General Information on COVID-19
Grand Valley State University has a website to help you understand about the virus and what the university is doing. There is a link for Information for Students. www.gvsu.edu/coronavirus
To read factual information on COVID-19 and pandemics, you should use CDC guidance for the latest information on the pandemic so you can make informed decisions. https://www.cdc.gov/
The University Counseling Center's webpage has current information for you if you are dealing with stress and/or anxiety due to all the changes.
The Office of Financial Aid has a page of questions and answers about financial aid, scholarships, economic hardship, and student employees.
If you do not have internet access, you can check with any of these. We do not support or promote any specific business but are just passing along information to you.
- Comcast - To sign up, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
- Charter Communications, Spectrum’s parent company, announced that beginning March 16, it will make its services available for free for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have internet through the company. To enroll in the program, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
- Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi [xfinity.com]. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser. Make your links look like links. Users won't click them if they can't find them!
If you do not have a laptop, there are two resources on campus to help you.
TRIO STEM has a limited number that can be loaned out. Contact us to reserve one.
The University Libraries has a limited number of Windows 10, internet-enabled laptops to loan until March 29th to students who need them. Fill out a laptop request form to get in the queue.
LAKER MEAL SHARE PROGRAM
The Laker Meal Share Program helps support students in times of hardship by providing meals to meet immediate needs. Campus Dinning and the Dean of Students Office have teamed up to help create the Laker Meal Share Program. This program allows GVSU meal plan users to contribute guest meal swipes from their meal plan each semester. Contributed meals go into a pool that can be used to provide access to Campus Dinning for students who might otherwise go hungry.
Replenish is an on campus food resource, developed to support students. If you have questions about accessing Replenish please contact us at 331-STOR (7867). Hours are Monday-Friday from 12-5 p.m. Replenish is located on the lower level of Kirkhof in room 074.
Love INC- 6561 Lake Michigan Drive (Located here in Allendale)
Orders must be placed by Tuesdays at 4pm for pickup on Thursdays 1-5pm. This is for anyone who needs food; it’s also the time & location for food donations. For more information about the food pantry, please click here.
Diaper Store of Allendale.
Valley Church holds a diaper and wipes pantry. Right now they are holding it for the next three on Saturdays from 10 – 11 am at 5980 Lake Michigan Dr. After that it is the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.
SAINT LUKE FOOD PANTRY - 10144 42nd Ave (Just past Grand Valley Apartments)
The Saint Luke Food Pantry hosts a food pantry on the second Thursday of the month from 3 – 5 pm. The GVSU Student Meal Ministry also partners with the Saint Luke Food pantry to provide meals on Sunday’s once a month after the 5:00 pm Mass.
Please, if you are need food prior to this date call the parish office at (616) 895-2247. This is open to all GVSU students, all Parishioners, and Allendale residence.