OADI Services and Support


We hope this message finds you well as we all navigate the series of new policies and guidelines set in place to protect the health of the campus community. This is new territory for all us and we are here to work through this situation together. It is important that you pay close attention to the status updates provided by the University. Throughout this situation, we will do our best to help keep you informed and will continue to be a resource for you. 


As always, OADI remains committed to providing you the best support possible even in these tense times and as such we want you to be aware of the following:


The OADI office and computer lab will be closed to foot traffic until further notice.

OADI advisors will be available to support you during normal operating hours Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm EST via phone and Zoom for appointments.


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 A dedicated hotline has been created to connect members of our community with campus resources. It can be reached by calling 607-255-0101  between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. E.S.T. 

Virtual Campus Resources: 



Contact regarding Academics/Classes: stratcomm@cornell.edu

  • The Learning Strategies Center is here to help students think through steps they can take to learn effectively in this new online environment. On the LSC website you will find resources on getting organized, the myths of multitasking, learning from video lectures, being flexible, remote group work and staying connected  with other people. They are continuously updating their resources, so please continue to check back! 
  • Cornell Career Services is available to help you plan for and navigate your next steps. Virtual appointments can be made with career advisors by calling (607) 255-5296.
  • CUeLINKS is a great way to network with alumni virtually.
  • Have a question about how Coronavirus will impact your health career trajectory? https://www.career.cornell.edu/paths/health/medschool/faq.cfm
  • Public service can be continued virtually though programs such as Be My EyesCharity Miles and School in the Cloud.
  • If you are interested in learning a new skill before classes start, Cornell students have free, unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com, which offers thousands of training videos on graphic design, entrepreneurship, finance, personal development and much more.
  • Coursera: Online learning platform Coursera has made some 3,800 courses free to every university in the world impacted by coronavirus until July 31, 2020. 
  • Perlego: Online textbook library Perlego is offering free access to its repository of more than 300,000 titles for the next six weeks. 
  • Verbit: AI-driven transcription and captioning company, Verbit is offering free access to its new integration with Zoom until April 9 to provide embedded transcription and live captions within the Zoom application. 
  • Adobe: offering free access to Creative Cloud tools through May for home use by students attending schools that currently only provide lab access through May.  
  • Docusign: Free access to Docusign for managing electronic agreements. 
  • Support.com : Free tech support to anyone working or studying remotely right now. 
  • Linkedin :Free 16 learning courses that provide tips on how to stay productive, build relationships when you’re not face-to-face, use virtual meeting tools and balance family and work dynamics in a healthy way. 



  • Need help figuring out who to contact for advising support? Check out the Professional Academic Advising Leads (PAAL) page for links to advising resources. http://blogs.cornell.edu/paal/paal/



Contact: Cornell Financial Aid and work study concerns- finaid@cornell.edu

  • On Campus resource: If you identify as a low-income student and have financial concerns that fit the criteria of the Access Fund, please contact accessfund@cornell.edu. Students will need to complete Access Fund form here.  The goal of this fund is to provide enrolled full-time undergraduate, graduate, and professional Cornell students with access to financial support, up to $500, to help mitigate on-campus barriers, access basic necessities, and cover emergency medical and dental expenses not covered through financial aid, insurance, or other university resources.  Students can also use the Access Fund form to request support for COVID-19 related expenses and limited funding may be available for transformative experiences. 
  • United Way COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund :They will help with bills, rent and food. Call 1-866-211-9966 and provide your zip code and you will be provided a list of local agencies to provide assistance 
  • FindHelp.org: Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs that help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Expensify Reimburses you up to $50 for essential goods and groceries purchased on your SNAP card. 



  • Food bank locations or food resources can be found by visiting www.auntbertha.com or by the Why Hunger hotline at 1(800) 5-HUNGRY.
  • Some students may have become newly eligible for SNAP. https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program
  • Coupons-Use this website to find grocery deals and coupons to help save you and your family money
  • Food Bank NYC
  • NYC Food Delivery Assistance New York City is establishing a home-delivered meals program for people who do not have other means of accessing food. 
  • Free Food For Pick-up: Collegetown Bagels Community Kitchen. Pay what you can, up to 2 items per person per day. Open Daily 7AM - 5PM. City Center, 301 E. State St. (607) 273-2848
  • Free Food for Delivery: Call 2-1-1 between 8:30 am to 5 pm for help getting emergency or regular food delivery. For emergency food delivery, your information will go to United Way who is organizing food delivery via Gadabout from the food hub. 2-1-1 operators at the Human Services Coalition will help answer your questions and connect you to local food assistance agencies and other helpful resources.

  • Mutual Aid Tompkins Food Resources Page
  • Friendship Donations Network Food Distrubution Programs
  • Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard Provides three days’ worth of groceries each visit. Monday through Thursday 1:30 - 3:00PM, Salvation Army, 150 N. Albany Street (607) 273-2400
  • Greater Ithaca Activities Center Provides nonperishables and frozen items. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 - 4:00PM. 301 W. Court Street (607) 272-3622
  • Multicultural Resource Center Provides nonperishables and other items. Monday through Friday 12PM - 4:00PM. 516 W. MLK Jr. (State) Street Ithaca (607) 319-2622
  • Loaves and Fishes Provides meals packaged and served to go. Monday, Wednesday Friday 12:00 - 1:00 PM and Tuesday/Thursday 5:30 - 6:30PM. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 210 N. Cayuga Street (607) 272-5457
  • St. John’s Community Services Pantry open 9AM - 9PM 7 days a week. 618 W. MLK Jr. (State) Street Ithaca (607) 354-8990

  • Anabel's Grocery is implementing an online ordering and pick up system this week for any students remaining in Ithaca.Please use this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdR7T6lGfxixCQIaKtfdg_K7Xt9OTh3zQjQBsSImbgkaAt1_g/viewform to submit orders.

They are offering 25% and 50% off orders for those who are in financial hardships right now (question at the end of the form). Their products are already subsidized at an average of 30% lower than Wegmans prices so they do ask that if people are financially capable, that they do not abuse this  discount.Due to their small team, they can only accommodate 90 orders and they're filling up rather quickly.Anabel’s will also have some free fruit and other small items from Manndibles and Forks and Gravel during their pick up times, Wednesday 4-7pm and Thursday 12-2pm. So, if their form closes, please know that you are still welcome to stop by Anabel Taylor Hall for some free food.


  • ACCESS NYCFind out what support you and your family may be eligible for during the pandemic. 

  • For those who may be worried about quarantining in a home where they do not feel safe, help is available from the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7/365 at @ndvh by chat or by calling their hotline at 1-800-799-7233.


Need affordable internet access? New York State residents may be able to take advantage of a new service being provided through Comcast or Spectrum.  If your permanent residence is not in NY state, please check with your local internet service provider to see if they are offering similar programs.  


Just as you might seek out other resources and support through attending office hours/ supplemental courses, finding a tutor etc.--mental well-being resources are one more helpful tool to include in your toolbox. Did you know there are many different ways to get support for mental health concerns? If you’re struggling, these resources can help: 

Need someone to talk to? Call Cornell Health to speak with a licensed therapist (24/7) from ProtoCall, CAPS’ support team of mental health professionals (607-255-5155). 

Additional campus resources:

National Chat/Text Lines

National Phone Hotlines (24/7)

Additional Physical and Mental Well-being Resources