Missouri State Alert to Campus Community (March 17)

The following Missouri State Alert message was sent to the Missouri State community on March 17, 2020.

Subject: Spring break extended one week; all in-person classes move to alternative delivery on March 30

Spring break extended one week; all in-person classes move to alternative delivery on March 30

Beginning March 30, in-person classes will be provided through alternative means.

Spring break will be extended through March 27 for students to allow additional time for faculty to prepare alternate methods of course delivery.

You will be contacted by your faculty members prior to March 30 with details for each of your scheduled courses.

We are eager to return to the normal business of Missouri State as soon as the risk to those around us has been reduced to levels that can be accommodated by the nation’s health care systems. By taking these steps now, our goal is to resume our regular schedules for the fall semester.

To be clear, starting March 30, the university will cease offering in-person instruction for the spring semester. Alternative methods will be used to deliver your courses.

Campus services

Unless otherwise directed, the campus will remain open.

  • Residence halls will remain open to those who must be on campus. Social distancing arrangements will be made. Modified dining options will be provided.
  • Students electing to move out of residence halls will be provided with an opportunity to schedule a specific day/time. This schedule will enable us to assure social distancing during the process. This schedule will be available soon on the Residence Life website.
  • Access to the library and computer labs will remain available on a modified schedule. Arrangements are being made to ensure social distancing is observed in these spaces. This information will also be available on the university’s COVID-19 website.
  • Mager’s Health and Wellness will remain open.
  • Plaster Student Union will remain open.
  • Foster Recreation Center will close Tuesday, March 17.


  • All non-academic and student events scheduled through the end of the semester are cancelled. This includes SGA, SAC and FSL meetings and events (including Star Awards, scholarship banquets and Greek Week activities).
  • Commencement will proceed; although, the date and details of the ceremonies are subject to change.

Student employment/Financial Aid

  • Student employees – your supervisor will reach out to you to discuss your employment.
  • Graduate assistants – your supervisor will contact you to discuss your work.
  • Student internships and practicums – continuation of your internships and practicums will be directed by your host institution or organization. If it is terminated as a result of precautionary steps taken for COVID-19, please update your faculty advisor or department on the situation.
  • The financial aid office will be open if you have questions regarding work-study or other related topics.

Campus meetings

In alignment with city and county directives, all campus meetings, events and conferences exceeding 50 people are cancelled or postponed.

Please refer to our calendar of events for additional details.

Additional information to come

More information regarding classes will be available next week – including course deadlines, registration, etc.

Detailed information for university employees will be sent on Thursday, March 19.