Missouri Western State University is committed to providing an engaging and fulfilling in-person, on-campus experience for every student in the fall semester, always in a safe environment following science, best practices and the latest recommendations from local, state and national health authorities. 


Approximately 85 percent of our classes this fall will have in-person classroom learning: 70 percent will be fully face-to-face, about 15 percent will be hybrid (primarily face-to-face with an online component) and only about 15 percent will be fully online. We have been able to provide this number of in-person classes while maintaining limited room capacities to allow for physical distancing. All in-person and hybrid classes will be able to pivot to fully online if necessary in response to a changing public health environment. 

The fall 2021 class schedule is now live. Advisement and registration are now underway. Here’s how you’ll see courses described:

Course Modality Banner Schedule Type Description
100% Face-to-Face L, M, N, SEM, SIM Course is held in the classroom but also has Canvas requirements for assignments and participation.
Hybrid/Blended B1  Course has in-person class meetings but also has an online component.
100% Online B2  Course is 100% online with scheduled meeting times that take place virtually.
100% Online Course is 100% online with no specific meeting times for participation.
Arranged IS, MLE, Q, R Meeting times are arranged by instructor with students.

Student Activities

Many traditional student programs were not able to be held, or looked very different this year. The Division of Student Affairs and other departments on campus are working diligently to plan a full range of activities that can be done safely either in person or in a more engaging way virtually. Hundreds of events are planned, including Western Warm-Up, Homecoming, fraternity and sorority life recruitment, and much more. At this time, we still anticipate requiring physical distancing and face coverings for in-person events.

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