Students and Parents

What you need to know

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  • Face coverings must be worn by everyone (including all faculty, staff, students, vendors and visitors) indoors and outdoors while you are on property owned or governed by MSU and while participating in MSU-related or MSU-sponsored activities.
  • Parents Office Hour will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 12. Parents and guardians of MSU students will have an opportunity to hear from university leaders regarding the return of more people to campus and fall semester plans. 
  • Residence halls will undergo extensive deep cleaning before move-in. Move-in dates will be staggered, and students will be limited in how many people can enter the hall with them.
  • Dining halls will offer enhanced grab-and-go options to accommodate mandated seating restrictions. Additional adjustments will be made as well, and more information will be sent in July to Spartans living on campus.
  • Classes will begin Sept. 2. There will be both in-person and online components to instruction. All in-person instruction will end Nov. 25, with remaining instruction, study sessions and final examinations moving remotely for the remaining three weeks of the semester. More information for students scheduling courses for fall can be found here.
  • There will be no fall break. Remote instruction will be available to those students who cannot make it to campus or those who choose not to return to campus for health or other reasons.