Last updated May 28, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. regarding Fall 2020
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, MBU is taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff. Summer courses will be held online. MBU’s fall semester will continue as normal with in-person classes. We look forward to seeing you soon!
In addition, MBU personnel, have started coming back to campus in phases. MBU is still enforcing face masks and social distancing.
Students should continue to monitor this web page. Additional questions can be directed to Covid19response@mobap.edu. Responses will be made within 60 minutes of receipt either by phone or email from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Currently, there are no known cases of Coronavirus at MBU. If MBU were to learn that a student, faculty or staff member has been exposed to the virus the University would require a self-quarantine, along with notification to the St. Louis County Department of Health. If a member of the MBU community tests positive for the virus, notification will be immediately disseminated.
A documented list of all communications to the MBU Community regarding COVID-19 is accessible below.
How can I protect myself?
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
Call your healthcare professional if you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or if you live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19.
Your healthcare professional will work with your state’s public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
In-person courses will resume on all MBU campuses starting Fall 2020.
Regarding Spring 2020 Grades
Dr. Andy Chambers, Provost, and the Academic Leadership Team in collaboration with academic deans, department chairs, and faculty conducted a thorough review of possible grading options for students during this time of significant disruption. Missouri Baptist University has made the decision not to move to a pass/fail grading option due to several factors.
MBU personnel have safely returned to campus following the CDC guidelines for social distancing. MBU is taking safety precautions and providing faculty and staff with masks. Departments that can safely and effectively work from home will be encouraged to do so.
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If you are trying to communicate with your professor and have not heard back within a reasonable time frame, we can help. Please send the following information to: email@example.com. Include your name, course number and course name. We will reach out to your professor.
After very careful thought and consideration, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Commencement scheduled for April 28 at the St. Charles Family Arena. Our decision reflects the restrictions from both St. Charles and St. Louis counties, as well as guidance from the CDC that no mass gatherings with 50 people or more be held for the next eight weeks.
MBU’s plan is to schedule the 2020 commencement at the St. Charles Family Arena on November 13, 2020.
MBU is now accepting the English3 Proficiency Test for applicants from countries in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. For more information and to see if you are eligible, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the state-wide Stay at Home order, the University must suspend and reschedule the move-out process to a later date. For any concerns, please contact Dr. Benjamin Lion, Vice President of Student Development.
Food services will be closed. Resident life will coordinate food for residents.
Yes. Please visit https://www.mobap.edu/coronavirus-advisory/email-3-24-to-students-regarding-housing-updates/ for details.
In conjunction with the American Midwest Conference (AMC), all MBU athletic activities–including practices, travel and competitions–related to the spring 2020 season have been cancelled. This includes both AMC and non-AMC affiliated programs which include cheer & dance, women’s beach volleyball, football, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, men’s volleyball & women’s wrestling.
In an effort to provide relief, no spring sport student-athlete will be charged a season of competition. Any spring sport student-athlete who was enrolled full-time in 2020 will be awarded two additional semester terms of attendance or the equivalent.
The NAIA is continuing to address outstanding questions related to these unprecedented changes and will share new information as it becomes available.
Due to the stay-in-place order, student employees will not be allowed to work on campus. Students should contact their supervisors.
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Resources regarding online instruction and Canvas can be found here: https://www.mobap.edu/online/mbuonline/online-learning-faculty/
All University-sponsored student and employee travel, both international and domestic, scheduled for April is cancelled unless approved by the President’s Cabinet.
In regards to University sponsored summer study abroad trips, The University will continue to monitor guidance from the CDC and WHO regarding international travel. The University will work with faculty trip sponsors and updates for students will come directly from the faculty sponsor.
Some employees are working on campus. Please reach out to your supervisor.