Relief and Assistance
COVID-19 Resources for Students
This page serves as a consolidated directory of resources offered by businesses, organizations, universities, and people in response to the devastating effects of COVID-19 on first-generation and/or low-income college students across the country. Our team will continue to update this as we come across additional resources. We also encourage you to share with us additional resources by clicking here.
Together, as a community, we are here for you - and we will get through this!
For the latest news and resources related to COVID-19, visit the CDC website .
A list of resources ranging from combatting racism and xenophobia, to housing, storage, travel, food coverage, and institution specific resources and information.
SPONSOR: EAST COAST ASIAN AMERICAN STUDENT UNION
Community members stepping up and offering to host or store items for students impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns.
SPONSOR: BOSTON AREA COMMUNITY
A crowd-sourced comprehensive directory of free and discounted services for everyone, healthcare workers, and for students/educators.
SPONSOR: COMMUNITY MEMBERS
The Collective Success Network is a Philadelphia-based non-profit whose mission is to support low-income/first-generation (LIFG) college students. During this challenging period, we are committed to supporting LIFG students displaced by campus closings to get the help and resources needed to navigate COVID-19 emergency measures.
SPONSOR: THE COLLECTIVE SUCCESS NETWORK
Response to COVID-19 contains information and assistance for reimbursements, housing, transportation and other FAQ’s.
SPONSOR: HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Two young professionals put together this comprehensive list of resources to help you stay informed as well as physically and financially healthy during this unprecedented time.
SPONSORS: GLORIA AND RUIDI
Directory of Mutual Aid spreadsheets and offerings organized by region.
SPONSOR: IT’S GOING DOWN
Due to recent events, many students are in need of financial assistance for housing, transportation, and food. We created this venmo so that we could match students who are in need with funds provided by people generous enough to help out. We are using a personal venmo account, but the money will stay in the venmo balance and not in a bank account. Any excess funds will be appropriately refunded/managed. Requests above $100 will be fulfilled incrementally depending on the flow of donations!
SPONSOR: SWARTHMORE COMMUNITY
A list of resources including storage, food, housing, flight assistance, and other support crowdsourced by the community.
SPONSOR: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO COMMUNITY
Penn has created an official procedure for staying on campus and asked students off-campus not to return to campus (see https://coronavirus.upenn.edu/ for details or the unofficial resource guide http://bit.ly/PennCOVID19). However, HUNDREDS of students (particularly FGLI) have been denied and are still in need of housing. Penn has asked all undergraduate students and professional degree students to leave campus at the start of spring break and to remain at their permanent home residence. For some students, this is not an option. Several Penn community members have indicated that they are able and willing to open up their home to students who need it. Others have indicated that they would be able to assist in storing student’s items. If you are able to do either of these, please sign up below so undergraduates can easily find and contact you. This, of course, does not commit you to taking anybody on. This is intended to serve as a resource for those students looking to find alternative housing. If you or someone you know needs housing or storage, please share this resource with them.
SPONSORS: UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA COMMUNITY
Up-to-date information on housing, storage, health and wellness, financial aid, remote access, and travel.
SPONSOR: UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
A call for donations and offered housing and job assistance.