Published: April 30, 2020

The 2020 Census is important because it will (among other things) determine the number of seats each state has in the US House of Representatives, inform hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade. Responding to the 2020 Census is safe and secure. Individual responses are confidential and protected by law. College students should still be counted where they live and are enrolled in college as of April 1, 2020, even where campuses closed early for the semester. In general, college students should be counted according to the residence criteria (where they live and sleep most of the time). 

The website for students to fill out the Census is www.my2020Census.gov , and there are student prizes for posting completed Census forms at #AurariaCounts.