COVID-19 updates for alumni and donors

General information

The University is updating its mask requirements starting March 21:
Face coverings information webpage

Information about the University's COVID-19 response:
COVID-19 Response website

University updates

University of Minnesota COVID-19 updates:
Safe Campus website

University of Minnesota COVID-19 news:
University stories, insights, expertise

Webinars and podcasts

Ted Talk-style research by College of Science and Engineering faculty:
CSE Public Lecture  

Mindfulness and wellbeing talks:
Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing.

Career development and personal growth: 
University of Minnesota Alumni Association

“Health in All Matters” podcast related to COVID-19: 
University of Minnesota School of Public Health website

CIDRAP webinars and audio podcasts on COVID-19 topics:
University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

For more resources, visit the CSE Alumni Relations Virtual Engagement website.

Activities for home and outdoors

Tips from University of Minnesota Recreation and Wellness

Tips from University of Minnesota Extension Service

PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) sessions:
Boynton Health Center

Universe @ Home (quick talks and activities, such as a virtual constellation tour, live telescope feed, or space-related DIY craft):
Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics

Story time for children and young adults, curated by Lisa Von Drasek, UMN Children’s Literature Research Collections: 
Operation Read Aloud

Events at the university: 
Events Calendar - University of Minnesota

Events for the CSE Community:
CSE Events Calendar

For more ideas, visit the CSE Alumni Relations Virtual Engagement website.

Technology Help

UMN and CSE-branded Zoom backgrounds:
Zoom virtual backgrounds

Zoom self-help guides:
Teach, Meet, and Learn with Zoom

Zoom security tips:
Zoom quick guide

Ways to help

College of Science and Engineering students, instructional equipment, research, and more: 
CSE Response Fund

University of Minnesota students and front-line medical personnel: 
University COVID-19 relief

University of Minnesota COVID-19 clinical trials:
Office of Academic Clinical Affairs

Maroon & Gold reusable face masks:
Minnesota Alumni Market 

Report racial bias and discrimination

Disease does not discriminate. Racial discrimination and stereotyping is not tolerated at the U of M. If you experience or witness harassment or discrimination related to the COVID-19 outbreak, report it to the Bias Response & Referral Network.

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