Show Me Renewal Plan

The Show Me Renewal Plan is a living document, as flexibility and an ability to pivot are essential as we continue to manage through the challenges of the global pandemic. As we work to minimize the transmission of COVID-19 moving forward, we also work to reaffirm the university’s core missions of teaching, research, service and inclusive excellence in this new reality.

Read the Show Me Renewal Plan


Planning work groups

On May 13, 2020, UM System President and MU Chancellor Mun Y. Choi announced seven work groups guided by our medical experts and key university leaders from MU’s schools and colleges, MU Health Care, Mizzou Athletics, Operations and the UM System. In total, 135 individuals are strategizing and planning our return to campus (11 administrators, 34 faculty members and 91 staff members). The groups are: Academics; Research; Student Affairs; Testing, Contact Tracing and Quarantining; Facilities; Athletics; and Communications.

These seven groups, working closely with our experts in public health, are planning across the wide spectrum of functions and operations necessary to safely engage in the university’s education, research, outreach and economic development missions.

The following reports from work groups provide additional details about plans for fall 2020:

Work groups chart (click on the graphic to enlarge)

Seven work groups are working with the executive team on the Show Me Renewal plan. The groups are academics, research, student affairs, facilities, athletics, communications and testing, tracing and quarantining.

Executive team members
  • Mun Y. Choi, UM System president and MU interim chancellor
  • Latha Ramchand, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs
  • Mark Diedrich, director of UM System office of emergency management
  • Matt Martens, associate provost for academic programs
  • Mark McIntosh, vice chancellor for research and economic development
  • William Stackman, vice chancellor for student affairs
  • Jim Sterk, director of athletics
  • Gary Ward, vice chancellor for operations
  • Kamrhan Farwell, vice chancellor for marketing and communications and chief marketing and communications officer
  • John Middleton, professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, and MU Faculty Council vice chair
  • Steve Whitt, chief clinical officer of MU Health Care
  • Scott Henderson, assistant director of MU Student Health Center


The Academic work group is evaluating in-person and remote teaching options, as well as international, graduate and professional programs.


The Research work group is examining lab management and safety strategies for researchers in addition to guidelines for human subjects and animal care.

Student Affairs

The Student Affairs work group is evaluating options for on-campus and off-campus housing, as well as safe practices for student activities, Greek life, MizzouRec and the Disability Center.

Testing, Tracing and Quarantining

The Testing, Tracing and Quarantining work group is evaluating quarantine protocols, antibody testing and contact tracing, as well as collaborating with local and state health departments.


The Communication work group is creating and updating the Show Me Renewal website, as well as providing educational information on the coronavirus pandemic and MU’s response.


The Facilities work group is evaluating cleaning and disinfecting protocols throughout campus, as well as operations for campus dining services and student unions.


The Athletics work group is evaluating protocols for safely resuming athletic practices as well as resuming competition.

Campus status & latest updates

Visit the Show Me Renewal Update page for current campus status, what Mizzou is doing and updates from University of Missouri leadership.




Our Tiger community is working together during this time of challenge. We will continue to rely on your feedback and support as we build a future that’s defined by the people, values and experiences that make Mizzou special.