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Dear students,

I hope that you have been able to adjust to the changes brought upon by the COVID-19 crises. I wish you continued good health for you and your family. Due to the crisis, the US Census Bureau has provided updates that we would like to pass along.  You, or your family at home may have already received official mail from the Census Bureau inviting you to respond to the Census 2020 online, by phone or by mail.

As the U.S. Census Bureau continues to carefully monitor the COVID-19 situation, these updates include:

You can read more about Census 2020 online here and learn more about the uses for Census Bureau data here.

Finally, Census Accelerate has launched the first-of-its-kind Video Prize Challenge as an open call to help get the word out about the 2020 Census through a short format video. The goal of this competition is to reach hard-to-count communities, which depend on complete and accurate census data, with engaging and informative content. Submissions are open until April 11th at 2:59am EST, winners will be announced in May. Three prizes will be awarded: $30,000 grand prize, $10,000 runner up and $10,000 student prize; students qualify for all three. Contact census.accelerate@census.gov.

Be a Ram and be counted!


Dr. Reuban B. Rodriguez, Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students

Categories Fall 2019 - Spring 2020