Resources

  • Suicide prevention information: It is increasingly common that you will encounter students in distress. This can be a difficult experience. Trainings will help prepare you to respond and introduce you to campus and community resources. Learn more about available trainings.
  • Metropolitan State University's Fitness Center: The fitness center is free for current Metropolitan State students. There is a $70 fee for Metropolitan State employees for the year (Jan-Dec). The fitness center is located in the Student Center (learn more). Equipment includes:
  • 3 treadmills
  • 2 ellipticals
  • 1 rower
  • 1 recumbent bike
  • 1 spin bike
  • 1 roman chair
  • 1 dual-action smith machine
  • 1 hoist trainer
  • 2 free motions for lower body
  • 1 free motion for upper body
  • 15 dumbbell sets
  • 4 kettlebells
  • 5 resistance bands
  • 3 stability balls
  • stretching mats
  • foam rollers
  • 20 lockers
  • 2 full bathrooms with showers

Financial Assistance

  • DASH emergency grant program: Metropolitan State provides assistance to students facing unexpected financial emergencies. Crisis grant funds are donated to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals. Learn more.
  • Hennepin County Financial Assistance: Hennepin County offers a number of programs to supplement families' and individuals' incomes. The type of assistance people receive depends on their life circumstances, family size and type, and other factors. We can help you find the program that works best for you. Learn more at hennepin.us/residents/human-services/cash-assistance

Food Assistance

  • Food for Thought: Open to all Metropolitan State students. Food for Thought is located in Founders Hall, room 201A. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Contact Food for Thought by phone at 651-793-1571.
  • Neighborhood House: Neighborhood House strives to create a food market and shopping experience that is welcoming to assist families and individuals when they need help with a gap in their food supply. Neighborhood House is located in the Wellstone Center (179 East Robie Street, Saint Paul) and can be contacted by phone at 651-789-2500.
  • Hallie Q: The Hallie Q. Brown Food Shelf and the Closing Closet assist families in achieving self-sufficiency and empowerment through providing basic needs of food and clothing. The food shelf serves residents of the Summit-University neighborhood, with an additional donation area open to residents from across the Twin Cities. The Clothing Closet provides free clothing and small household items for families in the Twin Cities metro area. Both programs also administer a broad range of emergency, referral and other support services. The organization is located in the Hallie Q Brown Community Center (270 North Kent Street, Saint Paul) and can be contacted by phone at 651-224-4601 or by email at info@hallieqbrown.org
  • Keystone Community Services: This organization is located at the Midway Food Shelf (1916 West University Ave., Saint Paul) and can be contacted by phone at 651-917-3792.
  • Rice Street Food Shelf: This organization is located at 1459 Rice Street, Suite 3, Saint Paul and can be contacted by phone at 651-487-2792, ext. 1.
  • Roseville Food Shelf: This organization is located at 2833 North Hamline Ave., Roseville and can be contacted by phone at 651-756-7018.