Campus Operations Updates

Updated June 1

Back, and better than ever.

We are slowly easing restrictions for our campus community and beginning a measured return to campus.

Over the summer semester, most offices will resume on-campus operations while implementing some social distancing measures. You can read more about the plan in Clif's Notes.

Building reopening schedule

University buildings were closed when the stay-at-home order was put in place.

As the campus begins to return to more normal operations, buildings will gradually be opened for regular hours to the public.

The schedule of openings is listed below. However, many buildings will be open prior to this schedule on a periodic basis to accommodate SOAR and other university functions.

Additionally, some buildings may be in use by specific groups or individuals, such as athletics, faculty and office staff prior to the building being open to the general public.

To find out when a specific office within a building will be open, contact that office directly.

Currently Open

  • Child Development Center
  • Hutchens House*
  • Jordan Valley Innovation Center
  • Magers Health and Wellness Center
  • Sunvilla Tower*
  • The Monroe*
  • Davis-Harrington Welcome Center

*Resident access only

Opens June 26

  • Hammons House*

*Resident access only

Opens July 1

  • Meyer Alumni Center
  • University Hall

Opens July 6

  • Allison Stadium North and South
  • Allison Recreation Field
  • Bond Learning Center
  • Carrington Hall
  • Craig Hall
  • Foster Recreation Center
  • Glass Hall
  • Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
  • Hammons Student Center
  • JQH Arena
  • Karls Hall
  • Morris Center
  • O’Reilly Clinical Health Sciences Center
  • Park Central Office Building
  • Pinegar Arena
  • Plaster Stadium
  • Professional Building
  • Transit Operations Center

Opens July20

  • Hill Hall

Opens July 27

  • Strong Hall

Opens August 1

  • Brick City
  • Ellis Hall
  • Siceluff Hall
  • Wehr Band Hall

Opens August 3

  • Art Annex
  • Baker Bookstore
  • Boomers
  • Burgess House
  • Central Stores and Maintenance
  • Cheek Hall
  • Clay Hall
  • Forsythe Athletic Center
  • Freudenberger House*
  • Garst Dining Center*
  • Greenwood Lab School
  • Kemper Hall
  • Kings Street Annex
  • Levy-Wolf Building
  • McDonald Arena
  • McQueary Family Health Sciences Hall
  • Meyer Library
  • Plaster Student Union
  • Plaster Free Enterprise Center
  • Temple Hall
  • Pummill Hall
  • University Safety/Police Substation

*Resident access only

Opens August 9

  • Blair-Shannon House
  • Scholars House
  • Wells House
  • Woods House
  • And all buildings not previously listed

Access to facilities

Individuals who need one-time access to a facility to support academic activity may call dispatch at 417-836-5509 to arrange access.

Campus tours

Campus tours are now available with some adaptations. Capacity is very limited.

Contact the admissions office to schedule a tour.

Facilities and resources

Wanting to find out more about how to reach a specific office or campus resource?

Use the links below, or refer to the respective area’s social media accounts, for information about services.


All course-related, non-academic and student events scheduled through the end of June are canceled.

Commencement for spring 2020 graduates will proceed.

  • The first will be Oct. 18, the Sunday after #BearsHomecoming.
  • The second will be Dec. 11 at our scheduled fall ceremonies.

Find more details of the ceremonies.

Please check the university calendar about specific events.

The university is also working with promoters who have leased our facilities. For more information: