To help Missouri S&T students and their families prepare for the fall semester, Missouri S&T has developed the Miner Roadmap for 2020.
The Miner Roadmap is a 20-page booklet that provides guidance for students and their families to consult before they return to campus for the fall semester, which begins Monday, Aug. 24.
“We developed this guide to help our students prepare for a safe and successful fall semester,” says Dr. Dennis Goodman, director of student health services and Missouri S&T’s chief medical officer. “Many of our operations and requirements are changing to make the campus safer for every member of our campus community, and the Miner Roadmap provides details of the major changes.”
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 on campus and in the Rolla community, the university has implemented a number of changes to its practices for the fall. They include:
- Screening students as they arrive on campus and immediately isolating any student with COVID-19 symptoms
- Requiring students and employees to check their temperature daily, to self-monitor for symptoms, and to report symptoms to Student Health Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Limiting the number of helpers for students as they move in to their residence halls or other university-approved housing (two helpers per student)
- Requiring face coverings in classrooms, labs, offices and common areas where social distancing cannot be observed
- Maintaining social distancing in classrooms, residence halls and buildings across campus
- Frequent deep cleaning of residence halls, classrooms, labs, dining areas and common areas across campus
- A combination of in-person, remote and blended or hybrid courses, with in-person classes held in spaces that allow social distancing
- Encouraging students, faculty and staff to take the Miner Pledge shared commitment “to protect myself, my campus and my community.”
For more information about Missouri S&T’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and plans for the fall semester, visit coronavirus.mst.edu.
About Missouri University of Science and Technology
Founded in 1870 as the University of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 8,000 students and part of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 99 different degree programs in 40 areas of study, including engineering, the sciences, business and information technology, the humanities, and the liberal arts. Missouri S&T is known globally and is highly ranked for providing a high return on tuition investment, exceptional career opportunities for graduates, and an emphasis on applied, hands-on learning through student design teams and cooperative education and internship opportunities. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.