COVID-19 Services and Support

Additional support and services can be found at the University's COVID-19 Resource Center.

Food, clothing, and more

Critical resources can be obtained through the Student Support Basic Needs Hub, which was created to facilitate the connection of campus and community resources. The hub provides urgent, essential student necessities, such as food, clothing, housing, and access to academic tools. Assistance provided through the hub is not intended to replace or supplement current student financial aid and it does not need to be repaid. Apply online at the Basic Needs Hub.


The Food Pantry is open to all current Rochester undergraduate and graduates students, as well as post-doctoral appointees until further notice. In order to reduce health risks for both students and pantry staff, we are taking online orders for grocery bag pick-ups.


The University Counseling Center remains open for remote support for all full-time students and offers suggestions for managing fears and anxiety about the novel coronavirus. Any student, domestic or international, experiencing a mental health emergency can call the (585) 275-3113 at any time of day.

The CARE Network

The CARE Network enables members of the University community to express their concerns about a student through its online referral form. Staff will reach out to the student to provide support and resources. In addition, the Interfaith Chapel offers support to students, who can email Denise Yarbrough if they are struggling. Many of the faith communities of the chapel are offering virtual worship services. Simply contact the leader of the faith community you are interested in for details.