Transition to Online Learning

Dear MSU Mustangs, 

Your welfare and safety is our primary concern as the University continues to respond to COVID-19 concerns. As you prepare to make the transition to online/remote learning, we have the following information to assist you. 

Class Information 

Classes will resume in an online or alternative delivery format on Wednesday March 25. You will be contacted by your faculty before this date regarding how your courses will proceed.  

Regarding how courses will be delivered for the remainder of the semester, we are gathering information while the campus is closed for spring break Thursday and Friday in order to make a fully informed decision next week. 

Please continue to monitor your email for additional information, as well as this webpage. Please review your preferred email address in Banner, as professors will utilize that email for correspondence. Please note that all University Postmaster announcements will continue to be distributed through your university issued email account. 

Online Resources 

Information Technology (IT) has developed an online transition webpage as a one-stop resource for students, faculty, and staff to find broad information about remote work. The page includes links to resources from other areas such as Distance Education, as well as the names of various internet/wifi providers who are making tools and services available at low or no cost to ease the transition to remote access. 

Campus Resources 

Students will continue to have access to all services including Moffett Library, campus computer labs, the Student Wellness Center, Vinson Health Center, Counseling Center, the Mustangs Bus Route, and other typical services of a university campus. Please call to make an appointment at the Vinson Health Center. The Student Wellness Center has suspended all group fitness classes and closed the pool.  

The University’s Facilities Services has elevated cleaning practices in these areas as well as additional common areas.  

Campus Housing 

Students may remain in on-campus housing if they need to for work or otherwise cannot travel home. If you choose to remain in on-campus housing during this time, we ask that you please register with the Office of Residence Life, so that we have an accurate accounting of students residing on-campus. For those staying on-campus, the Mesquite Dining Hall will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. after spring break. 

Campus Student Employment 

We recognize many students rely on income form their employment at MSU. As offices remain open, student employees who want to continue working should contact their supervisor. If students are not comfortable working, they will not be required to do so. 

At the time of this writing, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases on the MSU Texas campus. Wherever you are, please heed the advice of local officials and practice preventative measures. 

We will continue to provide regular updates, as we respond to COVID-19. Thank you for your patience as we work through the many details of this transition. 

Sincerely,

Keith W. Lamb, Ph.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs