MSU Denver

Student Care Center

Connecting with the Student Care Center

The MSU Denver Student Care Center is OPEN for in-person walk-ins and appointments but will continue to offer opportunities for virtual support & appointments via phone or video call. Please contact the Student Care Center to discuss your needs by calling 303-615-0006, emailing us at [email protected]or by submitting a Care Referral so that a case manager can follow up with you.

The Student Care Center opened in the Fall of 2019 and houses MSU Denver’s case management services. The Student Care Center provides holistic, non-clinical case management support to MSU Denver Students who are facing challenging life circumstances that may prevent them from otherwise pursuing their educational goal.


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 who is engaging in concerning behaviors or needs 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

Roadrunner Food Pantry

If you are struggling to make ends meet, pay for groceries or afford a meal on campus, please connect with the student care center. Our physical location is NOW OPEN:

Monday: 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00am– 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am– 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Case managers can assist all currently enrolled MSU Denver students who are interested in applying for an e-gift card, applying for food assistance programs (SNAP), or exploring additional campus and community services. Students can reach out to the main phone line or main email to schedule a time to review or explore these services.

Click here for more information about the mobile food pantry!

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

Epic Scholars Program

The Epic Scholars program provides academic and personal supportive 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

Single Stop- Public Benefit Screener

Interested in exploring your eligibility for Government Benefits such as SNAP (food assistance), Medicaid, Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), Colorado WIC, Colorado Works (TANF)? Check out Single Stop!

Single Stop at MSU Denver is a one stop shop for students to connect to public benefits and resources that will provide additional services to assist them in their educational journey.

What is Single Stop? Single Stop at MSU Denver aims to connect students to local community and governmental resources that they may be eligible to for! Single Stop is an online screening tool that can estimate in minutes what public benefits students might be eligible to receive.

Complete the Screener Now!

MSU Denver CARE Team

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