Rainbow Center update re COVID-19

Hello everyone.

By now, many of you have probably seen the most recent UConn communication about COVID-19. In light of this news, we would like to take this moment to address some questions we have been getting:

  • The Rainbow Center will be closed beginning Friday, March 13th at 5:00pm to all outside business until at least April 6. Our professional staff will be telecommuting as schedules allow in order to continue providing support for ALL UConn students, staff, and faculty. We will provide further information via our website about what this will look like next week.
  • All Rainbow Center sponsored events until April 6 are being cancelled and/or postponed. We will keep you updated regarding new dates for our events when we have that information to share.
  • For students who are looking to remain on campus, we recommend reading the email that was sent to you from Residence Life and follow their directions by logging onto your MyHousing account and submit a March 23 – April 5 housing request form. If you, or someone you know, is concerned because going “home” isn’t a safe/affirming option for them to return or stay at until April 6, please also contact the Rainbow Center professional staff at rainbowcenter@uconn.edu with the subject line “Student Housing Concern” and we can help them make arrangements. As discussed at the Town Hall Meeting earlier today, students who are concerned about financial security during this time should connect with the Financial Aid Office. Folks may also contact the Rainbow Center professional staff at the email address above to keep us informed so that we may assist as needed.
  • Students enrolled in Univ 2500 Gender, Sexuality, and Community should look for email communications from Professor O’Neil regarding on-line assignments. The public portion of the Out to Lunch Lectures (OTL) are canceled until at least April 6.

This has been a long and stressful week for every husky at UConn. Please remember that we are all looking out for each other. Take some time today to take care of yourself. Put away your phone and laptops for a couple minutes. Listen to music. Go for a walk. Do some deep breathing exercises. We will get through this together and the Rainbow Center will still be here to support you through this.

Rainbow Center Staff