Additional Coronavirus Student Resources

Student Affairs and Services | Online Engagement Centers | Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) | MSU Food Bank | Faculty/Student Remote Learning Guide | Accurate Reporting Websites | MSU Safe Place | MSU Center for Survivors | Summer Housing | MSU Office of Institutional Equity | CAS COVID-19 Questions | OCAT | Women Student Services | Online Wellness/Exercise Links | MSU Virtual Career Fair | Tutoring | Housing Refund Updates

 

Student Affairs and Services

Financial concerns
Many students are inquiring about financial assistance. We are working with Financial Aid to determine how best to address these concerns and will share this information when it becomes available.

Internet Access at Permanent Residence
If you are near a college campus, that is not MSU, you may be able to use your MSU credentials to access Wi-Fi via eduroam, which is a world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. Visit https://www.eduroam.org/where/ to find a map of global locations and learn how to use this resource. If you choose to use this resource and visit a location where eduroam may be available to you, it is important that you ensure that this location is safe and you are able to maintain social distancing.

Free Internet Service for K-12, college and low-income households
Xfinity
Charter

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Online Engagement Centers

The NSSC has developed a way to assist students in your online learning. We continue to be committed to empowering all undergraduate students to pursue knowledge, access resources, and develop skills needed for intellectual, social, local and global success. The Engagement Centers offer free online academic support using zoom, a video conferencing software that you can use on your phone or computer.

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Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

Beginning March 17, Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS) offices at Olin Health Center, MSU Student Union and in the Neighborhoods will be closed. CAPS counseling and psychiatry staff will work remotely to help meet the needs of MSU students. All group counseling has been canceled.

Established clients: Established clients with scheduled appointments will be offered phone or Zoom sessions. Clients will be contacted and given instructions.
New Clients: For students not in crisis: If you do not have a scheduled appointment, and/or are not already established with CAPS, you have the option to complete a CAPS-Phone-Request for a phone consultation appointment to discuss your needs and assist with connecting you with available resources: msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9GNsDVC3VlH3wnr

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MSU Food Bank

For the remainder of the semester, the MSU Food Bank will no longer hold large distributions. Moving forward, the Student Food Bank will be by appointment only. Students are eligible for one appointment per week and appointments begin Thursday (3/19). At the time of your appointment, enter through Olin's MAIN doors and make an immediate left where you'll find the food bank and our staff. They will continue to give away a variety of fresh and non perishable items.

“6 Semesters Using the Food Bank and One Reflection Later” - Amanda Flores appreciates the MSU Food Bank for their efforts to delimit food insecurity.

Appointments: https://msustudentfoodbank.setmore.com/

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Faculty/Student Remote Learning Guide

Information found here will help the MSU community access resources that will enable a successful transition to remote teaching and working. Refer to this guide when having difficulty with technology, equipment and access.

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Accurate Reporting Websites

Use discernment when believing information that you see online and in the media. Always fact check, here are a few good sites:

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MSU Safe Place

MSU Safe Place provides shelter to anyone experiencing emotional, physical or sexual abuse in an on-going relationship and needing a safe, confidential place to stay. For support or shelter contact MSU Safe Place. MSU affiliated persons needing shelter can use the number listed above to access our on-call phone service after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends and holidays.

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MSU Center for Survivors

The MSU Center for Survivors responds to those impacted by sexual violence and works to create a community free of violence and oppression. MSU Center for Survivors provides counseling and support groups to MSU students, working with sexual assault survivors and all others who are impacted by sexual violence. Our 24-hour hotline and advocacy services are offered to anyone in the greater Lansing community.

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Summer Housing

MSU’s Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS) is committed to supporting all students impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak throughout the summer, especially those who are unable to travel home. The Department of Residence Education and Housing Services will work with affected students to support them in securing housing, dining plans and employment within RHS.

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MSU Office of Institutional Equity

The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) reviews concerns related to discrimination and harassment based on age, color, gender, gender identity, disability status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, and weight under the University's Anti-Discrimination Policy (ADP) and Policy on Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct 
(RVSM).

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CAS COVID-19 Questions

This form was created to address concerns that members of the ComArtSci may have that pertain to the University-wide decision to transition to remote learning.  The College of Communication Arts and Sciences is committed to connecting our students to resources and support necessary to successfully navigate the transition.

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OCAT

OCAT FRIDAYS will run every friday starting March 20th. Check out the link in instagram.com/ocatmsu bio to join the Zoom meeting with OCAT staff and peers.

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Women Student Services 

Programs/Services still available:

  • WILD Wednesdays - Online!

  • WSS Online Office Hours

  • Announcing... WEB!

  • Spartan Ambassador Job Opportunity

  • NSO Job Opportunity

  • Ask a Spartan

  • Womxn's Herstory Month Trading Cards

  • LBGT Resource Center Updates


How to contact WSS:
Call 517-432-7556 and leave a message. This will send a text message to our director and she will contact you as soon as possible.

Heather's Open/Public (Zoom) Office Hours: 
Tuesdays, 12-1PM
Wednesdays 2-3PM
Thursdays 9-10AM

Just pop into Heather's Personal Meeting Room and hangout.

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Online Wellness/Exercise Links

Free virtual resources to stay physically and emotionally fit during the pandemic. 

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MSU Virtual Career Fair

Searching for a job or internship? As you navigate the changes ahead, we are here to help connect you with employers who are seeking candidates.

Sign up for MSU’s virtual Spring Career Fair, April 23-24. This two-day event is your chance to connect with more than 200 employers seeking to hire for full-time, part-time, and internship positions. This is the last major career fair of the year, and we encourage you to attend both days.

  • MSU Virtual Spring Career Fair -- April 23rd: Day 1 – Large Companies
  • MSU Virtual Spring Career Fair -- April 24th: Day 2 – Small Companies and Non Profits

Pre-registration to each fair is required.

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Tutoring

CLC Tutoring: tutoring is available via Zoom. You must make an appointment through EAB as you would make an advising appointment.

MLC: the math learning center has tutoring via zoom, you can access it from this link https://math.msu.edu/mlc/

Social Science: Econ help room via Zoom https://socialscience.msu.edu/undergraduate/current-students/student-success/help-rooms.html

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Housing Refund Updates

  1. SPAD & RA/OCAT students are NOT eligible for refund

  2. Credit will only go towards Housing & Food

  3. Credit will NOT go towards previous tuition & fee balances 

  4. Move out by April 12th


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