Resources for Coronavirus Pandemic

List last updated April 5, 2020. Available as a PDF file. Adapted from College of Engineering list.

Academic Resources

  • CLASS+ — All services are available online. This includes tutoring, writing support and Academic Coaching
  • Online Academic Success Guide of the University of Tennessee — Tips and templates for organizing your time and focus as an online learner.
  • EdX Tips for Successful Online Learning — Practical suggestions for creating a successful online learning environment.

Coping and Mindset Resources

  • COVID-19 and Your Mental Health (CAPS) (PDF) — Tips and strategies for supporting your wellness during this time.
  • COVID-19 Anxiety Workbook (CAPS) (PDF)— The goal of this toolbox is to help reduce your anxiety about the outbreak, provide you tools to manage your anxiety, as well as provide you with life-long tools you can use while facing anxiety-triggering situations.
  • “Let’s Talk” Phone or Video Therapy with CAPS — Free, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, Call 479-575-5276.
  • Daily Anxiety Webinar (CAPS) — Free, 3 p.m. Central Monday- Friday through this Zoom link with meeting ID 123 791 810. Students do not need to enter their real name or have to use their webcam when prompted to enter the Zoom meeting. Students can also just use the chat function to ask questions.
  • Virtual Coffee Hour (CAPS) — Free, 10 a.m. CST Monday- Friday through this Zoom link with meeting ID 300 164 825. Students do not need to enter their real name or have to use their webcam when prompted to enter the Zoom meeting. Students can also just use the chat function to ask questions.
  • Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety — Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.
  • Anxiety Resources — Helpful expert tips and resources for those experiencing anxiety; updated daily.
  • Headspace — Free meditation and mindfulness videos to help feel grounded and calmer.

Tips to Support Yourself (adapted from CDC and CAPS)

  • Seek creative ways to recharge and stay healthy — free online exercise classes, cooking, virtual
    game nights, finally get that 8 hours of sleep.
  • Take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories, including social media. While
    being “in the know” helps provide a sense of control over a situation for some; for others, it may
    reinforce anxiety and fear.
  • Take time to unwind and spend time developing a new hobby or skill.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

For most, reactions to stress will lessen over the first few weeks. However, when symptoms and reactions
worsen (significantly impacting your ability to function, becoming harder to manage, or are increasing in
severity) there is increased need for concern. We encourage you to reach out to CAPS at 479-575-5276.

Local Support Resources

  • NWA Resources Map — Regularly updated resource map (on Google) for Northwest Arkansas food pantries, free meals
    for kids, wi-fi availability, health clinics, housing assistance, and more.
  • NWA Resources List — Google doc compiled by the Fayetteville Public Library and updated regularly to
    include Northwest Arkansas food pantries, free meals for kids, Wi-Fi availability, health clinics, housing
    assistance, and more.
  • UARK Full Circle Food Pantry (Bud Walton Hall) — Curbside food bag pickup available on Monday,
    Wednesday and Friday afternoons, student IDs required (1 bag per 2 people). Vegetarian
    options available on Mondays. Updated information available on its website, Facebook page or by
    calling 479-575-4365. The Ceramics Studio Outpost (326 Eastern Ave.) will remain available for
    Full Circle Fast Bag pick-up; contact Jeannie Hulen, jhulen@uark.edu, for more information or
    check studio hours on the Facebook page.
  • Fayetteville Housing Authority — Residents living in FHA-housing can fill out this form to request
    temporary rent adjustment due to loss of income.
  • Lindsey Management — Residents living in a Lindsey Management rentals will have
    waived late fees for delayed rent payments; contact your property manager for more details
    and information.
  • United Way 2-1-1 — Free service that connects the caller to local resources for food,
    financial, rent, and legal assistance, among others. Explore website or call 2-1-1.
  • Hark and United Way Assistance — Form to request assistance for housing (rent assistance), food,
    money, legal advice, health care, and more.
  • Public Transportation — City web page on COVID-19 has (scroll down) updated service routes and precautionary practices for riders on Razorback Transit and Ozark Regional Transit.