MSU COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information

As we approach the school year, MSU is planning to welcome more Spartans back to campus. Safety is our highest priority and we are working hard to support an engaged and connected experience for all. The Together We Will website provides the latest information on planning and preparation. Success will take all of us working together.

For Faculty and Staff

For further information from the university, please visit: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/faculty-staff/.

Working

  • The MSU campus remains open for essential functions only. More information about working remotely is available at: remote.msu.edu.
  • Returning to campus: The Ingham County Health Department has issued an emergency order requiring all employees still reporting to work to answer health screening options. To facilitate compliance with this order, we are directing you to this Covid-19 Workplace Heath Screening Form to be filled out prior to each time you enter your campus building.
  • Access to high-speed internet is critical for working remotely. Please visit the following link for resources that are available: https://remote.msu.edu/learning/internet.html.

Teaching

Travel

  • All university-sponsored travel (international and domestic) is suspended indefinitely. This includes new travel as well as any currently booked trips. 
  • A waiver may be requested for essential international travel for a traveler on an approved international assignment to return to the U.S. or their home country. Requests should be directed via email to oihs@msu.edu. Policies for future incoming and outbound travel are under development and will be shared as they are approved.
  • A waiver is required for domestic business essential travel; it can only be granted by the provost, a vice president or the president through the following form and must be approved before a trip begins. In-state travel is permitted to perform one’s essential job duties, but also requires a waiver. Non-essential in-state travel to state conferences or other gatherings should not occur.
  • For updated information on travel advisories, please visit: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/travel/.


For Students

For further information from the university, please visit:  https://msu.edu/together-we-will/students-parents/

Coursework

  • Face-to-face classroom instruction has been suspended through the conclusion of the semester. Courses will continue through online virtual instruction.
  • Access to high-speed internet is critical for remote instruction and online classes. Please visit the following link for resources that are available: https://remote.msu.edu/learning/internet.html.

Advising

Grade Reporting (Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory)

  • All eligible Michigan State University students may request to have their grades recorded to a Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory (S/NS) for each eligible course in which they are enrolled during the Spring 2020 semester. For more information please visit: https://remote.msu.edu/grading-option/grade-recording.html

University and College Events

  • Many on-campus events have been canceled. MSU is not scheduling new events with more than 100 individuals in a confined space through the remainder of the semester.
  • For a list of college event cancellations and updates, please visit: calendar.cal.msu.edu.

COVID-19 Emergency Financial Aid for Students

  • The College of Arts & Letters has setup an emergency fund for students due to the hardship COVID-19 has caused financially. Please follow the guideline below to apply for funding:
    • Complete the application form. NOTE: you must sign in using your MSU NETID, not your Google credentialshttps://forms.gle/FdgCAEggZHVKQZEr9
    • Decisions about funding will depend on the individual situation of each student and will be funded by the College of Arts & Letters. Students must be a College of Arts & Letters primary major.
    • A College Committee will review applications twice per week and make decisions about your funding. You may receive a call from the College to seek clarification of your responses.
    • The Office of Financial Aid will be contacted for information about student's existing aid package and to determine what type of award each student may receive.

Study Abroad and Study Away

  • All study abroad and study away programs have been suspended for the remainder of the academic year, through Summer 2020.

2020 Spring Commencement

  • MSU College of Arts & Letters has created a website, classof2020.cal.msu.edu, to celebrate the Class of 2020. This includes commencement speeches, congratulatory videos and messages, and social media content from graduates, parents, faculty, and alumni.
  • Michigan State University will hold a virtual commencement celebration on May 16 for all undergraduate and graduate students earning degrees at the end of the 2020 spring semester. For more information, please go to: https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2020/msu-will-hold-virtual-commencement-ceremony-on-may-16/

Student Resources

  • A university list of off-campus housing and financial resources are available to students: off campus housing and financial assistance.
  • College of Arts & Letters physical and mental health resources, financial aid, housing and food options, virtual career fairs, and unemployment information can be found here.  


For Parents and Families

  • MSU has created a toll-free hotline to address questions from students, parents, and their families: 888‑353‑294
  • For information on current Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS) housing please visit https://liveon.msu.edu/coronavirus
  • For updates from the university and president, please visit: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/.

 

Dean's Office Communications

 

College COVID-19 News Stories

  • For all the latest news stories about how are students, faculty, staff, and alumni, are making a difference in the world during this pandemic, please visit http://www.cal.msu.edu/covid19news
     

University Communications