Spring Break Extended

MSU Texas will extend Spring Break for students through Tuesday, March 24, to continue preparations against the threat of the coronavirus. Faculty and staff will return on Monday, March 23, to continue preparations for continuity of academics and business operations. Classes will transition from in-person instruction to online platforms beginning Wednesday, March 25, until further notice.

Students are encouraged to take all academic materials with them during the break and to stay at home if possible during the period of online instruction. For those who choose to remain on campus during or after spring break, please register with the Office of Residence Life. Students will continue to have access to all services including Moffett Library, campus computer labs, housing, Mesquite Dining Hall, the Student Wellness Center, and Vinson Health Center.

MSU Texas offices will remain open as scheduled during Spring Break week. The University will observe the two-day holiday scheduled on March 19-20.

At this time, there are no known cases of COVID-19 on the MSU Texas campus. This measure is being made out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our community and to mitigate the rapid spread of the disease.

Information regarding prevention and social distancing, along with what steps to take should you become ill before or upon your return to campus is available on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage. The information may also be accessed through the MSU Safety App. 

Leadership is currently reviewing scheduled campus events. Information about cancellations and postponements will be determined individually. Please watch your email or the university website for more information.

As previously noted, the situation continues to rapidly evolve, and as such guidelines and plans may also be subject to change to ensure the best for our campus. We are appreciative of your patience and understanding as we work through the changes in this situation.

We have a diverse campus population made of up of students, faculty and staff from across our region, state, nation, and world. Our top priority is the health and well-being of our students. As leaders in our community, we also have a responsibility to act in such a way that ensures the well-being of all. In taking this step, we hope to lessen the effects of COVID-19 and limit exposure to our vulnerable populations.

Suzanne Shipley, Ph.D.
MSU Texas President