RESOURCES for graduate students in response to COVID-19

The following resources have been compiled with the intention of providing easy access to information of relevance and specific interest to graduate students during the COVID-19 outbreak.   

Official Augusta University News and Updates  

COVID-19 Resources Stay up to date with the latest news and resources for students on the reopening of campus. 

FAQs for International Students View a list of responses to the most frequently ask questions about campus reopening for international students. 

University Libraries To stay up to date with most current news for University Libraries this Fall. 

Student Support

Graduate Student Emergency Fund providing funds up to $500 for students who are experiencing financial emergencies

CARES Act as of March 1, 2021, a total of 5,739 students were awarded CRRSA Act Grants ranging from $200 to $650 for a total of $3,019,000. The remaining $53,671 will be awarded through the COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund.

Opportunities for funding include: CARES Act Grants and the COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund (funded by the CARES Act)

Open Paws Food Pantry  Complete the Open Paws Food Pantry Request form to request items from the food pantry. For more information, contact Gina Thurman at or 706-737-1411.

Technological Needs survey to apply for help with computer, internet and related technological needs

Virtual AU a comprehensive resource that supports students during the period of online learning. 

Student Health and Counseling

Jaguar Live Well an initiative created to promote a lifestyle of holistic wellness for students.

Student Counseling and Psychological Services 706-737-1471  For after-hour emergencies, call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1-800-715-4225

COVID-19 HOTLINE 706-721-1852

Student Health Insurance FAQs United Health Care Student Resource

What Health Resources Are Available to Me — Whether I Have Student Health Insurance or Not?

All students still have access to Augusta University’s Student Health Services and Student Counseling and Psychological Services. Please contact these offices if you are in need of care. All students at University System of Georgia institutions are now eligible to consult with Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) doctors, nurses and mental health specialists as they work through issues related to COVID-19. These consultations are no cost for students enrolled in USG SHIP and are $40 for non-enrolled students. There is a 24/7 help line available for all students at no charge. All students can download the Healthiest You mobile app, call 855-870-5858. 

To support students who may be experiencing anxiety or stress following the recent developments around COVID-19, an Emotional Support Help Line at 866-342-6892 provides access to specially trained mental health specialists 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is free of charge to all students.  

On-Line Learning Resources

Tips and Tools For Online Learning - AU answers and tips for student online learning including information on D2L, TEAMS, WebEx

IT Service Portal - This AU portal has many answers and support resources to many commonly asked questions related to IT. It also offers you the ability submit a support ticket to resolve any IT issues you may be encountering. 

IT Help Desk 

Virtual AU - Online Student Support Hub 

USG Tips to keep you learning online

Covid-19 Information  Johns Hopkins’ experts track global cases and trends of COVID-19 with daily updates. Check out their interactive maps for visualization of data tracking and trends.

CDC - Coronavirus (COVID-19)  The latest facts and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Infographic CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of germs. 


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