Coronavirus Updates and Resources
Campus Updates and Communications
In-Person Commencement Ceremonies
Truman will host in-person commencement ceremonies Nov. 21, 2020, for students scheduled to graduate at the conclusion of the fall semester. Due to restrictions on large gatherings, no guests will be in attendance, only the graduates and a small delegation of University representatives on the stage. Graduates will receive a diploma cover at the event and will get the opportunity to walk across the stage while their name is read aloud. A live video stream will be available so friends and families can watch the ceremonies in real time.
To safely accommodate the graduating class while social distancing, there will be two ceremonies in Pershing Arena. The first will take place at 10 a.m. for all Bachelor of Science candidates. After the venue is sanitized, a second ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. for all candidates receiving a master’s degree or a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Follow Safety Guidelines Off Campus
Faculty Senate COVID-19 Working Group committee members Scott Alberts and Nancy Daley-Moore recently assessed the pandemic through the week of Nov. 10. Truman-related cases have remained flat for much of the semester, however, Adair County has seen a spike in recent weeks.
Campus Hours of Operation for Nov. 30-Dec. 11
Thanksgiving Season –Information for Parents/Guardians
As we enter a season of Thanksgiving, we are extremely grateful for all our students and their families have done to make this past semester a success. We recognize the many obstacles you’ve overcome to get to this point. To keep this positive momentum going, we have gathered some useful information to help you and your student prepare for the next semester at: truman.edu/parent-communication.
Truman to Follow Original Spring Semester Schedule
Truman will begin the spring semester Jan. 11, 2021, while continuing to follow the same safety protocols in place since the start of the academic year. As with the fall semester, classes will be offered in multiple formats, including in person, online and a hybrid combination. The set-up for classrooms and common spaces will continue to allow for social distancing, and the campus-wide mask policy will remain in effect.
Face Coverings Required
Tuman State University requires face coverings for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors while on campus. Wearing facial coverings at all times when inside university owned and controlled buildings will be mandatory EXCEPT:
- When in a private office (individuals may require facial coverings in their private offices)
- For students, when in their assigned residence hall room
- When eating and drinking
- When an alternative has been approved as part of the Americans with Disabilities Act or religious observance accommodation processes
- Outdoors when a social distance of at least six feet can be maintained