President's Email to Campus Community (November 12)

The following email was sent from the president's office to the Missouri State community on November 12, 2020.

Subject: Spring Break will be March 13-21

Good morning!

As we prepare for the upcoming Thanksgiving break, our leadership team has also been preparing for the spring 2021 semester. I wanted to give you a brief update to help you make plans as well.

We have evaluated several options to adjust the spring academic calendar. At this time, we will not make any changes to it.

The spring semester will begin on Jan. 11. We will celebrate holidays and have spring break March 13-21.

Similar to how we have operated this fall, we will move forward cautiously and make adjustments if necessary. These decisions will continue to be made in concert with local, state and national public health authorities and as we receive up-to-date data and information about COVID-19.

Thanks to everyone working together to slow the spread, we are going to be able to complete the fall 2020 semester as scheduled. It is essential as the end of the semester approaches that we all continue to be extra diligent about wearing a mask.

As you make plans to travel, please continue to take all the proper precautions. We realize it is difficult, and we thank you for how you’ve approached this situation.

Keep up the good work.


Clifton M. Smart