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COVID-19 Campus Announcements

General Communications for all Lion Community Members


UPDATE to Hourly Personnel

Campus Colleagues- There have been a few questions regarding how to report hours during the campus closure, so we felt it necessary to further explain how the University will be handling the payment of personnel. As you are aware, the university has elected to pay all...

COVID-19 impact

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff; By now you are all probably aware of the new measures we have taken to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for everyone. These decisions were difficult and distasteful, but we truly believe they were necessary. I would...

Missouri Southern announces modified operations

Missouri Southern State University has modified its operations to protect the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and the community due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We continue to partner with regional and national health officials and emergency...

Summer study abroad trips

The State Department has advised U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In accordance with this health advisory, Missouri Southern’s Institute of International Studies has canceled or postponed all faculty-led study...

Cigna Covid-19 EAP Resource Update

AVAILABLE CIGNA RESOURCES HR Training would like to provide the following update on some Cigna EAP resources that have been made available to campus personnel regarding Covid-19.  Please review the items below and remember knowledge is power in this time of...

MSSU Campus Resources & Information for COVID-19

Dear Lions, As we navigate the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, we know you will be inundated with information from varying campus departments.  Please know, as your email inbox continues to grow throughout spring break, it is our sincere desire to make sure you...

Working from home this week

The President’s Council is in daily communication about the impact of COVID-19 on our community and what we can do to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. With this in mind, faculty and staff may work from home through this week, if you...

Message from Willcoxon Health Center

The Willcoxon Health Center at MSSU is open for our regular services and appointments.  For Spring Break, we will be open Mon., March 16- Wed., March 18 from 8 am to 5 pm (closed between 1130 am-1230 pm) and closed on Thurs., March 19 and Fri., March 20.  Please call...

PriROARity Enrollment Challenge

Dear Colleagues, Due to the university closing campus to students and the request to practice social distancing, the Empowering U committee will not be continuing with the PriROARity Enrollment Challenge. We want to clarify the canceling of the challenge does not...

Important information about MSSU’s COVID-19 response

To our Lion family – As you are aware, we recently formed a campus task force to monitor the coronavirus and remain in communication with our faculty, staff, students and constituents. To our knowledge, as of today, no member of our campus community has tested...

Special Instructions & Groups

Messages Specifically for Students


How to Set up an Electronic Refund (eRefund) Account

Below is information from the Bursar's Office to show you how to set up an electronic refund account with Missouri Southern if you are due a refund.  If you have questions, you can email the Bursar's Office (bursar@mssu.edu) for answers. Using the MSSU Payment Portal...

Chalk Talk Blackboard Prep for Students: Blackboard Help Sessions

The Department of Distance Learning is offering live virtual help sessions this week. These sessions are to help any student with Blackboard who needs it.  The sessions are being held in Blackboard Collaborate and are offered Monday - Friday from 7 pm to 9 pm Central...

Enrolling for Fall 2020

The university is allowing most CURRENT students to self-enroll for the fall 2020 term (and summer 2020).  The alternate registration PIN will NOT be required. There are three exceptions: New incoming (Fall 2020)  freshmen, transfer, etc. will be required to go...

Campus Announcements & Modifications to Student Support Areas

Dear Lions, The MSSU COVID-19 website is constantly being updated with information relative to the institution’s most recent announcements and decisions.  For announcements, click the “Campus Announcements” box at the top of the website (see the following screenshots...

Student Password Changes

Missouri Southern Students, This is a reminder that starting March 23, 2020, students will be able to use a “Forgot my Password” feature to reset their passwords if they’ve forgotten their previous password. To implement this, the first time you log into your...

Priority Registration

In an effort to support students during the registration period, MSSU will allow the majority of currently registered students to self-enroll for the 2020 summer and fall terms through Lionet.  When can I enroll? Opening registration dates for Fall 2020: March 23rd -...

Spiva Library Information

Dear Students, MSSU and Spiva Library are closed March 16 – April 30. However, Spiva Library will enthusiastically continue to offer students with access to these services and resources through its website: Inter-library loan for articles only, which will be digitally...

Messages Specifically for Faculty


All-faculty message Wednesday Afternoon

Good Wednesday afternoon, everyone. Well, we have officially made it through half of this first week of our new (temporary) normal. Most everyone has taught at least some students by now, and I am elated to report that it seems to be going much better than perhaps...

How to access Chronicle.com content anywhere

Good Tuesday morning, everyone. Thank you so much for everything everyone is doing. It is most appreciated, more than you could ever know. I thought you might find the below a good opportunity. So I am sharing in case you are interested. Dear Paula, At this time of...

Student Employment and COVID-19

All – After consultation with Darren and Dr. Marble, we want to clarify how we are handling student employment from now thru the month of April. Any office/building that is not closed due to the virus or classes on campus can still have students work for them, if...