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Staying Connected

Finding available Wi-Fi continues to be important. This MSU campus map identifies outdoor Wi-Fi access areas. Some campus buildings with Wi-Fi also continue to be open, including these buildings:

  • Student Services Building open during regular building hours; the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • MSU Union – open 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Please be mindful of maintaining social distancing when using these spaces.

In addition, Connected Nation Michigan (CNMI) public Wi-Fi map includes self-reported public Wi-Fi locations provided by entities and individuals. Similar maps from Connected Nation are available for the following states:

When using public Wi-Fi, always use caution and protect your information and devices.

Another possible option for students who are near a college campus other than MSU is using your MSU credentials to access Wi-Fi via Eduroam – a world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. Visit https://www.eduroam.org/where/ to find a map of global locations and learn how to use this resource. If you choose to use Eduroam and visit a location where it may be available to you, ensure the location is safe and you can maintain social distancing.


MSU Direct Financial Assistance
The Office of Financial Aid offers short-term loans for students

College-Specific Emergency Funds
Many MSU colleges are actively raising funds to support their students with financial hardships. Contact your college’s main administrative office for more details.

The Graduate School offers emergency funding

Renter’s Assistance

Student Legal Services
(517) 353-3716
Free to undergraduate and graduate students.

MSU Housing Clinic

Capital Area Housing Partnership
(517) 332-4663
Comprehensive COVID-19 resource page for homeowners and renters in Mid-Michigan. Call or go online to make an appointment to receive one-on-one advice

If you are struggling to make rent, contact your landlord or leasing office directly to discuss payment options and flexibility

Additional Resources

Stay Updated w/ Local COVID-19 News
City of East Lansing

City of Lansing’s Office of Financial Empowerment
A dedicated page to your finances.

MSU Student Food Bank
foodbank@msu.edu, Available by appointment.

MSU Safe Place
(517) 355-1100
Providing MSU affiliated persons experiencing emotional, physical or sexual abuse with safe shelter.

MSU Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
(517) 355-8270
MSU Students can call for a phone appointment.

For a complete list of MSU-based student resources, go to msu.edu/together-we-will

State & Federal Financial Assistance

Unemployment Insurance (UI)
The federal government recently passed the CARES Act, which among other things, expanded the eligibility criteria for UI. If you are a Michigan resident, please go to the Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity website or call 866-500-0017 to find out if you qualify. Out-of-state residents, please refer to your home state’s UI website for more details.

For more information, contact MSU’s Community Liaison’s Office: hingwesu@msu.edu | (517) 432-7527