• COVID-19 Updates

  • University of Denver Updates and FAQs:


  • GSSW Updates:

    Please check your du.edu email account daily for DU and/or GSSW updates.


    Denver Campus:

    Four Corners:


    Western Colorado:


    Questions about COVID-19 and Field Placements?

    For up-to-date information about field placements, contact your GSSW Field Liaison and please visit the Field Education tab on this GSSW Student Resource Portal. 

  • Supports and Resources for all DU Students:


    • Student Outreach & Support is a University resource where trained staff members ensure that students are connected to appropriate campus resources, have a plan of action to meet their goals, and learn how to navigate challenging situations. Activate these services by completing an SOS referral at sos@du.edu or by calling 303-871-2400.


    • All degree seeking students at DU have free, 24/7 access to tele-mental health support through DU’s My SSP: Student Support Program. Please download the app today and click here to learn more. 




  • Denver-Based Resources:

    Denver Human Services:

    To protect the health and safety of the community and help limit the spread of COVID-19, all Denver Human Services facilities will be closed to the public beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020 until further notice. While in-person transactions will be unavailable, staff will continue to offer critical support and safety services for Denver’s families through online and phone services from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Services and transactions accessible online or by phone through www.denvergov.org/humanservices or 720-944-4DHS (4347) include:

    • Applying for benefits (food, cash, medical, child care assistance, RTD Live); Reporting changes; Submitting documents; Checking benefits status; Paying child support; Access information about rental assistance; Download applications for energy assistance and property tax relief. 

    Economic Support:

    The City and County of Denver is preparing a package to help support workers and businesses that will be hit hardest by this emergency. Additional details are forthcoming. In the meantime, please note these  existing resources: 

    • Property Tax & Rent Relief Program – for residents older than 65, people with a disability, or low-income residents
    • Temporary Rental & Utility Assistance (TRUA) – emergency rent and utility payments for those who qualify
    • Denver Human Services offers eviction and rental assistance
    • Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) – offering eligible residents help with a portion of their winter home heating bills

    Food Insecurity: 

    • If you have high need, you are encouraged to contact Hunger Free Colorado’s Food Resource Hotline. If you know anyone in need of food assistance, please use this online referral form.

    • If you, or a family you know, need food donations or meal support for children in Denver, Denver Public Schools and Denver Parks and Recreation are partnering to distribute meals for kids.  You can find the distribution locations at https://www.dpsk12.org/coronavirus/#food.

    Volunteer & Philantropy Opportunities: 

    • The city is recruiting volunteers to assist at our homeless shelters and in the supplemental and respite facilities that we are setting up around the metro area. You can direct people who want to volunteer to www.unitedwaydenver.org/covid-relief/.  Volunteer portal www.helpcoloradonow.org.
    • You can donate cleaning supplies and other materials for homeless shelters from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Martin Luther King Jr. and La Alma/Lincoln Park Recreation Centers (3880 Newport St. and 1325 W. 11th Ave., respectively).


  • Virtual Drop-In Hours (Effective Monday, March 16, 2020):


    GSSW Academic Affairs - Link to virtual office hours here.


    • Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (MT)


    GSSW Career Services

    Stacy Said, Career Development Advisor - Link to virtual office hours here.


    • Monday, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (MT)
    • Tuesday, 9:00 am to 10:00 am (MT)
    • Wednesday, 10:00 am to 11:00 am (MT)


    GSSW Field Education - Link to virtual office hours here.


    • Monday, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (MT)
    • Wednesday, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (MT)

    Field Education Notes:

    • Students currently in Field should contact their GSSW Liaison.
    • MSW@Denver Students in the placement process should contact their Placement Specialist


    GSSW Registrar - Link to virtual office hours here.


    • Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (MT)

    Note: Virtual office hours will not be available on Thursday,  April 9, 2020.


    GSSW Professional Advsing

    Krislyn O'Sullivan, Manager of Professional Advising - Link to virtual office hours here.


    • Monday and Friday, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (MT)
      • Extended hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, 11:00am-12:00pm (MT): From March 23rd to April 3rd


    GSSW Professional Advsing

    Maggie Heyduk, Professional Advisor - Link to virtual office hours here.


    • Monday and Friday, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (MT)
      • Extended hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, 11:00am-12:00pm (MT): From March 23rd to April 3rd


    GSSW Student Engagement

    Asia Wesley, Student Engagement Coordinator - Link to virtual office hours here.


    • Wednesday and Thursday, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (MT)
    • Friday, 9:00 am to 10:00 am (MT)

This portfolio last updated: 27-Mar-2020 1:32 PM