In March, the Missouri State University campus closed due to COVID-19. But by Aug. 9, the campus will be fully open again and ready for students to move in.
While campus will look and feel a little different, one thing will not change – ensuring students have a positive experience.
“Our faculty members will still offer classes that will educate and challenge students. Our staff members will still do everything they can to help students be successful,” President Clif Smart said. “We’ll still have fun events, interesting lectures and inspiring performances.”
Focus on health and safety
The university will continue to follow local, state and federal safety guidelines to make campus as safe as it can be.
“Our community’s health and safety are our top priority,” Smart said.
To prepare for the fall reopening, Missouri State has published a Return to Campus Guide. It outlines plans for a smooth and safe return to campus.
“I hope this guide will answer many of the questions our students, their parents and others have about what’s going to happen,” Smart said.
What the guide covers
The guide highlights:
- Decision-making principles.
- Health and safety measures.
- Key information for staff and faculty.
- Plans for academics and student success.
- Plans for housing, dining and campus life.
- Policies for events and gatherings, including athletic events.
Missouri State will release specific information about face coverings and testing (in early August) later in the summer.