Campus Updates

University leaders have announced the decision to temporarily 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.

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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.

For more information on the app and health screening locations, visit the #CampusClear information page.

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.

MU Health Care and the MU School of Medicine announced the health system’s first employee death due to COVID-19. See more information about the announcement on MU Health Care’s website.

University of Missouri officials announced that they have taken steps to discipline an additional 20 individuals with suspensions, probation and other sanctions for violating policies related to COVID. All of these violations were related to hosting gatherings of more than 20 people, which is a violation of the Boone County Public Health order.

The university has expelled two students and suspended three students for willful and knowing actions that threatened the safety of the campus and community. Additionally, 11 student organizations are currently under investigation for violations of the university’s policies related to COVID. Bill Stackman, vice chancellor for Student Affairs, shared information about keeping the community safe in a message to the Mizzou community.

In an effort to ensure the health and well-being of its fans, student-athletes, coaches, officials, staff and students attending 2020 Mizzou home football games, Mizzou Athletics has announced that tailgating will be prohibited in all game-day parking lots and campus spaces.

Updates to Renewal Site

Updated with holiday information and guidance. Check back regularly for continued updates:

Away from campus safety guidance, including:

  • Arrival at home advice
  • CDC holiday celebration suggestions
  • Self-care and mental health resources
  • What to do if you’re not feeling well while away from campus

Staying safe while away from campus

Due to current campus conditions, room moves are not available for the remainder of the fall semester. Residential Life plans to revisit the room moves plan in the spring semester.

For more information visit the Residential Life Plan page

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:

Travel guidance for students, faculty and staff

University representatives and supervisors may request to see the app screen or verbally confirm a self-check has been completed. Students, faculty and staff will need to share their “cleared for campus” screen to gain access to certain locations on campus.

Current health screening locations include:

  • Ellis Library
  • MizzouRec
  • The Student Center

In addition, faculty have been encouraged to take a moment at the beginning of class and remind students to complete symptom monitoring with the #CampusClear app. This practice, along with our monitoring stations, will further reinforce valuable habits that help protect the health and safety of our campus community.

#CampusClear is available as a web application and can be completed on any device with internet access. Those without access to the appropriate technology to download, or for other reasons, have the option to complete a manual screening by having their temperature taken and verbally confirming they do not have any symptoms associated with COVID-19.

No. If you have completed self-monitoring using #CampusClear and have been cleared for campus access, you will not be required to have your temperature taken by the staff completing checkpoint screenings. Students, faculty and staff should check their temperature daily as part of their self-monitoring requirement and stay home if their temperature is 100.4 F (38.0 C) or higher.

Yes. Each time you wish to enter a facility on campus that requires screening, you must either show your #CampusClear app screen that indicates you are cleared for campus or complete manual screening.

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Campus updates and alerts

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.

For on-campus alerts visit: mualert.missouri.edu

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