COVID-19 Resources and Information
This webpage includes is a selection of resources available to graduate and professional students that may be useful during the current circumstances relating to COVID-19.
GPSA continues to advocate for all graduate and professional students and we ask that you please reach out with any information or concerns you may have.
WSU Hiring Freeze
On April 1, 2020, President Kirk Schulz announced a university-wide hiring freeze. However, Graduate teaching assistants and research assistants are not subject to the hiring freeze. Find out more information at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/wsu-hiring-during-covid-19/.
Please reach out to GPSA if there are any threats or plans to reduce positions as part of a budget cut. We want to hear from you, so that we can advocate for you!
Health and Wellness
The main health provider to students on assistantships residing in Pullman is still Cougar Health Services. All services are operational although you must call ahead for an appointment. For those students outside of Pullman, now may be a great time to try out one of the Telehealth options for virtual appointments. Otherwise, to find additional "in network" providers, go to https://www.uhcsr.com/, then type in Washington State University under your school’s name and click on FIND PROVIDERS at the main menu.
Cougar Health Services: Is still operational; however, appointments are necessary.
Healthiest You Telehealth Services: Available free of charge to those with assistantship health insurance.
Better Help Online Counseling Services: Available free of charge to all with assistantship health insurance.
WSU CAPS pandemic resources: Maintain your mental health during with help from resources curated by CAPS counselors including virtual workshops and stress management tips.
WSU UREC online remote programing: Stay active while at home with this UREC programing.
Contact for Student Insurance Questions
Phone: 509-335-3575 (option 3)
Through support from BECU, WSU, and private donors, both undergraduate and graduate students, system-wide who are experiencing a financial emergency, may be eligible for a Crimson Community Grant between $200–$1000. UPDATE: Not Currently Accepting Applications
A temporary partnership of all Pullman on-campus food banks is providing carry-out Food Pantry Go Bags.
There are emergency funds available for which all students at all campuses are eligible to apply.
**This website is not intended to be a complete source of WSU's response to COVID-19. Check out the university’s central source of updates and information about COVID-19 at wsu.edu/COVID-19.**