COVID-19 Resources for Macaulay Students

By Arvind Dev

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the editors of the Macaulay Messenger are committed to providing a hub of resources for our readers and their loved ones. This list will be periodically updated. To add to our list, please leave a comment or email

For up-to-date information on CUNY’s response to the pandemic, visit

For up-to-date information on Macaulay’s response to and resources for the pandemic, visit this website.

Text COVID to 692-692 to receive text updates on COVID-19 resources in New York City.

Misinformation is easily spread over social media. Be sure to use the WHO and CDC as official resources and to verify any other information you may read or hear. 

The New York Times provides free subscriptions to CUNY students. Use your CUNY email to sign up here. You can also sign up for their free newsletters.

Please visit this spreadsheet for information and assistance for undocumented communities in NYC.

Academic Resources

Macaulay is offering writing assistance virtually. Click here for more information.

This spreadsheet contains a large number of educational resources that you or your loved ones can refer to, ranging from educational activities to productivity software.

Notion is a productivity application that is free for all students. Sign up with your CUNY email here.

Professional Resources

If you are currently completing or planned to complete an internship for the graduation requirement or another academic requirement, please read the information on internships and the Internship Learning Agreement in this document.

Macaulay CareerPath contains a large amount of job and internship positions. Click here to access the portal. If you cannot get into your account, email Gianina Chrisman, the Associate Director of Career Development, at

The Career Development office offers online resources for all aspects of professional activities. Find out how to search for opportunities, brand yourself, prepare for interviews, and more by visiting this link.

Subscribe to CUNY’s weekly opportunities newsletter.

Food Resources

A professor from Brooklyn College compiled a list of CUNY food pantries that can be accessed at this link.

The Food Bank for New York City is continuing operations and contains information on how to receive and provide assistance here.

Other Services

Spectrum is providing free access to Internet and WiFi for 60 days for households with K-12 students, college students, and/or educators. Visit this website or call (855) 243-8892 for more information.

College students can receive 30 days of free self-storage through U-Haul. More information can be found here.

Wellness & Support Services

The Macaulay Wellness Center is offering free and confidential virtual counseling services from Monday to Friday. You can schedule a session or ask any questions by emailing

Macaulay has teamed up with Bart van Melik to provide free virtual guided meditation sessions. They are held every Thursday at 7pm over Google Meet. More information on how to join the sessions can be found here.

You can receive a free 10-minute meditation track every morning by signing up for the 10MinuteMind with your CUNY email here.

If you are concerned for the wellbeing of a fellow Macaulay student, you can refer them to the Student Support Team by filling out this form.

Service & Extracurricular Opportunities

CUNY Tutor Corps is accepting applications for summer and fall positions to help tutor children in your community. You can click here for information on joining.

CovEd is an intercollegiate academic tutoring effort for K-12 students. Sign up as a tutor by filling out this form.

Volunteer to help deliver food and perform other tasks on behalf of New York City with In It Together . Click here for information.

Several Macaulay publications are still accepting submissions! The Macaulay Messenger is accepting articles for its monthly issues, and Spoon University at Macaulay is accepting photos and articles related to food and wellness.

Humans of Macaulay invites fellow students to interview each other or volunteer to be interviewed and share their interesting life stories. Email them at for more info.

The Macaulay Book Club is continuing to read interesting stories and discuss them monthly as a group. Their next meeting is April 15th on the book Circe by Madeline Miller; register here!

As Macaulay clubs and activities continue to migrate to online operations, be sure to check Club Macaulay to keep up-to-date!

Recreational & Learning Opportunities

ClassCentral is a search engine for discovering free online courses in a myriad of topics. As many universities have made their courses free, you can learn a new skill or concept today!

Experience famous artworks, world-renowned museums and landmarks, and other online exhibits by visiting Google’s Arts & Culture exploration page.

The Met Opera is streaming a different live opera every night. You can tune in here

Adobe Creative Cloud is free for CUNY students during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here for information on how to register with your CUNY email.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.