Friday, March 27, 2020

Fill out the 2020 Census with your campus address

Please tell your parents not to count you at home for the 2020 Census. This means off-campus students should still fill out the census with their roommates. Census information for students who live/lived in Residence Halls will be submitted by ⁦‪University of Minnesota Housing and Residential Life‬⁩.
Be counted!

Everyone living in the United States is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census. No matter your place of birth, immigration status, living arrangement, or any other unique circumstance, you must complete the Census. The Census is a counting tool, nothing more. It is completely safe for anyone to complete, and will not create problems for you based on your immigration status.

The results determine how much funding local communities receive for key public services and how many seats each state gets in Congress. State and local officials also use Census counts to draw boundaries for congressional, state legislative, and school districts.

For every person that does NOT get counted, Minnesota loses $28,000 over the next decade—money that could go to higher education, health care, transportation, and public safety. That means that missing as few as 39 people costs Minnesotans over $1 million in needed federal funds. Funding made available for pell grants and federal loans for students is based on numbers from the census.

For more information, visit the University's Census website.

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