MSU Statement: Returning to campus this fall

Jun 8, 2020

Credit Morehead State University

Editor’s note: The following statement provided by the Office of the President of Morehead State University

June 8, 2020

Morehead State University Students:

As we approach the fall 2020 semester, MSU is actively planning for a return to campus for students and employees. This Healthy at MSU status will encompass a return to instruction on campus that has a variety of options, as well as the reopening of our residential halls for living opportunities. Our standing as a small/medium sized University, with small class sizes in a very safe area, serves us well during this time.

The Fall Semester Calendar:

To accommodate a precautionary fall semester, classes will begin as normally planned on Monday, August 17, and the semester will end on Tuesday, November 24. To accomplish all of our instructional delivery during this time we will be eliminating Fall Break originally scheduled for October 8-9, and there will be a few extra instructional features imbedded into each class. There will be no class on September 7 for Labor Day, and no class on November 3 for Election Day.

This modification of the calendar is something that we ordinarily would not wish to do, but after conversations with our student leadership, faculty, and staff, we feel that it is our best way forward for fall 2020. Pending our ability to assemble a large crowd, Commencement for fall 2020 candidates, as well as spring 2020 candidates, is being planned for November 21 with more details forthcoming.

Course Options:

We have created a fall semester with a variety of course options for the benefit of students. This includes your ability to live and learn on campus in face-to-face courses and labs for a traditional experience, or through online courses if you wish to complete the semester in a more versatile format, regardless of location. We are also creating a few courses that will use a hybrid approach of face-to-face and virtual components, these will allow you to keep a traditional feel but with a reduced amount of time in a physical class. If you have not registered for fall classes, please go ahead and do so as soon as possible. Please contact your advisor or the academic department should you have questions about any specific courses.

In order to keep you informed, the following link will take you to a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) webpage. These FAQ’s should provide you with information on registering, living in residence halls, food on campus, a comprehensive fall calendar, additional precautionary health details, suggested coronavirus testing, and a host of other details. Based upon the guidance from health officials, we have been using face masks on campus this summer and will plan to do so this fall. As we near the beginning of the fall semester we will send you another communication with updates and additional details.

Additional information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s):


We look forward to an outstanding fall semester back on campus. Stay Eagle Strong!

Dr. Jay Morgan, President

Morehead State University