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

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, then type in Washington State University under your school’s name and click on FIND PROVIDERS at the main menu.


Contact for Student Insurance Questions

Phone: 509-335-3575 (option 3)
Fax: 509-335-8214

Financial Support

Crimson Community Grants 

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

Food Pantry Go Bags

A temporary partnership of all Pullman on-campus food banks is providing carry-out Food Pantry Go Bags.

Emergency Funds for Students at All WSU Campuses

There are emergency funds available for which all students at all campuses are eligible to apply.

Coronavirus and Your Financial Health

Answers, tips, and advice for staying financially well during COVID-19 pandemic.

Office of the Dean of Students Resources

The Office of the Dean of Students compiled a list of local and national resources available to all students on all campuses.

Other Support

Zoom Video Conferencing Services: learn to use Zoom for teaching and other purposes.


**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**

You can find more information related to COVID-19 through Pullman Regional Hospital, Washington State Department of Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.