Resources for graduate students during COVID-19

General information

Make a plan for returning to campus for Spring semester:
Spring 2021 Guide

Information about Spring Semester classes, on-campus housing, support services, and more:
Return to Campus website

Stop the Spread of COVID-19 initiative:
Find out how you can protect yourself and others

Information for international students coming to campus Spring 2021:
UMN International Student and Scholar Services website

Mask requirement on campus:
Face coverings information webpage

Frequently asked questions about Spring 2021 on-campus housing:
Housing and Residential Life Fall website

Information about Spring 2021 on-campus housing:
Maroon and Gold sunrise plan and housing FAQ

Information about COVID-related emergency paid leave for student workers:
Office of Human Resources' Sept. 21 email to student workers and supervisors

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

Information regarding the University's plan for the COVID-19 vaccine:
University vaccination information and planning

University updates

University of Minnesota COVID-19 updates:
Safe Campus website

Graduate education updates and resources:

Resources for international students:

University-wide resources:

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

Parking & Transportation updates: 

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


Updated policy and process changes regarding class formats, housing, and campus experience during COVID-19:
One Stop Student Services COVID-19 webpage

To ensure safety for everyone, in-person classroom seating will be 6 feet apart:
What to expect in the classroom

You will be responsible for bringing and wearing a face covering in all in-person classes:
Face coverings information webpage

Information on getting books and materials for classes:
University of Minnesota Bookstores

Resources for alternative instruction and technology accommodations:
Disability Resource Center

Tips for making the most of your time during COVID-19: 
UMN Grad School tips for your academic health

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:

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


CSE Guidelines for resuming on-site operations:
CSE Sunrise Implementation Google Drive

Ordering protective products and cleaning supplies:
U Market

Best practices for cleaning work spaces:
University Health and Safety COVID-19 Guidance (PDF)

Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) updates:
OVPR guidance for the research community

More resources for the U of M research community:
Research resources during the COVID-19 pandemic

Resources for community-engaged research and experiences:
UMN Public Engagement website

Career Resources

CSE Career Center is available to help you navigate your internship and career search during COVID-19:

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

Stay up to date

News and events for graduate students:
Graduate School website

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

Virtual events at the university: 
Events Calendar - University of Minnesota

Virtual events for the CSE Community:
CSE Events Calendar

Health and Wellness

UMN RecWell COVID-19 updates and frequently asked questions:
Recreation and Wellness website

Mental Health resources:

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

Health services available in person and online:
Boynton Health website

Fresh and healthy food at no charge:

Take a Break:

If it’s necessary for you to be on campus, get an escort from the Safe Walk Program by calling 612-624-9255 (WALK). Learn more on the UMN Safe Campus website

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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