When you’re in class

The University of Missouri is planning for full-capacity, in-person classes during the 2021-2022 academic year. 

If you enroll in a face-to-face course, you will be expected to attend in-person unless you are experiencing COVID-related symptoms, are in quarantine or isolation, or have an otherwise appropriate reason for not attending in-person (e.g., a non-COVID illness).  

Due to temporary face covering requirements, all students attending class in-person will be required to wear a mask in classrooms, regardless of their vaccination status. Masks should remain on while transitioning into and out of class. If students or employees cannot socially distance while waiting to enter a classroom, they are expected to wear a mask while waiting. Some units across campus, such as MU School of Medicine and facilities in the College of Veterinary Medicine, may have different requirements that are specific to their units.

Whether fully vaccinated or not, instructors are required to wear masks over their nose and mouth in classrooms and lab classes except when 10 feet from their audience and wearing a face shield or behind a physical barrier. When not distanced from the audience by 10 feet, the instructor must wear a mask. More stringent requirements may apply to clinical education, e.g. health care or veterinary health care.

If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID, please contact your health care provider and do not attend class.  

If you cannot attend your in-person class because you are ill, in quarantine, etc., please contact your instructor to make alternative arrangements to engage in the course content.  

If you already know that you want to limit your time on campus, you should consider enrolling in online courses. Students are encouraged to work with their advisors to find more online options if that is their preference. However, we cannot guarantee all classes will be available in an online format. You may schedule an appointment with your academic advisor through MU Connect. 


ADA accommodations

The Disability Center remains open and committed to helping students be successful at Mizzou. Resources and contact information are available on the center’s website.

Report an incident

Students, faculty and staff should report behavior within the campus community that does not adhere to COVID-19 requirements. Please fill out a form based on the role of the person exhibiting the behavior. Faculty and staff can also report an incident to their supervisor. Note that all are required to wear face coverings in classrooms or meeting spaces in which participants cannot socially distance. In other indoor spaces, face coverings are recommended for vaccinated and required for unvaccinated people. However, no one may inquire of individuals in those spaces about their vaccination status.