Housing, Dining and Campus Life


Students living in on-campus housing during spring semester need to meet move-in requirements. Before they move into residence halls or apartments, unvaccinated students will need to do one of the following:

  • Provide proof of vaccination.
  • Provide proof of having tested positive for COVID-19 within 90 days of move in and being released by the public health authority.
  • Provide proof of having a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of move in.
  • Take a COVID test when they return to campus.​​​​​​​

For more information, contact residence life at 417-836-5536.


Residence life has established plans to create an environment that supports the health and safety of students and the larger campus community.

Key elements include:

  • Requiring card access entry 24/7 in order to minimize the number of people passing through residence hall lobbies and common areas.
  • Quarantine or isolation housing is available for students living on campus who are required to quarantine or isolate.

For more information, contact residence life at 417-836-5536.


Dining hall hours will be posted on the Dine on Campus app. Retail dining hours in Plaster Student Union, Meyer Library and Glass Hall will also be posted on the Dine on Campus app.

Some of the precautions include:

  • All checkout registers have customer-facing card swiping devices.
  • The use of ID cards, bank debit and credit cards will be encouraged to minimize cash handling.
  • Blair-Shannon and Garst dining halls will be cash free.
  • Additional hand sanitizer dispensers and stations will be available for increased access for all guests.
  • To-go meal options will also be available at Blair-Shannon and Garst dining halls with at least 24 hour notice as a carry out option.
  • Grab & Go will be available at our Market Place located in Meyer Library and Strong Hall.

Contact dining services at 417-836-3057 for more information.

Events and gatherings

All campus events are to be held in accordance with all university, local, state and health department guidance for gatherings.

Athletics will also adhere to NCAA and Missouri Valley Conference guidelines as they relate to the conduct of events for all sports.

Each event organizer will be required to input their event request in EMS, the university’s space and event management software. Every event occurring on campus must be listed in EMS.

Contact event and meeting services at 417-836-5653 for more information.


The bookstore is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Contact the bookstore at Bookstore@MissouriState.edu or 417-836-5403 for more information.

University recreation

The Bill R. Foster and Family Recreation Center and the Betty and Bobby Allison Recreation Fields are open.

Operation of the fitness center, the climbing wall, the aquatic center and athletic fields is contingent on the department’s ability to meet state requirements for monitoring, distancing and sanitation.

Campus recreation programs such as BearFit, intramural and club sports, and outdoor trips will be available and conducted within local city guidelines and university policy.

Contact campus recreation at 417-836-5334 for more information.


The Bear Line shuttles are in operation. The Bear Line is an efficient way to get across campus. 

Face coverings are required by the U.S. Department of Transportation to ride the Bear Line.

Learn more about the Bear Line or contact transportation at 417-836-5266.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) at Missouri State have been hosting face-to-face interactions.

Contact FSL at 417-836-4386 for more information.