Student Resources for Immediate Needs

The Dean of Students Office coordinates several resources to assist students facing financial or food insecurity.

Dragon Pantry

Located in Flora Frick 154, the Dragon Pantry offers non-perishable food and additional items for students. To access the Dragon Pantry, contact the Dean of Students Office.

Swipe Out Hunger

MSUM has partnered with Sodexo and Swipe Out Hunger to help end student hunger. Sodexo has provided meals to establish a Meal Swipe Bank for students experiencing food insecurity. To see if this program is right for you fill out the Swipe Out Hunger Form.

Student Emergency Assistance Grants

Students who are facing unexpected financial challenges are invited to apply for these grants.

Community Emergency Assistance Resources

Many resources also exist in the Fargo-Moorhead community to support our students. The following resources are available to you to help if you are experiencing food insecurity, housing insecurity, financial hardship, transportation challenges, or other challenges. If you would like to connect with someone at MSUM to help you navigate these or other resources, please ask for help either through the Dean of Students office or through the Case Manager at MSUM Counseling Services.

Food & Hunger Resources

Several food pantries are available to individuals in need within the Fargo-Moorhead community.

Some students may also be eligible for SNAP benefits. The Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership is our Clay County SNAP Outreach provider.

Housing Resources

Micah’s Mission Shelter & Community Center (Churches United) provides emergency shelter for men, women, and families in the Moorhead community.

Transportation Resources

Visit for up-to-date information on routes across the Fargo-Moorhead community. MATBUS is available to all MSUM students free of charge.

Childcare Resources

This flyer provides helpful information about Child care assistance, grants, and community resources available to MSUM students.

Financial Resources

MSUM students may apply for a Student Emergency Assistance Fund grant for assistance with unexpected financial challenges.