Campus Updates

Mizzou had begun 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.

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The President and the Provost share plans for returning to in-person work on campus.

The university has updated its event policies in accordance with Boone County health orders.

The President and the Provost shared plans for 2020 and 2021 Commencement ceremonies.

Updates to Renewal Site

Additional travel guidance for fully vaccinated students and employees:

Travel guidance

University-related travel

Staying safe while away from campus

The state of Missouri has begun Phase 3 of its phased vaccine distribution plan. All Missouri adults and any University of Missouri student are now eligible to be vaccinated.

Visit the Vaccine information page to learn more:

Vaccine information

Guidance for:

  • Employee university-related travel
  • Study abroad and student university-related international travel
  • Student university-related domestic travel

University-related travel

  • Summer activities held on MU’s campus and MU-sponsored trips held off campus must abide by MU’s health and safety protocols, including social distancing and wearing face coverings.
  • All summer events are limited to 50 individuals or fewer. For any groups interested in holding summer events with more than 50 individuals, MU’s Incident Command team will review all submissions received via the COVID-19 Event Request Form.
  • While on-campus overnight events are allowed for currently enrolled MU students, high school graduates and young adults aged 18 years or older, they are not permitted for K-12 students.

More information on summer activities can be found here:

Summer Camps

Due to significantly decreased demand, MU Health Care’s temporary drive-thru testing site at Mizzou North will close Friday, March 12, 2021. The on-campus walk-up testing site remains available for students. Community members in need of COVID-19 testing after March 12 have the following options:

  • MU Students should call the Student Health Center at 573-882-7481.
  • If a patient of MU Health Care, call your primary care provider’s office.
  • If not a patient of MU Health Care, visit Mizzou Quick Care or Mizzou Urgent Care, or call/see your primary care provider.
  • Anyone with questions about how to access COVID-19 testing may contact MU Health Care’s call center at 573-884-0948.


In accordance with Boone County health orders, the university has updated its events policy and will now allow events of up to 50 people without requiring special approval.
All events including those under fifty (50) people still must follow our current Show Me Renewal policies as well as the Boone Co. & City of Columbia guidelines. See the Events and activities page for more information.
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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:

Visit MU Alert

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