While the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented disruptions in our day-to-day lives, everyone at Missouri Western remains committed to our mission of education and serving our students and the community. Through resilience, flexibility and indomitable spirit, we will continue to teach and serve in creative ways, personifying what it means to be a Griffon. We will press on, together. Find out more here.
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Latest Updates

Updated March 23, 2020 at 3 p.m.
  • Spring semester 2020 – No classes on campus but semester continues with alternative and flexible course delivery.
  • Faculty will contact students about Spring Semester Culminating Experience options by the end of the day on March 23.
  • Students must choose a grade option for each of their classes no later than Friday, April 24. A full list of Spring 2020 Course and Grade Deadlines can be found here.
  • Traditional May commencement ceremonies are suspended.
  • Missouri Western Bookstore will be will be closed until April 2. Students can return their books from home with a pre-paid UPS label.
  • Students with belongings in residence halls will have the opportunity to retrieve them by April 1. Students who do not return to the residence halls will receive a prorated credit on their Missouri Western account. See Residential Life for more details.
  • Baker Family Fitness Center, Hearnes Library, Looney Complex, Griffon Indoor Sports Complex and all academic buildings will be closed to the public for the time being.
  • Our Counseling Center now offers telecounseling. Students who would like access to this service should complete this form. Counselors will be available 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday with options for telephone and video conferencing.

Counseling Center Telecounseling

The Counseling Center is now offering telephone and video counseling. Students who wish to utilize these services and schedule an appointment should complete this form: https://mwsu.titaniumhwc.com/  or call the office phone number at (816) 271-4327.  We will continue to have counselors available daily, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Additionally, Student Affairs continues to support faculty during this transition. If you have students that you are concerned about, but who are not quite at the step of utilizing counseling, please continue to utilize the Early Alert system or connect with Dr. Hannah Piechowski or the Behavioral Intervention Team.  If you have students [...]

March 25th, 2020|

Residential Life

Residents, You have not yet checked out of the Residence Halls. Please read this in its entirety for complete checkout instructions. All residents must vacate the halls by April 1. The City of Saint Joseph has issued a Stay At Home order effective at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2020. From the order, Missouri Western is deemed an essential business and will remain open. “11. Education (including childcare) and governmental operations.” This order does not prevent Missouri Western State University students from moving out of residence halls as they work [...]

March 23rd, 2020|

Bookstore Operations

Bookstore Operations The bookstore will be closed until April 2. (updated 3/23/2020) Free Shipping We are offering free regular ground shipping for all orders placed through the Missouri Western Bookstore website. This will automatically apply to all qualifying orders at checkout. Access to eTextbooks Utilizing the VitalSource platform, students can access free eTextbooks through May 25, 2020. To get started, students or instructors should visit https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/. You will need to create or log-in to a Bookshelf account with their Missouri Western email address to begin searching or reading eTextbooks. To access eTextbooks offline, you should download the Bookshelf app on [...]

March 20th, 2020|

Family Resources 3/18/2020

There are many consequences to this global pandemic, and we are doing our best to adapt to this rapidly changing situation. Be assured that our first priority is always the safety and well being of our campus community. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we all work together. As we look ahead, we are confident we can rise to the occasion and emerge stronger as a Griffon family. Latest Update as of March 18, 2020: We have been working with Missouri Western’s deans, administrators, Faculty Senate Executive Committee, the Department of Higher Education, our accreditors and others as we [...]

March 18th, 2020|

What is Missouri Western doing about Coronavirus? 3/10/2020

Created a COVID-19 Response Team University officials serve on and are in frequent contact with local COVID-19 task force, which includes health and emergency services professionals and organizations Issued a travel notice and suspended international travel Canceled a study abroad trip to Japan Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures on campus

March 10th, 2020|

COVID-19 Questions

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