University leaders plan to open the 2021 spring semester with an in-person return.
University officials will continue to monitor the pandemic situation closely and be ready to make any adjustments, including moving to remote or other models for delivering instruction, should that become necessary.
University leaders announced the decision to shift a majority of in-person undergraduate and graduate courses to remote learning for the last three weeks of instruction and final exams following Thanksgiving break. There will be some exceptions, but most students and faculty should plan for remote learning after the holiday.
The university is checking #CampusClear apps with health monitoring stations at Ellis Library, MizzouRec, and, beginning Nov. 2, the Student Center. The university plans to phase in additional screening locations in the coming weeks.
University of Missouri officials announced that, due to precautions needed to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, an in-person commencement ceremony in December 2020 will not be held this fall. Instead, MU will host a virtual celebration for fall graduates. Provost Latha Ramchand said that details of an in-person ceremony for this class would be announced at a later date.
Given the ongoing public health challenges of COVID-19, Provost Latha Ramchand announced that the university will not be able to hold an in-person commencement for May 2020 graduates this year. MU will schedule in-person ceremonies as soon as it is both safe and logistically feasible.
Travel increases the risk of exposure to COVID-19; therefore, everyone is encouraged to carefully review Show Me Renewal guidance before engaging in any form of travel to or from the University of Missouri campus:
MU continues to work closely with infection control experts at MU Health Care and local and state public health officials, and follows guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has activated a statewide public hotline, 877-435-8411, for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding COVID-19.