Resources During COVID-19

UConn Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The worldwide pandemic involving COVID-19 (coronavirus) has produced unprecedented challenges in the UConn community and around the world. These unusual circumstances create significant uncertainty and unease in the professional and personal lives of our students, employees, alumni, and others throughout UConn Nation.

The latest official guidance and updates on UConn’s response to COVID-19 and itsm impact on the university community is being provided in real time at https://uconn.edu/public-notification/coronavirus/.

Resources During COVID-19

Financial

  • Short Term Loans are available for graduate students through the Graduate Student Senate.
  • The Students First Fund allows students to request help after unforeseen misfortunes have occurred (e.g., fire, accident, illness). Funds may be used to pay expenses; to provide a student with assistance during a time of need (e.g. books; clothing; food), and/or to cover other reasonable and typical expenses as would be appropriate in times of loss.

Food

  • If you are unable to purchase or access enough food for yourself and your family, your local community may provide assistance to residents in need. You can find a listing of local food banks at foodpantries.org (make sure to call ahead, as some are modifying hours and operations during the pandemic).

Health and Wellness

  • The Medical Care team is a health resource for students. UConn students, including those on our regional campuses, may speak to a nurse with health questions related to COVID-19 by calling 860-486-8987 during SHaW's regular business hours. Messages will be returned within one business day.
  • The Mental Health team is also a resource for students. Please visit their website for tips and resources for self-care as well as information about meeting with a staff member.
  • The University-wide initiative uKindness is intended to inform, engage, and connect with students throughout the University during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Research