rebates and Services. Take an Income-Qualifying Eligibility Quiz here.

Colorado Crisis Services State Hotline confidential, 24/7, support

COLT (City of Loveland Transit) 

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.

Tech Support

CSU’s Academic Computing & Networking Services – See the CSU Keep Learning page for technology specific resources and internet access suggestions

Libraries at Colorado State University

Murphy Center Technology and Digital Rooms