The University of Minnesota is making real-time, difficult decisions in response to COVID-19, while also keeping the wellbeing of students, faculty, and staff at the forefront. Learn about changes to campus life here. And see how the University is leading on the front lines of COVID-19 treatment, therapies, and vaccines here.
To address urgent needs, the University established three new funds focused on providing COVID-19 relief to core priorities.
You can help
For students forced to quickly adapt to new learning realities and new financial circumstances, the impact is significant and immediate, especially those who already face financial insecurity. The new University of Minnesota systemwide Student Emergency Fund supports students impacted by COVID-19, helping them gain access to housing, food, tuition, mental health services, and transportation.
The impact to front-line caregivers in clinics and hospitals, both here on campus and around the state, is significant and the needs are growing. The new U of M Caregiver Emergency Fund will ensure they have the resources and equipment to serve patients as needs grow.
Donations to the fund will provide lifesaving patient care equipment—like ventilators and protective gear, as well as support for our researchers’ most innovative ideas. Additionally, it will help advance clinical trials underway at the University of Minnesota, treating patients at different stages of coronavirus infection.
Other ways to support the University’s COVID-19 relief efforts
- The COVID-19 ventilator crowdfunding project through the Medical Devices Center fund
- The University's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy fund