Coronavirus Information Academic Planning

Fall 2021 plans

Missouri S&T’s fall semester began Monday, Aug. 23.

In accordance with the S&T Face Covering Policy, all Missouri S&T students, staff, faculty, vendors, suppliers, and visitors will adhere to the following health and safety practices to reduce the spread of infectious disease.

Face coverings are required for all, regardless of vaccination status, in:

  • Classrooms, lab environments and meeting spaces of university-owned or university-operated buildings when six feet of social distancing is not possible; and
  • During activities when six feet of consistent physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Face coverings are required for unvaccinated individuals in common indoor areas.

In classrooms, faculty will wear a face covering or face shield that facilitates enhanced communication to students.

This requirement will be in place until Friday, Oct. 15, when the policy will be reevaluated. Read the updated S&T Face Covering Policy as well as information on attaining documentation for a health or disability-related accommodation.

Missouri S&T continues to encourage all unvaccinated individuals to become fully vaccinated as soon as possible. S&T’s goal is to achieve a vaccination rate of 85% or greater. For updates on vaccination opportunities, please visit S&T’s vaccination page

S&T resources

To better support the campus community, the S&T campus Learning Transition Team has launched a new website, keeplearning.mst.edu, with resource links for students, faculty and staff regarding changes to academic operations and delivery of courses for the spring semester. This website will be updated with the latest information and guidelines to make sure you stay connected and keep learning. This website is in addition to – and does not replace – the UM System’s website, keeplearning.umsystem.edu.

UM System teaching resources

The University of Missouri System has posted a teaching resources website to help faculty maintain teaching continuity and uninterrupted learning in the event of a campus closure. In addition, the Keep Learning website provides online learning resources for students, instructors and staff. See also the UM System’s Remote Work/Remote Teaching FAQ.

Frequently asked questions for teaching and learning remotely

How do we teach, learn and work from a remote location?

Access to these online resources, services and digital technologies is critical:

How do I forward my phone?

If you’re an authorized user of an office or departmental phone, please go to voiceweb.mst.edu and sign in with your S&T SSO and password.

  1. Once signed in, choose User Setting from the top.
  2. On left, select your extension link.
  3. Towards the bottom of the screen, select the “Edit Block List and Dial Rules” link.
  4. Scroll through the Rules list at the bottom of the page, find transfer, click that, and enter 3 plus the seven digit number you want your phone transferred to. Do not included dashes or the area code. To remove forwarding, follow the same process, click on disable. Please remember that transferred calls must be to a local number.
How do I get a professional Zoom account?

All University of Missouri faculty, staff and students can have a licensed (Pro) Zoom account at no cost. These accounts have no time limit and a 300-participant limit. If you currently have a Zoom Pro account, continue to log in with your S&T username and password at: https://mst.zoom.us.  For those that do not have a Zoom Pro / Licensed account and would like to create a new account, log in with your S&T username and password at: https://umsystem.zoom.us/

How do I create a Canvas account?

A Canvas course is automatically created for every course at S&T. The instructor must make the course available to students. Please contact CAFE’s instructional designers at cafe@mst.edu for more information.