Campus Operations Updates

Looking Forward

We are preparing our return to campus by slowly easing restrictions for our campus community and beginning a measured return to campus.

Social distancing guidelines will be posted in all campus facilities.

Learn more: Missouri State-West Plains will use phased approach to open for fall

Many offices have reopened. Information will be posted below under “Campus Resources” as it becomes available.

Masks or face coverings are generally not required to be worn on campus. However, masks must be worn in specified areas on campus, including the campus computer labs and the testing center. Such areas will be clearly designated with signs indicating that a mask is required.

For offices that are open, social distancing and occupancy guidelines will be followed. Please consider pre-scheduled appointments or conducting business online and by phone when possible to minimize contact.

Cass Hall: For social distancing purposes, Cass Hall has limited capacity. If the building is at capacity, students will be asked wait in their vehicle in the parking lot until space is available. Offices located in Cass Hall are the business office, financial aid and records and registration. When visiting Cass Hall, the use of a mask would be appreciated.

You can reach employees, whether they are working at home or in the office by phone or email during regular work hours, Monday through Friday from 8 to 5 p.m. In some instances, email may be the best way to contact faculty and staff. You can click on the faculty or staff name in the online telephone directory to access email addresses.

GrizCare Help Line: Students who can’t make the contact needed to get assistance or get their questions answered can call the main campus number, 417-255-7255, during regular business hours and ask for the GrizCare Help Line.

Mental Health Resources: Three counseling sessions are available to students at no cost. Contact Ozark Medical Center Behavioral Healthcare in West Plains, 417-257-6762, or Mountain Grove, 417-926-6563, to schedule a phone appointment. For COVID-19 Stress Help & Resources, call 417-256-1777 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. For any immediate counseling intervention, students can call the 24-Hour Crisis Hotline number at 1-800-356-5395, or text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor.

Campus Resources

Campus Building status and hours of operation.
As the campus starts to reopen, some campus buildings will remain closed, and some offices are continuing to provide services remotely. You can check the Employee Phone Directory to connect with the various individuals, to receive the help you need.


  • All course-related, non-academic and student events scheduled through the end of June are canceled.
  • All events with ten or more attendees are also canceled.
  • Commencement will proceed; although, the date and details of the ceremonies are subject to change.

Please check the university calendar about specific events.