COVID-19

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation the College of Design has collected resources on this page to help our faculty, staff, and students adapt. You will also find a list of previous communications from University and College of Design leadership for easy access. As the situation continues to develop we will update this page accordingly. Updates can also be found on the University's Public Health Alerts webpage.

Student Resources

Office for Student Affairs resources:

Office of Undergraduate Education resources:

For help with registration and changing your grading basis, please reference One Stop's how-to guide.

For help with financial stress, contact One Stop Student Services, or schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

For mental health concerns, contact Student Counseling Services, or access the following resources:

Teaching and Instruction Resources

Research Resources

Other Resources from University Partners

Health-related Information

College of Design Specific Information Regarding COVID-19

We have put together a Google Doc that answers common questions we have received from CDes faculty and staff. Be assured that this document is updated daily to reflect the rapid changes we are experiencing as a college.

Emails from College of Design Leadership

Message from Assistant Dean Yang with Important Updates for CDes Students | March 31, 2020

Message from IT Director Kimber with an Important Zoom Update | March 25, 2020

Messages from Assistant Dean Yang and Dean Strohecker with Updates for CDes Students | March 24, 2020

Message from IT Director Kimber with an IT Systems Update and Resources for Internet Connectivity | March 19, 2020

Message from Dean Strohecker on Day One of Resumed Classes | March 18, 2020

Message from Dean Strohecker with Final Reminders Before Classes Resume | March 17, 2020

Message from Dean Strohecker, Assistant Dean Yang, and Assistant Dean Miller with Operations Update | March 16, 2020

Message from Dean Strohecker on Working Remotely and IT Trainings | March 15, 2020

Messages from IT Director Kimber, Assistant Dean Miller, and Dean Strohecker on CDes Facilities and Working Remotely | March 13, 2020

Messages from Associate Dean Chu, Assistant Dean Miller, and HR Director Batt on CDes Response Updates | March 12, 2020

Messages from Dean Strohecker, Associate Dean Chu, IT Director Kimber, and Assistant Dean Miller on CDes Actions to Adapt to Online Classes | March 11, 2020

Message from Dean Strohecker on CDes Actions Following UMN Travel Announcement | March 10, 2020

Emails from University Leadership

Message from President Gabel with a Comprehensive Student Fee Refund Plan | April 3, 2020

Message from President Gabel with COVID-19 Updates | April 1, 2020

Message from the Office of Student Affairs with a Comprehensive List of Student Resources | March 27, 2020

Message from President Gabel with COVID-19 Updates | March 27, 2020

Message from President Gabel with COVID-19 Updates | March 26, 2020

Message from President Gabel with Updates on Governor Walz' "Stay at Home" Order | March 25, 2020

Message from President Gabel with COVID-19 Updates | March 23, 2020

Message from VP for Research Cramer on Essential Supplies Sought for COVID-19 Clinical Response | March 21, 2020

Message from President Gabel with COVID-19 and Grading Updates | March 20, 2020

Message from President Gabel with COVID-19 Updates on Policies and More | March 19, 2020

Message from VP for Research Cramer with Updated Research Guidance | March 18, 2020

Message from President Gabel with COVID-19 Updates | March 18, 2020

Message from President Gabel with Further University Operations Update | March 17, 2020

Message from President Gabel with an Update on University Operations | March 16, 2020

Message from President Gabel on Minnesota's Closure of K-12 Schools | March 15, 2020

Message from President Gabel Thanking the University Community | March 14, 2020

Message from Interim VP for Human Resources Horstman | March 13, 2020

Message from President Gabel on Minnesota's Declaration of Emergency | March 13, 2020

Message from VP for Research Cramer on Research Guidance in Response to COVID-19 | March 12, 2020

Message from President Gabel on Travel and Other COVID-19 Updatess | March 12, 2020

Message from VP for Research Cramer on COVID-19 Guidance for Research with Human Participants | March 11, 2020

Message from Provost Hanson on Further Guidance on Alternative Modes of Instruction | March 11, 2020

Message from President Gabel on Spring Break Extension and Move Toward Alternative Forms of Teaching | March 11, 2020

Message from President Gabel on Cancelling all Non-Essential Travel | March 10, 2020