Dear Mizzou alumni and friends,
The outbreak of COVID-19 and its rapid spread have left us all feeling a bit uncertain. As our local communities are each handling the crisis, one thing is true for all of us: we are experiencing great change, and we are coming together to meet this challenge. In this trying time, I am so proud of the way the Mizzou family has joined together in support of our students. Their lives have been upended, but their education continues on with Tiger tenacity.
As this situation continues to evolve, we strive to be as flexible as possible. University officials continue to work with our public health partners to determine best practices. Our students are all learning online through the end of the semester and on-campus operations have moved mostly remote. Most of our courses have completed this transition, and we are encouraged by the early feedback we have received from students and faculty.
If you would like to stay up to date on COVID-19 news from Mizzou, check MU Alert for the latest campus updates and our ongoing response. Things have been moving quickly, but MU leadership has always kept the safety of our community as their guiding light. As a crucial part of that effort, we will depend on the Mizzou Network to help our students during this difficult time. For instance, many of our students are still seeking mentors through the Mizzou Mentoring program - adding your profile to the mentor database takes only a few minutes.
We appreciate you for always standing behind our institution. The long-term strength of Mizzou relies on your advocacy and support. Just like the Columns will stand for 1,000 years, so too will the University of Missouri. Stay safe, Tigers, and we look forward to the day we’ll reconnect with you on campus.
Todd McCubbin Executive Director, Mizzou Alumni Association
The University of Missouri remains operational however, non-essential campus buildings will be closed Monday, March 23 through Sunday, April 12. As such, any gifts received by mail during this time will be processed starting Monday, April 13. If you are ready to make a gift, you can still do so online or learn more about the ways you can give back to Mizzou. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for ways to help our students? The Mizzou Mentoring program connects students with alumni based on major, career path or geographic area. By adding your profile to our searchable mentor database, a student may choose to contact you for career advice, professional development or general guidance.
With the current impact of COVID-19 on our campus and student experience, it is more important than ever that our students find the support they need - adding your profile
takes just a few minutes, and can help a student through this period of uncertainty.