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Resources Available for Students Impacted by COVID-19

Food

Mobile Food Banks

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    4-6 p.m.
    Fulton Elementary
    631 S. Yellow Springs Street

  • Thursday, March 26, 2020
    10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Kroger (parking lot)
    1822 S. Limestone Street

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    4-6 p.m.
    Hayward Middle School
    1700 Clifton Avenue

Housing

Great Ohio Lodges

Emergency Student Housing Package – all inclusive:

  1. Guestroom, Single or Double occupancy *based upon availability
  2. Free Breakfast *limited menu
  3. Free Dinner *limited menu
  4. Free Wi-Fi
  5. Housekeeping (full cleaning one time per week) *extra amenities and towel, garbage removal upon request.

$70 per person per night single or double occupancy plus applicable taxes.
 
To get this special package rate, students must ask for the Emergency Student Housing Package.
For reservations, please call 740-869-2020.  

Heritage Fellowship Church

Heritage Fellowship Church is offering free housing and transportation to any student displaced by the COVID-19 outbreak. To submit the form for assistance, click here.

Transportation

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is offering College Student Travel Assistance in response to the closing of colleges and universities due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. They are reducing the minimum age and waiving young renter fees for rentals through May 31, 2020, to help students get home safely and ease the burden on families during this time.

Details:

  • Available to college students 18-24 years of age
  • Official student ID must be presented at the time of rental
  • Valid on Economy through Full-size cars, Minivans, Small Pickup Trucks and Cargo Vans
  • Valid at U.S. locations only for rentals reserved in advance
  • Standard driver and credit requirements apply (excluding minimum age)
  • Expires May 31, 2020
  • For more information, click here

Frontier Airlines

Students can now fly free** on Frontier Airlines to nearly 100 destinations, making student travel easier and more affordable than ever. One student can fly free for every round-trip Discount Den Fare purchased on qualifying flights and dates.

In addition to the Students Fly Free** offer, students with a .edu email address who sign up for a new Discount Den membership and book a flight will receive a flight voucher for future use, valued at $59.99*, which is equivalent to the cost of an annual Discount Den membership. More information is available at StudentsFlyFree.com. With nearly 100 destinations to choose from, Frontier is making it even more affordable for students to travel together, whether it’s for a spring break trip, a visit home, or to take their learning to the beach or the mountains.

It’s easy to take advantage of Students Fly Free**. Simply select a flight on a date that is included in Students Fly Free**, sign up for the Discount Den travel club, and utilize the promo code FLYFREE on the airline’s website FlyFrontier.com, the only channel where this offer is available. Information on routes and dates available under the Students Fly Free** promotion can be found at StudentsFlyFree.com.

Other

Spectrum

As schools in Ohio were ordered to shut down for at least 3 weeks amid growing fears over the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Charter/Spectrum Communications announced that it will offer free broadband and WiFi access to students.

Spectrum will offer free broadband and WiFi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription, and at any service level up to 100 Mbps.

Spectrum will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of the tools available to help students learn remotely.

Comcast

Comcast is offering the Internet Essentials package, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband package, for 60 days for new customers.

For more information and to apply, click here.

U-Haul

A growing number of schools are evacuating campuses in favor of online instruction due to coronavirus precautions. As a result, U-Haul is prepared for an early spring moving rush. With 22,000 truck- and trailer-sharing locations, and an age requirement of 18 with a valid driver’s license to operate its vans and trucks, U-Haul is the most accommodating, convenient and affordable moving solution for college students.

Visit uhaul.com or call 1-800-GO-UHAUL to reserve a truck or trailer. U-Haul also accepts third-party pay, which enables family members to fund their loved one’s moving and storage needs.

In addition to the 30 days free self-storage offer, U-Haul powers Collegeboxes®, the No. 1 student storage and shipping provider in the U.S. Students can contact (866) 269-4887 or info@collegeboxes.com to find out when Collegeboxes will be on their campus picking up items for storage or shipping.

Students should create an account at Collegeboxes.com to initiate an order. Boxes and packing supplies will then be delivered to a student’s residence. Once packed, an at-home service will pick up the boxes from the dorm or apartment at no additional charge.

With the international option, items can be shipped anywhere across the globe. Students also may opt to have Collegeboxes hold their personal belongings in secure storage at a nearby U-Haul facility. Click here to see the 205-plus schools Collegeboxes serves.

The 30 days free self-storage offer also applies to usage of U-Box® portable moving and storage containers. With 257 cubic feet of space and one-ton capacity, U-Box containers can be filled at U-Haul facilities and stored in our secure warehouses.

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