Campus Updates

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.

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As part of our return for spring semester 2021, Mizzou is implementing undergraduate student arrival testing for COVID-19.

Arrival testing will be mandatory for undergraduate students living in university residential housing and an option for all other undergraduate students.

For more information, visit the Arrival testing page.

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.

Updates to Renewal Site

As part of our comprehensive prevention strategy, Mizzou is implementing undergraduate student arrival testing for COVID-19 as students return for the spring semester.

Arrival testing will be mandatory for undergraduate students living in university residential housing and an option for all other undergraduate students.

For more information, visit the Arrival testing page.

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

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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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