MSU Texas to remain online for remainder of Spring semester, Summer I term, Spring 2020 commencement postponed


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Cortney Wood, Wai-Kun Editor

In a postmaster sent to students Monday afternoon, Midwestern State University officials announced the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester will be online only and have postponed Spring 2020 commencement until Aug. 1.

“We remain focused on our primary goal to help our students complete the necessary coursework to progress toward their degrees in a manner that ensures the safety and well-being of our campus community and beyond,” the statement reads. “All classes will remain in online/remote format through the duration of the spring semester and for the first summer term.”

Limited access housing is available to current residents meeting one of the following conditions:

  1. Student is independent;
  2. Student is part of the foster care system or has aged-out of the foster care system;
  3. Student does not have a permanent residence;
  4. Returning home would present a health and safety threat to the student;
  5. Student’s permanent residence is outside of the United States and they are unable to travel home; or,
  6. Student is participating in internships, practicums, clinicals, or student teaching that continues.

Students meeting one of these conditions that need limited access housing should complete the limited access housing form.

MSU Texas President Suzanne Shipley stated students need to schedule a check-out date between March 25 and April 5.

“Students will receive a room and board credit, pro-rated from March 23, to be applied to their accounts for future semesters. Graduating students will receive a refund, pro-rated from March 23,” the statement reads.

Further information will be available on April 6.

Read the full statement below:


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