Resources for CVM Students

Immediate resources for students imapcted by COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak:

  • No UMN classes will be held March 16-17. 
  • On Wednesday, March 18, students in years 1-3 of the curriculum will resume classes through online or alternative instruction through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Students in year 4 of the curriculum must receive an exemption to complete externships (Requests for exception should be directed to the Campus Public Health Officer web form) and otherwise will receive alternative instruction until further notice.

The College is working closely with the University to monitor and respond to COVID-19 developments.

Who can I contact if I have symptoms?

For international students affected by the coronavirus

For mental health:

Resources for CVM Employees

VMC employee FAQ document

For Faculty

For researchers

General employee resources

If you are having any technology concerns, for virtual huddles, meetings with colleagues working from home, or anything related to teaching, please feel free to contact the CVM Education Support group at [email protected]. We are happy to help. Work will be prioritized with teaching issues managed first and we may need to send you to central resources if they are the group that can most efficiently and correctly answer your concern. Here are the things you might particularly need

Zoom (access at

Use Google Hangouts to conduct an online meeting
Use Google Keep to store and share notes (task management)

Use Slack to communicate with teams (communication management)Create Videos from your computer using Kaltura Capture

CVM emails and announcements about COVID-19

March 28, 2020 | CVM update, COVID-19, Iterim Dean Laura Molgaard, DVM
March 21, 2020 | CVM update, COVID-19, Interim Dean Laura Molgaard, DVM
March 16, 2020 | CVM update on COVID-19 implications, Interim Dean Laura Molgaard, DVM

Campus-wide updates

All University employees who are able to work remotely should plan to do so in consultation with their supervisor beginning Monday, March 16, and no later than Wednesday, March 18 (see President Gabel's March 16 announcement).

All coursework will be delivered through alternative instruction rather than in-person beginning March 18 until through the remainder of the spring 2020 semester (see President Gabel’s March 16 announcement).

All non-essential University-related travel has been canceled for faculty, staff, and students from March 16 to April 30 (see President Gabel’s March 10 and March 11 announcements).

University of Minnesota Covid-19 webpage

Other campus-wide updates

Other campus-wide updates

Buildings systemwide go to weekend mode

  • Beginning Tuesday, March 17, most University buildings systemwide will require a U Card or other secure means of access, consistent with the protocol for each of our campuses. If you need to be on campus, please have what you need to gain building access with you at all times.
  • Each building will have signs posted giving more information to the University community, the public, and vendors and contractors, should they need access.
  • Check with your local campus for access to other healthcare resources in your community.

Recreation centers close systemwide

Libraries close systemwide

  • Public health officials strongly urge all members of the University community and beyond to avoid gatherings and to practice social distancing. As a result, all University libraries systemwide will close beginning Tuesday, March 17, until further notice.
  • Online library services continue to be available. Any student who experiences difficulty accessing what they need for projects or assignments is expected to work with their professor to develop an alternative plan.

Events are cancelled through end of semester

  • On Friday, March 13, President Gabel communicated that all University events systemwide would be canceled based on MDH recommendations of avoiding events 250 people or larger.
  • On March 16, the White House announced all individuals should avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.
  • The University will now cancel all events 50 people or larger through the end of the semester.
  • Smaller events should not be held unless social distancing can be implemented (six feet between people).