S&T to shift to remote operations Feb. 2-3

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On February 1, 2022

St. Pat's statue in snow

Scene of St. Pat’s statue on S&T’s campus on a snowy day in 2021. Photo by Michael Pierce/ Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T will shift to remote operations from 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, through 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, due to expected severe weather conditions.

Classes will be held remotely. Instructors should communicate this shift with their students as soon as possible, share plans for their classes and provide any necessary resources, such as Zoom links or online learning materials. If a class has significant in-person requirements, such as laboratories or clinical classes, arrangements will be made to address the requirements at a later time.

Employees fall into one of the following categories when a shift to remote work and learning takes place:

  • Those who aren’t required to work on-site and will telework from home or another location. Staff who do not telework must take paid time off — either personal or vacation days.
  • Those who cannot carry out their duties through telework and who are instructed that they are not required on-site to work will be compensated.
  • Those who are non-exempt (hourly) and are required to work on-site may be eligible to receive premium pay; those who are required to work on-site and choose not to must take paid time off — either personal or vacation days.

Staff should prepare to have the necessary equipment, such as laptops or cellphones, on hand for telework. Employees also should make sure they have the latest virtual private network (VPN) client installed. To download and install the latest version, go to mst.edu/services/vpn.

For information on how winter weather is affecting any off-campus activities, including off-campus meetings or conferences, please refer to the host location.

Essential on-campus services will continue but may be limited due to employee availability. These services may include (but aren’t limited to) the following:

  • Dining services for students: The Havener Center’s food court and T.J. Dining Hall will remain open. For menus, hours of operation and more details, visit dineoncampus.com/mst
  • Custodial and groundskeeping services in some areas, such as residential halls. 
  • University Police: Missouri S&T’s police department is open 24/7 and can be contacted at 573-341-4300. In an emergency, please dial 911. 
  • Other facilities: The Curtis Laws Wilson Library, S&T’s Student Recreation Center and Fitness Center will be closed Feb. 2-3.

Missouri S&T’s Spring O’Rama Involvement Fair will continue as planned at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, in the Havener Center.

Staff should contact their supervisor if they are unsure which category they fit. As always, faculty, staff and students are expected to exercise good judgment when deciding if they can travel safely to campus during inclement weather.

Details about S&T’s campus closure policies are available at https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/rules/hrm/hr200/hr217.

Please check for updates at alert.mst.edu.

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