Student COVID-19 Support InformatioN

 

Eller students’ health and wellness throughout their Eller experience and especially during the COVID-19 crisis, is our paramount concern. Please use this page to find resources to help you during this unique time.


Arizona Student Emergency Fund

The University of Arizona utilizes the Student Emergency Fund to support our students who are in danger from withdrawing due to an unexpected, temporary financial hardship as a result of illness, family crisis, natural disaster or other emergency or crisis situations. The fund is intended to assist UA students by providing subsidies solely for unexpected emergency expenses. 

Student Emergency Fund


The Campus Pantry

The Campus Pantry is still open even though classes have moved online. They have altered hours to best fit staff and volunteer schedules. In addition they have relocated to the Sonora Room which is on the first floor of the Student Union, across for the Cat Card office and next to the Wells Fargo

UA Campus Pantry


Information Technology and Connectivity


Academic support and advising 


Life Management Counseling Services

All Students: Prioritize your health and wellbeing.

Undergraduate: Eller undergraduate students can speak with Melissa Rosinski, a licensed, professional counselor who can provide no-cost, short-term, confidential counseling. Schedule an appointment with her through eSMS or email her questions you have at lmc@eller.arizona.edu.


Coping with COVID-19 related stress

Its normal to feel fear and worry for yourself and loved ones as we face an unprecedented experience, like the situation at hand with COVID-19. You’re not alone in feeling this way and there are resources to support you.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following strategies to manage stress related to COVID-19:

  1. Avoid excessive exposure to media coverage of COVID-19.
  2. Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  3. Make time to unwind and remind yourself that strong feelings will fade. Take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories. It can be upsetting to hear about the crisis and see images repeatedly. Try to do some other activities you enjoy to return to your normal life.
  4. Connect with others. Share your concerns and how you are feeling with a friend or family member. Maintain healthy relationships.
  5. Maintain a sense of hope and positive thinking.

If you are already receiving treatment for a mental health issue, please continue with your treatment plan and watch for any new symptoms.  

If you or someone else is experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact one of the resources below. In the event of an emergency, call 911 immediately. 


10 tips for dealing with uncertainty*

  • Be kind to yourself. Some people are better at dealing with uncertainties than others, so don’t beat yourself up if your tolerance for unpredictability is lower than a friend’s. Remind yourself that it might take time for the stressful situation to resolve, and be patient with yourself in the meantime.
  • Reflect on past successes. Chances are you’ve overcome stressful events in the past–and you survived! Give yourself credit. Reflect on what you did during that event that was helpful and what you might like to do differently this time.
  • Develop new skills. When life is relatively calm, make a point to try things outside your comfort zone. From standing up to a difficult boss to trying a new sport, taking risks helps you develop confidence and skills that come in handy when life veers off course.
  • Limit exposure to news. When we’re stressed about something, it can be hard to look away. But compulsively checking the news only keeps you wound up. Try to limit your check-ins and avoid the news during vulnerable times of day, such as right before bedtime.
  • Avoid dwelling on things you can’t control. When uncertainty strikes, many people immediately imagine worst-case scenarios. Get out of the habit of ruminating on negative events.
  • Take your own advice. Ask yourself: If a friend came to me with this worry, what would I tell her? Imagining your situation from the outside can often provide perspective and fresh ideas.
  • Engage in self-care. Don’t let stress derail healthy routines. Make efforts to eat well, exercise and get enough sleep. Many people find stress release in practices such as yoga and meditation.
  • Seek support from those you trust. Many people isolate themselves when they’re stressed or worried. But social support is important, so reach out to family and friends.
  • Control what you can. Focus on the things that are within your control, even if it’s as simple as weekly meal planning or laying out your clothes the night before a stressful day. Establish routines to give your days and weeks some comforting structure.
  • Ask for help. If you’re having trouble managing stress and coping with uncertainty on your own, ask for help.

* American Psychological Association