Dear Residence Life Students,
On Friday night, April 3, 2020, Governor Mike Parson issued a state wide “Stay At Home” order for Missouri. We have been working diligently on how that impacts the university and specifically the move-out process for residential students scheduled for April 6 through April 17.
Based on the Governor’s directive for all non-essential business to stop operations between April 6, 2020 and April 24, 2020 the university must suspend and reschedule the move-out process to a later date.
Personally, I understand how this impacts our students and what seems to be a continuous disruption to our lives, planning, and working to establish a sense of normalcy in an ever-changing environment. I know that if you haven’t had the chance to move out you’re disappointed and likely have many questions to which I may be able to provide an answer to today – but the rapidly moving changes all around us could render that answer obsolete by tomorrow.
I can only ask for your continued patience and understanding through these times. We are doing our best to make decisions based on the information we have at a moment in time but the pace at which information is changing is a challenge.
You, our students, are the heart of our MBU community. You are our family. We are here to serve you through the educational process and help you develop into who God has designed you to be. As we navigate these challenging times I encourage you to find peace in the ultimate Truth that God has a plan for our lives and that He will work all things to His glory.
I will be working with the Office of Resident Life on planning new dates for move-out that first meet the needs of our students, second protect the health and safety of our university community and all the while comply with federal, state, and local government orders. We will communicate any updates to your MBU email address as we work to plan new dates for move-out. Until then, your Residence Hall will be secured and our Office of Public Safety and staff in Residence Life are monitoring the Residence Halls.
Many thanks for your continued understanding.
Dr. Benjamin Lion | Vice President for Student Development