COVID-19 updates for graduate students

General information

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

Based on advice of public health authorities and the University’s medical and public health experts, the University of Minnesota is updating its isolation and quarantine guidance:
Read President Gabel's Jan. 12 message regarding the updated guidelines

Due to a federal contract mandate, the University is requiring all faculty and staff systemwide to submit proof of vaccination (with medical and religious exemptions available):
Read Vice President Ken Horstman's Nov. 23 message about proof of vaccination

The University asks that all students, staff, and faculty get a booster shot as soon as they are eligible and will ask that they submit proof of their booster shots soon:
Read President Gabel's Dec. 27 message regarding booster shots

Information regarding the University's Get the Vax 2.0 plan for the COVID-19 vaccine:
University vaccination requirements, information, and planning

Information about the importance of getting vaccinated:
Messages from the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs

Helpful information about vaccines and boosters, COVID variants, and staying healthy:
Office of Academic Clinical Affairs COVID-19 updates

Information about the University's COVID-19 Saliva Testing Program:
MTest webpage

What to do if you or someone close to you tests positive for COVID-19:
U of M Safe Campus Inform page

University of Minnesota COVID-19 updates:
Safe Campus website

Student resources

Graduate education updates and resources:

Resources for international students:

Other university-wide resources:

Student emergency funds to provide relief during COVID-19:
OneStop student emergency fund webpage

Resources and support for students with children:
Student Parent Help Center (SPHC)


Resources for alternative instruction and technology accommodations:
Disability Resource Center

Resources and support are available to assist with your technology and internet needs:

CSE-IT can help with technology issues and has a limited pool of items such as laptops, webcams, tablets, etc. available for checkout during the semester. Please send an email to for additional information.

Additional academic resources:

Resources for teaching assistants:
UMN Keep Teaching website

Communications from the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost:
Updates for faculty, staff, and students from the Executive Vice President and Provost


In July 2021, the Office of the Vice President for Research sunsetted COVID-19 guidance for the UMN research community.

Ordering protective products and cleaning supplies:
U Market

Career Resources

CSE Career Center is available to help you navigate your internship and career search:
Schedule a virtual or in-person appointment with a CSE career counselor

Health and Wellness

UMN RecWell return to campus updates and frequently asked questions:
Recreation and Wellness website

Health services available in person and online:
Boynton Health website

Mental Health resources:

Resources for student wellbeing:
Center for Spirituality and Healing Student Wellbeing Guide

Fresh and healthy food at no charge:

Once you're back on campus, get an escort from the Safe Walk Program by calling 612-624-9255 (WALK). Learn more on the UMN Safe Campus website

Diversity and inclusivity

Virtual resources and trainings:
Office of Equity and Diversity Resources

Community of diversity advocates:
CSE Diversity and Inclusivity Alliance

CSE diversity programs and resources:
Diversity and inclusion opportunities

News and events

News and events for graduate students:
Graduate School website

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

Events at the university: 
Events Calendar - University of Minnesota

Events for the CSE Community:
CSE Events Calendar

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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