(Rolla)–Missouri S&T in Rolla will move all instruction online as of next Wednesday, March 18th. Officials there anticipate resuming in-person, classroom instruction by mid-April, but given the uncertainties of the spread of COVID-19, the timeline is subject to change. Spring Break for MST students will go on as usual. The campus will remain open, and all faculty and staff should plan to continue normal operations while keeping the safety and well-being of their colleagues in mind. Any staff or faculty who have concerns about their work schedules should talk with their supervisors.
Students living in the residence halls, fraternities and sororities, and other university-approved housing who are able to leave to return home to their permanent residence may do so upon the close of their classes on Tuesday, March 17th. Students are asked to take essential belongings, academic materials, laptops and medications with them for Spring Break and not return to residence halls until in-person classroom instruction resumes.
M-S-T officials say they recognize that some students may be unable to return to their permanent residence for various reasons and will need to stay in their residence halls. They also realize that some students may be unable to access online classes in their home location, and that some may need to stay in Rolla for other reasons. They want students to reside during this time in the place where they will be safest. Students are asked to use good judgment in deciding what is best for them, their families and their