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For more updates about the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Safe Return to Campus Page, as well as the resource documents page, the Center for Disease Control, and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.
For MSU students, faculty, and staff facing housing insecurity or displacement due to the outbreak, MSU Denver is offering a discounted rate at SpringHill Suites:
SpringHill Suites Discounted Rate for Displaced MSU Staff, Students, and Faculty
If any MSU Students, Faculty or Staff need assistance for immediate housing needs, or need to be on campus for your work, MSU Denver is supporting its campus community with a discounted rate of $49/night. Please use the link above to book – you’ll need your MSU Denver ID at check-in.
You may also apply for rent assistance through the MSU Denver Student Emergency Fund via online form (located under Application & Eligibility Requirements) or through the MSU Denver CARE Team. Students must show that their work has been reduced or they have been laid off as well as a leasing agreement.
Additionally, YouthSeen, a Colorado nonprofit servicing LGBTQ/QTBIPoC/QTPOC youth, is expanding their mental health fund to aid community members with food and utilities while continuing to fund mental health.
For students requiring food assistance, the MSU Denver Roadrunner mobile food pantry will be available for all Auraria campus students as supplies last starting on Tuesday, March 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Walnut Lot, West 4th Street Denver. This event is scheduled to continue being held every two weeks on Tuesday’s from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the same location (subject to change). The mobile food pantry will be distributing pre-made boxes of supplies from the Walnut Lot, West 4th Street, located across from Lynx Crossing (formerly known as Campus Village). Students will be able to drive or walk-up to receive a box as social distancing measures will be in place to ensure the safety of all volunteers and students.
In addition to this event, The Roadrunner Food Pantry is supporting students by providing electronic gift cards to students in need to purchase groceries, while supplies last. In addition, we are working with students to determine eligibility for a meal delivery program. We are also available to discuss and complete SNAP applications to get food assistance.
To discuss any of these options, please contact the Student Care Center to discuss your needs by calling 303-615-0006, emailing [email protected] or filing a CARE Referral so that a case manager can follow up with you.
Additionally, please make use of these resources below:
List of Denver Food Pantries
For a larger resource database of food banks, soup kitchens, and nonprofits working to fight hunger across the country that can be found by state please visit https://www.foodpantries.org/
If you have a child, consider that several school districts across Colorado will be offering free meal programs for children 18 and under while school closures continue. Some locations don’t require your child to be a student. For a list of locations, please visit this link (CBSDenver).
For DREAMers and Undocumented/Immigrant community members, please see the PDF below for a list of local resources to assist with the COVID-19 outbreak.
For more help navigating and locating resources, please contact our Student Success & Retention Coordinator Soj Sirivanchai ([email protected]) or MSU Denver’s Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion.
In addition to the above resources, the MSU Denver Care Team will be available to remotely assist students for food, wellness, financial, & safety resources, as well as to assist students in the transition to online learning. Please contact the CARE Team by phone (303-516-0006), by email ([email protected]), or by filling out a CARE Referral Form.
Additionally, GITA’s Student Retention & Success Advisor, Soj Sirivanchai ([email protected]), can assist MSU Denver students with locating and navigating resources.
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