IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that referrals received after 5pm on Friday, May 10th, 2024 will be reviewed and assigned to Case Managers beginning on Monday, May 20th. This temporary pause will allow our case managers critical time to reset and make space for new referrals.

If you are a student or are supporting a student with an emergent need that cannot wait, please reach out to our office during business hours (M-F, 8am – 5pm) at 303-615-0006 for further assistance.

If you are experiencing a health or safety emergency, please call 911. You may also contact the Auraria Crisis Line for mental health emergencies, 24/7 at 303-615-9911.

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Connect with Us!

The MSU Denver Student Care Center is OPEN for in-person walk-ins and appointments! (Tivoli 311).

We will continue to offer opportunities for virtual support & appointments via phone or video call.

Please contact us to discuss your needs 🙂

#: 303-615-0006

@: [email protected] 

or by submitting a Care Referral so a case manager can follow up with you.

Food Resources


Rowdy's Corner

Food pantry serving MSU Denver students. Find us in Tivoli 271, right next to the ID Station!

Information about Rowdy's Corner can be found here!
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Share Meals App

The Share Meals app allows information about leftover food from events to be shared with students, helping to reduce hunger and eliminate waste on campus!

Download the app here!


SNAP, previously known as food stamps is a federal program and provides qualifying households with monthly funds to help purchase groceries. Funds can be used at most grocery stores, convenience stores and farmers markets. Get support from The Student Care Center with applying, determining eligibility, recertifying, or if you have questions about an existing case.

SNAP Referral Form here!

Services Offered

Case Management

The Student Care Center provides non-clinical case management to students. Case managers do outreach on behalf of the CARE Team. Care Referrals are meant to provide a mechanism for community members to report a student engaging in concerning behaviors or needing additional support related to life circumstances.

Case managers are available to help students work through:

– Struggling with a difficult life circumstance or health issue

– Thoughts of harm to self, others, or locations

– Experiencing significant loss such as the death of a family member

– Victim of harassment, stalking, interpersonal violence, or sexual assault

– Struggling with food and housing insecurity or any basic needs concerns

– A need for assistance with public benefits such as SNAP or Medicaid

Student Emergency Retention Fund

The MSU Denver Student Emergency Retention Fund is an emergency stipend for MSU Denver students who are dealing with unanticipated and/or catastrophic life events that might otherwise cause the student to stop or pause the pursuit of their educational goals.

Stipends are usually capped at $1,000. Students can fill out an application online if they meet the criteria or they can call the Student Care Center to connect with a case manager.

Click here for more information

The EPIC Scholars Program

The Epic Scholars program provides academic and personal support services to students with experience in different systems of care (foster care, kinship care, legal guardianship, division of youth services), and students who self-identify as unaccompanied youth, emancipated minors, and independent students through the Financial Aid office.

Click here for more information on the Epic Scholars Program

The HOPES Programs

The HOPES program aims to improve students’ academic, professional, and personal aspirations by empowering self-advocacy, community and intellectual development. (serving students on public benefits such as SNAP, WIC, LEAP, Medicaid, TANIF, DDS)

Click here for more information on the HOPES program

MSU Denver CARE Team

CARE referrals are meant to provide a mechanism for community members to report a student engaging in concerning behavior or is in need of additional support related to life circumstances.

The CARE team comprises diverse professionals from across campus including Student Engagement & Wellness, Student Conduct, Counseling Center, Auraria Police Department, Access Center, Health Center at Auraria, and faculty representatives. Any individual in the community including but not limited to staff, faculty, students, and family members can file a CARE referral for a student through an online reporting system.

Click Here for more information about the CARE team