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.
This resource includes both student-specific resources and information for students, faculty and staff.
Additional resources are also available at the university’s main COVID-19 response page.
Keep checking back for new resources as we learn about them and add them.
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.
- A Virtual Events Calendar has been created at virtualevents.colostate.edu to connect students, faculty, and staff to online activities and programs at CSU. To submit a program visit https://calendar.colostate.edu/event-submission-form/.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to set up an appointment.
Resources for CSU Students
Rams Against Hunger – Food relief for Colorado State University Community
On-campus food distribution – beginning Thursday, April 23 at the Lory Student Center Theatre:
- 3-7 p.m., Monday and Thursdays
- 8 a.m. – noon, Tuesdays and Fridays
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)
- 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
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. Note that the LEAP program application deadline has been extended through April 30.
State of Colorado
- Colorado COVID-19 specific resources
- Unemployment Insurance/ File a Claim
- Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Assistance Programs
- Resources for Workers and Job Seekers Impacted by COVID-19– Recent changes to filing process in Larimer County
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 that may affect CSU Students:
- 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.
- 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“.
- Check on the status of your Economic Impact Payment – and see the Internal Revenue Service’s Get my Payment FAQs
U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid – Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents
U.S. Department of Labor – Unemployment Insurance Relief during COVID-19 (CAREs Act FAQs)
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.”
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:
- Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Application Form to be submitted to a participating lender.
- 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
- Colorado Department of Local Affairs Resources
- CDC Interim Guidelines for those experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness during COVID-19
- 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
- State of Colorado resources for those facing eviction, foreclosure, or non-payment of utility bills
- A Colorado Tenant’s Guide to COVID-19 (Last updated April 5)
- Una Guía del Inquilino de Colorado para COVID-19 (última actualización: 1 de abril)
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.
- 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 housing resources.
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: Staying Safe During Covid-19 Chat (purple chat box)
Crossroads Safehouse offers services to survivors of abuse
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 are currently uninsured or are losing health insurance due to COVID-19 can now get coverage that starts April 1.
- Connect for Health Colorado has opened an emergency special enrollment period from March through April 30.
Community Health Resources
- Colorado Community Health Network – Community Health Centers Map
- Health District of Northern Larimer County – Health District programs include prescription assistance, dental clinic, Connections (mental health) and health insurance enrollment assistance.
Out of State
If you are living outside of Colorado, check your state healthcare website or visit healthcare.gov to enroll in new insurance.
CSU’s Adult Learner and Veterans Services student parent resources
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
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.
Matthews House COVID-19 Community Resources – Matthews House – COVID-19 Community Resources
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
CSU’s Office of the Vice President of Diversity’s April 2020 – Special COVID-19 ISSUE offers resources regarding equity, community resources and accessibility.
COLT (City of Loveland Transit) – Effective April 1 to April 30, 2020, all buses will be running fare-free
TRANSFORT – Modified service COVID-19 (Route Suspensions and Service Reduction April 18 – TBD)
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.
United Way of Larimer County provides information about food and medical assistance, mental health resources, unemployment resources, utilities and rent assistance and other resources. You can explore their offerings via their website or by calling 2-1-1.
Support for Undocumented and Immigrant Families
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
United We Dream healthcare access