MU will switch to remote learning after Thanksgiving

Posted at 1:01 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 14:01:45-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of Missouri - Columbia announced Thursday that it will switch to remote learning to finish out the semester following Thanksgiving break.

In a letter to the campus, Chancellor Mun Choi said that while he believes the university has “successfully managed” the pandemic to this point, the burden to the broader community prompted Thursday’s decision.

“For this reason, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to shift a majority of our in-person undergraduate and graduate courses to remote learning for the last three weeks of instruction and final exams following Thanksgiving break,” Choi wrote in the letter. “There will be some exceptions, but most students and faculty should plan for remote learning after the holiday.”

Choi said that making adjustments won’t be easy, but that school leaders will communicate additional details “over the coming days.”As part of the announcement, Choi said that in-person instruction will continue through Nov. 20, and that while students will remain remote for the remainder of the semester, that at this time, students should plan to return to Columbia for the spring term in January.

More information about Thursday's announcement is available on MU's website.

This is a developing story and may be updated.