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MBU announces plans to reopen in fall

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Missouri Baptist University has announced its intent to reopen its campus in the fall. 

Like colleges and universities across the country, the University transitioned to an online learning format in March amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Students completed the remainder of the spring semester remotely.  

In a letter sent to new students and their parents, MBU President Keith Ross said the reopening may coincide with significant modifications to the way the University operates, along with the implementation of new on-campus practices aimed at ensuring the health and well-being of the MBU community.  

“We are excited to welcome students back to campus this fall semester. As a proud MBU alumnus, I can confidently say there are few communities that are more caring, compassionate, and hope-filled than MBU,” Dr. Ross wrote in the letter. “I can assure you those defining characteristics will serve MBU well as we keep our community safe and healthy this fall.”

The University’s leadership team has been preparing for the fall semester through a comprehensive, University-wide planning process—one that involves extensive risk assessment and scenario planning. Students will be communicated more information in the coming weeks regarding MBU’s plans—including details about in-person instruction, residential operations and athletics—for the fall semester. 

“As always, providing high-quality instruction to our students remains a top priority; nonetheless, on-campus, face-to-face instruction might look different than it did prior to the Covid-19 pandemic,” Dr. Ross added. 

Missouri Baptist University is a Christ-centered university located in Saint Louis. MBU offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees in education, business and religion and its new terminal degree, the Doctor of Education. In addition to its 66-acre West St. Louis County campus, MBU offers degree programs at 10 regional learning centers throughout Saint Louis, in Southern Illinois and online. For more information, go to www.mobap.edu or call 1-877-434-1115.