Resources for undergraduate students during COVID-19

We strive to be innovative and responsive to the shifting needs of our students.  We are committed to providing important information and updates to our students, parents, families, and partners.

Return to campus

Information about Fall 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

Mask requirement on campus:
Face coverings information webpage

Undergrads can apply to return to research facilities:
Message from University administration (PDF)

Information for international students coming to campus Fall 2020:
UMN International Student and Scholar Services website

Information about Fall 2020 on-campus housing:
Housing and Residential Life Fall website

Frequently asked questions about Fall 2020 on-campus housing:
Maroon and Gold sunrise plan and housing FAQ (PDF)

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


Four types of classes are being offered this fall—in-person, remote, online, and blended:
Class formats and locations

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

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

Additional academic resources:

Connect with your academic advisor:
CSE Academic Advising

Anderson Student Innovation Labs are planning to open by appointment when students return to campus:
Anderson Labs website 

Career Resources

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

University updates

University of Minnesota COVID-19 updates
Safe Campus website

Answers to students' most common questions
Student FAQs

Updates related to undergraduate education:
Office of Undergraduate Education COVID-19 website

Virtual tours, appointments, and support for applicants and admitted students:
Office of Admissions

Support for victims/survivors/concerned people of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment:
Aurora Center

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

Transportation resources:
Parking & Transportation Services COVID-19 FAQs page

Student life

Student groups can meet during COVID-19 as long as they adhere University and physical distancing guidelines:
Visit the CSE Student Groups webpage

Support for international students, scholars, staff, and faculty impacted by COVID-19:
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Resources for travelers, education abroad, and international students and scholars:
Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPS)

Housing & Dining:
Housing & Residential Life COVID-19 updates

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


Undergrads can apply to return to research facilities
Message from University administration (PDF)

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

Diversity and inclusivity

Virtual resources and trainings:
Office of Equity and Diversity Resources

Community of diversity advocates:
CSE Diversity and Inclusivity Alliance

Health and Wellness

Mental Health resources:

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

UMN RecWell reopening frequently asked questions:
Recreation and Wellness website

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

News and events

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

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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