All classes to be taught remotely while universities remain open
University of Missouri System officials announced today that all four universities will conduct remote courses for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester, extending the recently announced suspension of in-person classes.
Universities will remain open to ensure students who need access to dining and housing, library resources or broadband are accommodated. This announcement follows declarations of emergency by U.S. President Donald Trump and Missouri Governor Michael Parson to combat COVID-19, which allows emergency officials to obtain access to resources reserved for emergencies.
For the remainder of the spring 2020 semester, the following actions will take place at Missouri S&T, the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Missouri-St. Louis:
- All coursework for in-person classes will be delivered remotely beginning next week.
- Libraries, residence halls and dining halls will remain open.
- Recreational centers and complexes will be closed.
Officials will make decisions about final exams and commencement at a later date. Students and employees will receive further details about these changes in the near future. Administrators at all four universities are reaching out to supervisors, asking them to prepare their offices to support remote work options in the future should that become necessary.