Student Resources During Virtual Learning

COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund for Students


Last month the university established a COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund for Students. The fund has received contributions from alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff, and provides grants to students who require assistance covering emergency expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

All current undergraduate and graduate students in degree programs on the Main Campus, School of Continuing Studies, and Georgetown University Medical Center (School of Medicine, Biomedical Graduate Education, and School of Nursing and Health Studies) are eligible to apply. 

Georgetown’s COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund is intended to provide one-time, short-term relief for degree-seeking students, regardless of U.S. citizenship status, experiencing immediate financial hardship. The maximum amount of any individual’s grant will be $1,000. The grants are not loans and are not expected to be paid back. Grants will be made to help recipients pay for expenses related to the COVID-19 emergency, including but not limited to:

  • Computing costs for transition to virtual learning (examples might include purchase or repair costs for laptops, PCs, tablets, monitors, printers, scanners, hot spot equipment, etc.);
  • Emergency travel to/from Georgetown, and/or from study abroad to home;
  • Moving and storage costs incurred as a result of the COVID-19 emergency;
  • COVID-19-related testing, doctor visits, medications and hospitalizations not covered by insurance; and
  • Individual student’s rent/utilities/food not covered by their family/guardian, and incurred as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.

Unfortunately, grants cannot be given to meet non-student expenses or educational expenses that were already included in the student’s cost of attendance, such as tuition or university-provided housing. Students should apply for consideration for funding when they have exhausted all other resources. Students can submit applications immediately and on a rolling basis through the fall 2020 semester.

Academic Software


EndNote and RefWorks Comparison

Both EndNote and RefWorks are citation management software that allows users to find, store, and organize references, cite references from their collections, and share references with other platform users. Both are free to use through Georgetown Libraries.

  • This is not the full version of the software – it does not have all the same features as the full desktop software.
  • Has a plugin that allows users to drop in correctly-formatted citations of their collected references while writing in Word.
  • Reformats uploaded papers to match a chosen style (but uploads must be in .rtf format).
  • Allows for importing and exporting of references.
  • Has a plugin that allows for adding references found through other platforms to the user’s EndNote library.
  • Limited storage space and number of references in the web version – 2 GB of storage (vs. unlimited with the full version) and 50,000 references (vs. unlimited with the full version).·
  • Training and support come through Web of Science.
  • User Guide

  1. Go to Dahlgren Library.
  2. Click on “Databases A to Z”  under “Quick Links”.
  3. Navigate to “W”  and select the “Web of Science” link.
  4. Sign in to Web of Science with your NetID and password.
  5. Click EndNote in the top menu bar to set up an account.

Alternatively, you can do directly to EndNote website and click “EndNote online login” in the upper right corner to create an account.

  • This is the full version of the software.
  • Has a citation plugin like EndNote’s; works not only with Word but also Google Docs.
  • Auto-creates bibliographies to match a chosen style, and accepts multiple file types (including .doc, .docx, and .pdf).
  • Does not have an auto-reformatting tool.
  • Allows for importing and exporting of references.
  • Unlimited Storage Space.
  • Less initially intuitive than EndNote.
  • Training and support provided by Dahlgren Library.
  • User Guide

  1. Go to Dahlgren Library.
  2. Click on “Databases A to Z”  under “Quick Links”.
  3. Navigate to “R”  and select the “Refworks” link.
  4. First-time users will need to create an account – Find process details and Refworks tips on the guide.

Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe has made its Creative Suite product free through the end of May for all students, faculty, and staff. 

  • Anyone who needs access to it should submit a web ticket with the request from help.georgetown.edu
  • If there is a list of students that a particular department knows will need access to the creative suite, have the department email the list to computerpurchasehelp@georgetown.edu and UIS will add the students as a group.

Well-being during Virtual Learning Time


Archived NIH Wellness and Resilience Workshops for Students and Postdocs

Georgetown University Mental Health and Telehealth Resources

Find a listing of mental health and telehealth resources available to all Georgetown students, faculty, and staff.

Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) has moved Online

The Student Health Center and Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) no longer offer physical access but continue to offer virtual services to students. These virtual appointments allow you to check in with a clinician using secure video platforms. The consultations will offer you the ability to ask questions, get connected to needed resources, provide guidance about next steps during these difficult times, and thus begin the helping process.

  • For counseling and psychiatric services, please contact CAPS at 202-687-6985 during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.).
  • CAPS is waiving all fee-for-service charges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • For mental health emergencies after hours, please dial 833-960-3006. You will be connected through a page operating system to a trained behavioral specialist who will provide problem-solving support to help you manage your emergency.
  • For after-hours urgent medical concerns, please call the page operator at 202-444-PAGE (7243).
  • Sign up for weekly digital “group” offerings on mindfulness and coping, recovering while remote and staying connected in the time of COVID-19.
  • For interpersonal violence (sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking) concerns, email the SARP team.
  • For sexual health, nutrition and eating disorders, email Carol Day.
  • For alcohol and drug-related concerns, email Patrick Kilcarr.
  • Visit here for more information and lots of additional resources!

Mindful Mondays

Dr. Sonja Johansson and Dr. Pooja Datta are bringing their weekly Mindful Monday workshop online! If you sign up, you will receive a weekly email every Monday with a selected “playlist” of meditations that we would otherwise be leading you through directly in the room. These carefully selected YouTube or clip playlists will run from 35-45 minutes in total length. Sign up for Mindful Mondays.

Cura Womxn + Empowerment

This weekly email blast is designed for students who would like continued support around coping with trauma. The purpose of the content each week is to provide members with tips for coping skills and psychoeducation. Your email will remain anonymous and you will receive weekly emails until May 18th. Enter your email here to be added to the Cura Womxn + Empowerment listserv.

Contact Dr. Pooja Datta for any questions/comments: pd658@georgetown.edu

Recovering While Remote

Our relationship with food, exercise, and our body can be complicated. With the added stress of the current climate, learning to accept and take care of ourselves can be especially challenging. Whether you are working to increase feelings of self-acceptance, to recovery from an eating disorder, or to learn about adaptive coping skills and helpful resources, please sign up if you’re interested in receiving CAPS’s Recovering While Remote weekly email.

Contact Dr. Saryn Levy for any questions/comments: sl1769@georgetown.edu.

Staying Connected in the Time of COVID-19

As we all engage in social distancing to take care of one another and to do our part in decreasing the spread of COVID-19, feelings of loneliness can inevitably come up for all of us. Social activity is an important part of all our lives and is linked to positive mental health. We are, after all, social creatures, and relationships play a central role in our well-being. We recognize how difficult it can be to uphold this essential part of life when we are physically isolating from one another. With the “Social Belonging” weekly email blasts, we hope to provide a valuable resource for the Georgetown community to explore how to healthily maintain a social connection during this challenging time. A team of Georgetown clinicians will collaborate to bring you weekly recommendations, suggestions, and ideas for engaging with the people in your life and cultivating meaningful social interactions through virtual platforms. Check-in with us every week to learn more about online book clubs, virtual game nights, Netflix movie marathons, and other ways of connecting with others remotely! Stay safe, healthy, and connected as we navigate this unprecedented time together.

Please contact Dr. Engin Ontiveros at ee270@georgetown.edu to be added to this email list.

Interpersonal Mindfulness Group Therapy Podcast

This podcast series will consist of four episodes, each centered on a topic, such as a rupture and repair within relationships, understanding and bolstering our self-worth, and feeling emotions without judging them. In addition to guided meditations and mindfulness exercises, the podcast will incorporate activities designed to cultivate ongoing feelings of connectedness with the various groups of people in our lives. Check out the first episode The Power of Allowing Ourselves and Others to Know the Full Range of Our Emotions.

Contact John Loughlin-Presnal: jl2584@georgetown.edu or Alex Long: adl91@georgetown.edu to be added to the list as each episode goes live.