Dear students, staff, faculty and friends of Mizzou,
At no other time has the word “grateful” seemed more meaningful. I am deeply grateful for the hard work and quick adjustments you are making happen — transitioning into full online modality, and to remote learning, teaching, meeting and working. It is not easy, and you have shown that when it is time to act, you, we, our collective actions will ensure that we do whatever it takes to do the right thing. Your stories of ingenuity, community building and coping keep us all inspired.
As we continue to see the COVID-19 public health crisis spread throughout the U.S., and with deadlines approaching for our summer session, we are making the decision to continue remote learning for the 2020 summer term. This means that we will not hold in-person classes during our summer sessions.
I know this decision is disappointing for us all, but we must continue to take actions that are in the best interests of everyone’s safety.
Our services, such as the Student Success Center, the Counseling Center, the Disability Center, the Teaching for Learning Center, the Student Health Center, the Employee Assistance Program and others remain in operation to serve you — our faculty, staff and students. I encourage everyone to take advantage of these offices as often as you need. Remember to visit MU Alert to stay up-to-date with all of the latest news from MU regarding this situation. I urge everyone to follow public health guidelines as closely as possible.
With what you have shown, and with your participation, I have no doubt that we will overcome this terrible disruption. The resilience of our community will carry us through this — we are, and will remain, #FiercelyStrong.
I am looking forward to the day when we can all gather again and celebrate in person everything that is Mizzou.
Latha Ramchand, PhD
Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs