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 two 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.
Other ways to support the University’s COVID-19 relief efforts
- Masonic Cancer Center Patient Emergency fund with a $25,000 donor match
- University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital Healthcare Worker fund
- The COVID-19 ventilator crowdfunding project through the Medical Devices Center fund
- The University's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy fund