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Coronavirus Resources for Students

To our students:

We know that COVID-19 pandemic has caused financial and emotional strain on many students. We care about you and we want to help if we can! Below you will find a list of University of Washington resources as well as State and Federal aid information. We hope this information is helpful and you are able to find resources to support you.

Please reach out to the department if you have any further questions or concerns.

Michael Rich – Program Coordinator (

Maria Francom - Administrator (

Updated Face Covering Policy as of 9/29/21

The University is reinstating an indoor mask mandate for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status. A mask or other suitable face covering is required indoors when other people are present and in all public and common areas, such as lobbies, hallways, stairways, restrooms, elevators and shared vehicles.

Vaccination Requirement - Resources

The University of Washington requires students and personnel to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccines being administered are safe and effective, and you can be vaccinated at any provider at no cost to you. Please visit this site for information on where to get vaccinated.

Husky Coronavirus Testing Program

The Husky Coronavirus Testing Program is a critical part of our back-to-campus efforts. All community members – faculty, staff and students – are strongly encouraged to enroll in the Husky Coronavirus Testing program, especially those that will be on a UW campus/facility for work, courses, research and other purposes during autumn quarter. Testing through the program is free for all students, staff and faculty and other academic personnel. Results of testing through the program will sync with Environmental Health & Safety's contact tracing efforts. Please note that signing up and participating in this program does not replace the need to still complete the daily attestation in Workday when working on campus. More information about how to register is available here.

Covid-19 - FAQ

Please visit this Covid-19 FAQ page for commonly asked questions and current resources. For guidance and requirements for Covid-19 public health requirements please review this flowchart from Environmental Health and Safety. Please see the UW's Building Readiness Guidelines. These guidelines provide an overview of how the University of Washington is ensuring building readiness on the Seattle campus as faculty, staff and students return.

UW Case Tracking Dashboard

This dashboard includes positive COVID-19 test results reported to the University by UW community members, and test results (both positive and negative) from the Husky Coronavirus Testing program powered by the Seattle Flu Study (SFS).

International Student Resources

Office of Global Affairs website 

ISS COVID-19 information page

Financial Support

Short Term Loans

The Office of Student Financial Aid has short term loan funds available to students who are experiencing temporary cash flow issues. You may receive up to $2500 or $3200 for undergraduates and graduate students, respectively.

UW Emergency Aid

Emergency Aid assists students who are experiencing unexpected financial hardships that may disrupt their education or prevent them from earning their UW degree.

Child Care & Elder Care Resources

Child Care Options

Adult and Elder Care Options

Food Resources 

Campus Food Pantry

The Campus Food Pantry is open three days a week in Poplar Hall. Anyone with a Husky ID may access the pantry. Appointments for urgent need are also available and can be set up via email or phone call.

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources for UW Seattle Campus Students UW Seattle students have access to a range of mental health and counseling support, including individual counseling, group therapy, workshops and crisis services. In an emergency, always call 911.

University of Washington Counseling Center The Counseling Center provides free support services that can help with the stress and emotion that comes with unexpected circumstances.

University of Washington Health and Wellness The Health and Wellness office offers student care, support, and education on important mental and physical well-being topics.

Crisis Connections  Crisis Connections connects people in need to access the state safety net, whether it’s for mental or emotional support services, housing assistance, or help with financial needs.

Disaster Distress Helpline SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

People who already are managing existing mental health conditions should prioritize self-care during difficult times and should contact their clinicians if they have questions or concerns. To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Text “START” to 741-741 to reach the Crisis Text Line.

The Hope Center has outlined resources for supporting college students during this crisis.

Technology & Learning Resources

Together We Will

The University of Washington is united and committed to supporting our community together. As a community, we will persist together. Please visit this web page to see how you can get involved.

Departmental Connections

Departments are collaborating to create holistic student support. Please visit their department pages:

Humanities Academic Services Center

Department of English

Department of Scandinavian Studies