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Message from Student Affairs: Colorado Fires, UNC Campus Resources

October 21, 2020

Dear Campus Community: 

We acknowledge the impacts of the wildfires burning across our state, and we have many faculty, staff, students, and families in those areas directly affected by these fires. As these fires continue to spread rapidly, many UNC community members and families have had to evacuate. We’re concerned about our Bear community’s wellbeing and mental health and would like to offer some support and assistance.  

The following UNC resources have been identified to help those in need during this time. If you are unsure of which resource to use, please contact Student Outreach and Support (below) at dos@unco.edu.  


Housing | 970-351-2721 | housing@unco.edu | unco.edu/housing 
UNC Housing & Residential Education is offering temporary housing to those in our community who have been displaced or evacuated from their homes. There will be no charge for housing during the first two weeks. After two weeks the charge for emergency housing is $23 per person per day. Housing will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Student Outreach and Support | 970-351-2001 | unco.edu/student-outreach-support
Provides support by coordinating with campus resources, makes appropriate referrals, and provides follow-up services to address an individual’s unique needs.

Counseling Center | 970-351-2496 | unco.edu/counseling-center
The University Counseling Center provides professional counseling services to currently enrolled UNC students free of charge. You may contact the Counseling Center to make an appointment at (970) 351-2496 or you may visit their website for additional information.

Psychological Services Clinic | 970-351-1648 | 
The Psychological Services Clinic is a mental health agency operated in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences (CEBS) at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). 

Disability Resource Center | 970-351-2289 | unco.edu/disability-resource-center
If applicable, DRC can assist in creating an accessible university community, where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of the educational environment.

Dining Services | 970-351-2652 | unco.edu/dining
UNC’s Dining Services can offer on-campus meal convenience and flexibility with meal plan options and Dining Dollars for our community members.

Bear Pantry | 970-351-3667 | unco.edu/bear-pantry
Bear Pantry offers supplemental food supply for those in need and facing food insecurity. Schedule a time to pick up a Grab and Go Bag

SOAR | 970-351-1391 | unco.edu/soar
SOAR provides students with academic and personal support in an inclusive environment by teaching them the skills necessary to make self-motivated academic decisions. SOAR can help students navigate some of the academic questions they may have while facing other life challenges.

Tutorial Services  | 970-351-1904 | unco.edu/tutoring
Provides peer-led individual, small group, and supplemental instruction tutoring sessions to promote proactive and independent student learning. 

Bear Central | 970-351-4862 | go.unco.edu/Bear-Central
Bear Central in the Campus Commons, comprises the Office of Financial Aid, Bursar’s Office, and Office of the Registrar in one central location. Students can get help with billing, financial aid, or registration questions. The Registrar’s office is a resource if students would like to withdraw from a course or fully withdraw from the University. For deadlines regarding Individual course withdrawal/ Full semester withdrawal please visit the Registrar’s website.  If students still have additional questions or would like to move forward with a withdrawal, please contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@unco.edu or 970-351-4862.

If you or someone you know is affected by the wildfires, we encourage you to reach out for help and take advantage of some of UNC’s resources. We understand that these are stressful times. Please take care and let us know how we can help.

Katrina Rodriguez, PhD
Vice President for Student Affairs
Division of Student Affairs