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Missouri S&T will welcome about 75 students to campus starting Sunday, July 19, for the final summer session of classes and a summer program for first-year students called Hit the Ground Running (HGR). Missouri S&T also will have new practices in place to reduce the potential impact of COVID-19.
HGR is Missouri S&T’s summer bridge program for incoming first-year students. The program gives students a four-week head start on their college experience with a combination of online and in-person instruction.
The 49 students in HGR will learn about undergraduate research, team building and leadership. They also will receive course credit in chemistry, mathematics, English and student success. HGR runs Sunday, July 19, through Friday, Aug. 14. Several students and staff serve as program instructors, advisors and mentors.
Missouri S&T’s fourth and final summer session runs Monday, July 20, through Friday, Aug. 14. A total of 79 students are enrolled for that session, but only 26 of them will be taking courses on campus. The other 53 will take courses online. Ten faculty will be teaching the courses, either on campus or remotely.
The fall semester will begin Monday, Aug. 24, as planned, but courses may be delivered online, in-person or as hybrid courses that combine in-person and online instruction.
To prepare for next week’s arrival of students, Missouri S&T officials have adopted several new practices to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19. These practices include:
All students, faculty and staff are all encouraged to take the Miner Pledge to indicate their commitment to protect themselves, their campus and the community by following best practices to limit the spread of COVID-19.
As Missouri S&T moves forward with plans to open campus by Aug. 24, the university is taking additional precautions. They include:
For more information about the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit coronavirus.mst.edu.