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 providing COVID-19 relief to core priorities.

You can help

Student need

For students forced to quickly adapt to new learning realities and new financial circumstances due to COVID-19, the impact is significant and immediate, especially for those who already face financial insecurity. The new 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 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.

Emergency support

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