University of Minnesota COVID-19 relief
Support students, medical personnel on the front lines


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 COVID-19 core priorities.

You can help

Student need

Students continue to adapt to new learning realities and difficult financial circumstances due to COVID-19. The University of Minnesota systemwide Student Emergency Fund helps students with expenses related to housing, food, transportation, and more. Learn more and hear from students who received emergency support.

Health care support

The U of M Caregiver Emergency Fund ensures that front-line caregivers in clinics and hospitals, both here on campus and around the state, have the resources and equipment to serve patients as needs grow. Learn more about how gifts to this fund have supported health care providers during the pandemic.

Emergency support

Gifts to this fund provide lifesaving equipment like ventilators and protective gear, as well as support for our researchers’ most innovative ideas. It also helps advance clinical trials at the University of Minnesota, treating patients at different stages of coronavirus infection.


Other ways to support the University’s COVID-19 relief efforts